The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Gloucestershire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 82 36
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -46
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 17 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.00% 1.74% 6.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 29.31% 51.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 46
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
84 58 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.00% 5.92% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62 50 109
Average salary £42,500 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.60% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
South West

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region.

QA Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

QA
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -2 14 £35,000 -6.66%
Gloucester +26 5 £42,500 -2.29% 4
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
3 16 (32.65%) ISEB
4 15 (30.61%) PL/SQL
4 15 (30.61%) SQL
4 15 (30.61%) V-Model
5 14 (28.57%) Telerik
5 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.53%) Marketing
6 13 (26.53%) Banking
6 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Product Marketing
8 10 (20.41%) Java
9 8 (16.33%) C#
9 8 (16.33%) PHP
10 7 (14.29%) Project Management
10 7 (14.29%) Python
11 6 (12.24%) Linux
11 6 (12.24%) Perl
11 6 (12.24%) Selenium
12 5 (10.20%) Mathematics
12 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
12 5 (10.20%) .NET
13 4 (8.16%) MySQL
13 4 (8.16%) Windows
13 4 (8.16%) C
13 4 (8.16%) Change Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) MRTG
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.04%) SNMP
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) FileMaker
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.08%) JMeter
3 2 (4.08%) WATIR
3 2 (4.08%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.08%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.08%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.08%) WatiN
4 1 (2.04%) JBehave
4 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.04%) jMock
4 1 (2.04%) JUnit
General
1 13 (26.53%) Marketing
1 13 (26.53%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Tester
2 15 (30.61%) QA Tester
3 13 (26.53%) Software Tester
4 12 (24.49%) Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) QA Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) E-Learning Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
9 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (6.12%) Administrator
10 2 (4.08%) PHP Developer
10 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
10 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Agile Development Manager
11 1 (2.04%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) Laravel
2 3 (6.12%) Symfony
2 3 (6.12%) jQuery
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) Flash
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) RESTful
4 1 (2.04%) Ajax
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mathematics
2 4 (8.16%) E-Learning
3 3 (6.12%) VLE
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
5 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) PMI
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.04%) UNIX
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) V-Model
3 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Product Marketing
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Change Management
7 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 4 (8.16%) Web Development
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) Android Development
8 3 (6.12%) iOS Development
8 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Information Security
8 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) PL/SQL
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) C#
4 8 (16.33%) PHP
5 7 (14.29%) Python
6 6 (12.24%) Perl
7 4 (8.16%) C
7 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.12%) C++
8 3 (6.12%) Delphi
9 2 (4.08%) ActionScript
9 2 (4.08%) Ruby
10 1 (2.04%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (2.04%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) ISEB
2 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) CITP
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) qmail
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) YUM
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Cacti
1 1 (2.04%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.04%) Zenoss
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) CFEngine
1 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) Telerik
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Blackboard
3 3 (6.12%) Adobe
4 2 (4.08%) HP
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