The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 243 168 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.98% 3.21% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.90% 28.87% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 194 140 137
Average salary £36,000 £35,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% -11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
609 582 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.97% 11.11% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 480 493 494
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +11 99 £35,500 -1.38% 12
Wiltshire +13 50 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Gloucestershire +33 42 £35,000 +22.80% 4
Dorset -1 27 £35,500 -25.26% 3
Devon -7 13 £31,625 -6.98% 4
Somerset -25 9 £29,000 -23.68% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 142 (28.80%) Java
2 127 (25.76%) SQL
3 123 (24.95%) Degree
4 120 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (20.08%) Scrum
6 98 (19.88%) Software Engineering
7 88 (17.85%) Finance
8 87 (17.65%) Computer Science
9 78 (15.82%) Automated Testing
10 76 (15.42%) C#
11 73 (14.81%) ISEB
12 66 (13.39%) JavaScript
12 66 (13.39%) Windows
13 64 (12.98%) Software Testing
13 64 (12.98%) Selenium
14 58 (11.76%) Test Automation
15 57 (11.56%) Linux
15 57 (11.56%) OO
16 56 (11.36%) XML
17 55 (11.16%) Unit Testing
17 55 (11.16%) Test Scripting
18 54 (10.95%) VB
18 54 (10.95%) Microsoft
19 53 (10.75%) HTML
20 47 (9.53%) QuickTest Pro
20 47 (9.53%) Oracle
20 47 (9.53%) MS Excel
20 47 (9.53%) Waterfall
21 43 (8.72%) HP
22 41 (8.32%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (4.46%) IIS
1 22 (4.46%) WebSphere
2 18 (3.65%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.01%) Apache
6 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.41%) WordPress
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.71%) MS Office
3 10 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.83%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.62%) MS Project
5 8 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.62%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.62%) SaaS
2 4 (0.81%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.29%) Internet
2 16 (3.25%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.25%) LAN
3 15 (3.04%) HTTP
4 13 (2.64%) LDAP
5 12 (2.43%) DNS
6 9 (1.83%) SAN
7 8 (1.62%) SNMP
8 6 (1.22%) VoIP
8 6 (1.22%) DHCP
8 6 (1.22%) PBX
9 5 (1.01%) SMS
9 5 (1.01%) SMTP
10 4 (0.81%) WAN
10 4 (0.81%) CTI
11 3 (0.61%) Intranet
11 3 (0.61%) VPN
11 3 (0.61%) X.509
11 3 (0.61%) Wireless
12 2 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.06%) MySQL
3 14 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.64%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.64%) Big Data
5 10 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.62%) DB2
8 7 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.01%) DataStage
9 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.81%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.81%) QlikView
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.61%) Adabas
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (12.98%) Selenium
2 47 (9.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (5.48%) Cucumber
4 26 (5.27%) JUnit
5 23 (4.67%) Visual Studio
5 23 (4.67%) Eclipse
6 22 (4.46%) SoapUI
7 20 (4.06%) JBehave
8 19 (3.85%) FitNesse
9 16 (3.25%) Eclipse RCP
10 15 (3.04%) JMeter
11 14 (2.84%) LoadRunner
12 13 (2.64%) jMock
13 9 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.83%) Ranorex
14 8 (1.62%) Axure RP
15 7 (1.42%) Jenkins
16 6 (1.22%) WebDriver
16 6 (1.22%) WATIR
16 6 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 88 (17.85%) Finance
2 34 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.49%) Banking
4 21 (4.26%) Retail
5 16 (3.25%) French Language
6 14 (2.84%) Marketing
7 11 (2.23%) Legal
8 10 (2.03%) Games
9 9 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.83%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.22%) Electronics
11 5 (1.01%) Automotive
12 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (25.96%) Developer
2 93 (18.86%) Analyst
3 70 (14.20%) Tester
4 56 (11.36%) Test Analyst
5 49 (9.94%) Software Engineer
6 47 (9.53%) QA Engineer
7 43 (8.72%) Test Engineer
8 40 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 36 (7.30%) Junior
10 34 (6.90%) QA Tester
11 26 (5.27%) QA Analyst
12 24 (4.87%) Software Tester
13 23 (4.67%) Graduate
14 20 (4.06%) Java Developer
14 20 (4.06%) QA Automation Engineer
14 20 (4.06%) Automation Engineer
15 18 (3.65%) QA Test Analyst
16 17 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
17 16 (3.25%) Test Manager
17 16 (3.25%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.36%) XML
2 53 (10.75%) HTML
3 31 (6.29%) Web Services
4 29 (5.88%) CSS
4 29 (5.88%) .NET
5 26 (5.27%) HTML5
6 24 (4.87%) Spring
7 21 (4.26%) RESTful
8 18 (3.65%) JSON
9 16 (3.25%) SWT
9 16 (3.25%) GWT
9 16 (3.25%) Struts
10 15 (3.04%) Middleware
10 15 (3.04%) WPF
11 13 (2.64%) SOAP
12 12 (2.43%) jQuery
12 12 (2.43%) CSS3
13 11 (2.23%) REST
14 10 (2.03%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 87 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 33 (6.69%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 30 (6.09%) Open Source
5 12 (2.43%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.23%) Mathematics
7 10 (2.03%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.42%) Clustering
8 7 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.81%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.81%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.61%) Firmware
13 2 (0.41%) W3C
13 2 (0.41%) DTV
13 2 (0.41%) Mobile Games
13 2 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.39%) Windows
2 57 (11.56%) Linux
3 40 (8.11%) UNIX
4 19 (3.85%) Windows CE
5 14 (2.84%) Android
5 14 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.42%) SUSE
7 7 (1.42%) HPUX
7 7 (1.42%) Solaris
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.01%) CentOS
9 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.81%) AIX
10 3 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (20.08%) Scrum
3 98 (19.88%) Software Engineering
4 78 (15.82%) Automated Testing
5 64 (12.98%) Software Testing
6 58 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 57 (11.56%) OO
8 55 (11.16%) Unit Testing
8 55 (11.16%) Test Scripting
9 47 (9.53%) Waterfall
10 41 (8.32%) Test Strategy
11 38 (7.71%) Project Management
12 34 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (6.90%) Manual Testing
13 26 (5.27%) Automation Testing
14 25 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.07%) OOP
15 24 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (4.46%) System Testing
17 21 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 142 (28.80%) Java
2 127 (25.76%) SQL
3 76 (15.42%) C#
4 66 (13.39%) JavaScript
5 54 (10.95%) VB
6 38 (7.71%) PHP
7 36 (7.30%) C++
8 31 (6.29%) VBScript
9 30 (6.09%) Ruby
10 28 (5.68%) Perl
11 26 (5.27%) Python
12 24 (4.87%) VBA
13 17 (3.45%) Bash Shell
14 10 (2.03%) C
14 10 (2.03%) Delphi
15 9 (1.83%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 6 (1.22%) Objective-C
18 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (24.95%) Degree
2 73 (14.81%) ISEB
3 24 (4.87%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.84%) Sun Certification
7 7 (1.42%) SCSA
7 7 (1.42%) RHCA
8 6 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.61%) CCA
11 3 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.61%) MCP
11 3 (0.61%) MCSE
12 2 (0.41%) HND
12 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.45%) SLA
2 10 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.42%) TickIT
4 2 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (2.03%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.83%) qmail
2 9 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.83%) Squid
3 8 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.01%) NFS
5 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.61%) XenApp
5 3 (0.61%) XenServer
5 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (1.42%) NetBackup
1 7 (1.42%) Backup Exec
1 7 (1.42%) Legato
1 7 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (1.22%) SCCM
2 6 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.81%) WMI
4 3 (0.61%) WSUS
4 3 (0.61%) SCOM
4 3 (0.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 54 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.53%) Oracle
3 43 (8.72%) HP
4 19 (3.85%) JBoss
5 16 (3.25%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.43%) NetApp
7 10 (2.03%) VMware
8 9 (1.83%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (1.62%) Telerik
9 8 (1.62%) Adobe
10 7 (1.42%) Sun
10 7 (1.42%) EMC
10 7 (1.42%) SAP
10 7 (1.42%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.42%) Veritas
10 7 (1.42%) CommVault
11 6 (1.22%) NetSuite
11 6 (1.22%) Cisco
12 5 (1.01%) IBM
12 5 (1.01%) Cognos
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Westek Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + superb benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago