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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 70 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 228 178 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.67% 3.50% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.93% 30.43% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 184 139 122
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,100 £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
571 585 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.18% 11.50% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 464 476 573
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 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 19 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 +36 92 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Wiltshire +10 72 £37,000 +1.36% 10
Somerset -4 19 £29,712 -19.69% 3
Gloucestershire -9 18 £35,000 +22.80% 4
Dorset -16 14 £50,000 +37.93% 1
Devon -29 9 £36,250 +6.61% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 231 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (26.81%) Scrum
3 132 (26.61%) Java
4 130 (26.21%) SQL
5 124 (25.00%) Degree
6 93 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 90 (18.15%) Software Engineering
8 89 (17.94%) Finance
9 76 (15.32%) ISEB
10 74 (14.92%) C#
10 74 (14.92%) Software Testing
11 69 (13.91%) Automated Testing
12 66 (13.31%) Selenium
13 65 (13.10%) JavaScript
14 62 (12.50%) Windows
15 61 (12.30%) HTML
15 61 (12.30%) Microsoft
16 56 (11.29%) Unit Testing
16 56 (11.29%) Test Automation
17 50 (10.08%) MS Excel
17 50 (10.08%) SQL Server
17 50 (10.08%) Waterfall
18 48 (9.68%) XML
19 46 (9.27%) Oracle
20 44 (8.87%) OO
21 41 (8.27%) Linux
21 41 (8.27%) MS Office
21 41 (8.27%) Test Strategy
21 41 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (8.06%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 24 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 21 (4.23%) IIS
3 20 (4.03%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.41%) Apache
4 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.40%) WordPress
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.40%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 50 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.27%) MS Office
3 15 (3.02%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.02%) MS Project
4 10 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.61%) GitHub
2 6 (1.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.45%) Internet
2 14 (2.82%) LAN
2 14 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.62%) LDAP
4 12 (2.42%) HTTP
5 11 (2.22%) DNS
6 8 (1.61%) SAN
7 7 (1.41%) Intranet
8 6 (1.21%) SNMP
8 6 (1.21%) PBX
8 6 (1.21%) VoIP
8 6 (1.21%) DHCP
9 5 (1.01%) SMTP
10 4 (0.81%) WAN
10 4 (0.81%) CTI
10 4 (0.81%) NAS
11 3 (0.60%) X.509
11 3 (0.60%) Firewall
11 3 (0.60%) Wireless
11 3 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.24%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.62%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.62%) MySQL
7 12 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.42%) Big Data
8 11 (2.22%) DB2
9 8 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.21%) DataStage
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.60%) QlikView
12 3 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (13.31%) Selenium
2 34 (6.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (6.05%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.44%) JUnit
5 24 (4.84%) Visual Studio
6 23 (4.64%) Eclipse
7 18 (3.63%) JBehave
7 18 (3.63%) SoapUI
8 17 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (3.43%) FitNesse
9 15 (3.02%) Eclipse RCP
10 14 (2.82%) WebDriver
11 13 (2.62%) jMock
12 11 (2.22%) WATIR
13 10 (2.02%) JMeter
14 9 (1.81%) Ranorex
15 8 (1.61%) TestNG
15 8 (1.61%) Axure RP
16 7 (1.41%) Git (software)
16 7 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 89 (17.94%) Finance
2 35 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.65%) Banking
4 30 (6.05%) Retail
5 16 (3.23%) Games
5 16 (3.23%) Marketing
6 15 (3.02%) French Language
7 11 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.81%) Legal
9 8 (1.61%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.21%) Electronics
11 4 (0.81%) Advertising
12 3 (0.60%) Automotive
12 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.40%) International Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Back Office
14 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (23.59%) Developer
2 75 (15.12%) Analyst
3 68 (13.71%) Tester
4 53 (10.69%) Software Engineer
5 45 (9.07%) QA Engineer
6 43 (8.67%) Junior
7 39 (7.86%) Test Analyst
8 36 (7.26%) Test Engineer
9 32 (6.45%) Test Manager
10 30 (6.05%) Graduate
10 30 (6.05%) QA Tester
11 27 (5.44%) Software Developer
12 23 (4.64%) Software Tester
12 23 (4.64%) Java Developer
12 23 (4.64%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 20 (4.03%) Automation Engineer
14 19 (3.83%) QA Automation Engineer
15 17 (3.43%) QA Manager
15 17 (3.43%) Quality Engineer
16 15 (3.02%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.30%) HTML
2 48 (9.68%) XML
3 40 (8.06%) CSS
4 37 (7.46%) Web Services
5 35 (7.06%) .NET
6 32 (6.45%) Spring
7 22 (4.44%) HTML5
8 21 (4.23%) RESTful
9 18 (3.63%) JSON
10 15 (3.02%) GWT
10 15 (3.02%) SOAP
10 15 (3.02%) Struts
10 15 (3.02%) SWT
11 14 (2.82%) MyBatis
11 14 (2.82%) WPF
12 13 (2.62%) jQuery
12 13 (2.62%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.42%) REST
14 11 (2.22%) CSS3
15 10 (2.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 93 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 41 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.85%) Open Source
3 34 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 31 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.83%) Client/Server
6 15 (3.02%) User Experience
7 14 (2.82%) N-Tier
8 11 (2.22%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.61%) Blog
10 7 (1.41%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.41%) Clustering
11 4 (0.81%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.81%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.60%) DTV
13 2 (0.40%) NHS
13 2 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.50%) Windows
2 41 (8.27%) Linux
3 37 (7.46%) UNIX
4 16 (3.23%) Android
4 16 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.42%) Windows CE
6 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.81%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.41%) CentOS
7 7 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.01%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.81%) AIX
11 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.40%) HPUX
12 2 (0.40%) Solaris
12 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.40%) SUSE
12 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (26.81%) Scrum
3 90 (18.15%) Software Engineering
4 74 (14.92%) Software Testing
5 69 (13.91%) Automated Testing
6 56 (11.29%) Unit Testing
6 56 (11.29%) Test Automation
7 50 (10.08%) Waterfall
8 44 (8.87%) OO
9 41 (8.27%) Test Strategy
10 37 (7.46%) Test Scripting
11 34 (6.85%) Mentoring
12 33 (6.65%) Manual Testing
13 31 (6.25%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.25%) Project Management
14 27 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (5.04%) Automation Testing
16 24 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (4.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (26.61%) Java
2 130 (26.21%) SQL
3 74 (14.92%) C#
4 65 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.06%) VB
6 30 (6.05%) Ruby
7 26 (5.24%) VBScript
8 24 (4.84%) PHP
8 24 (4.84%) C++
9 19 (3.83%) Perl
10 17 (3.43%) VBA
11 15 (3.02%) Python
12 10 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.81%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.61%) C
15 7 (1.41%) Delphi
15 7 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.81%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 124 (25.00%) Degree
2 76 (15.32%) ISEB
3 29 (5.85%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.84%) ISTQB
5 21 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.41%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) MCSE
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.60%) MCP
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.40%) SCSA
10 2 (0.40%) RHCA
10 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.20%) CRISC
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.23%) SLA
2 11 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.41%) TickIT
4 4 (0.81%) WAI
5 2 (0.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.81%) Squid
2 9 (1.81%) qmail
3 8 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.01%) NFS
6 3 (0.60%) XenApp
7 2 (0.40%) Kerio MailServer
8 1 (0.20%) UAG
8 1 (0.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.40%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.40%) Nagios
3 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.40%) WMI
3 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.40%) SCCM
3 2 (0.40%) Legato
4 1 (0.20%) SCOM
4 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.27%) Oracle
3 23 (4.64%) HP
4 18 (3.63%) JBoss
5 13 (2.62%) SAP
5 13 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.42%) VMware
7 11 (2.22%) NetApp
8 9 (1.81%) Adobe
9 8 (1.61%) Cisco
10 7 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
10 7 (1.41%) Telerik
11 6 (1.21%) NetSuite
11 6 (1.21%) Informatica
11 6 (1.21%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.01%) Sybase
12 5 (1.01%) Cognos
13 4 (0.81%) IBM
13 4 (0.81%) Facebook
14 3 (0.60%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Siemens Jobs & Careers
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Siemens Jobs & Careers
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum to £45k + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Malmesbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Competitive with extensive benefits
Posted: 11 days ago