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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South West
Rank 88 63 81
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 165 268 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.26% 4.67% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.42% 43.16% 36.40%
Number of salaries quoted 127 213 156
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
509 621 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.05% 10.82% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 416 500 428
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -17 67 £47,000 +13.25% 7
Wiltshire +26 34 £40,000 +18.51% 6
Gloucestershire -27 22 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Devon -13 14 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Dorset +3 13 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Somerset -20 11 £37,500 +7.14% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 164 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (23.78%) Selenium
3 70 (22.80%) SQL
4 67 (21.82%) Finance
5 61 (19.87%) C#
5 61 (19.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 51 (16.61%) ISTQB
7 50 (16.29%) ISEB
8 48 (15.64%) Java
8 48 (15.64%) Scrum
9 47 (15.31%) Software Testing
10 46 (14.98%) Mobile App
11 45 (14.66%) Regression Testing
12 44 (14.33%) .NET
12 44 (14.33%) Degree
12 44 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (14.01%) JavaScript
14 40 (13.03%) Automated Testing
15 39 (12.70%) HTML
16 36 (11.73%) Project Management
17 35 (11.40%) BDD
18 34 (11.07%) Test Scripting
19 33 (10.75%) JIRA
20 31 (10.10%) Business Analysis
20 31 (10.10%) Test Automation
21 30 (9.77%) TDD
21 30 (9.77%) SDLC
22 28 (9.12%) MVC
22 28 (9.12%) Windows
23 27 (8.79%) SQL Server

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 9 (2.93%) SAS
2 7 (2.28%) Jupyter
2 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.30%) CMS
4 2 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.89%) MS Office
3 8 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.28%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Maximo
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.26%) SaaS
3 7 (2.28%) Lucidchart
4 4 (1.30%) IaaS
4 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.30%) PaaS
5 2 (0.65%) GitHub
5 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.33%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.26%) Internet
2 7 (2.28%) Network Security
2 7 (2.28%) WEP
3 5 (1.63%) Firewall
4 3 (0.98%) Extranet
4 3 (0.98%) HTTP
4 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.65%) Intranet
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) NAS
5 2 (0.65%) SAN
5 2 (0.65%) VoIP
5 2 (0.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) 2G
6 1 (0.33%) 3G
6 1 (0.33%) Broadband
6 1 (0.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) LTE
6 1 (0.33%) SSH
6 1 (0.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.56%) RDBMS
2 14 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.58%) MySQL
4 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.95%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.65%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.65%) GIS
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
9 1 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 73 (23.78%) Selenium
2 33 (10.75%) JIRA
3 27 (8.79%) Cucumber
4 19 (6.19%) Calabash
4 19 (6.19%) SoapUI
5 18 (5.86%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.86%) WebDriver
6 17 (5.54%) Appium
7 14 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (4.23%) Gatling
8 13 (4.23%) NUnit
8 13 (4.23%) The Grinder
9 11 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.93%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.61%) Bugzilla
11 8 (2.61%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.28%) StyleCop
13 5 (1.63%) JMeter
14 4 (1.30%) MSTest
14 4 (1.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 67 (21.82%) Finance
2 26 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.82%) Marketing
4 21 (6.84%) Retail
5 20 (6.51%) Banking
6 14 (4.56%) Electronics
7 13 (4.23%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.61%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.95%) Back Office
10 4 (1.30%) Legal
11 3 (0.98%) Advertising
11 3 (0.98%) Billing
11 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.65%) Games
12 2 (0.65%) Law
12 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) French Language
13 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 79 (25.73%) Analyst
2 45 (14.66%) Test Analyst
3 36 (11.73%) Developer
4 28 (9.12%) QA Analyst
5 27 (8.79%) Architect
6 23 (7.49%) Test Engineer
6 23 (7.49%) Test Manager
7 22 (7.17%) Software Analyst
8 21 (6.84%) .NET Developer
9 20 (6.51%) Tester
10 19 (6.19%) C# Developer
11 16 (5.21%) Business Analyst
11 16 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (5.21%) Software Test Analyst
12 12 (3.91%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (3.91%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.58%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.33%) .NET
2 39 (12.70%) HTML
3 25 (8.14%) Web Services
4 24 (7.82%) ASP.NET
4 24 (7.82%) XML
5 22 (7.17%) CSS
6 21 (6.84%) WCF
7 20 (6.51%) AngularJS
8 19 (6.19%) REST
9 18 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (5.86%) HTML5
10 17 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (4.89%) SOAP
12 13 (4.23%) .NET Framework
13 10 (3.26%) JSON
14 9 (2.93%) jQuery
15 8 (2.61%) Node.js
16 7 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 7 (2.28%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.98%) Mobile App
2 26 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.49%) User Experience
4 19 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.61%) CESG
6 8 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.30%) Digital TV
8 4 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.98%) MPEG
10 2 (0.65%) Fintech
10 2 (0.65%) Life Science
10 2 (0.65%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.12%) Windows
2 23 (7.49%) Linux
3 10 (3.26%) Android
3 10 (3.26%) Unix
4 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.95%) Debian
4 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.95%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (19.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (15.64%) Scrum
4 47 (15.31%) Software Testing
5 45 (14.66%) Regression Testing
6 44 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (13.03%) Automated Testing
8 36 (11.73%) Project Management
9 35 (11.40%) BDD
10 34 (11.07%) Test Scripting
11 31 (10.10%) Business Analysis
11 31 (10.10%) Test Automation
12 30 (9.77%) SDLC
12 30 (9.77%) TDD
13 28 (9.12%) MVC
14 26 (8.47%) Functional Testing
15 24 (7.82%) Automation Testing
15 24 (7.82%) E-Commerce
15 24 (7.82%) System Testing
16 22 (7.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.80%) SQL
2 61 (19.87%) C#
3 48 (15.64%) Java
4 43 (14.01%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.84%) Python
6 15 (4.89%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.91%) C
8 10 (3.26%) C++
8 10 (3.26%) Ruby
9 8 (2.61%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.28%) MATLAB
10 7 (2.28%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.95%) Perl
12 5 (1.63%) R
13 4 (1.30%) PHP
13 4 (1.30%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.65%) Scala
16 1 (0.33%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (16.61%) ISTQB
2 50 (16.29%) ISEB
3 44 (14.33%) Degree
4 15 (4.89%) Security Cleared
5 14 (4.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (3.91%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.58%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.61%) CEH
8 8 (2.61%) CISA
8 8 (2.61%) CISM
8 8 (2.61%) CISSP
8 8 (2.61%) GIAC
8 8 (2.61%) SANS
9 2 (0.65%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.61%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.98%) NDS
2 3 (0.98%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.98%) Xen
2 3 (0.98%) XenApp
2 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.33%) Docker
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (0.98%) SCCM
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.33%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Salt
5 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.89%) Oracle
3 12 (3.91%) SAP
4 11 (3.58%) hybris
5 9 (2.93%) Adobe
6 8 (2.61%) HP
7 7 (2.28%) Apple
7 7 (2.28%) Sencha
8 6 (1.95%) SOASTA, Inc
9 4 (1.30%) VMware
10 3 (0.98%) ATG
10 3 (0.98%) Citrix
10 3 (0.98%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.98%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco
11 2 (0.65%) Google
11 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.33%) Huawei
12 1 (0.33%) Zend
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, Life & Health
Posted: 14 hours ago
Devon
itecopeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum Pension, Free Fruits + Cereals, Chil
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Ecodesk
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Software Solved
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum training budget, paid overtime, flex
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary offered
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Unspecified We offer highly competitive benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago