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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 103 66 95
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 138 219 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.68% 3.83% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.05% 34.98% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 114 186 129
Median salary £41,250 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
475 626 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.24% 10.96% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 411 511 437
Median salary £43,750 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.79% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £64,800
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.02%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -18 50 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Wiltshire +29 27 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Devon -13 21 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Gloucestershire -26 18 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Dorset +6 9 £37,500 -13.29% 3
Somerset -25 9 £36,250 +3.57% 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 126 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.89%) SQL
3 58 (19.53%) Selenium
4 52 (17.51%) Degree
5 48 (16.16%) JavaScript
6 47 (15.82%) Software Testing
7 45 (15.15%) C#
7 45 (15.15%) .NET
8 43 (14.48%) HTML
8 43 (14.48%) Finance
9 42 (14.14%) ISEB
10 37 (12.46%) ISTQB
11 36 (12.12%) SDLC
12 35 (11.78%) Project Management
13 34 (11.45%) Java
13 34 (11.45%) Automated Testing
14 33 (11.11%) Test Scripting
15 31 (10.44%) JIRA
15 31 (10.44%) Windows
16 30 (10.10%) Microsoft
16 30 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (9.43%) Security Cleared
17 28 (9.43%) Regression Testing
17 28 (9.43%) Scrum
17 28 (9.43%) Mobile App
18 27 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (9.09%) Test Automation
19 26 (8.75%) Computer Science
19 26 (8.75%) PRINCE2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.69%) SAS
1 8 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.36%) Jupyter
3 5 (1.68%) CMS
3 5 (1.68%) Confluence
4 4 (1.35%) Apache
4 4 (1.35%) WordPress
5 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.01%) IIS
5 3 (1.01%) nginx
6 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.07%) MS Office
3 9 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.35%) MS Project
6 3 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.35%) Maximo
2 4 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.69%) SaaS
3 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.35%) Lucidchart
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.01%) IaaS
5 3 (1.01%) PaaS
5 3 (1.01%) Route 53
5 3 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.67%) Trello
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.03%) Firewall
1 9 (3.03%) Network Security
2 7 (2.36%) Internet
2 7 (2.36%) WEP
3 6 (2.02%) LAN
3 6 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.02%) WAN
4 4 (1.35%) ADSL
4 4 (1.35%) BGP
4 4 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (1.35%) DHCP
4 4 (1.35%) DNS
4 4 (1.35%) EIGRP
4 4 (1.35%) MPLS
4 4 (1.35%) OSPF
4 4 (1.35%) SNMP
4 4 (1.35%) TACACS
4 4 (1.35%) VLAN
4 4 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.38%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.37%) MySQL
5 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.36%) MariaDB
5 7 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.68%) GIS
6 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
8 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (19.53%) Selenium
2 31 (10.44%) JIRA
3 21 (7.07%) Cucumber
4 20 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (6.40%) Git (software)
5 19 (6.40%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.71%) WebDriver
7 11 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 11 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.03%) Bugzilla
9 7 (2.36%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.36%) StyleCop
10 6 (2.02%) Hudson
11 5 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.35%) Appium
12 4 (1.35%) Calabash
12 4 (1.35%) Capybara
12 4 (1.35%) Gatling
12 4 (1.35%) TestLink
General
1 43 (14.48%) Finance
2 25 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.05%) Marketing
3 15 (5.05%) Retail
4 13 (4.38%) Banking
5 11 (3.70%) Electronics
6 10 (3.37%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.68%) Back Office
8 5 (1.68%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.67%) Billing
9 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) French Language
9 2 (0.67%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 76 (25.59%) Analyst
2 42 (14.14%) Test Analyst
3 41 (13.80%) Developer
4 28 (9.43%) Test Engineer
5 24 (8.08%) Tester
6 23 (7.74%) Architect
7 20 (6.73%) QA Analyst
7 20 (6.73%) Software Analyst
8 18 (6.06%) .NET Developer
9 17 (5.72%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.72%) Software Tester
10 16 (5.39%) Software Test Analyst
11 15 (5.05%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.71%) QA Test Analyst
13 13 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (4.38%) QA Tester
13 13 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (4.38%) Test Manager
14 12 (4.04%) QA Engineer
15 11 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.15%) .NET
2 43 (14.48%) HTML
3 25 (8.42%) CSS
3 25 (8.42%) XML
4 24 (8.08%) Web Services
5 22 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 19 (6.40%) AngularJS
7 16 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (5.05%) WCF
9 14 (4.71%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (4.71%) HTML5
10 12 (4.04%) REST
11 10 (3.37%) JSON
11 10 (3.37%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (3.37%) Node.js
12 9 (3.03%) jQuery
13 7 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (2.36%) Pandas
13 7 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 27 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 26 (8.75%) User Experience
4 17 (5.72%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.37%) CESG
5 10 (3.37%) Digital Media
6 9 (3.03%) Cryptography
7 7 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.35%) Blog
9 4 (1.35%) Handset
9 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.01%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.01%) SCORM
10 3 (1.01%) VLE
11 2 (0.67%) iPad
11 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.44%) Windows
2 20 (6.73%) Linux
3 9 (3.03%) Android
4 6 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.35%) Debian
6 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.35%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.01%) Unix
7 3 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (15.82%) Software Testing
3 36 (12.12%) SDLC
4 35 (11.78%) Project Management
5 34 (11.45%) Automated Testing
6 33 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 30 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (9.43%) Regression Testing
8 28 (9.43%) Scrum
9 27 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 26 (8.75%) PRINCE2
11 25 (8.42%) MVC
12 24 (8.08%) ITIL
13 23 (7.74%) Business Analysis
13 23 (7.74%) Manual Testing
14 21 (7.07%) Automation Testing
14 21 (7.07%) BDD
14 21 (7.07%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (21.89%) SQL
2 48 (16.16%) JavaScript
3 45 (15.15%) C#
4 34 (11.45%) Java
5 26 (8.75%) Python
6 17 (5.72%) C
7 14 (4.71%) C++
8 11 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.69%) Ruby
9 8 (2.69%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.36%) MATLAB
11 6 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.02%) Perl
11 6 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.35%) PHP
13 4 (1.35%) R
14 3 (1.01%) Groovy
15 1 (0.34%) PHP 5
15 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (17.51%) Degree
2 42 (14.14%) ISEB
3 37 (12.46%) ISTQB
4 28 (9.43%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.74%) DV Cleared
6 18 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (3.37%) CEH
8 10 (3.37%) CISA
8 10 (3.37%) CISM
8 10 (3.37%) CISSP
8 10 (3.37%) GIAC
8 10 (3.37%) SANS
9 2 (0.67%) MCP
9 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.03%) Puppet
3 3 (1.01%) Graylog
3 3 (1.01%) Kibana
3 3 (1.01%) logstash
3 3 (1.01%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.34%) Salt
4 1 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.71%) HP
2 14 (4.71%) Oracle
3 9 (3.03%) SAP
4 7 (2.36%) Apple
4 7 (2.36%) Cisco
4 7 (2.36%) Sencha
5 6 (2.02%) Adobe
5 6 (2.02%) hybris
6 5 (1.68%) SOASTA, Inc
7 4 (1.35%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.35%) New Relic
8 3 (1.01%) ATG
9 2 (0.67%) VMware
9 2 (0.67%) Zend
10 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.34%) Huawei
10 1 (0.34%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Excellent Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 4 days ago
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Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competative Salary + Benefits
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Salary: From £26,556 to £30,480 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
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