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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 231 165 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.76% 3.22% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.96% 27.64% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 184 133 125
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,600 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.43% -
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
564 597 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.18% 11.65% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 456 492 550
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £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 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 1 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 1 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 +30 92 £35,000 -10.25% 5
Wiltshire +13 66 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Gloucestershire +1 24 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Somerset -12 18 £29,856 -19.84% 2
Dorset -11 17 £36,000 -4.00% 3
Devon -17 10 £37,875 +11.39% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 136 (27.04%) Java
2 132 (26.24%) SQL
3 131 (26.04%) Scrum
4 125 (24.85%) Degree
5 118 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (18.89%) Software Engineering
7 93 (18.49%) Computer Science
8 89 (17.69%) Finance
9 80 (15.90%) ISEB
10 75 (14.91%) C#
11 74 (14.71%) Automated Testing
12 73 (14.51%) Software Testing
13 67 (13.32%) JavaScript
13 67 (13.32%) Selenium
14 64 (12.72%) Windows
15 63 (12.52%) Microsoft
16 61 (12.13%) HTML
17 60 (11.93%) Test Automation
18 56 (11.13%) Unit Testing
19 53 (10.54%) Waterfall
20 52 (10.34%) XML
20 52 (10.34%) MS Excel
21 50 (9.94%) OO
22 48 (9.54%) SQL Server
23 47 (9.34%) Test Scripting
24 46 (9.15%) VB
25 44 (8.75%) Linux
25 44 (8.75%) Test Strategy
26 41 (8.15%) Oracle
26 41 (8.15%) MS Office

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.77%) WebSphere
2 22 (4.37%) IIS
3 20 (3.98%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.39%) Apache
5 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.40%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.40%) WordPress
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.15%) MS Office
3 15 (2.98%) Photoshop
4 12 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.99%) MS Project
6 8 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.59%) SaaS
1 8 (1.59%) GitHub
2 4 (0.80%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.56%) Internet
2 18 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.18%) LAN
4 14 (2.78%) HTTP
5 13 (2.58%) LDAP
6 11 (2.19%) DNS
7 8 (1.59%) SNMP
8 7 (1.39%) Intranet
9 6 (1.19%) SAN
9 6 (1.19%) PBX
9 6 (1.19%) VoIP
9 6 (1.19%) DHCP
10 5 (0.99%) SMTP
11 4 (0.80%) WAN
11 4 (0.80%) SMS
11 4 (0.80%) CTI
11 4 (0.80%) NAS
12 3 (0.60%) X.509
12 3 (0.60%) Wireless
12 3 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.98%) MySQL
5 14 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.39%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.39%) Big Data
7 11 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.99%) DB2
9 8 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.99%) DataStage
13 4 (0.80%) Spotfire
13 4 (0.80%) QlikView
13 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (13.32%) Selenium
2 36 (7.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (5.96%) Cucumber
4 29 (5.77%) JUnit
5 24 (4.77%) Visual Studio
6 22 (4.37%) Eclipse
7 19 (3.78%) JBehave
8 18 (3.58%) FitNesse
9 16 (3.18%) SoapUI
10 15 (2.98%) Eclipse RCP
11 14 (2.78%) WebDriver
11 14 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (2.58%) jMock
13 12 (2.39%) JMeter
13 12 (2.39%) WATIR
14 10 (1.99%) Ranorex
15 8 (1.59%) Axure RP
15 8 (1.59%) TestNG
16 7 (1.39%) Git (software)
16 7 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 89 (17.69%) Finance
2 35 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.16%) Banking
3 31 (6.16%) Retail
4 16 (3.18%) Games
4 16 (3.18%) Marketing
5 15 (2.98%) French Language
6 12 (2.39%) Legal
7 10 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.19%) Electronics
10 4 (0.80%) Automotive
11 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) International Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 121 (24.06%) Developer
2 82 (16.30%) Analyst
3 71 (14.12%) Tester
4 51 (10.14%) Software Engineer
5 47 (9.34%) QA Engineer
6 43 (8.55%) Junior
7 42 (8.35%) Test Analyst
8 39 (7.75%) Test Engineer
9 31 (6.16%) Software Developer
9 31 (6.16%) QA Tester
10 30 (5.96%) Test Manager
11 28 (5.57%) Graduate
12 24 (4.77%) Software Tester
12 24 (4.77%) Java Developer
13 21 (4.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 20 (3.98%) Automation Engineer
15 19 (3.78%) QA Automation Engineer
16 18 (3.58%) QA Analyst
17 17 (3.38%) QA Manager
17 17 (3.38%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.13%) HTML
2 52 (10.34%) XML
3 38 (7.55%) CSS
4 35 (6.96%) .NET
5 34 (6.76%) Web Services
6 30 (5.96%) Spring
7 24 (4.77%) HTML5
8 22 (4.37%) RESTful
9 18 (3.58%) JSON
10 16 (3.18%) WPF
11 15 (2.98%) GWT
11 15 (2.98%) SWT
11 15 (2.98%) Struts
12 13 (2.58%) SOAP
12 13 (2.58%) ASP.NET
12 13 (2.58%) jQuery
13 12 (2.39%) REST
13 12 (2.39%) MyBatis
14 11 (2.19%) CSS3
14 11 (2.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 93 (18.49%) Computer Science
2 40 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 38 (7.55%) Open Source
4 32 (6.36%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.78%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.78%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.19%) Mathematics
8 9 (1.79%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.79%) Clustering
9 8 (1.59%) Blog
10 5 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.80%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.80%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.60%) Firmware
12 3 (0.60%) DTV
12 3 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.40%) Xbox
13 2 (0.40%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.72%) Windows
2 44 (8.75%) Linux
3 40 (7.95%) UNIX
4 15 (2.98%) Android
4 15 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.78%) Windows CE
6 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.39%) CentOS
6 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.99%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.80%) AIX
10 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.40%) HPUX
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
11 2 (0.40%) SUSE
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (26.04%) Scrum
2 118 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (18.89%) Software Engineering
4 74 (14.71%) Automated Testing
5 73 (14.51%) Software Testing
6 60 (11.93%) Test Automation
7 56 (11.13%) Unit Testing
8 53 (10.54%) Waterfall
9 50 (9.94%) OO
10 47 (9.34%) Test Scripting
11 44 (8.75%) Test Strategy
12 34 (6.76%) Manual Testing
13 33 (6.56%) E-Commerce
14 30 (5.96%) Project Management
14 30 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (5.17%) Automation Testing
16 25 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (4.57%) TDD
17 23 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (4.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.04%) Java
2 132 (26.24%) SQL
3 75 (14.91%) C#
4 67 (13.32%) JavaScript
5 46 (9.15%) VB
6 35 (6.96%) Ruby
7 28 (5.57%) PHP
7 28 (5.57%) VBScript
8 26 (5.17%) C++
9 24 (4.77%) Perl
10 21 (4.17%) VBA
11 20 (3.98%) Python
12 13 (2.58%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.79%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.59%) C
15 7 (1.39%) Delphi
16 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.80%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 125 (24.85%) Degree
2 80 (15.90%) ISEB
3 29 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.77%) ISTQB
5 20 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.59%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.99%) MCSE
8 5 (0.99%) MCP
8 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.60%) CCA
9 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced 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)
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.58%) SLA
2 11 (2.19%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.39%) TickIT
4 2 (0.40%) WAI
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.99%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.79%) qmail
3 9 (1.79%) Squid
4 8 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.99%) NFS
5 5 (0.99%) XenApp
6 3 (0.60%) XenServer
6 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.19%) SCCM
2 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (0.80%) WMI
3 3 (0.60%) WSUS
3 3 (0.60%) SCOM
3 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.40%) Puppet
4 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.40%) Legato
Vendors
1 63 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.15%) Oracle
3 26 (5.17%) HP
4 19 (3.78%) JBoss
5 14 (2.78%) VMware
6 13 (2.58%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.19%) NetApp
8 9 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (1.59%) Cisco
9 8 (1.59%) SAP
9 8 (1.59%) Adobe
10 7 (1.39%) Telerik
11 6 (1.19%) NetSuite
11 6 (1.19%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.99%) Sybase
12 5 (0.99%) Cognos
12 5 (0.99%) Citrix
12 5 (0.99%) Informatica
13 4 (0.80%) Tableau
13 4 (0.80%) Dell
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Bath, Avon
Lovehoney
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum generous bonus, pension, gym membership & more
Posted: 26 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Required IT
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago