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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 7 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.77% 0.84% 3.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.58% 8.97% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 36
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -28.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
101 78 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.48% 9.41% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 62 70 138
Average salary £36,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +20 25 £36,500 -5.19% 2
Tewkesbury - 2 £48,750 -
Cheltenham -11 1 £32,500 +30.00%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 30 (43.48%) Scrum
2 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 21 (30.43%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) Selenium
6 17 (24.64%) Test Automation
7 16 (23.19%) IIS
7 16 (23.19%) Internet
8 14 (20.29%) C#
9 13 (18.84%) PHP
9 13 (18.84%) JUnit
9 13 (18.84%) XML
9 13 (18.84%) LAN
10 12 (17.39%) Linux
10 12 (17.39%) Spring
10 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
10 12 (17.39%) JSON
10 12 (17.39%) RESTful
10 12 (17.39%) JBehave
10 12 (17.39%) jMock
10 12 (17.39%) Open Source
11 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.94%) Perl
12 10 (14.49%) Delphi
12 10 (14.49%) SQL
13 9 (13.04%) OO
13 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
13 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
13 9 (13.04%) Shell Script
13 9 (13.04%) Squid

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (23.19%) IIS
2 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.25%) Apache
4 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (11.59%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) Internet
2 13 (18.84%) LAN
3 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.25%) LDAP
4 5 (7.25%) SMTP
4 5 (7.25%) SNMP
4 5 (7.25%) DNS
5 4 (5.80%) WAN
6 1 (1.45%) MPLS
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Selenium
2 13 (18.84%) JUnit
3 12 (17.39%) JBehave
3 12 (17.39%) jMock
4 8 (11.59%) Axure RP
5 5 (7.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (4.35%) JMeter
6 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.35%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.90%) WATIR
7 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.90%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.90%) WatiN
8 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (11.59%) Games
2 6 (8.70%) Marketing
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Finance
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) QA Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) QA Automation Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) UI Developer
4 8 (11.59%) UI Programmer
4 8 (11.59%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) QA Tester
6 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.80%) Software Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) XML
2 12 (17.39%) Spring
2 12 (17.39%) JSON
2 12 (17.39%) RESTful
3 8 (11.59%) jQuery
3 8 (11.59%) CSS3
3 8 (11.59%) HTML5
3 8 (11.59%) Ajax
3 8 (11.59%) CSS
3 8 (11.59%) DOM
3 8 (11.59%) HTML
4 5 (7.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Open Source
2 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.80%) Clustering
4 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) DTV
5 1 (1.45%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) CentOS
2 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.80%) UNIX
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) AIX
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Scrum
2 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.64%) Test Automation
4 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 9 (13.04%) OO
6 7 (10.14%) OOP
6 7 (10.14%) TDD
6 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.25%) Project Management
7 5 (7.25%) Quality Management
7 5 (7.25%) V-Model
7 5 (7.25%) Product Marketing
7 5 (7.25%) Automation Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Software Deployment
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.80%) ITIL
9 3 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Java
2 14 (20.29%) C#
3 13 (18.84%) PHP
4 11 (15.94%) Perl
5 10 (14.49%) Delphi
5 10 (14.49%) SQL
6 9 (13.04%) Shell Script
7 8 (11.59%) Ruby
7 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.70%) Python
9 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
10 4 (5.80%) Korn
10 4 (5.80%) C
11 3 (4.35%) C++
11 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Squid
1 9 (13.04%) qmail
2 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.25%) NFS
3 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 8 (11.59%) Adobe
3 8 (11.59%) HP
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco
4 5 (7.25%) NetApp
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 5 (7.25%) Telerik
4 5 (7.25%) VMware
5 4 (5.80%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
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