The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 79 91
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 242 168 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.95% 3.20% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 28.87% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 197 140 135
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 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
605 582 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.88% 11.09% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 479 493 498
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +17 98 £35,000 -2.77% 11
Wiltshire +6 51 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Gloucestershire +26 41 £35,000 +22.80% 8
Dorset -6 26 £36,000 -15.29% 5
Devon -16 13 £31,625 -6.98% 4
Somerset -19 10 £29,000 -22.66% 9
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 146 (29.44%) Java
2 127 (25.60%) SQL
3 126 (25.40%) Degree
4 120 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (20.36%) Software Engineering
5 101 (20.36%) Scrum
6 90 (18.15%) Finance
6 90 (18.15%) Computer Science
7 79 (15.93%) Automated Testing
8 78 (15.73%) C#
9 73 (14.72%) ISEB
10 68 (13.71%) JavaScript
11 66 (13.31%) Windows
12 65 (13.10%) Selenium
13 64 (12.90%) Software Testing
14 59 (11.90%) OO
15 58 (11.69%) Test Automation
16 56 (11.29%) XML
16 56 (11.29%) Unit Testing
17 55 (11.09%) Test Scripting
17 55 (11.09%) Microsoft
18 54 (10.89%) HTML
18 54 (10.89%) VB
19 53 (10.69%) Linux
20 49 (9.88%) Waterfall
21 47 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
21 47 (9.48%) MS Excel
22 43 (8.67%) Oracle
23 41 (8.27%) SQL Server
23 41 (8.27%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (4.44%) IIS
1 22 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 18 (3.63%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.01%) Apache
6 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.40%) WordPress
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.66%) MS Office
3 10 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.81%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.61%) MS Project
5 8 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.61%) SaaS
2 4 (0.81%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.65%) Internet
2 16 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.23%) LAN
3 15 (3.02%) HTTP
4 13 (2.62%) LDAP
5 12 (2.42%) DNS
6 8 (1.61%) SNMP
7 6 (1.21%) VoIP
7 6 (1.21%) DHCP
7 6 (1.21%) PBX
8 5 (1.01%) SMS
8 5 (1.01%) SMTP
8 5 (1.01%) SAN
8 5 (1.01%) Intranet
9 4 (0.81%) CTI
9 4 (0.81%) WAN
10 3 (0.60%) VPN
10 3 (0.60%) X.509
10 3 (0.60%) Wireless
11 2 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.03%) MySQL
3 15 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.62%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.62%) Big Data
5 11 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.61%) DB2
7 8 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.01%) DataStage
9 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.81%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.81%) QlikView
11 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.60%) Adabas
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (13.10%) Selenium
2 47 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (5.65%) Cucumber
4 26 (5.24%) JUnit
5 25 (5.04%) Visual Studio
6 24 (4.84%) Eclipse
7 22 (4.44%) SoapUI
8 20 (4.03%) JBehave
8 20 (4.03%) FitNesse
9 16 (3.23%) JMeter
9 16 (3.23%) Eclipse RCP
10 14 (2.82%) LoadRunner
11 13 (2.62%) jMock
12 9 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.81%) Ranorex
13 8 (1.61%) Jenkins
13 8 (1.61%) Axure RP
14 7 (1.41%) Maven
15 6 (1.21%) TestNG
15 6 (1.21%) WATIR
General
1 90 (18.15%) Finance
2 34 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.25%) Banking
4 21 (4.23%) Retail
5 16 (3.23%) French Language
6 13 (2.62%) Marketing
7 11 (2.22%) Legal
8 10 (2.02%) Games
9 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.81%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.21%) Electronics
11 5 (1.01%) Automotive
12 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (26.61%) Developer
2 94 (18.95%) Analyst
3 71 (14.31%) Tester
4 57 (11.49%) Test Analyst
5 50 (10.08%) Software Engineer
6 47 (9.48%) QA Engineer
7 43 (8.67%) Test Engineer
8 40 (8.06%) Software Developer
9 37 (7.46%) Junior
10 34 (6.85%) QA Tester
11 26 (5.24%) QA Analyst
12 25 (5.04%) Graduate
13 23 (4.64%) Software Tester
14 22 (4.44%) Java Developer
15 20 (4.03%) QA Automation Engineer
15 20 (4.03%) Automation Engineer
16 18 (3.63%) QA Test Analyst
17 17 (3.43%) Java Software Engineer
17 17 (3.43%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 16 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.29%) XML
2 54 (10.89%) HTML
3 32 (6.45%) Web Services
4 31 (6.25%) .NET
5 30 (6.05%) CSS
6 26 (5.24%) HTML5
7 25 (5.04%) Spring
8 21 (4.23%) RESTful
9 18 (3.63%) JSON
10 16 (3.23%) SWT
10 16 (3.23%) GWT
10 16 (3.23%) Struts
11 15 (3.02%) Middleware
11 15 (3.02%) WPF
12 14 (2.82%) jQuery
13 13 (2.62%) SOAP
14 12 (2.42%) ASP.NET
14 12 (2.42%) CSS3
15 11 (2.22%) REST
16 10 (2.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 90 (18.15%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.85%) Mobile App
3 33 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 30 (6.05%) Open Source
5 15 (3.02%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 11 (2.22%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.41%) Clustering
8 6 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.81%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.81%) E-Learning
10 4 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.60%) Firmware
12 2 (0.40%) W3C
12 2 (0.40%) DTV
12 2 (0.40%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.31%) Windows
2 53 (10.69%) Linux
3 39 (7.86%) UNIX
4 19 (3.83%) Windows CE
5 14 (2.82%) Android
5 14 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.01%) CentOS
7 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.81%) AIX
8 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.60%) HPUX
9 3 (0.60%) Solaris
9 3 (0.60%) SUSE
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (20.36%) Scrum
2 101 (20.36%) Software Engineering
3 79 (15.93%) Automated Testing
4 64 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 59 (11.90%) OO
6 58 (11.69%) Test Automation
7 56 (11.29%) Unit Testing
8 55 (11.09%) Test Scripting
9 49 (9.88%) Waterfall
10 41 (8.27%) Test Strategy
11 38 (7.66%) Project Management
12 35 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (7.06%) Manual Testing
13 26 (5.24%) Automation Testing
13 26 (5.24%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.04%) OOP
14 25 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (4.44%) System Testing
16 21 (4.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 146 (29.44%) Java
2 127 (25.60%) SQL
3 78 (15.73%) C#
4 68 (13.71%) JavaScript
5 54 (10.89%) VB
6 38 (7.66%) PHP
7 36 (7.26%) C++
8 31 (6.25%) VBScript
9 30 (6.05%) Ruby
10 28 (5.65%) Perl
11 26 (5.24%) Python
12 24 (4.84%) VBA
13 17 (3.43%) Bash Shell
14 10 (2.02%) C
14 10 (2.02%) Delphi
15 9 (1.81%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.21%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.21%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 126 (25.40%) Degree
2 73 (14.72%) ISEB
3 24 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.83%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.02%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.60%) SCSA
10 3 (0.60%) RHCA
10 3 (0.60%) CCA
10 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.60%) MCP
10 3 (0.60%) MCSE
11 2 (0.40%) HND
11 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.82%) SLA
2 10 (2.02%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.41%) TickIT
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (2.02%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.81%) qmail
2 9 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.81%) Squid
3 8 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.01%) NFS
5 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.60%) XenApp
5 3 (0.60%) XenServer
5 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.21%) SCCM
1 6 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.81%) WMI
2 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.60%) WSUS
3 3 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.60%) SCOM
3 3 (0.60%) Puppet
3 3 (0.60%) Legato
3 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 55 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.67%) Oracle
3 39 (7.86%) HP
4 19 (3.83%) JBoss
5 12 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.02%) VMware
7 9 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (1.61%) NetApp
8 8 (1.61%) Adobe
9 7 (1.41%) SAP
9 7 (1.41%) Telerik
10 6 (1.21%) NetSuite
10 6 (1.21%) Cisco
11 5 (1.01%) IBM
11 5 (1.01%) Cognos
11 5 (1.01%) Informatica
12 4 (0.81%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.81%) Dell
12 4 (0.81%) Tableau
13 3 (0.60%) Facebook
South West
Shell
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West
Shell
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £37,935 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Somerset
The UK Hydrographic Office
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago