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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 216 184 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.55% 3.60% 3.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.71% 31.13% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 175 140 126
Average salary £35,000 £35,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.70% -8.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,450 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,050 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
544 591 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.93% 11.55% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 452 474 571
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 September 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 30 September 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 +27 87 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Wiltshire +2 70 £35,000 -7.89% 8
Somerset -5 18 £29,712 -19.69% 2
Gloucestershire -8 17 £35,000 +22.80% 3
Dorset -19 11 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Devon -28 9 £30,000 -11.76% 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 220 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (26.78%) Java
3 127 (26.57%) Scrum
4 126 (26.36%) SQL
5 118 (24.69%) Degree
6 96 (20.08%) Finance
7 92 (19.25%) Computer Science
8 87 (18.20%) Software Engineering
9 72 (15.06%) ISEB
10 71 (14.85%) C#
10 71 (14.85%) Software Testing
11 64 (13.39%) Automated Testing
11 64 (13.39%) Selenium
12 61 (12.76%) JavaScript
13 60 (12.55%) Windows
13 60 (12.55%) Microsoft
13 60 (12.55%) Unit Testing
14 59 (12.34%) HTML
15 53 (11.09%) SQL Server
16 52 (10.88%) Test Automation
17 49 (10.25%) MS Excel
18 46 (9.62%) XML
19 45 (9.41%) Waterfall
20 44 (9.21%) Oracle
21 40 (8.37%) MS Office
21 40 (8.37%) OO
22 39 (8.16%) Test Strategy
22 39 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (7.74%) Linux
23 37 (7.74%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (5.44%) WebSphere
2 22 (4.60%) WebLogic
3 19 (3.97%) IIS
4 7 (1.46%) Apache
4 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.42%) OpenROAD
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.21%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 49 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.37%) MS Office
3 15 (3.14%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.09%) MS Project
5 9 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.67%) GitHub
2 6 (1.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.28%) Internet
2 13 (2.72%) LAN
3 12 (2.51%) LDAP
4 11 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.09%) HTTP
6 9 (1.88%) DNS
7 8 (1.67%) SAN
8 7 (1.46%) Intranet
9 5 (1.05%) SNMP
9 5 (1.05%) SMTP
9 5 (1.05%) PBX
9 5 (1.05%) VoIP
10 4 (0.84%) WAN
10 4 (0.84%) DHCP
10 4 (0.84%) NAS
11 3 (0.63%) Network Security
11 3 (0.63%) X.509
11 3 (0.63%) Firewall
11 3 (0.63%) CTI
11 3 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.30%) DB2
7 11 (2.30%) MySQL
7 11 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.30%) Big Data
8 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.46%) DataStage
10 5 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.84%) QlikView
11 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 64 (13.39%) Selenium
2 31 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (6.28%) Cucumber
4 25 (5.23%) JUnit
4 25 (5.23%) Eclipse
5 22 (4.60%) Visual Studio
6 18 (3.77%) JBehave
7 17 (3.56%) Eclipse RCP
7 17 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.56%) SoapUI
8 15 (3.14%) WebDriver
8 15 (3.14%) FitNesse
9 13 (2.72%) jMock
10 10 (2.09%) WATIR
11 9 (1.88%) JMeter
12 8 (1.67%) TestNG
12 8 (1.67%) Axure RP
12 8 (1.67%) Ranorex
13 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
13 7 (1.46%) Maven
General
1 96 (20.08%) Finance
2 35 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 35 (7.32%) Banking
3 31 (6.49%) Retail
4 18 (3.77%) Marketing
5 17 (3.56%) French Language
6 16 (3.35%) Games
7 12 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.26%) Electronics
10 5 (1.05%) Legal
11 4 (0.84%) Automotive
11 4 (0.84%) Advertising
12 3 (0.63%) Local Government
12 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.42%) International Banking
13 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.42%) Back Office
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (23.43%) Developer
2 72 (15.06%) Analyst
3 62 (12.97%) Tester
4 53 (11.09%) Software Engineer
5 45 (9.41%) Junior
6 43 (9.00%) QA Engineer
7 37 (7.74%) Test Analyst
8 32 (6.69%) Test Engineer
9 31 (6.49%) Test Manager
10 30 (6.28%) Graduate
11 27 (5.65%) Software Developer
12 26 (5.44%) QA Tester
13 23 (4.81%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 23 (4.81%) Java Developer
14 21 (4.39%) Software Tester
15 20 (4.18%) Automation Engineer
16 19 (3.97%) QA Automation Engineer
17 17 (3.56%) Java Software Engineer
17 17 (3.56%) QA Manager
17 17 (3.56%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.34%) HTML
2 46 (9.62%) XML
3 37 (7.74%) CSS
4 35 (7.32%) .NET
4 35 (7.32%) Web Services
5 34 (7.11%) Spring
6 21 (4.39%) RESTful
7 19 (3.97%) HTML5
8 18 (3.77%) JSON
9 17 (3.56%) GWT
9 17 (3.56%) Struts
9 17 (3.56%) SWT
10 16 (3.35%) MyBatis
11 15 (3.14%) SOAP
12 12 (2.51%) ASP.NET
12 12 (2.51%) WPF
12 12 (2.51%) REST
13 11 (2.30%) CSS3
13 11 (2.30%) jQuery
14 9 (1.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (19.25%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.49%) Open Source
3 31 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 29 (6.07%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.56%) Client/Server
6 16 (3.35%) N-Tier
7 13 (2.72%) User Experience
8 8 (1.67%) Blog
9 7 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.26%) Clustering
11 5 (1.05%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.84%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.63%) DTV
13 3 (0.63%) NHS
13 3 (0.63%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.55%) Windows
2 37 (7.74%) Linux
3 36 (7.53%) UNIX
4 14 (2.93%) Android
4 14 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.09%) Windows CE
6 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.88%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.46%) CentOS
7 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.84%) AIX
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.42%) HPUX
11 2 (0.42%) Solaris
11 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.42%) SUSE
11 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (26.57%) Scrum
3 87 (18.20%) Software Engineering
4 71 (14.85%) Software Testing
5 64 (13.39%) Automated Testing
6 60 (12.55%) Unit Testing
7 52 (10.88%) Test Automation
8 45 (9.41%) Waterfall
9 40 (8.37%) OO
10 39 (8.16%) Test Strategy
11 36 (7.53%) Mentoring
12 33 (6.90%) Manual Testing
13 30 (6.28%) Test Scripting
13 30 (6.28%) E-Commerce
13 30 (6.28%) Project Management
14 26 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (5.23%) Automation Testing
16 24 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (4.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 128 (26.78%) Java
2 126 (26.36%) SQL
3 71 (14.85%) C#
4 61 (12.76%) JavaScript
5 36 (7.53%) VB
6 27 (5.65%) Ruby
7 24 (5.02%) VBScript
8 22 (4.60%) C++
9 20 (4.18%) PHP
10 16 (3.35%) Perl
11 15 (3.14%) VBA
12 12 (2.51%) Python
13 10 (2.09%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.67%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.46%) Delphi
17 6 (1.26%) C
18 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.84%) Objective-C
19 4 (0.84%) VB6
Qualifications
1 118 (24.69%) Degree
2 72 (15.06%) ISEB
3 27 (5.65%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.23%) ISTQB
5 21 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.46%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.26%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.42%) MCP
9 2 (0.42%) MCSE
9 2 (0.42%) RHCA
9 2 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.42%) SCSA
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.21%) HNC
10 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.14%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.46%) TickIT
4 4 (0.84%) WAI
5 2 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (1.88%) Squid
1 9 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (1.88%) qmail
2 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.05%) NFS
4 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.42%) XenApp
5 2 (0.42%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.42%) Nagios
3 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.42%) Legato
3 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 60 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.21%) Oracle
3 20 (4.18%) JBoss
4 19 (3.97%) HP
5 13 (2.72%) SAP
5 13 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.30%) NetApp
6 11 (2.30%) VMware
7 10 (2.09%) Cisco
7 10 (2.09%) Adobe
8 8 (1.67%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (1.46%) Informatica
10 6 (1.26%) NetSuite
11 5 (1.05%) Sybase
11 5 (1.05%) Cognos
11 5 (1.05%) Citrix
12 4 (0.84%) IBM
12 4 (0.84%) Sagent
12 4 (0.84%) Telerik
South West
ISL
Salary: £3700.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £11,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cork, South West
McAfee
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salisbury
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £25k - 350k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £300 - £400 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago