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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 95 36
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -59
Permanent jobs citing QA 206 142 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.41% 2.64% 6.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.39% 24.07% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 151 124 320
Average salary £37,500 £33,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.78% -7.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,500 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £43,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
523 590 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.66% 10.96% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 406 464 638
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +48 125 £36,250 -3.33% 22
Wiltshire -11 26 £42,500 +25.00% 4
Gloucestershire -11 23 £36,375 +21.25% 5
Somerset +8 11 £37,250 +7.19% 6
Dorset -35 9 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Devon 0 8 £42,300 +41.00% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 178 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (28.46%) Degree
3 101 (25.44%) Scrum
4 100 (25.19%) Finance
5 91 (22.92%) ISEB
6 89 (22.42%) SQL
7 83 (20.91%) Java
8 67 (16.88%) SQL Server
8 67 (16.88%) Software Testing
9 66 (16.62%) Computer Science
10 65 (16.37%) Software Engineering
11 61 (15.37%) Windows
12 60 (15.11%) C#
13 59 (14.86%) HTML
14 58 (14.61%) Banking
15 55 (13.85%) ISTQB
15 55 (13.85%) JavaScript
16 50 (12.59%) Unit Testing
17 49 (12.34%) Test Automation
17 49 (12.34%) Retail
18 46 (11.59%) .NET
18 46 (11.59%) Microsoft
19 44 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (10.83%) MS Excel
21 40 (10.08%) Open Source
22 39 (9.82%) ITIL
23 38 (9.57%) CSS
24 37 (9.32%) Selenium
25 36 (9.07%) Automated Testing
26 35 (8.82%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 20 (5.04%) WebLogic
2 18 (4.53%) JBoss
2 18 (4.53%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.02%) CMS
4 10 (2.52%) Apache
5 8 (2.02%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.76%) Alfresco
7 6 (1.51%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.26%) Node.js
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.50%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 43 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.31%) MS Office
3 11 (2.77%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.26%) MS Project
4 5 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.76%) RoboHelp
6 3 (0.76%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.25%) InDesign
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.76%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.50%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) GitHub
2 5 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.27%) Firewall
2 11 (2.77%) LDAP
3 9 (2.27%) HTTP
4 8 (2.02%) Internet
4 8 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.76%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.51%) Network Security
6 6 (1.51%) Kerberos
6 6 (1.51%) SNMP
6 6 (1.51%) SMTP
6 6 (1.51%) SAN
7 5 (1.26%) IMAP
8 4 (1.01%) DHCP
8 4 (1.01%) DNS
9 3 (0.76%) VPN
9 3 (0.76%) FTP
9 3 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.50%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.50%) NAS
10 2 (0.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.52%) MySQL
7 7 (1.76%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.51%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.76%) Big Data
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.76%) DB2
11 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.50%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 37 (9.32%) Selenium
2 24 (6.05%) Eclipse
3 20 (5.04%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.53%) Cucumber
5 17 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (4.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (3.78%) SoapUI
8 14 (3.53%) JUnit
8 14 (3.53%) Eclipse RCP
9 13 (3.27%) Visual Studio
10 12 (3.02%) Subversion
11 10 (2.52%) WebDriver
12 8 (2.02%) WATIR
12 8 (2.02%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.76%) JIRA
14 5 (1.26%) Android Studio
15 4 (1.01%) JBehave
15 4 (1.01%) Calabash
15 4 (1.01%) Jenkins
16 3 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 100 (25.19%) Finance
2 58 (14.61%) Banking
3 49 (12.34%) Retail
4 23 (5.79%) Aerospace
5 15 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.53%) French Language
7 11 (2.77%) Marketing
8 10 (2.52%) Games
9 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.26%) Legal
11 4 (1.01%) Private Banking
11 4 (1.01%) Local Government
11 4 (1.01%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.76%) Advertising
12 3 (0.76%) Automotive
13 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.50%) International Banking
13 2 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (19.90%) Developer
2 70 (17.63%) Analyst
3 52 (13.10%) Test Manager
4 46 (11.59%) Test Analyst
5 44 (11.08%) Software Engineer
6 33 (8.31%) QA Manager
7 30 (7.56%) QA Engineer
8 29 (7.30%) Test Engineer
9 26 (6.55%) Service Manager
9 26 (6.55%) Tester
10 24 (6.05%) Junior
11 23 (5.79%) Senior Developer
12 21 (5.29%) Software Developer
13 20 (5.04%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 20 (5.04%) Graduate
14 18 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.78%) Service Transition Manager
15 15 (3.78%) Web Developer
15 15 (3.78%) Transition Manager
16 14 (3.53%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.86%) HTML
2 46 (11.59%) .NET
3 38 (9.57%) CSS
4 31 (7.81%) Web Services
5 27 (6.80%) XML
6 18 (4.53%) Middleware
7 17 (4.28%) Spring
7 17 (4.28%) RESTful
8 16 (4.03%) Struts
9 14 (3.53%) JSON
9 14 (3.53%) SWT
9 14 (3.53%) GWT
9 14 (3.53%) MyBatis
10 10 (2.52%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.52%) HTML5
11 9 (2.27%) SOAP
12 8 (2.02%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.76%) iOS SDK
13 7 (1.76%) XSD
14 6 (1.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 66 (16.62%) Computer Science
2 44 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (10.08%) Open Source
4 31 (7.81%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.03%) User Experience
6 12 (3.02%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.77%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.77%) N-Tier
8 8 (2.02%) Blog
9 7 (1.76%) iPhone
10 6 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.51%) Xbox
10 6 (1.51%) iPad
11 5 (1.26%) Wiki
12 4 (1.01%) Replication
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.76%) NHS
13 3 (0.76%) Streaming Video
13 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.37%) Windows
2 27 (6.80%) Android
3 24 (6.05%) UNIX
4 21 (5.29%) Apple iOS
5 19 (4.79%) Linux
6 14 (3.53%) Mac OS X
7 10 (2.52%) Windows Phone
8 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.02%) Solaris
10 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.50%) SUSE
13 2 (0.50%) HPUX
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (25.44%) Scrum
3 67 (16.88%) Software Testing
4 65 (16.37%) Software Engineering
5 50 (12.59%) Unit Testing
6 49 (12.34%) Test Automation
7 39 (9.82%) ITIL
8 36 (9.07%) Automated Testing
9 35 (8.82%) Test Scripting
9 35 (8.82%) Change Management
10 33 (8.31%) TDD
11 31 (7.81%) Project Management
12 30 (7.56%) Waterfall
13 27 (6.80%) OO
13 27 (6.80%) Manual Testing
14 26 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (6.55%) Test Strategy
15 25 (6.30%) Mentoring
15 25 (6.30%) PRINCE2
16 24 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 89 (22.42%) SQL
2 83 (20.91%) Java
3 60 (15.11%) C#
4 55 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.78%) VBScript
6 13 (3.27%) Ruby
7 12 (3.02%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.02%) C++
7 12 (3.02%) Python
8 10 (2.52%) Perl
9 9 (2.27%) PHP
10 8 (2.02%) C
11 7 (1.76%) VB
12 6 (1.51%) Bourne shell
13 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.26%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 113 (28.46%) Degree
2 91 (22.92%) ISEB
3 55 (13.85%) ISTQB
4 31 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.28%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.26%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.76%) MCP
9 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.50%) SCSA
10 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.50%) MCSE
11 1 (0.25%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.25%) OSCP
11 1 (0.25%) OSCE
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.02%) SLA
2 6 (1.51%) WAI
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.51%) qmail
3 3 (0.76%) Kerio MailServer
3 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.25%) UAG
5 1 (0.25%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.27%) Nagios
2 6 (1.51%) Zenoss
2 6 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.51%) yum
2 6 (1.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Legato
4 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.25%) Nessus
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.31%) Oracle
3 11 (2.77%) Business Objects
4 9 (2.27%) SAP
5 8 (2.02%) Cisco
5 8 (2.02%) Citrix
5 8 (2.02%) Facebook
6 7 (1.76%) ForgeRock
6 7 (1.76%) HP
7 6 (1.51%) Google
7 6 (1.51%) Sagent
8 5 (1.26%) Juniper
9 4 (1.01%) VMware
9 4 (1.01%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.01%) NetApp
9 4 (1.01%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.01%) Apple
9 4 (1.01%) Sybase
9 4 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.76%) Adobe
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 23 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £24k - 28k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £40k + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Pharma Division
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Career development options
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago