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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 79 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 194 232 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.71% 3.90% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.67% 37.00% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 178 188 200
Median salary £42,500 £38,250 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,050 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
529 627 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.11% 10.54% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 453 496 533
Median salary £42,500 £39,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,758 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -8 55 £36,700 -2.13% 12
Devon +12 41 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Somerset +16 37 £40,000 - 6
Gloucestershire -3 34 £42,500 - 5
Wiltshire +3 17 £43,000 +14.66% 4
Dorset -14 7 £47,500 -7.31% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 224 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (30.82%) Java
3 106 (24.20%) Degree
4 105 (23.97%) SQL
5 95 (21.69%) Finance
6 88 (20.09%) Scrum
7 84 (19.18%) C#
7 84 (19.18%) Test Automation
8 78 (17.81%) .NET
9 69 (15.75%) Windows
9 69 (15.75%) SDLC
10 66 (15.07%) Microsoft
11 63 (14.38%) Web Services
12 62 (14.16%) HTML
12 62 (14.16%) Oracle
12 62 (14.16%) Selenium
13 58 (13.24%) Software Testing
14 56 (12.79%) ISEB
15 53 (12.10%) JavaScript
16 52 (11.87%) SQL Server
16 52 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (11.64%) Software Engineering
18 49 (11.19%) DevOps
19 48 (10.96%) XML
20 46 (10.50%) Maven
21 45 (10.27%) Banking
21 45 (10.27%) Relational Database
22 44 (10.05%) Functional Testing
23 42 (9.59%) JIRA
24 41 (9.36%) Unix

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 (5.02%) Apache
2 17 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.51%) IIS
3 11 (2.51%) MQSeries
3 11 (2.51%) SAS
3 11 (2.51%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.60%) Confluence
5 5 (1.14%) JBoss
5 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.68%) Drupal
7 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.68%) WordPress
8 2 (0.46%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.88%) MS Office
3 13 (2.97%) MS Project
4 7 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.23%) Maya
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.68%) Findur
4 2 (0.46%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.65%) SaaS
4 3 (0.68%) Trello
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.05%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.14%) LAN
3 4 (0.91%) Internet
4 3 (0.68%) SAN
4 3 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (0.68%) Wireless
5 2 (0.46%) Intranet
5 2 (0.46%) VPN
5 2 (0.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) ADSL
6 1 (0.23%) BGP
6 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.23%) DHCP
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) MPLS
6 1 (0.23%) OSPF
6 1 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.27%) Relational Database
3 37 (8.45%) RDBMS
4 13 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.83%) Big Data
6 7 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.91%) GIS
8 4 (0.91%) MySQL
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.46%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 62 (14.16%) Selenium
2 46 (10.50%) Maven
3 42 (9.59%) JIRA
4 39 (8.90%) Cucumber
5 36 (8.22%) Jenkins
6 32 (7.31%) JUnit
7 29 (6.62%) Git (software)
8 26 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (5.48%) Ant
10 23 (5.25%) TeamCity
11 18 (4.11%) SpecFlow
12 15 (3.42%) Eclipse
13 14 (3.20%) JBehave
13 14 (3.20%) NUnit
13 14 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (2.74%) Apache Ivy
14 12 (2.74%) Artifactory
14 12 (2.74%) NuGet
14 12 (2.74%) SoapUI
14 12 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 95 (21.69%) Finance
2 45 (10.27%) Banking
3 35 (7.99%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.57%) Marketing
5 11 (2.51%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.28%) Back Office
6 10 (2.28%) Games
6 10 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.60%) French Language
7 7 (1.60%) Retail
8 6 (1.37%) Electronics
9 5 (1.14%) Advertising
10 3 (0.68%) Front Office
10 3 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.46%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) International Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 115 (26.26%) Analyst
2 81 (18.49%) Developer
3 69 (15.75%) Test Analyst
4 58 (13.24%) Test Engineer
5 41 (9.36%) Tester
6 35 (7.99%) Java Engineer
7 34 (7.76%) Software Developer
8 32 (7.31%) C# Developer
9 26 (5.94%) QA Analyst
9 26 (5.94%) Software Tester
10 22 (5.02%) QA Engineer
11 19 (4.34%) Software Analyst
11 19 (4.34%) Software Engineer
12 18 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
12 18 (4.11%) QA Test Analyst
12 18 (4.11%) Software Manager
12 18 (4.11%) Test Automation Engineer
13 17 (3.88%) Software Test Analyst
14 16 (3.65%) Java Software Engineer
14 16 (3.65%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.81%) .NET
2 63 (14.38%) Web Services
3 62 (14.16%) HTML
4 48 (10.96%) XML
5 39 (8.90%) CSS
6 30 (6.85%) Spring
7 26 (5.94%) HTML5
8 21 (4.79%) AngularJS
8 21 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (4.57%) RESTful
10 19 (4.34%) ASP.NET
11 14 (3.20%) Gherkin
11 14 (3.20%) JSON
11 14 (3.20%) Middleware
12 13 (2.97%) J2EE
12 13 (2.97%) SOAP
13 12 (2.74%) NHibernate
14 11 (2.51%) JMS
14 11 (2.51%) jQuery
14 11 (2.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.68%) Computer Science
2 37 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.25%) Client/Server
4 21 (4.79%) User Experience
5 15 (3.42%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.20%) SWIFT
7 13 (2.97%) N-Tier
8 11 (2.51%) Digital Media
8 11 (2.51%) Inversion of Control
9 8 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.60%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.37%) Social Media
12 5 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.91%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.75%) Windows
2 41 (9.36%) Unix
3 37 (8.45%) Linux
4 11 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.83%) Android
6 3 (0.68%) CentOS
6 3 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (20.09%) Scrum
3 84 (19.18%) Test Automation
4 69 (15.75%) SDLC
5 58 (13.24%) Software Testing
6 52 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (11.64%) Software Engineering
8 49 (11.19%) DevOps
9 44 (10.05%) Functional Testing
10 41 (9.36%) OO
11 40 (9.13%) Test Scripting
12 36 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (8.22%) Project Management
13 34 (7.76%) Mentoring
14 31 (7.08%) Automated Testing
15 29 (6.62%) BDD
15 29 (6.62%) Open Source
15 29 (6.62%) TDD
15 29 (6.62%) Unit Testing
15 29 (6.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 135 (30.82%) Java
2 105 (23.97%) SQL
3 84 (19.18%) C#
4 53 (12.10%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.99%) C++
6 31 (7.08%) Python
7 25 (5.71%) C
8 17 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 15 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.20%) Ruby
11 13 (2.97%) PHP
12 12 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.51%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.51%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.51%) R
14 8 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.83%) VB
15 4 (0.91%) VBA
15 4 (0.91%) VBScript
16 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (24.20%) Degree
2 56 (12.79%) ISEB
3 40 (9.13%) Security Cleared
4 35 (7.99%) ISTQB
5 24 (5.48%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.34%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.68%) PMP
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CCNP
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCP
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.57%) SLA
2 12 (2.74%) ISO 9001
3 11 (2.51%) ISO15022
3 11 (2.51%) ISO20022
4 10 (2.28%) ISO 14001
5 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (4.57%) Docker
2 8 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.68%) vSphere
5 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.23%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) Kibana
4 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 62 (14.16%) Oracle
3 19 (4.34%) HP
4 13 (2.97%) AppDynamics
4 13 (2.97%) New Relic
5 12 (2.74%) IBM
6 11 (2.51%) Apple
6 11 (2.51%) Green Hat
6 11 (2.51%) VMware
7 9 (2.05%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.05%) Google
8 8 (1.83%) Facebook
9 7 (1.60%) webMethods
10 5 (1.14%) Cisco
10 5 (1.14%) Sybase
11 4 (0.91%) SAP
12 3 (0.68%) Citrix
12 3 (0.68%) Dell
12 3 (0.68%) Murex
12 3 (0.68%) Remedy
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
Novate IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
4Com Plc
Salary: Competitive +Audi A3*
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum + benefits DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 21 days ago
Somerset
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Somerset
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Somerset
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Melksham
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago