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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 59 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 239 254 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.99% 4.17% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.78% 40.90% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 192 195 141
Average salary £37,750 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
586 621 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.77% 10.19% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 482 480 489
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,200 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -22 94 £37,500 - 23
Gloucestershire -11 36 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Dorset +11 35 £57,500 +64.28% 8
Wiltshire -9 33 £38,000 +4.82% 3
Devon +6 26 £30,000 -15.19% 6
Somerset +16 12 £40,000 +37.93% 1
Cornwall - 2 £36,250 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 190 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (31.54%) Java
3 128 (28.64%) SQL
4 117 (26.17%) Finance
5 111 (24.83%) Degree
6 101 (22.60%) Test Automation
7 77 (17.23%) Software Engineering
8 75 (16.78%) Oracle
9 68 (15.21%) C#
10 63 (14.09%) ISEB
11 61 (13.65%) JavaScript
11 61 (13.65%) Windows
12 59 (13.20%) Microsoft
13 57 (12.75%) SQL Server
14 55 (12.30%) .NET
14 55 (12.30%) Scrum
15 53 (11.86%) XML
16 52 (11.63%) OO
16 52 (11.63%) HTML
16 52 (11.63%) Banking
17 51 (11.41%) Test Scripting
18 48 (10.74%) Automated Testing
18 48 (10.74%) Open Source
19 47 (10.51%) Selenium
20 45 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
21 43 (9.62%) ISTQB
22 42 (9.40%) Software Testing
22 42 (9.40%) Middleware
23 40 (8.95%) Data Management
23 40 (8.95%) Mentoring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 23 (5.15%) WebLogic
2 15 (3.36%) JBoss
2 15 (3.36%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.34%) ArcGIS
4 4 (0.89%) IIS
5 3 (0.67%) Apache
5 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.67%) CMS
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.45%) Liferay
6 2 (0.45%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.45%) Node.js
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.22%) WordPress
7 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.04%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.45%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.45%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 26 (5.82%) Temenos T24
1 26 (5.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (1.57%) Summit
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.67%) SaaS
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.13%) Internet
2 8 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.67%) Firewall
3 3 (0.67%) Wireless
3 3 (0.67%) LDAP
3 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.67%) HTTP
4 2 (0.45%) ADSL
4 2 (0.45%) Broadband
4 2 (0.45%) LAN
4 2 (0.45%) VoIP
4 2 (0.45%) WAN
4 2 (0.45%) DHCP
4 2 (0.45%) IMAP
4 2 (0.45%) VPN
4 2 (0.45%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.22%) NAS
5 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.16%) Relational Database
3 29 (6.49%) OLTP
4 21 (4.70%) MySQL
5 15 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.79%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.57%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (1.34%) SQLite
11 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.67%) TKPROF
13 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (10.51%) Selenium
2 17 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.36%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.36%) JIRA
4 14 (3.13%) JUnit
4 14 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 14 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.91%) Eclipse RCP
5 13 (2.91%) HP UFT
5 13 (2.91%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.79%) Xcode
7 7 (1.57%) JMeter
8 6 (1.34%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.34%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (1.12%) Subversion
9 5 (1.12%) TestDirector
10 4 (0.89%) Calabash
10 4 (0.89%) JBehave
10 4 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 117 (26.17%) Finance
2 52 (11.63%) Banking
3 30 (6.71%) Financial Institution
4 17 (3.80%) Law
5 15 (3.36%) Retail
6 11 (2.46%) Legal
7 10 (2.24%) Marketing
8 8 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.57%) Military
9 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.34%) French Language
11 5 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.12%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.89%) Electronics
13 3 (0.67%) Automotive
13 3 (0.67%) Billing
14 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.45%) Front Office
14 2 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (24.61%) Analyst
2 85 (19.02%) Test Analyst
3 77 (17.23%) Developer
4 65 (14.54%) Test Engineer
5 50 (11.19%) QA Engineer
6 45 (10.07%) Tester
7 37 (8.28%) Software Engineer
8 36 (8.05%) Test Manager
9 24 (5.37%) QA Analyst
10 23 (5.15%) Architect
11 18 (4.03%) Software Tester
12 17 (3.80%) Test Leader
13 16 (3.58%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.36%) Junior
14 15 (3.36%) Java Developer
15 14 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (3.13%) QA Tester
16 13 (2.91%) Graduate
17 12 (2.68%) Project Manager
17 12 (2.68%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (12.30%) .NET
2 53 (11.86%) XML
3 52 (11.63%) HTML
4 42 (9.40%) Middleware
5 29 (6.49%) Web Services
6 25 (5.59%) CSS
7 18 (4.03%) Spring
8 17 (3.80%) jQuery
9 15 (3.36%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.91%) SOAP
10 13 (2.91%) Struts
10 13 (2.91%) SWT
10 13 (2.91%) GWT
11 11 (2.46%) RESTful
12 10 (2.24%) REST
13 8 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.79%) iOS SDK
13 8 (1.79%) J2EE
14 7 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.50%) Computer Science
2 37 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.80%) User Experience
5 16 (3.58%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.36%) Xbox
7 11 (2.46%) iPhone
8 9 (2.01%) iPad
9 8 (1.79%) Statistics
10 7 (1.57%) GIS
11 6 (1.34%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.34%) Photography
11 6 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (1.34%) Social Media
11 6 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.89%) Replication
12 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.67%) W3C
13 3 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.65%) Windows
2 38 (8.50%) Linux
3 32 (7.16%) UNIX
4 24 (5.37%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.91%) Android
6 7 (1.57%) Solaris
7 4 (0.89%) CentOS
7 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (22.60%) Test Automation
3 77 (17.23%) Software Engineering
4 55 (12.30%) Scrum
5 52 (11.63%) OO
6 51 (11.41%) Test Scripting
7 48 (10.74%) Open Source
7 48 (10.74%) Automated Testing
8 45 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 42 (9.40%) Software Testing
10 40 (8.95%) Data Management
10 40 (8.95%) Mentoring
11 38 (8.50%) Manual Testing
12 36 (8.05%) Product Management
13 35 (7.83%) Configuration Management
14 34 (7.61%) TDD
15 33 (7.38%) Line Management
16 31 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
17 30 (6.71%) Project Management
18 29 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (31.54%) Java
2 128 (28.64%) SQL
3 68 (15.21%) C#
4 61 (13.65%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.71%) C
6 24 (5.37%) C++
7 19 (4.25%) Python
8 17 (3.80%) VBScript
8 17 (3.80%) Ruby
9 16 (3.58%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.13%) Objective-C
11 12 (2.68%) PHP
12 10 (2.24%) VB
13 9 (2.01%) Perl
14 8 (1.79%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.67%) Tcl
16 3 (0.67%) XPath
16 3 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 111 (24.83%) Degree
2 63 (14.09%) ISEB
3 43 (9.62%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.82%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.70%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.22%) SCSA
12 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.22%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.34%) ISO 9001
1 6 (1.34%) SLA
2 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.45%) GAMP
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.89%) Docker
3 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.45%) UAG
5 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.67%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 75 (16.78%) Oracle
2 59 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.71%) Google
4 26 (5.82%) Green Hat
5 24 (5.37%) Facebook
5 24 (5.37%) ForgeRock
6 22 (4.92%) IBM
7 9 (2.01%) Apple
7 9 (2.01%) VMware
8 8 (1.79%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.57%) Sagent
10 6 (1.34%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (1.34%) Volantis
10 6 (1.34%) Sencha
10 6 (1.34%) Appcelerator
10 6 (1.34%) Netbiscuits
10 6 (1.34%) Kony
10 6 (1.34%) ESRI
11 5 (1.12%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.67%) Cisco
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Creditcall
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Zone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago