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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 80 64 38
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Permanent jobs citing QA 200 216 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.29% 3.97% 5.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.10% 35.06% 49.69%
Number of salaries quoted 171 197 281
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 £25,000 £25,600 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
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
554 616 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.10% 11.33% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 441 511 543
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £60,000 £57,500
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 31 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 31 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 -4 106 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Wiltshire +5 31 £37,500 +30.43% 2
Gloucestershire -23 20 £35,000 +14.75% 4
Somerset +15 19 £30,000 -18.91% 6
Dorset -30 13 £37,500 +7.91%
Devon +2 5 £34,000 +21.42% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 159 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (29.38%) Degree
3 88 (22.68%) SQL
4 87 (22.42%) Finance
5 85 (21.91%) Java
6 78 (20.10%) ISEB
7 71 (18.30%) Scrum
8 69 (17.78%) Software Engineering
9 61 (15.72%) Windows
10 57 (14.69%) SQL Server
11 55 (14.18%) C#
12 53 (13.66%) JavaScript
12 53 (13.66%) Software Testing
13 51 (13.14%) Test Automation
14 50 (12.89%) Computer Science
14 50 (12.89%) HTML
14 50 (12.89%) .NET
15 46 (11.86%) ISTQB
15 46 (11.86%) Automated Testing
16 44 (11.34%) Microsoft
17 43 (11.08%) Banking
18 42 (10.82%) Open Source
19 40 (10.31%) ITIL
19 40 (10.31%) Retail
20 38 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (9.02%) TDD
22 34 (8.76%) Manual Testing
23 33 (8.51%) Unit Testing
23 33 (8.51%) CSS
24 32 (8.25%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 12 (3.09%) JBoss
1 12 (3.09%) WebLogic
1 12 (3.09%) CMS
2 10 (2.58%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.58%) Apache
3 7 (1.80%) Alfresco
4 6 (1.55%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.55%) Node.js
5 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.52%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 32 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.22%) MS Office
3 7 (1.80%) 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 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) InDesign
7 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 (0.52%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.09%) Firewall
2 9 (2.32%) HTTP
2 9 (2.32%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.32%) LDAP
2 9 (2.32%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.55%) SMTP
3 6 (1.55%) Kerberos
3 6 (1.55%) SNMP
3 6 (1.55%) Internet
4 5 (1.29%) IMAP
5 3 (0.77%) Network Security
5 3 (0.77%) Wireless
5 3 (0.77%) VPN
5 3 (0.77%) DNS
5 3 (0.77%) DHCP
6 2 (0.52%) ADSL
6 2 (0.52%) Broadband
6 2 (0.52%) LAN
6 2 (0.52%) WAN
7 1 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.38%) MySQL
2 17 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.32%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.80%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.52%) WhereScape RED
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) OLTP
9 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.52%) TKPROF
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (8.25%) Selenium
2 21 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.12%) JIRA
3 16 (4.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (3.87%) Eclipse
5 13 (3.35%) Subversion
6 12 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.09%) JUnit
6 12 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.58%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.58%) SoapUI
8 9 (2.32%) Eclipse RCP
9 5 (1.29%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.03%) JBehave
10 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.77%) Calabash
11 3 (0.77%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.77%) Hudson
11 3 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 87 (22.42%) Finance
2 43 (11.08%) Banking
3 40 (10.31%) Retail
4 25 (6.44%) Aerospace
5 14 (3.61%) Law
6 12 (3.09%) Legal
6 12 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.32%) French Language
8 8 (2.06%) Military
9 5 (1.29%) Games
10 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.03%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.77%) Electronics
11 3 (0.77%) Automotive
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
12 2 (0.52%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Marketing
12 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (21.65%) Analyst
2 72 (18.56%) Developer
3 61 (15.72%) Test Analyst
4 45 (11.60%) Test Manager
5 42 (10.82%) Test Engineer
6 40 (10.31%) Software Engineer
7 33 (8.51%) QA Engineer
8 22 (5.67%) Tester
9 21 (5.41%) QA Manager
10 20 (5.15%) Service Manager
11 17 (4.38%) Graduate
11 17 (4.38%) Software Developer
12 16 (4.12%) Test Leader
13 15 (3.87%) Junior
13 15 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (3.61%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 13 (3.35%) QA Analyst
15 13 (3.35%) Web Developer
16 12 (3.09%) Software Tester
17 11 (2.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.89%) HTML
1 50 (12.89%) .NET
2 33 (8.51%) CSS
3 28 (7.22%) Web Services
4 25 (6.44%) XML
5 19 (4.90%) Middleware
6 14 (3.61%) Spring
6 14 (3.61%) RESTful
7 13 (3.35%) HTML5
8 12 (3.09%) JSON
9 11 (2.84%) Struts
10 10 (2.58%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.32%) GWT
11 9 (2.32%) SWT
11 9 (2.32%) MyBatis
12 7 (1.80%) XSD
13 6 (1.55%) Backbone.js
14 5 (1.29%) CSS3
14 5 (1.29%) SOAP
14 5 (1.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.89%) Computer Science
2 42 (10.82%) Open Source
3 38 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.44%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.87%) Xbox
6 14 (3.61%) User Experience
6 14 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.09%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.84%) iPhone
9 9 (2.32%) iPad
9 9 (2.32%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.55%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.55%) Wiki
11 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.03%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.77%) CMDB
13 3 (0.77%) Replication
13 3 (0.77%) Statistics
14 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.72%) Windows
2 31 (7.99%) Linux
3 27 (6.96%) UNIX
4 24 (6.19%) Android
5 22 (5.67%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.32%) Solaris
7 8 (2.06%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.06%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.77%) CentOS
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.30%) Scrum
3 69 (17.78%) Software Engineering
4 53 (13.66%) Software Testing
5 51 (13.14%) Test Automation
6 46 (11.86%) Automated Testing
7 40 (10.31%) ITIL
8 35 (9.02%) TDD
9 34 (8.76%) Manual Testing
10 33 (8.51%) Unit Testing
11 32 (8.25%) Test Scripting
12 31 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (7.99%) Change Management
13 29 (7.47%) OO
14 28 (7.22%) Project Management
15 23 (5.93%) Test Strategy
16 20 (5.15%) Configuration Management
16 20 (5.15%) PRINCE2
16 20 (5.15%) Data Management
17 19 (4.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (22.68%) SQL
2 85 (21.91%) Java
3 55 (14.18%) C#
4 53 (13.66%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.67%) C
6 17 (4.38%) C++
6 17 (4.38%) Python
7 15 (3.87%) VBScript
8 14 (3.61%) Perl
9 11 (2.84%) VB
10 10 (2.58%) PHP
10 10 (2.58%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.32%) Ruby
12 8 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.06%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.55%) Bourne shell
14 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (29.38%) Degree
2 78 (20.10%) ISEB
3 46 (11.86%) ISTQB
4 26 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 20 (5.15%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.84%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.52%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.52%) SCSA
11 2 (0.52%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.26%) MCTS
12 1 (0.26%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.26%) OSCP
12 1 (0.26%) OSCE
12 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.06%) SLA
2 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) WAI
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.55%) qmail
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.52%) Firmware
3 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.52%) UAG
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.80%) Nagios
2 6 (1.55%) Zenoss
2 6 (1.55%) yum
2 6 (1.55%) Puppet
2 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.52%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.26%) Nessus
4 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.99%) Oracle
3 18 (4.64%) ForgeRock
4 17 (4.38%) Google
4 17 (4.38%) Facebook
5 11 (2.84%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.80%) Sagent
7 5 (1.29%) HP
7 5 (1.29%) Citrix
7 5 (1.29%) Cisco
8 4 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.03%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.03%) Apple
8 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.77%) SAP
10 2 (0.52%) Sun
10 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.52%) Avaya
10 2 (0.52%) Juniper
10 2 (0.52%) Dell
Yeovil, Somerset
Additional Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Old Street, London, South East
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago