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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 86 94 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -36
Permanent jobs citing QA 187 162 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.96% 2.73% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.96% 25.27% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 133 131 209
Average salary £37,500 £39,250 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.45% +13.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,600 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
520 641 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.22% 10.82% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 411 486 591
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +51 102 £35,000 -8.79% 15
Wiltshire -24 32 £42,500 +4.93% 11
Gloucestershire -7 21 £40,000 -7.51% 3
Somerset +9 10 £37,250 +40.56% 6
Devon -10 10 £42,050 +45.00%
Dorset -24 7 £30,000 -25.00% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 181 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (29.16%) Degree
3 104 (25.06%) SQL
4 100 (24.10%) Scrum
4 100 (24.10%) Finance
5 99 (23.86%) Java
6 81 (19.52%) Computer Science
7 78 (18.80%) ISEB
8 70 (16.87%) Software Engineering
9 64 (15.42%) Windows
10 61 (14.70%) SQL Server
11 60 (14.46%) Software Testing
12 59 (14.22%) HTML
13 56 (13.49%) Unit Testing
13 56 (13.49%) C#
14 51 (12.29%) Microsoft
15 50 (12.05%) MS Excel
15 50 (12.05%) JavaScript
16 49 (11.81%) Banking
17 43 (10.36%) Selenium
18 42 (10.12%) Test Automation
19 41 (9.88%) Automated Testing
19 41 (9.88%) Oracle
19 41 (9.88%) Mobile App
19 41 (9.88%) .NET
20 40 (9.64%) CSS
20 40 (9.64%) Web Services
20 40 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
21 39 (9.40%) ISTQB
21 39 (9.40%) MS Office

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (4.82%) WebSphere
2 18 (4.34%) WebLogic
3 17 (4.10%) JBoss
4 10 (2.41%) Apache
5 9 (2.17%) CMS
6 7 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.45%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.96%) Node.js
9 4 (0.96%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.72%) IIS
10 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.48%) OpenROAD
12 1 (0.24%) WordPress
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 50 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.40%) MS Office
3 11 (2.65%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.65%) MS Project
3 11 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.24%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.72%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.48%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.93%) GitHub
2 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.37%) Internet
2 12 (2.89%) Firewall
3 11 (2.65%) LDAP
4 10 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.93%) SAN
5 8 (1.93%) HTTP
6 7 (1.69%) Intranet
7 6 (1.45%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.45%) SNMP
7 6 (1.45%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.45%) SMTP
7 6 (1.45%) Network Security
8 4 (0.96%) DNS
8 4 (0.96%) DHCP
8 4 (0.96%) LAN
9 3 (0.72%) WAN
9 3 (0.72%) FTP
9 3 (0.72%) VPN
9 3 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.30%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.65%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.17%) DB2
7 9 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.69%) MySQL
8 7 (1.69%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.72%) Big Data
12 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (10.36%) Selenium
2 27 (6.51%) Eclipse
3 22 (5.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (5.06%) Cucumber
5 20 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 18 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (4.34%) SoapUI
7 17 (4.10%) JUnit
8 15 (3.61%) Visual Studio
9 13 (3.13%) Eclipse RCP
10 11 (2.65%) Subversion
11 10 (2.41%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.93%) WATIR
12 8 (1.93%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.69%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.69%) FitNesse
14 6 (1.45%) JMeter
14 6 (1.45%) Hudson
14 6 (1.45%) TestNG
15 5 (1.20%) JBehave
General
1 100 (24.10%) Finance
2 49 (11.81%) Banking
3 37 (8.92%) Retail
4 18 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.13%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.13%) French Language
6 12 (2.89%) Marketing
7 11 (2.65%) Games
8 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.20%) Advertising
9 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.96%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.96%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.96%) Local Government
11 3 (0.72%) Automotive
11 3 (0.72%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (22.89%) Developer
2 69 (16.63%) Analyst
3 47 (11.33%) Software Engineer
4 41 (9.88%) Test Analyst
5 40 (9.64%) Test Manager
6 39 (9.40%) Tester
7 32 (7.71%) QA Manager
8 29 (6.99%) Junior
8 29 (6.99%) QA Engineer
9 27 (6.51%) Graduate
10 25 (6.02%) Senior Developer
10 25 (6.02%) Test Engineer
11 24 (5.78%) Service Manager
12 23 (5.54%) Software Developer
12 23 (5.54%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 21 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (4.58%) QA Tester
15 18 (4.34%) Java Developer
16 16 (3.86%) Web Developer
17 15 (3.61%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.22%) HTML
2 41 (9.88%) .NET
3 40 (9.64%) CSS
3 40 (9.64%) Web Services
4 34 (8.19%) XML
5 23 (5.54%) Spring
6 20 (4.82%) RESTful
7 18 (4.34%) Middleware
7 18 (4.34%) JSON
8 15 (3.61%) Struts
9 14 (3.37%) SOAP
10 13 (3.13%) GWT
10 13 (3.13%) SWT
10 13 (3.13%) MyBatis
11 9 (2.17%) REST
11 9 (2.17%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.93%) iOS SDK
12 8 (1.93%) HTML5
12 8 (1.93%) Gherkin
13 6 (1.45%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 81 (19.52%) Computer Science
2 41 (9.88%) Mobile App
3 40 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (8.67%) Open Source
5 16 (3.86%) N-Tier
6 12 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.89%) User Experience
7 11 (2.65%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.65%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.93%) Blog
9 6 (1.45%) iPhone
9 6 (1.45%) iPad
10 4 (0.96%) Wiki
10 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.96%) Replication
10 4 (0.96%) Clustering
10 4 (0.96%) NHS
11 3 (0.72%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.42%) Windows
2 34 (8.19%) UNIX
3 26 (6.27%) Android
4 24 (5.78%) Linux
5 19 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.61%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.65%) Windows Phone
8 10 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.93%) Solaris
9 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.72%) AIX
11 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.48%) SUSE
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
12 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.48%) CentOS
12 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (24.10%) Scrum
3 70 (16.87%) Software Engineering
4 60 (14.46%) Software Testing
5 56 (13.49%) Unit Testing
6 42 (10.12%) Test Automation
7 41 (9.88%) Automated Testing
8 37 (8.92%) ITIL
9 36 (8.67%) Project Management
10 32 (7.71%) Change Management
10 32 (7.71%) Waterfall
11 31 (7.47%) Test Scripting
12 30 (7.23%) Mentoring
12 30 (7.23%) TDD
13 28 (6.75%) OO
13 28 (6.75%) Manual Testing
14 26 (6.27%) BDD
14 26 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (6.02%) Test Strategy
16 24 (5.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 104 (25.06%) SQL
2 99 (23.86%) Java
3 56 (13.49%) C#
4 50 (12.05%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.82%) VBScript
6 15 (3.61%) VB
7 12 (2.89%) Ruby
8 11 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.41%) C++
9 10 (2.41%) Perl
9 10 (2.41%) PHP
9 10 (2.41%) Python
10 7 (1.69%) C
11 6 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.45%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.96%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.96%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.96%) VBA
12 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 121 (29.16%) Degree
2 78 (18.80%) ISEB
3 39 (9.40%) ISTQB
4 22 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.72%) MCP
9 2 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CISM
9 2 (0.48%) SCSA
9 2 (0.48%) RHCA
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.24%) CRISC
10 1 (0.24%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.45%) WAI
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.93%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.93%) qmail
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.72%) Kerio MailServer
4 2 (0.48%) XenApp
4 2 (0.48%) Squid
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.17%) Nagios
2 7 (1.69%) Puppet
2 7 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.45%) yum
3 6 (1.45%) Zenoss
4 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.48%) Legato
5 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
6 1 (0.24%) WMI
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.88%) Oracle
3 11 (2.65%) Business Objects
4 9 (2.17%) SAP
5 8 (1.93%) Citrix
5 8 (1.93%) HP
6 7 (1.69%) Cisco
7 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.45%) NetApp
7 6 (1.45%) Sagent
7 6 (1.45%) Facebook
8 5 (1.20%) VMware
8 5 (1.20%) Juniper
9 4 (0.96%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.96%) Sybase
9 4 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.96%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.72%) NEC
10 3 (0.72%) Twitter
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