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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 74 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 255 213 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.45% 3.55% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.00% 37.11% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 199 162 138
Average salary £39,000 £38,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.96% +17.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,150 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
593 574 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 9.57% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 477 439 540
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -18 100 £42,500 +13.33% 20
Dorset +38 38 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Gloucestershire +17 34 £37,500 +6.38% 9
Somerset +10 31 £32,500 -10.95% 4
Wiltshire +3 26 £32,500 -23.52% 4
Devon +18 21 £40,000 -5.43% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 214 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (33.26%) Java
3 129 (28.04%) Finance
4 120 (26.09%) Degree
5 117 (25.43%) Test Automation
6 106 (23.04%) SQL
7 88 (19.13%) Oracle
8 85 (18.48%) Scrum
8 85 (18.48%) Software Testing
9 82 (17.83%) ISEB
10 80 (17.39%) C#
11 72 (15.65%) SQL Server
11 72 (15.65%) Unix
12 70 (15.22%) Windows
12 70 (15.22%) Software Engineering
13 67 (14.57%) XML
14 66 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
15 65 (14.13%) Functional Testing
16 64 (13.91%) .NET
17 63 (13.70%) Banking
18 61 (13.26%) Test Scripting
19 60 (13.04%) Selenium
19 60 (13.04%) SDLC
20 56 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
21 53 (11.52%) ISTQB
22 51 (11.09%) HTML
23 49 (10.65%) JavaScript
23 49 (10.65%) Test Management
24 47 (10.22%) Product Management
25 45 (9.78%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (4.78%) MQSeries
2 17 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 15 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.83%) JBoss
5 11 (2.39%) SAS
6 6 (1.30%) Apache
6 6 (1.30%) Node.js
7 5 (1.09%) Confluence
7 5 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.48%) MS Office
3 10 (2.17%) MS Project
4 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.65%) 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
6 1 (0.22%) Swift 3D
Business Applications
1 19 (4.13%) Temenos T24
2 13 (2.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.22%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.22%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.96%) SaaS
2 7 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.48%) Internet
2 15 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.74%) HTTP
4 5 (1.09%) SSL
5 4 (0.87%) LDAP
5 4 (0.87%) SAN
5 4 (0.87%) VoIP
6 3 (0.65%) DNS
7 2 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.48%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.91%) RDBMS
4 16 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.83%) OLTP
6 10 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.74%) Big Data
9 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.09%) TKPROF
12 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.87%) MySQL
13 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (13.04%) Selenium
2 34 (7.39%) Cucumber
3 31 (6.74%) JUnit
4 29 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (5.22%) JIRA
6 21 (4.57%) JBehave
7 16 (3.48%) Maven
8 15 (3.26%) HP UFT
9 13 (2.83%) Jenkins
10 11 (2.39%) Ant
11 10 (2.17%) LoadRunner
11 10 (2.17%) Subversion
12 9 (1.96%) TestDirector
13 8 (1.74%) Apache Ivy
13 8 (1.74%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.74%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.52%) ClearQuest
15 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 129 (28.04%) Finance
2 63 (13.70%) Banking
3 28 (6.09%) Marketing
4 23 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.04%) Electronics
8 11 (2.39%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.52%) Retail
11 6 (1.30%) Back Office
12 5 (1.09%) French Language
13 4 (0.87%) Advertising
13 4 (0.87%) Games
14 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.43%) Automotive
15 2 (0.43%) Billing
16 1 (0.22%) Law
16 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (24.13%) Analyst
2 86 (18.70%) Test Engineer
3 73 (15.87%) Test Analyst
4 66 (14.35%) Developer
5 53 (11.52%) Java Engineer
6 49 (10.65%) Tester
7 47 (10.22%) QA Engineer
8 38 (8.26%) QA Test Engineer
9 35 (7.61%) QA Analyst
10 27 (5.87%) Automation Engineer
11 26 (5.65%) QA Test Analyst
11 26 (5.65%) Test Leader
12 24 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
13 23 (5.00%) Software Developer
14 21 (4.57%) Software Engineer
15 20 (4.35%) Software Tester
16 19 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
17 17 (3.70%) Development Manager
17 17 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
18 16 (3.48%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.57%) XML
2 64 (13.91%) .NET
3 51 (11.09%) HTML
4 42 (9.13%) Middleware
5 32 (6.96%) Web Services
6 28 (6.09%) CSS
7 23 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 17 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (3.04%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.61%) jQuery
10 12 (2.61%) Spring
11 10 (2.17%) J2EE
12 8 (1.74%) HTML5
12 8 (1.74%) JMS
12 8 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (1.74%) XML Messaging
13 6 (1.30%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.30%) Java EE
14 5 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (9.78%) Computer Science
3 29 (6.30%) Client/Server
4 22 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 19 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.26%) User Experience
7 13 (2.83%) Data Integration
8 12 (2.61%) SWIFT
9 10 (2.17%) Replication
10 6 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.09%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.09%) Social Media
12 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.87%) NHS
12 4 (0.87%) PMI
12 4 (0.87%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.87%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.65%) Unix
2 70 (15.22%) Windows
3 37 (8.04%) Linux
4 6 (1.30%) CentOS
5 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.43%) Android
6 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.43%) Test Automation
3 85 (18.48%) Scrum
3 85 (18.48%) Software Testing
4 70 (15.22%) Software Engineering
5 65 (14.13%) Functional Testing
6 61 (13.26%) Test Scripting
7 60 (13.04%) SDLC
8 56 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 49 (10.65%) Test Management
10 47 (10.22%) Product Management
11 42 (9.13%) OO
12 40 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
12 40 (8.70%) Open Source
13 38 (8.26%) Regression Testing
14 31 (6.74%) QA Automation
15 30 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (6.30%) Automated Testing
16 29 (6.30%) Defect Management
17 28 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 153 (33.26%) Java
2 106 (23.04%) SQL
3 80 (17.39%) C#
4 49 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.52%) C++
6 26 (5.65%) C
7 17 (3.70%) Ruby
8 16 (3.48%) Python
9 12 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.39%) MATLAB
10 11 (2.39%) Objective-C
10 11 (2.39%) R
11 9 (1.96%) XPath
12 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.65%) Groovy
14 3 (0.65%) Perl
14 3 (0.65%) Tcl
14 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 120 (26.09%) Degree
2 82 (17.83%) ISEB
3 53 (11.52%) ISTQB
4 33 (7.17%) Security Cleared
5 29 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.91%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.30%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.65%) CSQA
12 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.43%) PMP
13 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.22%) MCP
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.09%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.87%) GAMP
5 4 (0.87%) GMP
5 4 (0.87%) ISO13485
5 4 (0.87%) SEPA
6 3 (0.65%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.65%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.43%) P3O
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.74%) Hyper-V
2 8 (1.74%) vSphere
3 7 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.30%) Docker
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (6.96%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (1.09%) nmon
4 4 (0.87%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Flashback
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 88 (19.13%) Oracle
2 41 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.17%) HP
4 23 (5.00%) IBM
5 22 (4.78%) Green Hat
6 20 (4.35%) Facebook
6 20 (4.35%) Google
7 17 (3.70%) webMethods
8 15 (3.26%) VMware
9 14 (3.04%) SAP
9 14 (3.04%) Sybase
10 11 (2.39%) Apple
11 8 (1.74%) Citrix
11 8 (1.74%) ForgeRock
11 8 (1.74%) Remedy
12 6 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.09%) Dynatrace
14 2 (0.43%) Cegedim Rx
14 2 (0.43%) Twitter
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Old Street
Gorkana
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + exceptional pension and flexitime
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits & up to 15% bon
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London- Old Street
Gorkana
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & More
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £100000 per annum + PACKAGE depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Blue Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
QA Ltd
Salary: Competitive package + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago