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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 206 191 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.28% 3.62% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.15% 31.83% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 164 147 117
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,100 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
540 600 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.59% 11.39% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 454 474 526
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +33 87 £31,500 -10.00% 11
Wiltshire -10 56 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Somerset +1 20 £36,500 -1.35% 5
Gloucestershire -19 14 £40,000 +36.75% 2
Devon -21 11 £33,750 +9.75% 2
Dorset -23 11 £52,500 +23.52% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 210 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.73%) Scrum
3 117 (26.06%) Java
4 114 (25.39%) SQL
5 112 (24.94%) Degree
6 91 (20.27%) Finance
7 88 (19.60%) Computer Science
8 75 (16.70%) Software Engineering
9 69 (15.37%) Software Testing
10 68 (15.14%) C#
10 68 (15.14%) ISEB
11 65 (14.48%) Windows
12 63 (14.03%) HTML
13 62 (13.81%) Microsoft
14 61 (13.59%) SQL Server
15 60 (13.36%) Automated Testing
16 59 (13.14%) Unit Testing
16 59 (13.14%) JavaScript
17 54 (12.03%) Selenium
18 49 (10.91%) MS Excel
19 45 (10.02%) XML
19 45 (10.02%) Test Automation
20 43 (9.58%) CSS
21 42 (9.35%) Oracle
21 42 (9.35%) Waterfall
21 42 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (8.91%) MS Office
23 39 (8.69%) OO
24 38 (8.46%) Test Strategy
25 36 (8.02%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 25 (5.57%) WebSphere
2 21 (4.68%) WebLogic
3 20 (4.45%) JBoss
4 18 (4.01%) IIS
5 8 (1.78%) Apache
6 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.34%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.89%) CMS
9 3 (0.67%) Node.js
9 3 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.45%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 49 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.91%) MS Office
3 17 (3.79%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.00%) MS Project
6 8 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.34%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.67%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.78%) GitHub
2 4 (0.89%) SaaS
3 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.24%) Internet
2 13 (2.90%) LAN
3 11 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.45%) LDAP
4 10 (2.23%) DNS
5 9 (2.00%) SAN
6 7 (1.56%) Intranet
7 5 (1.11%) DHCP
7 5 (1.11%) SMTP
7 5 (1.11%) SNMP
7 5 (1.11%) Firewall
8 4 (0.89%) WAN
8 4 (0.89%) VPN
8 4 (0.89%) NAS
8 4 (0.89%) Network Security
9 3 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.67%) FTP
9 3 (0.67%) HTTP
10 2 (0.45%) Wireless
10 2 (0.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.45%) DB2
7 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.00%) MySQL
8 6 (1.34%) DataStage
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.11%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.11%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.89%) Big Data
11 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 54 (12.03%) Selenium
2 27 (6.01%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (6.01%) Cucumber
3 26 (5.79%) Eclipse
4 25 (5.57%) JUnit
5 23 (5.12%) Visual Studio
6 18 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.79%) SoapUI
8 15 (3.34%) JBehave
8 15 (3.34%) Eclipse RCP
9 14 (3.12%) WebDriver
10 12 (2.67%) Git (software)
10 12 (2.67%) jMock
11 8 (1.78%) JMeter
11 8 (1.78%) TestNG
11 8 (1.78%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.78%) FitNesse
11 8 (1.78%) WATIR
12 7 (1.56%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 91 (20.27%) Finance
2 34 (7.57%) Banking
3 28 (6.24%) Retail
4 25 (5.57%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.56%) Marketing
5 16 (3.56%) Games
6 15 (3.34%) French Language
7 8 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.34%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.11%) Electronics
10 4 (0.89%) Legal
10 4 (0.89%) Advertising
11 3 (0.67%) Local Government
11 3 (0.67%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 2 (0.45%) International Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 113 (25.17%) Developer
2 64 (14.25%) Analyst
3 57 (12.69%) Tester
4 48 (10.69%) Software Engineer
5 41 (9.13%) Junior
6 40 (8.91%) QA Engineer
7 34 (7.57%) Test Analyst
8 32 (7.13%) Test Manager
9 31 (6.90%) Test Engineer
10 30 (6.68%) Graduate
11 26 (5.79%) Software Developer
12 24 (5.35%) QA Tester
13 23 (5.12%) Java Developer
13 23 (5.12%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 20 (4.45%) Senior Developer
14 20 (4.45%) Software Tester
15 17 (3.79%) QA Manager
15 17 (3.79%) Automation Engineer
16 16 (3.56%) QA Automation Engineer
16 16 (3.56%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.03%) HTML
2 45 (10.02%) XML
3 43 (9.58%) CSS
4 36 (8.02%) Web Services
5 35 (7.80%) .NET
6 32 (7.13%) Spring
7 21 (4.68%) RESTful
7 21 (4.68%) JSON
8 20 (4.45%) HTML5
9 16 (3.56%) SOAP
9 16 (3.56%) Struts
10 15 (3.34%) GWT
10 15 (3.34%) SWT
10 15 (3.34%) MyBatis
11 13 (2.90%) Middleware
12 12 (2.67%) REST
12 12 (2.67%) CSS3
12 12 (2.67%) jQuery
13 10 (2.23%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (19.60%) Computer Science
2 42 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.02%) Mobile App
4 25 (5.57%) Open Source
5 22 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.45%) N-Tier
7 15 (3.34%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.67%) User Experience
9 8 (1.78%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.78%) Blog
10 6 (1.34%) Clustering
11 5 (1.11%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.89%) NHS
12 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.67%) iPad
13 3 (0.67%) iPhone
13 3 (0.67%) Streaming Video
14 2 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.48%) Windows
2 35 (7.80%) UNIX
3 31 (6.90%) Linux
4 18 (4.01%) Android
5 16 (3.56%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.78%) Windows CE
8 8 (1.78%) Windows Phone
9 7 (1.56%) CentOS
9 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.89%) AIX
10 4 (0.89%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.45%) SUSE
12 2 (0.45%) HPUX
12 2 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.73%) Scrum
3 75 (16.70%) Software Engineering
4 69 (15.37%) Software Testing
5 60 (13.36%) Automated Testing
6 59 (13.14%) Unit Testing
7 45 (10.02%) Test Automation
8 42 (9.35%) Waterfall
9 39 (8.69%) OO
10 38 (8.46%) Test Strategy
11 34 (7.57%) Mentoring
12 31 (6.90%) Manual Testing
13 29 (6.46%) Test Scripting
14 27 (6.01%) E-Commerce
15 25 (5.57%) Project Management
15 25 (5.57%) TDD
16 24 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (5.35%) ITIL
17 23 (5.12%) BDD
18 22 (4.90%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (26.06%) Java
2 114 (25.39%) SQL
3 68 (15.14%) C#
4 59 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.68%) VB
6 23 (5.12%) C++
7 22 (4.90%) VBScript
8 21 (4.68%) PHP
9 20 (4.45%) Ruby
10 11 (2.45%) VBA
11 10 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.23%) Perl
12 9 (2.00%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.56%) Delphi
14 6 (1.34%) Python
15 5 (1.11%) C
15 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.11%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.89%) VB6
16 4 (0.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 112 (24.94%) Degree
2 68 (15.14%) ISEB
3 28 (6.24%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.35%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.11%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MCSE
10 2 (0.45%) MCP
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.45%) SCSA
10 2 (0.45%) RHCA
10 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) CRISC
11 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) CISSP
11 1 (0.22%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.56%) SLA
2 9 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.34%) TickIT
3 6 (1.34%) WAI
4 2 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (2.00%) Squid
1 9 (2.00%) qmail
1 9 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.11%) NFS
4 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.67%) Kerio MailServer
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.89%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.67%) Nagios
3 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.45%) Legato
3 2 (0.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 62 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.35%) Oracle
3 17 (3.79%) HP
4 13 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.67%) SAP
6 11 (2.45%) NetApp
6 11 (2.45%) Cisco
6 11 (2.45%) VMware
7 10 (2.23%) Adobe
8 7 (1.56%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.34%) Sybase
9 6 (1.34%) Informatica
9 6 (1.34%) Citrix
9 6 (1.34%) NetSuite
10 5 (1.11%) Sagent
11 4 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.89%) Cognos
11 4 (0.89%) Juniper
11 4 (0.89%) IBM
12 3 (0.67%) Facebook
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Barclays Corporate Bank
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Creation Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ADP
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 27 days holiday + Bank Holiday
Posted: 9 days ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 10 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago