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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 81 91 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -32
Permanent jobs citing QA 178 182 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.37% 3.14% 4.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.85% 32.68% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 164 154 216
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
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
483 557 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.14% 9.60% 12.06%
Number of salaries quoted 427 428 564
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,539 £23,350 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.29%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -18 53 £36,700 -2.13% 10
Devon +35 37 £42,500 +32.81% 1
Gloucestershire +16 35 £42,500 +10.38% 3
Somerset +11 28 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire -19 16 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Dorset -3 5 £47,500 +26.66% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 229 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (34.23%) Java
3 115 (25.73%) Degree
4 107 (23.94%) SQL
5 106 (23.71%) Finance
6 99 (22.15%) Scrum
7 96 (21.48%) Test Automation
8 84 (18.79%) C#
9 72 (16.11%) .NET
9 72 (16.11%) Oracle
9 72 (16.11%) Windows
10 68 (15.21%) SDLC
11 65 (14.54%) HTML
12 62 (13.87%) Software Engineering
13 61 (13.65%) ISEB
14 59 (13.20%) Software Testing
15 57 (12.75%) Selenium
15 57 (12.75%) SQL Server
15 57 (12.75%) Web Services
16 54 (12.08%) Unix
17 53 (11.86%) XML
18 52 (11.63%) Microsoft
18 52 (11.63%) Functional Testing
19 50 (11.19%) JavaScript
19 50 (11.19%) Banking
20 49 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (10.74%) OO
22 47 (10.51%) Linux
22 47 (10.51%) JIRA
22 47 (10.51%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (4.92%) Apache
2 19 (4.25%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.36%) MQSeries
3 15 (3.36%) SAS
4 12 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.46%) IIS
6 10 (2.24%) Node.js
7 7 (1.57%) Confluence
7 7 (1.57%) JBoss
8 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.67%) Drupal
10 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.45%) CMS
11 2 (0.45%) OpenROAD
12 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.13%) MS Office
3 13 (2.91%) MS Project
4 8 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) Maya
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Temenos T24
2 7 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.67%) Findur
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.45%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.58%) SaaS
2 15 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.24%) Internet
3 5 (1.12%) SSL
4 4 (0.89%) LAN
4 4 (0.89%) SAN
5 3 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (0.67%) Wireless
6 2 (0.45%) DNS
6 2 (0.45%) HTTP
6 2 (0.45%) Intranet
6 2 (0.45%) NAS
7 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.22%) RS-232
7 1 (0.22%) RS-485
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.17%) Relational Database
3 29 (6.49%) RDBMS
4 14 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.91%) Big Data
6 9 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.89%) MySQL
9 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.22%) OLTP
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (12.75%) Selenium
2 47 (10.51%) JIRA
3 43 (9.62%) Maven
4 40 (8.95%) Cucumber
5 33 (7.38%) JUnit
6 29 (6.49%) Jenkins
7 24 (5.37%) Ant
8 22 (4.92%) Git (software)
9 20 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (4.03%) JBehave
11 16 (3.58%) Eclipse
11 16 (3.58%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.68%) Apache Ivy
12 12 (2.68%) Artifactory
12 12 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (2.46%) NUnit
13 11 (2.46%) SpecFlow
14 9 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (2.01%) NuGet
14 9 (2.01%) WebDriver
General
1 106 (23.71%) Finance
2 50 (11.19%) Banking
3 32 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 26 (5.82%) Marketing
5 16 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.24%) Games
9 9 (2.01%) Electronics
10 8 (1.79%) Back Office
11 6 (1.34%) Retail
12 5 (1.12%) Advertising
12 5 (1.12%) French Language
13 3 (0.67%) Front Office
14 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.45%) Automotive
14 2 (0.45%) Billing
14 2 (0.45%) International Banking
14 2 (0.45%) Military
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (25.28%) Analyst
2 71 (15.88%) Developer
3 68 (15.21%) Test Engineer
4 66 (14.77%) Test Analyst
5 43 (9.62%) Java Engineer
6 37 (8.28%) Tester
7 33 (7.38%) Software Developer
8 30 (6.71%) QA Engineer
9 28 (6.26%) QA Analyst
10 24 (5.37%) QA Test Engineer
11 23 (5.15%) C# Developer
12 21 (4.70%) Software Engineer
12 21 (4.70%) Test Automation Engineer
13 20 (4.47%) Software Manager
14 18 (4.03%) Java Software Engineer
14 18 (4.03%) QA Test Analyst
14 18 (4.03%) Software Tester
15 16 (3.58%) Test Leader
16 15 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
16 15 (3.36%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (16.11%) .NET
2 65 (14.54%) HTML
3 57 (12.75%) Web Services
4 53 (11.86%) XML
5 41 (9.17%) CSS
6 29 (6.49%) Spring
7 27 (6.04%) HTML5
8 25 (5.59%) Middleware
9 22 (4.92%) ASP.NET
9 22 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (4.70%) AngularJS
11 18 (4.03%) RESTful
12 15 (3.36%) J2EE
13 13 (2.91%) jQuery
14 12 (2.68%) CSS3
14 12 (2.68%) JMS
14 12 (2.68%) SOAP
15 11 (2.46%) Spring Boot
15 11 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (2.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.94%) Client/Server
4 19 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.58%) SWIFT
5 16 (3.58%) User Experience
6 13 (2.91%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.79%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.57%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.34%) Social Media
12 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.12%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.89%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.89%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.89%) NHS
14 2 (0.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.11%) Windows
2 54 (12.08%) Unix
3 47 (10.51%) Linux
4 8 (1.79%) Android
5 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.12%) CentOS
7 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.22%) Debian
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.15%) Scrum
3 96 (21.48%) Test Automation
4 68 (15.21%) SDLC
5 62 (13.87%) Software Engineering
6 59 (13.20%) Software Testing
7 52 (11.63%) Functional Testing
8 48 (10.74%) OO
9 47 (10.51%) Test Scripting
10 46 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (8.95%) DevOps
12 39 (8.72%) Open Source
12 39 (8.72%) Project Management
13 35 (7.83%) Mentoring
14 34 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (6.49%) BDD
15 29 (6.49%) Regression Testing
15 29 (6.49%) Unit Testing
16 28 (6.26%) Product Management
16 28 (6.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (34.23%) Java
2 107 (23.94%) SQL
3 84 (18.79%) C#
4 50 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.50%) C++
6 31 (6.94%) C
7 29 (6.49%) Python
8 18 (4.03%) Ruby
9 15 (3.36%) MATLAB
9 15 (3.36%) Objective-C
9 15 (3.36%) R
10 13 (2.91%) PHP
11 12 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.79%) VB
14 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.89%) VBA
16 3 (0.67%) VBScript
17 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (25.73%) Degree
2 61 (13.65%) ISEB
3 40 (8.95%) ISTQB
4 38 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 25 (5.59%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (3.58%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.67%) PMP
9 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.22%) CCNP
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCP
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.58%) SLA
2 12 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 11 (2.46%) ISO15022
3 11 (2.46%) ISO20022
4 10 (2.24%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (3.13%) Docker
2 10 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.12%) vSphere
4 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (4.70%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.24%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.22%) Kibana
4 1 (0.22%) nmon
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (16.11%) Oracle
2 52 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.15%) HP
4 16 (3.58%) IBM
5 15 (3.36%) Apple
5 15 (3.36%) Green Hat
5 15 (3.36%) VMware
6 12 (2.68%) Google
7 11 (2.46%) Facebook
8 10 (2.24%) webMethods
9 9 (2.01%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.57%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.57%) New Relic
10 7 (1.57%) SAP
10 7 (1.57%) Sybase
11 6 (1.34%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.12%) Citrix
12 5 (1.12%) Remedy
13 4 (0.89%) Cisco
13 4 (0.89%) Red Hat
Truro, Cornwall
Cornwall Council
Salary: £33,857 per year (depending on experience)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 35,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Capita plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Yoh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, South West, England
REPL Group
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
aap3
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Melksham
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Toumetis
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago