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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 64 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 248 233 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.15% 3.83% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.80% 41.09% 27.04%
Number of salaries quoted 193 184 128
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
656 567 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.97% 9.32% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 553 455 485
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -30 66 £45,000 +32.35% 13
Gloucestershire +10 54 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Devon +20 43 £30,000 -20.79% 3
Dorset +23 37 £36,250 +0.69% 4
Wiltshire -25 33 £45,688 +22.65% 3
Somerset 0 13 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Cornwall - 1 £35,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 200 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (33.41%) Java
3 120 (27.09%) Test Automation
4 117 (26.41%) Finance
5 116 (26.19%) SQL
6 111 (25.06%) Degree
7 82 (18.51%) C#
8 79 (17.83%) Oracle
9 71 (16.03%) Software Engineering
10 66 (14.90%) Selenium
11 64 (14.45%) Test Scripting
12 60 (13.54%) XML
13 59 (13.32%) .NET
14 58 (13.09%) JavaScript
14 58 (13.09%) OO
15 53 (11.96%) Microsoft
15 53 (11.96%) Banking
16 52 (11.74%) Configuration Management
17 50 (11.29%) Windows
18 48 (10.84%) Middleware
19 47 (10.61%) HTML
19 47 (10.61%) Mentoring
20 45 (10.16%) SDLC
20 45 (10.16%) Web Services
21 44 (9.93%) Software Testing
22 43 (9.71%) Open Source
22 43 (9.71%) Relational Database
23 42 (9.48%) Scrum
24 41 (9.26%) Linux
24 41 (9.26%) Product Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (5.42%) WebLogic
2 11 (2.48%) JBoss
2 11 (2.48%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.58%) ArcGIS
4 7 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (0.68%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) CMS
6 2 (0.45%) Drupal
6 2 (0.45%) Liferay
7 1 (0.23%) Node.js
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.23%) WordPress
7 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.19%) MS Office
3 9 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.35%) MS Project
5 5 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (7.22%) Temenos T24
1 32 (7.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 11 (2.48%) Summit
3 7 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.51%) Internet
2 7 (1.58%) LDAP
3 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.13%) VoIP
5 4 (0.90%) HTTP
6 2 (0.45%) LAN
6 2 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.23%) ATM
7 1 (0.23%) Firewall
7 1 (0.23%) Wireless
7 1 (0.23%) VLAN
7 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.71%) Relational Database
2 40 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 39 (8.80%) OLTP
4 18 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (4.06%) MySQL
5 15 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.58%) TKPROF
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.35%) SQLite
9 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 66 (14.90%) Selenium
2 19 (4.29%) JUnit
3 17 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.61%) JIRA
5 15 (3.39%) WebDriver
6 14 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.93%) Git (software)
8 11 (2.48%) HP UFT
9 10 (2.26%) JMeter
9 10 (2.26%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.03%) Xcode
10 9 (2.03%) Subversion
10 9 (2.03%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.03%) Eclipse RCP
10 9 (2.03%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.81%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (1.58%) Maven
12 7 (1.58%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.58%) TestNG
General
1 117 (26.41%) Finance
2 53 (11.96%) Banking
3 34 (7.67%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.39%) Marketing
5 13 (2.93%) Retail
6 11 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.26%) Law
8 8 (1.81%) Electronics
8 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.13%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.90%) Advertising
10 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.90%) Back Office
11 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.68%) Automotive
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
12 2 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.45%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 122 (27.54%) Analyst
2 95 (21.44%) Test Analyst
3 74 (16.70%) Developer
4 59 (13.32%) Test Engineer
5 48 (10.84%) Tester
6 41 (9.26%) QA Engineer
7 34 (7.67%) Software Engineer
8 30 (6.77%) Test Manager
9 29 (6.55%) Architect
10 28 (6.32%) QA Analyst
11 20 (4.51%) Software Developer
12 15 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.16%) Software Tester
13 14 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 14 (3.16%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.16%) Graduate
13 14 (3.16%) QA Tester
14 13 (2.93%) Business Analyst
15 12 (2.71%) Senior Test Analyst
15 12 (2.71%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.54%) XML
2 59 (13.32%) .NET
3 48 (10.84%) Middleware
4 47 (10.61%) HTML
5 45 (10.16%) Web Services
6 19 (4.29%) SOAP
7 16 (3.61%) CSS
7 16 (3.61%) jQuery
8 15 (3.39%) REST
9 14 (3.16%) Spring
10 12 (2.71%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.71%) RESTful
11 10 (2.26%) XML Schema
11 10 (2.26%) .NET Framework
12 9 (2.03%) GWT
12 9 (2.03%) SWT
12 9 (2.03%) J2EE
12 9 (2.03%) Struts
12 9 (2.03%) iOS SDK
13 7 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 28 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.16%) User Experience
4 14 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.03%) iPhone
5 9 (2.03%) iPad
6 8 (1.81%) GIS
6 8 (1.81%) Replication
7 7 (1.58%) Statistics
7 7 (1.58%) Photography
7 7 (1.58%) NHS
7 7 (1.58%) W3C
7 7 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.35%) Social Media
8 6 (1.35%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.35%) DTV
8 6 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.13%) Xbox
10 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.29%) Windows
2 41 (9.26%) Linux
3 26 (5.87%) UNIX
4 16 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.03%) Android
6 8 (1.81%) CentOS
7 7 (1.58%) Solaris
8 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (27.09%) Test Automation
3 71 (16.03%) Software Engineering
4 64 (14.45%) Test Scripting
5 58 (13.09%) OO
6 52 (11.74%) Configuration Management
7 47 (10.61%) Mentoring
8 45 (10.16%) SDLC
9 44 (9.93%) Software Testing
10 43 (9.71%) Open Source
11 42 (9.48%) Scrum
12 41 (9.26%) Product Management
13 39 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (8.80%) TDD
14 38 (8.58%) Non-Functional Testing
15 36 (8.13%) OOP
15 36 (8.13%) Coaching
16 34 (7.67%) Data Management
16 34 (7.67%) BDD
16 34 (7.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (33.41%) Java
2 116 (26.19%) SQL
3 82 (18.51%) C#
4 58 (13.09%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.35%) C
6 28 (6.32%) C++
7 17 (3.84%) Python
8 16 (3.61%) Ruby
9 14 (3.16%) PHP
10 13 (2.93%) VBScript
11 12 (2.71%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.26%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.81%) Perl
14 8 (1.81%) VB
15 7 (1.58%) XPath
16 6 (1.35%) Groovy
16 6 (1.35%) Tcl
17 5 (1.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 111 (25.06%) Degree
2 39 (8.80%) ISEB
3 31 (7.00%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.87%) Security Cleared
5 18 (4.06%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.23%) SCSA
11 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.23%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.26%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.35%) SLA
4 4 (0.90%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.90%) GAMP
5 2 (0.45%) P3O
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (2.71%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (1.58%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (1.13%) Docker
3 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.58%) Data Guard
1 7 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (1.58%) Oracle Flashback
2 6 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (17.83%) Oracle
2 53 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.22%) Green Hat
4 28 (6.32%) IBM
5 26 (5.87%) Google
6 20 (4.51%) Facebook
7 15 (3.39%) ForgeRock
8 13 (2.93%) VMware
9 10 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.03%) SAP
11 7 (1.58%) Apple
11 7 (1.58%) ESRI
12 6 (1.35%) Netbiscuits
12 6 (1.35%) Kony
12 6 (1.35%) Volantis
12 6 (1.35%) Sencha
12 6 (1.35%) Appcelerator
12 6 (1.35%) HP
12 6 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (1.13%) Hyperion
Poole, Dorset
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE Capital
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Exeter, Devon
Sparx
Salary: £competitive + depending on experience
Posted: 16 days ago