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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 79 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 186 270 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.45% 4.58% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.07% 38.74% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 177 211 190
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
546 697 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.14% 11.82% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 460 580 516
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 51 £41,000 +9.33% 7
Somerset +22 47 £40,000 - 1
Devon 0 28 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Gloucestershire -15 28 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Wiltshire -11 18 £30,000 -30.63% 9
Dorset -21 12 £37,500 - 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 203 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (26.43%) Java
3 93 (22.14%) Degree
4 92 (21.90%) SQL
5 79 (18.81%) Finance
6 74 (17.62%) C#
7 73 (17.38%) Test Automation
8 72 (17.14%) .NET
9 69 (16.43%) Scrum
10 66 (15.71%) Selenium
11 65 (15.48%) Microsoft
11 65 (15.48%) SDLC
12 60 (14.29%) Web Services
13 56 (13.33%) Windows
13 56 (13.33%) HTML
13 56 (13.33%) JavaScript
14 53 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (12.14%) Software Testing
15 51 (12.14%) DevOps
16 47 (11.19%) Oracle
17 45 (10.71%) Software Engineering
18 44 (10.48%) Maven
19 42 (10.00%) ISEB
20 41 (9.76%) JIRA
21 40 (9.52%) Telecoms
22 38 (9.05%) Project Management
22 38 (9.05%) SQL Server
22 38 (9.05%) Automated Testing
22 38 (9.05%) Security Cleared
23 37 (8.81%) CSS

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 22 (5.24%) Apache
2 15 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.86%) IIS
4 10 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.90%) Confluence
6 7 (1.67%) SAS
7 6 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.95%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.95%) WordPress
9 3 (0.71%) Drupal
9 3 (0.71%) JBoss
9 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.71%) nginx
9 3 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.48%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.00%) MS Office
3 11 (2.62%) MS Project
4 6 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.24%) Maya
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.71%) Findur
3 3 (0.71%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.48%) Maximo
4 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.81%) SaaS
4 4 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.71%) Route 53
5 3 (0.71%) Trello
5 3 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.43%) LAN
3 3 (0.71%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (0.71%) VPN
3 3 (0.71%) WAN
3 3 (0.71%) Wireless
4 2 (0.48%) ADSL
4 2 (0.48%) BGP
4 2 (0.48%) DHCP
4 2 (0.48%) DNS
4 2 (0.48%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.48%) Intranet
4 2 (0.48%) MPLS
4 2 (0.48%) OSPF
4 2 (0.48%) SNMP
4 2 (0.48%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (0.48%) TACACS
4 2 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 32 (7.62%) RDBMS
4 11 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.90%) Big Data
6 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.95%) GIS
8 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.95%) MySQL
9 3 (0.71%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 66 (15.71%) Selenium
2 44 (10.48%) Maven
3 41 (9.76%) JIRA
4 37 (8.81%) Cucumber
4 37 (8.81%) Jenkins
5 36 (8.57%) Git (software)
6 26 (6.19%) JUnit
6 26 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (6.19%) TeamCity
7 23 (5.48%) Ant
8 18 (4.29%) SpecFlow
9 15 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (3.10%) Eclipse
10 13 (3.10%) NUnit
10 13 (3.10%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (2.62%) NuGet
12 11 (2.62%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.62%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.38%) JBehave
General
1 79 (18.81%) Finance
2 40 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 33 (7.86%) Banking
4 15 (3.57%) Marketing
5 11 (2.62%) Back Office
6 10 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.14%) Electronics
7 9 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.67%) Games
9 6 (1.43%) French Language
9 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.43%) Retail
10 5 (1.19%) Advertising
11 3 (0.71%) Front Office
11 3 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.48%) International Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (25.00%) Analyst
2 77 (18.33%) Developer
3 60 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 46 (10.95%) Test Engineer
5 44 (10.48%) Tester
6 32 (7.62%) Software Tester
7 29 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 29 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 25 (5.95%) Java Engineer
9 23 (5.48%) QA Analyst
10 19 (4.52%) Software Analyst
10 19 (4.52%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (4.05%) QA Engineer
12 17 (4.05%) Software Manager
12 17 (4.05%) Software Test Analyst
13 15 (3.57%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
13 15 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
14 13 (3.10%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (17.14%) .NET
2 60 (14.29%) Web Services
3 56 (13.33%) HTML
4 37 (8.81%) CSS
4 37 (8.81%) XML
5 28 (6.67%) Spring
6 24 (5.71%) HTML5
7 21 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 19 (4.52%) RESTful
9 18 (4.29%) ASP.NET
9 18 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (3.57%) Gherkin
10 15 (3.57%) JSON
11 13 (3.10%) SOAP
12 11 (2.62%) J2EE
12 11 (2.62%) NHibernate
12 11 (2.62%) Node.js
13 10 (2.38%) CSS3
13 10 (2.38%) jQuery
13 10 (2.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.71%) User Experience
4 16 (3.81%) Client/Server
5 14 (3.33%) Digital Media
6 12 (2.86%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.62%) SWIFT
8 10 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
9 9 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.67%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.19%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.95%) Blog
12 4 (0.95%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.71%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.71%) iPad
13 3 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.33%) Windows
2 33 (7.86%) Linux
3 21 (5.00%) Unix
4 11 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.14%) Android
6 3 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (17.38%) Test Automation
3 69 (16.43%) Scrum
4 65 (15.48%) SDLC
5 53 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (12.14%) DevOps
6 51 (12.14%) Software Testing
7 45 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 38 (9.05%) Automated Testing
8 38 (9.05%) Project Management
9 36 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 34 (8.10%) Mentoring
11 33 (7.86%) Test Scripting
12 32 (7.62%) Functional Testing
12 32 (7.62%) OO
13 30 (7.14%) BDD
14 29 (6.90%) Regression Testing
14 29 (6.90%) TDD
14 29 (6.90%) Unit Testing
15 25 (5.95%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (26.43%) Java
2 92 (21.90%) SQL
3 74 (17.62%) C#
4 56 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 36 (8.57%) Python
6 33 (7.86%) C++
7 27 (6.43%) C
8 17 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.33%) Ruby
9 14 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.10%) PHP
11 12 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.67%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.67%) R
13 7 (1.67%) VB
14 4 (0.95%) Perl
14 4 (0.95%) VBA
14 4 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (22.14%) Degree
2 42 (10.00%) ISEB
3 38 (9.05%) Security Cleared
4 32 (7.62%) ISTQB
5 21 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.52%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.71%) MCP
10 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CCNP
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.48%) SLA
2 12 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 10 (2.38%) ISO 14001
3 10 (2.38%) ISO15022
3 10 (2.38%) ISO20022
4 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (4.29%) Docker
2 6 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (4.76%) Puppet
3 15 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.95%) Kibana
4 4 (0.95%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.71%) Graylog
5 3 (0.71%) logstash
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 65 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.19%) Oracle
3 15 (3.57%) HP
4 13 (3.10%) AppDynamics
4 13 (3.10%) New Relic
5 7 (1.67%) Apple
5 7 (1.67%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.67%) Cisco
5 7 (1.67%) VMware
6 6 (1.43%) Google
7 5 (1.19%) Facebook
7 5 (1.19%) IBM
7 5 (1.19%) SAP
8 4 (0.95%) Green Hat
9 3 (0.71%) Cegedim Rx
9 3 (0.71%) Dell
9 3 (0.71%) Murex
9 3 (0.71%) webMethods
10 2 (0.48%) CA
10 2 (0.48%) EMC
Swindon
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Creation Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Westbury, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Poole, Dorset
LV
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: up to £45K depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rolls Royce
Posted: 11 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: up to £42K depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Sapiens (UK) Insurance Software Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Melksham
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago