The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 76 95
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 241 162 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.88% 3.18% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.77% 27.60% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 187 134 123
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
577 587 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.30% 11.52% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 456 489 542
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £24,950 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Salary Trend in the South West

QA
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the South West

QA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Bristol +26 94 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Wiltshire +10 62 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire +2 31 £35,000 +22.80% 3
Dorset -16 22 £36,000 -4.00% 4
Somerset -12 15 £32,500 -12.16% 8
Devon -16 13 £37,500 +10.29% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 139 (27.47%) Java
2 129 (25.49%) SQL
3 127 (25.10%) Degree
4 122 (24.11%) Scrum
5 121 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (19.37%) Software Engineering
7 92 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 89 (17.59%) Finance
9 81 (16.01%) ISEB
10 76 (15.02%) Automated Testing
11 72 (14.23%) C#
11 72 (14.23%) Software Testing
12 71 (14.03%) Selenium
13 64 (12.65%) JavaScript
14 62 (12.25%) Windows
15 61 (12.06%) Test Automation
16 59 (11.66%) Microsoft
17 58 (11.46%) Unit Testing
18 57 (11.26%) HTML
19 54 (10.67%) Test Scripting
20 51 (10.08%) Waterfall
21 50 (9.88%) XML
21 50 (9.88%) MS Excel
22 48 (9.49%) OO
23 47 (9.29%) VB
23 47 (9.29%) Linux
24 46 (9.09%) Test Strategy
25 45 (8.89%) SQL Server
26 42 (8.30%) UNIX
27 41 (8.10%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 25 (4.94%) WebSphere
2 22 (4.35%) IIS
3 21 (4.15%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.38%) Apache
5 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.40%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.40%) WordPress
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 50 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.91%) MS Office
3 12 (2.37%) Photoshop
3 12 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.98%) MS Project
5 8 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.58%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.58%) SaaS
1 8 (1.58%) GitHub
2 4 (0.79%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.52%) Internet
2 18 (3.56%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.16%) LAN
4 15 (2.96%) HTTP
5 13 (2.57%) LDAP
6 11 (2.17%) DNS
7 8 (1.58%) SNMP
8 7 (1.38%) Intranet
9 6 (1.19%) SAN
9 6 (1.19%) VoIP
9 6 (1.19%) DHCP
9 6 (1.19%) PBX
10 5 (0.99%) SMS
10 5 (0.99%) SMTP
11 4 (0.79%) WAN
11 4 (0.79%) CTI
11 4 (0.79%) NAS
12 3 (0.59%) X.509
12 3 (0.59%) Wireless
12 3 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.16%) MySQL
4 14 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.77%) RDBMS
5 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.57%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.57%) Big Data
6 10 (1.98%) DB2
7 9 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.99%) DataStage
10 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.79%) Spotfire
11 4 (0.79%) QlikView
11 4 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.59%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 71 (14.03%) Selenium
2 36 (7.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (5.93%) Cucumber
4 28 (5.53%) JUnit
5 23 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 22 (4.35%) Eclipse
7 19 (3.75%) JBehave
8 18 (3.56%) FitNesse
9 16 (3.16%) SoapUI
9 16 (3.16%) Eclipse RCP
10 14 (2.77%) WebDriver
10 14 (2.77%) WATIR
10 14 (2.77%) JMeter
11 13 (2.57%) jMock
12 11 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.98%) Ranorex
14 8 (1.58%) Axure RP
14 8 (1.58%) TestNG
15 7 (1.38%) Maven
16 6 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 89 (17.59%) Finance
2 36 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.52%) Banking
4 28 (5.53%) Retail
5 16 (3.16%) French Language
6 14 (2.77%) Marketing
7 13 (2.57%) Games
8 11 (2.17%) Legal
9 10 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.78%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.38%) Electronics
12 4 (0.79%) Automotive
13 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.40%) Back Office
14 2 (0.40%) Advertising
14 2 (0.40%) International Banking
15 1 (0.20%) Publishing
15 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 118 (23.32%) Developer
2 85 (16.80%) Analyst
3 74 (14.62%) Tester
4 52 (10.28%) Software Engineer
5 50 (9.88%) QA Engineer
6 45 (8.89%) Test Analyst
7 44 (8.70%) Junior
8 40 (7.91%) Test Engineer
9 33 (6.52%) Software Developer
10 31 (6.13%) QA Tester
11 28 (5.53%) Test Manager
12 27 (5.34%) Graduate
13 25 (4.94%) Software Tester
14 24 (4.74%) Java Developer
15 21 (4.15%) QA Analyst
16 20 (3.95%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 20 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
17 19 (3.75%) QA Automation Engineer
18 17 (3.36%) Java Software Engineer
18 17 (3.36%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.26%) HTML
2 50 (9.88%) XML
3 34 (6.72%) .NET
3 34 (6.72%) CSS
4 29 (5.73%) Web Services
4 29 (5.73%) Spring
5 24 (4.74%) HTML5
6 20 (3.95%) RESTful
7 16 (3.16%) WPF
7 16 (3.16%) GWT
7 16 (3.16%) SWT
7 16 (3.16%) JSON
7 16 (3.16%) Struts
8 14 (2.77%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.77%) jQuery
9 13 (2.57%) SOAP
9 13 (2.57%) Middleware
10 12 (2.37%) REST
11 11 (2.17%) CSS3
11 11 (2.17%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 92 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.71%) Open Source
2 39 (7.71%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.77%) N-Tier
6 11 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.78%) Clustering
8 8 (1.58%) Blog
9 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.79%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.79%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.59%) DTV
12 3 (0.59%) Firmware
12 3 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.25%) Windows
2 47 (9.29%) Linux
3 42 (8.30%) UNIX
4 15 (2.96%) Windows CE
5 10 (1.98%) Android
5 10 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.38%) CentOS
6 7 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.79%) AIX
9 3 (0.59%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.40%) HPUX
10 2 (0.40%) Solaris
10 2 (0.40%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (24.11%) Scrum
2 121 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (19.37%) Software Engineering
4 76 (15.02%) Automated Testing
5 72 (14.23%) Software Testing
6 61 (12.06%) Test Automation
7 58 (11.46%) Unit Testing
8 54 (10.67%) Test Scripting
9 51 (10.08%) Waterfall
10 48 (9.49%) OO
11 46 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 34 (6.72%) Manual Testing
12 34 (6.72%) E-Commerce
13 32 (6.32%) Project Management
14 28 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (5.14%) Automation Testing
16 25 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (4.35%) ITIL
19 21 (4.15%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 139 (27.47%) Java
2 129 (25.49%) SQL
3 72 (14.23%) C#
4 64 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 47 (9.29%) VB
6 38 (7.51%) Ruby
7 31 (6.13%) PHP
8 27 (5.34%) VBScript
9 26 (5.14%) Perl
9 26 (5.14%) C++
10 22 (4.35%) Python
11 21 (4.15%) VBA
12 13 (2.57%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.38%) C
14 7 (1.38%) Delphi
15 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.79%) VB6
17 4 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 127 (25.10%) Degree
2 81 (16.01%) ISEB
3 26 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.94%) ISTQB
5 19 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.58%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.99%) MCSE
8 5 (0.99%) MCP
8 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.59%) CCA
9 3 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.40%) SCSA
10 2 (0.40%) RHCA
10 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.56%) SLA
2 10 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.38%) TickIT
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.78%) qmail
3 9 (1.78%) Squid
4 8 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.99%) NFS
5 5 (0.99%) XenApp
6 3 (0.59%) XenServer
6 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.19%) SCCM
2 4 (0.79%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (0.79%) WMI
3 3 (0.59%) WSUS
3 3 (0.59%) SCOM
3 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.40%) Puppet
4 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.40%) Legato
Vendors
1 59 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.10%) Oracle
3 28 (5.53%) HP
4 20 (3.95%) JBoss
5 14 (2.77%) VMware
6 13 (2.57%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.17%) NetApp
8 9 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (1.58%) Cisco
9 8 (1.58%) SAP
9 8 (1.58%) Adobe
10 6 (1.19%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.19%) Telerik
10 6 (1.19%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.99%) Informatica
11 5 (0.99%) Sybase
11 5 (0.99%) IBM
11 5 (0.99%) Cognos
11 5 (0.99%) Citrix
12 4 (0.79%) Dell
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £29,712 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath, Avon
Lovehoney
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum generous bonus, pension, gym membership & more
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Required IT
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxford, Bristol, Bath,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £30-40,000 + Great Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Salisbury
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £30k - 32k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £11,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Questor Resourcing
Salary: to circa £28,500 + VG benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
South West
Shell
Posted: 23 days ago
South West
Shell
Posted: 23 days ago