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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 80 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 191 251 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.14% 4.33% 3.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.63% 39.28% 37.94%
Number of salaries quoted 164 209 178
Average salary £37,750 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.02% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
536 639 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.82% 11.03% 10.49%
Number of salaries quoted 419 499 468
Average salary £35,625 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.93% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -14 95 £40,000 +3.89% 18
Wiltshire +8 36 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Gloucestershire -18 23 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Somerset +24 20 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Dorset -27 9 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Devon -9 4 £28,500 +1.78% 3
Cornwall -13 1 £37,500 +7.14%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 155 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (28.43%) Degree
3 95 (24.11%) SQL
4 89 (22.59%) Java
5 85 (21.57%) Finance
6 76 (19.29%) ISEB
7 71 (18.02%) Software Engineering
8 68 (17.26%) Scrum
9 59 (14.97%) Test Automation
10 56 (14.21%) Windows
11 54 (13.71%) JavaScript
11 54 (13.71%) C#
11 54 (13.71%) .NET
12 53 (13.45%) Microsoft
13 52 (13.20%) SQL Server
14 51 (12.94%) Software Testing
15 47 (11.93%) HTML
15 47 (11.93%) ISTQB
16 45 (11.42%) Open Source
17 42 (10.66%) Computer Science
17 42 (10.66%) Banking
18 41 (10.41%) Automated Testing
19 38 (9.64%) Oracle
19 38 (9.64%) Test Scripting
20 35 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
20 35 (8.88%) Manual Testing
21 34 (8.63%) Selenium
22 33 (8.38%) Retail
22 33 (8.38%) ITIL
23 32 (8.12%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 12 (3.05%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.54%) JBoss
2 10 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.28%) Apache
4 6 (1.52%) Alfresco
5 5 (1.27%) CMS
6 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.76%) IIS
7 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) Node.js
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 32 (8.12%) MS Excel
1 32 (8.12%) MS Office
2 5 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.76%) XMetaL
3 3 (0.76%) RoboHelp
3 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.76%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.54%) Firewall
2 9 (2.28%) Ethernet
2 9 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.03%) HTTP
3 8 (2.03%) LDAP
4 6 (1.52%) Internet
4 6 (1.52%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.52%) SNMP
4 6 (1.52%) SMTP
5 5 (1.27%) IMAP
6 3 (0.76%) Wireless
6 3 (0.76%) LAN
6 3 (0.76%) WAN
7 2 (0.51%) DNS
7 2 (0.51%) Broadband
7 2 (0.51%) ADSL
7 2 (0.51%) DHCP
7 2 (0.51%) VPN
8 1 (0.25%) VLAN
8 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.58%) MySQL
3 18 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.54%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.03%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.02%) SQLite
11 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.51%) OLTP
12 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.51%) WhereScape RED
12 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (8.63%) Selenium
2 18 (4.57%) JIRA
3 16 (4.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (3.30%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.05%) Cucumber
6 11 (2.79%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.54%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.54%) Eclipse RCP
8 9 (2.28%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.78%) JUnit
10 6 (1.52%) Xcode
11 5 (1.27%) Subversion
11 5 (1.27%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.02%) JBehave
12 4 (1.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 3 (0.76%) Calabash
13 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 85 (21.57%) Finance
2 42 (10.66%) Banking
3 33 (8.38%) Retail
4 24 (6.09%) Aerospace
5 17 (4.31%) Law
6 12 (3.05%) Legal
7 11 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.28%) French Language
9 8 (2.03%) Military
10 5 (1.27%) Marketing
11 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.02%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.76%) Billing
12 3 (0.76%) Electronics
12 3 (0.76%) Automotive
13 2 (0.51%) Front Office
13 2 (0.51%) Back Office
13 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (22.34%) Analyst
2 68 (17.26%) Developer
3 64 (16.24%) Test Analyst
4 48 (12.18%) Test Manager
5 47 (11.93%) Test Engineer
6 40 (10.15%) QA Engineer
7 37 (9.39%) Software Engineer
8 29 (7.36%) Tester
9 21 (5.33%) QA Manager
10 19 (4.82%) Software Developer
11 17 (4.31%) Test Leader
12 16 (4.06%) Junior
12 16 (4.06%) QA Analyst
13 14 (3.55%) Software Tester
14 13 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (3.05%) Graduate
15 12 (3.05%) Service Manager
15 12 (3.05%) Business Analyst
15 12 (3.05%) Consultant
16 11 (2.79%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.71%) .NET
2 47 (11.93%) HTML
3 30 (7.61%) CSS
4 24 (6.09%) XML
5 22 (5.58%) Web Services
6 15 (3.81%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.55%) Middleware
7 14 (3.55%) Spring
8 13 (3.30%) jQuery
9 10 (2.54%) Struts
9 10 (2.54%) GWT
9 10 (2.54%) SWT
10 9 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.28%) MyBatis
11 8 (2.03%) SOAP
12 7 (1.78%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (1.78%) XSD
13 6 (1.52%) RESTful
13 6 (1.52%) iOS SDK
13 6 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.42%) Open Source
2 42 (10.66%) Computer Science
3 30 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.33%) User Experience
5 17 (4.31%) Xbox
5 17 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 16 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.28%) iPhone
7 9 (2.28%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.78%) iPad
9 6 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.52%) Wiki
10 4 (1.02%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.02%) Social Media
11 3 (0.76%) CMDB
11 3 (0.76%) Statistics
11 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) W3C
12 2 (0.51%) Replication
12 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.21%) Windows
2 29 (7.36%) Linux
3 28 (7.11%) UNIX
4 24 (6.09%) Apple iOS
5 17 (4.31%) Android
6 9 (2.28%) Solaris
7 5 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.76%) CentOS
8 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.02%) Software Engineering
3 68 (17.26%) Scrum
4 59 (14.97%) Test Automation
5 51 (12.94%) Software Testing
6 41 (10.41%) Automated Testing
7 38 (9.64%) Test Scripting
8 35 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (8.88%) Manual Testing
9 33 (8.38%) ITIL
10 31 (7.87%) TDD
10 31 (7.87%) Unit Testing
11 24 (6.09%) OO
11 24 (6.09%) Project Management
12 23 (5.84%) Change Management
12 23 (5.84%) Data Management
13 22 (5.58%) Test Strategy
13 22 (5.58%) Product Management
13 22 (5.58%) Identity Management
14 20 (5.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.11%) SQL
2 89 (22.59%) Java
3 54 (13.71%) JavaScript
3 54 (13.71%) C#
4 23 (5.84%) C
5 18 (4.57%) Python
6 17 (4.31%) VBScript
7 15 (3.81%) C++
8 14 (3.55%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.05%) Perl
10 11 (2.79%) Objective-C
10 11 (2.79%) VB
11 10 (2.54%) Ruby
12 9 (2.28%) PHP
13 7 (1.78%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.52%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 112 (28.43%) Degree
2 76 (19.29%) ISEB
3 47 (11.93%) ISTQB
4 25 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 20 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.79%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.51%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.51%) SCSA
10 2 (0.51%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.52%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.52%) qmail
3 2 (0.51%) Firmware
3 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.51%) UAG
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.25%) Docker
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) Nagios
1 6 (1.52%) Zenoss
1 6 (1.52%) Puppet
1 6 (1.52%) yum
1 6 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.76%) SCCM
2 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 53 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.64%) Oracle
3 26 (6.60%) Google
4 22 (5.58%) ForgeRock
4 22 (5.58%) Facebook
5 12 (3.05%) Business Objects
6 8 (2.03%) Sagent
7 7 (1.78%) Apple
8 5 (1.27%) VMware
9 4 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.02%) Cisco
9 4 (1.02%) HP
9 4 (1.02%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.02%) Citrix
9 4 (1.02%) Sencha
9 4 (1.02%) Volantis
9 4 (1.02%) Appcelerator
9 4 (1.02%) Netbiscuits
9 4 (1.02%) Kony
10 2 (0.51%) SAP
Okehampton, Devon
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + discretionary relocation
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + discretionary relocation
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Venturi
Salary: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago