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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 75 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -41
Permanent jobs citing QA 212 181 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.63% 3.55% 6.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.26% 30.57% 53.13%
Number of salaries quoted 169 169 319
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £26,200 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
540 592 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.25% 11.63% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 427 487 578
Average salary £38,000 £37,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +12 121 £38,000 +1.33% 20
Wiltshire +9 30 £42,500 +30.76% 16
Somerset +16 22 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Gloucestershire -25 17 £34,750 +12.09% 12
Dorset -35 10 £38,750 +19.23% 3
Devon 0 6 £42,300 +34.28% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 158 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (28.97%) Degree
3 92 (23.59%) Finance
4 89 (22.82%) SQL
5 82 (21.03%) Java
6 77 (19.74%) ISEB
7 72 (18.46%) Scrum
8 67 (17.18%) Software Engineering
9 60 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 55 (14.10%) C#
10 55 (14.10%) Windows
11 53 (13.59%) JavaScript
12 52 (13.33%) Computer Science
12 52 (13.33%) Software Testing
13 49 (12.56%) HTML
13 49 (12.56%) .NET
14 48 (12.31%) Banking
15 47 (12.05%) Automated Testing
15 47 (12.05%) ISTQB
15 47 (12.05%) Microsoft
16 44 (11.28%) Test Automation
17 43 (11.03%) ITIL
18 41 (10.51%) Unit Testing
19 40 (10.26%) Retail
19 40 (10.26%) MS Excel
20 38 (9.74%) Open Source
21 37 (9.49%) Change Management
22 35 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (8.46%) Manual Testing
23 33 (8.46%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (3.59%) JBoss
1 14 (3.59%) WebLogic
2 12 (3.08%) CMS
2 12 (3.08%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.56%) Apache
4 8 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.79%) Alfresco
6 6 (1.54%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.28%) Node.js
8 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.51%) IIS
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.26%) Drupal
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 40 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.69%) MS Office
3 5 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.77%) RoboHelp
5 3 (0.77%) XMetaL
5 3 (0.77%) MS Project
5 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) InDesign
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.59%) Firewall
2 10 (2.56%) LDAP
3 9 (2.31%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.31%) HTTP
3 9 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.79%) Internet
5 6 (1.54%) Network Security
5 6 (1.54%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.54%) SNMP
5 6 (1.54%) SMTP
6 5 (1.28%) IMAP
7 4 (1.03%) DHCP
7 4 (1.03%) VPN
7 4 (1.03%) DNS
8 3 (0.77%) Wireless
9 2 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.51%) SAN
9 2 (0.51%) FTP
9 2 (0.51%) ADSL
9 2 (0.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.59%) MySQL
5 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.56%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.05%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.77%) Big Data
11 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.51%) DataStage
12 2 (0.51%) OLTP
12 2 (0.51%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.51%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 32 (8.21%) Selenium
2 18 (4.62%) Eclipse
2 18 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 12 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 12 (3.08%) Subversion
5 12 (3.08%) JIRA
6 11 (2.82%) JUnit
6 11 (2.82%) SoapUI
6 11 (2.82%) Eclipse RCP
7 5 (1.28%) Calabash
7 5 (1.28%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.03%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.77%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.77%) JBehave
9 3 (0.77%) Hudson
9 3 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 92 (23.59%) Finance
2 48 (12.31%) Banking
3 40 (10.26%) Retail
4 23 (5.90%) Aerospace
5 15 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.08%) Legal
7 11 (2.82%) French Language
8 8 (2.05%) Military
8 8 (2.05%) Law
9 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.54%) Marketing
10 4 (1.03%) Private Banking
10 4 (1.03%) Games
10 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.03%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.77%) Advertising
11 3 (0.77%) Automotive
11 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
12 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 77 (19.74%) Analyst
2 70 (17.95%) Developer
3 54 (13.85%) Test Analyst
4 47 (12.05%) Test Manager
5 41 (10.51%) Software Engineer
6 37 (9.49%) Test Engineer
7 28 (7.18%) QA Engineer
8 26 (6.67%) Tester
9 23 (5.90%) Service Manager
10 21 (5.38%) QA Manager
11 18 (4.62%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.36%) Graduate
12 17 (4.36%) Junior
13 16 (4.10%) Test Leader
14 15 (3.85%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 14 (3.59%) Service Transition Manager
15 14 (3.59%) Senior Developer
15 14 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (3.59%) Transition Manager
16 13 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.56%) HTML
1 49 (12.56%) .NET
2 32 (8.21%) CSS
3 24 (6.15%) Web Services
4 22 (5.64%) XML
5 21 (5.38%) Middleware
6 16 (4.10%) Spring
7 13 (3.33%) Struts
8 12 (3.08%) RESTful
9 11 (2.82%) GWT
9 11 (2.82%) SWT
9 11 (2.82%) MyBatis
10 10 (2.56%) HTML5
10 10 (2.56%) JSON
11 8 (2.05%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.79%) XSD
13 6 (1.54%) SOAP
14 5 (1.28%) Backbone.js
15 4 (1.03%) CSS3
15 4 (1.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 38 (9.74%) Open Source
3 35 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.90%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.59%) User Experience
6 13 (3.33%) Xbox
6 13 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.31%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.05%) iPhone
8 8 (2.05%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.54%) Wiki
9 6 (1.54%) iPad
10 5 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.77%) Replication
11 3 (0.77%) CMDB
11 3 (0.77%) NHS
11 3 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.10%) Windows
2 30 (7.69%) Linux
3 26 (6.67%) UNIX
4 21 (5.38%) Android
5 18 (4.62%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.05%) Solaris
6 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.79%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.54%) Windows Phone
9 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.77%) CentOS
12 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (18.46%) Scrum
3 67 (17.18%) Software Engineering
4 52 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 47 (12.05%) Automated Testing
6 44 (11.28%) Test Automation
7 43 (11.03%) ITIL
8 41 (10.51%) Unit Testing
9 37 (9.49%) Change Management
10 33 (8.46%) TDD
10 33 (8.46%) Manual Testing
11 32 (8.21%) Test Scripting
11 32 (8.21%) Project Management
12 31 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (6.67%) Test Strategy
14 25 (6.41%) OO
15 23 (5.90%) PRINCE2
15 23 (5.90%) Configuration Management
16 22 (5.64%) Release Management
17 21 (5.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (22.82%) SQL
2 82 (21.03%) Java
3 55 (14.10%) C#
4 53 (13.59%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.36%) C
6 16 (4.10%) Python
7 14 (3.59%) VBScript
8 13 (3.33%) Perl
8 13 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.08%) C++
10 10 (2.56%) PHP
11 8 (2.05%) Ruby
12 7 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.54%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.54%) VB
14 5 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 113 (28.97%) Degree
2 77 (19.74%) ISEB
3 47 (12.05%) ISTQB
4 27 (6.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (5.64%) Security Cleared
6 19 (4.87%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.79%) VCP4
9 5 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.26%) CISSP
13 1 (0.26%) MCP
13 1 (0.26%) HND
13 1 (0.26%) CISM
13 1 (0.26%) GCIA
13 1 (0.26%) GSEC
13 1 (0.26%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.54%) SLA
2 4 (1.03%) WAI
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.54%) qmail
3 2 (0.51%) Kerio MailServer
3 2 (0.51%) UAG
3 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.05%) Nagios
2 6 (1.54%) Zenoss
2 6 (1.54%) yum
2 6 (1.54%) Puppet
2 6 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.51%) SCCM
3 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 47 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.21%) Oracle
3 15 (3.85%) Facebook
4 14 (3.59%) ForgeRock
4 14 (3.59%) Business Objects
5 13 (3.33%) Google
6 8 (2.05%) Sagent
6 8 (2.05%) Cisco
6 8 (2.05%) Citrix
7 7 (1.79%) SAP
8 6 (1.54%) HP
9 5 (1.28%) Juniper
10 4 (1.03%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.03%) Apple
10 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.77%) Adobe
12 2 (0.51%) Informatica
12 2 (0.51%) Dell
12 2 (0.51%) Avaya
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £55000 - £59000 per annum + personal bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Capita
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Salary: From £35,018 to £43,645 per annum dependent upon experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 23 days ago