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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 107 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 164 245 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.90% 4.20% 3.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.13% 34.70% 37.28%
Number of salaries quoted 150 190 184
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £27,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
583 706 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.30% 12.10% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 474 590 502
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,325 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,650 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -9 46 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Somerset +19 35 £36,000 -15.29% 6
Wiltshire +5 25 £35,000 -24.53% 6
Gloucestershire -36 25 £39,250 -7.64% 2
Dorset -15 14 £37,500 +3.44%
Devon -22 14 £42,500 +41.66% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 145 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (21.57%) SQL
3 70 (20.41%) Java
4 68 (19.83%) Degree
5 63 (18.37%) C#
6 60 (17.49%) SDLC
7 59 (17.20%) .NET
8 58 (16.91%) Microsoft
9 57 (16.62%) Selenium
10 48 (13.99%) Test Automation
10 48 (13.99%) Windows
11 45 (13.12%) Web Services
12 42 (12.24%) Finance
12 42 (12.24%) DevOps
13 40 (11.66%) JavaScript
13 40 (11.66%) ISEB
13 40 (11.66%) Software Testing
14 39 (11.37%) HTML
14 39 (11.37%) Scrum
15 37 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (10.79%) Security Cleared
16 36 (10.50%) Automated Testing
17 35 (10.20%) XML
18 34 (9.91%) Git (software)
19 33 (9.62%) Python
19 33 (9.62%) Project Management
20 32 (9.33%) Software Engineering
20 32 (9.33%) JIRA
21 31 (9.04%) Telecoms
22 29 (8.45%) MS Excel

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 15 (4.37%) Apache
2 13 (3.79%) IIS
3 10 (2.92%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.46%) SAS
4 5 (1.46%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.17%) CMS
5 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.17%) WordPress
6 3 (0.87%) Confluence
6 3 (0.87%) Drupal
6 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.87%) nginx
6 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.58%) JBoss
7 2 (0.58%) OpenROAD
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 29 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.41%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) MS Project
3 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Maximo
3 2 (0.58%) Changepoint
3 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.21%) SaaS
4 4 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.87%) Route 53
5 3 (0.87%) Trello
5 3 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.62%) LAN
2 6 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.75%) WAN
3 5 (1.46%) Firewall
3 5 (1.46%) VPN
4 4 (1.17%) ADSL
4 4 (1.17%) BGP
4 4 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (1.17%) DHCP
4 4 (1.17%) DNS
4 4 (1.17%) EIGRP
4 4 (1.17%) MPLS
4 4 (1.17%) Network Security
4 4 (1.17%) OSPF
4 4 (1.17%) SNMP
4 4 (1.17%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (1.17%) TACACS
4 4 (1.17%) VLAN
5 3 (0.87%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.87%) Relational Database
2 26 (7.58%) RDBMS
3 25 (7.29%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.75%) Big Data
6 5 (1.46%) MySQL
6 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.17%) GIS
7 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.87%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 57 (16.62%) Selenium
2 34 (9.91%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.33%) JIRA
4 26 (7.58%) Cucumber
4 26 (7.58%) Maven
4 26 (7.58%) TeamCity
5 25 (7.29%) Jenkins
6 23 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (5.54%) JUnit
7 19 (5.54%) SpecFlow
8 15 (4.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (3.50%) NUnit
9 12 (3.50%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.21%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.92%) Ant
11 10 (2.92%) NuGet
11 10 (2.92%) WebDriver
12 8 (2.33%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.46%) AccuRev
13 5 (1.46%) Hudson
General
1 42 (12.24%) Finance
2 31 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.25%) Banking
4 8 (2.33%) Back Office
4 8 (2.33%) Electronics
5 7 (2.04%) Marketing
6 6 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.46%) French Language
8 4 (1.17%) Advertising
8 4 (1.17%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.17%) Games
8 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.17%) Retail
9 3 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.87%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.58%) International Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (25.07%) Analyst
2 72 (20.99%) Developer
3 44 (12.83%) Test Analyst
4 35 (10.20%) Tester
5 29 (8.45%) Software Tester
5 29 (8.45%) Test Engineer
6 27 (7.87%) C# Developer
7 26 (7.58%) Software Developer
8 19 (5.54%) QA Analyst
9 17 (4.96%) Software Analyst
10 16 (4.66%) Architect
11 15 (4.37%) .NET Developer
11 15 (4.37%) Software Engineer
11 15 (4.37%) Software Test Analyst
12 14 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
12 14 (4.08%) QA Tester
12 14 (4.08%) Software Manager
12 14 (4.08%) Software QA Tester
13 13 (3.79%) QA Test Analyst
14 12 (3.50%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.20%) .NET
2 45 (13.12%) Web Services
3 39 (11.37%) HTML
4 35 (10.20%) XML
5 25 (7.29%) CSS
6 23 (6.71%) Spring
7 18 (5.25%) HTML5
8 16 (4.66%) JSON
9 15 (4.37%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.37%) ASP.NET
9 15 (4.37%) Gherkin
10 11 (3.21%) RESTful
10 11 (3.21%) SOAP
10 11 (3.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (2.92%) NHibernate
12 8 (2.33%) CSS3
13 7 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (1.75%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.75%) J2EE
14 6 (1.75%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.29%) User Experience
3 18 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.08%) Digital Media
4 14 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.50%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.33%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (1.75%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.17%) Blog
9 4 (1.17%) CESG
9 4 (1.17%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.87%) Handset
10 3 (0.87%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.87%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.87%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.99%) Windows
2 21 (6.12%) Linux
3 12 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.21%) Android
5 8 (2.33%) Unix
6 5 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Debian
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.49%) SDLC
3 48 (13.99%) Test Automation
4 42 (12.24%) DevOps
5 40 (11.66%) Software Testing
6 39 (11.37%) Scrum
7 37 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (10.50%) Automated Testing
9 33 (9.62%) Project Management
10 32 (9.33%) Software Engineering
11 25 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (7.29%) Test Scripting
11 25 (7.29%) Unit Testing
12 23 (6.71%) Manual Testing
12 23 (6.71%) Mentoring
12 23 (6.71%) Regression Testing
12 23 (6.71%) TDD
13 22 (6.41%) BDD
13 22 (6.41%) MVC
13 22 (6.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.57%) SQL
2 70 (20.41%) Java
3 63 (18.37%) C#
4 40 (11.66%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.62%) Python
6 27 (7.87%) C++
7 24 (7.00%) C
8 17 (4.96%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.50%) Ruby
11 11 (3.21%) PHP
12 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.04%) VB
14 5 (1.46%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.46%) R
15 4 (1.17%) Perl
15 4 (1.17%) VBA
16 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (19.83%) Degree
2 40 (11.66%) ISEB
3 37 (10.79%) Security Cleared
4 29 (8.45%) ISTQB
5 25 (7.29%) DV Cleared
6 20 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.17%) CEH
9 4 (1.17%) CISA
9 4 (1.17%) CISM
9 4 (1.17%) CISSP
9 4 (1.17%) GIAC
9 4 (1.17%) SANS
10 2 (0.58%) MCP
11 1 (0.29%) CCNP
11 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.58%) SLA
2 9 (2.62%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.75%) ISO 14001
3 6 (1.75%) ISO15022
3 6 (1.75%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (3.79%) Docker
2 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.58%) Firmware
3 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (5.25%) Puppet
3 14 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.17%) Kibana
4 4 (1.17%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.87%) Graylog
5 3 (0.87%) logstash
6 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 58 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.00%) Oracle
3 14 (4.08%) HP
4 13 (3.79%) AppDynamics
4 13 (3.79%) New Relic
5 10 (2.92%) Cisco
6 5 (1.46%) Apple
7 3 (0.87%) Adobe
7 3 (0.87%) Dell
8 2 (0.58%) CA
8 2 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.58%) ESRI
8 2 (0.58%) FrontRange
8 2 (0.58%) Google
8 2 (0.58%) SAP
8 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.58%) Sybase
8 2 (0.58%) Trapeze
8 2 (0.58%) VMware
9 1 (0.29%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Resource Group
Salary: £50-65K + 20% Non-Contributory Pension & 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Talendrone.com
Salary: £40K - £50K
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Felinesoft Ltd.
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Novate IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £80,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Salary: Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 8 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + stock + gym + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Acumin
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, UK
Axiom Software Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol, Avon
BJSS Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Pension & Healthcare
Posted: 27 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, training
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Thames Valley - Easy short commute form Newbury &...
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £45 - 50K
Posted: 22 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 12 days ago