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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South West
Rank 96 68 86
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 147 229 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.01% 4.10% 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.37% 38.42% 34.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120 178 131
Median salary £42,750 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.22% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
484 596 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.91% 10.66% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 410 481 407
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -31 48 £43,750 +2.94% 13
Wiltshire +40 31 £40,000 +10.34% 8
Gloucestershire -9 24 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Devon -1 19 £32,500 -21.21% 2
Dorset -3 14 £41,500 -7.77% 5
Somerset -25 5 £42,500 +30.76% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 136 (48.92%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (22.66%) SQL
3 60 (21.58%) Selenium
4 57 (20.50%) Finance
5 50 (17.99%) Software Testing
6 48 (17.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 48 (17.27%) C#
7 47 (16.91%) ISEB
7 47 (16.91%) ISTQB
8 43 (15.47%) Degree
9 40 (14.39%) .NET
10 38 (13.67%) JavaScript
11 36 (12.95%) HTML
11 36 (12.95%) Project Management
11 36 (12.95%) Mobile App
12 34 (12.23%) Java
12 34 (12.23%) Regression Testing
13 33 (11.87%) SDLC
14 32 (11.51%) Scrum
15 31 (11.15%) JIRA
15 31 (11.15%) Automated Testing
15 31 (11.15%) Test Scripting
15 31 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (10.43%) BDD
16 29 (10.43%) Business Analysis
17 28 (10.07%) Windows
18 27 (9.71%) MVC
19 26 (9.35%) PRINCE2
19 26 (9.35%) TDD
20 25 (8.99%) Telecoms

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 (2.88%) SAS
2 7 (2.52%) Jupyter
2 7 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.80%) CMS
4 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.72%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) Drupal
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.40%) MS Office
3 10 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.44%) MS Project
6 3 (1.08%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Maximo
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.88%) SaaS
3 7 (2.52%) Lucidchart
4 4 (1.44%) IaaS
4 4 (1.44%) PaaS
5 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.36%) GitHub
6 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.24%) Network Security
2 8 (2.88%) Internet
3 7 (2.52%) Firewall
3 7 (2.52%) WEP
4 4 (1.44%) LAN
4 4 (1.44%) WAN
5 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.72%) BGP
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.72%) DNS
6 2 (0.72%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.72%) Intranet
6 2 (0.72%) MPLS
6 2 (0.72%) OSPF
6 2 (0.72%) SAN
6 2 (0.72%) SNMP
6 2 (0.72%) TACACS
6 2 (0.72%) VLAN
6 2 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.32%) RDBMS
2 12 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.96%) MySQL
4 8 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.16%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
8 3 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.72%) GIS
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.36%) Essbase
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 60 (21.58%) Selenium
2 31 (11.15%) JIRA
3 23 (8.27%) Cucumber
4 18 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 16 (5.76%) WebDriver
6 15 (5.40%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (4.32%) Appium
8 12 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (4.32%) Calabash
9 11 (3.96%) Gatling
9 11 (3.96%) The Grinder
10 9 (3.24%) Bugzilla
11 8 (2.88%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.88%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.52%) NUnit
12 7 (2.52%) StyleCop
13 5 (1.80%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.08%) Hudson
14 3 (1.08%) MSTest
General
1 57 (20.50%) Finance
2 25 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.91%) Marketing
4 18 (6.47%) Retail
5 17 (6.12%) Banking
6 12 (4.32%) Electronics
7 10 (3.60%) Aerospace
7 10 (3.60%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.80%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.44%) Legal
10 3 (1.08%) Back Office
10 3 (1.08%) Billing
10 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.72%) Advertising
11 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.72%) Games
11 2 (0.72%) Law
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 74 (26.62%) Analyst
2 42 (15.11%) Test Analyst
3 34 (12.23%) Developer
4 24 (8.63%) Architect
4 24 (8.63%) QA Analyst
5 23 (8.27%) Software Analyst
6 22 (7.91%) Test Engineer
7 20 (7.19%) Test Manager
8 18 (6.47%) .NET Developer
8 18 (6.47%) Business Analyst
9 17 (6.12%) Software Test Analyst
10 15 (5.40%) Tester
11 14 (5.04%) C# Developer
12 13 (4.68%) Project Manager
12 13 (4.68%) QA Test Analyst
12 13 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (4.32%) Development Manager
14 11 (3.96%) QA Engineer
15 10 (3.60%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.39%) .NET
2 36 (12.95%) HTML
3 24 (8.63%) ASP.NET
4 22 (7.91%) CSS
4 22 (7.91%) XML
5 21 (7.55%) Web Services
6 18 (6.47%) AngularJS
6 18 (6.47%) WCF
7 17 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (5.76%) HTML5
9 13 (4.68%) .NET Framework
10 12 (4.32%) REST
11 11 (3.96%) SOAP
12 10 (3.60%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (3.24%) jQuery
13 9 (3.24%) JSON
14 7 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 7 (2.52%) Node.js
14 7 (2.52%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.95%) Mobile App
2 24 (8.63%) User Experience
3 23 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.55%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.68%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.60%) CESG
7 9 (3.24%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.88%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.16%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.08%) Learning Management System
12 3 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.08%) SCORM
12 3 (1.08%) VLE
13 2 (0.72%) Digital TV
13 2 (0.72%) Handset
13 2 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.07%) Windows
2 19 (6.83%) Linux
3 6 (2.16%) Android
3 6 (2.16%) Debian
3 6 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.16%) Ubuntu
3 6 (2.16%) Unix
4 4 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (48.92%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (17.99%) Software Testing
3 48 (17.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (12.95%) Project Management
5 34 (12.23%) Regression Testing
6 33 (11.87%) SDLC
7 32 (11.51%) Scrum
8 31 (11.15%) Automated Testing
8 31 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (11.15%) Test Scripting
9 29 (10.43%) BDD
9 29 (10.43%) Business Analysis
10 27 (9.71%) MVC
11 26 (9.35%) PRINCE2
11 26 (9.35%) TDD
12 24 (8.63%) Test Automation
13 23 (8.27%) Functional Testing
14 22 (7.91%) ITIL
15 21 (7.55%) Automation Testing
16 20 (7.19%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (22.66%) SQL
2 48 (17.27%) C#
3 38 (13.67%) JavaScript
4 34 (12.23%) Java
5 17 (6.12%) Python
6 13 (4.68%) C
6 13 (4.68%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.24%) C++
8 7 (2.52%) MATLAB
8 7 (2.52%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.80%) Perl
11 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.44%) R
11 4 (1.44%) Ruby
12 3 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.36%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.36%) Progress 4GL
14 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (16.91%) ISEB
1 47 (16.91%) ISTQB
2 43 (15.47%) Degree
3 23 (8.27%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.76%) DV Cleared
6 15 (5.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (3.60%) CEH
7 10 (3.60%) CISA
7 10 (3.60%) CISM
7 10 (3.60%) CISSP
7 10 (3.60%) GIAC
7 10 (3.60%) SANS
8 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.72%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.36%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.52%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.08%) NDS
1 3 (1.08%) NetIQ eDirectory
1 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.72%) Xen
2 2 (0.72%) XenApp
2 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) Salt
4 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.68%) Oracle
3 11 (3.96%) SAP
4 10 (3.60%) HP
5 8 (2.88%) Adobe
5 8 (2.88%) hybris
6 7 (2.52%) Apple
6 7 (2.52%) Sencha
7 6 (2.16%) SOASTA, Inc
8 4 (1.44%) Cisco
9 3 (1.08%) ATG
9 3 (1.08%) VMware
10 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.72%) Citrix
11 1 (0.36%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.36%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.36%) Nokia
11 1 (0.36%) Progress
11 1 (0.36%) Siebel
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses and Flexi-Time)
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £100,000 to £110,000 per annum plus excellent incentives
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £82,500
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £82,500
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 (Plus Excellent package)
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
TechNet IT Recruitment (Permanent)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mego Employment Limited
Posted: 6 days ago