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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 63 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 270 243 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.63% 3.98% 3.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.99% 39.90% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 210 194 140
Average salary £38,324 £36,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.45% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,475 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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
643 609 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 11.03% 9.97% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 544 480 495
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -19 82 £37,500 +5.63% 17
Gloucestershire -6 49 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Dorset +19 47 £37,500 +5.63%
Devon +12 40 £30,000 -5.13% 2
Wiltshire -15 38 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Somerset +17 12 £40,000 +37.93%
Cornwall - 1 £35,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 199 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (33.26%) Java
3 140 (30.24%) SQL
4 117 (25.27%) Finance
5 114 (24.62%) Degree
6 111 (23.97%) Test Automation
7 82 (17.71%) Oracle
8 78 (16.85%) C#
9 75 (16.20%) Software Engineering
10 63 (13.61%) JavaScript
11 62 (13.39%) OO
12 61 (13.17%) .NET
13 59 (12.74%) XML
14 58 (12.53%) Windows
14 58 (12.53%) Selenium
15 56 (12.10%) Microsoft
16 55 (11.88%) Test Scripting
17 53 (11.45%) Banking
18 50 (10.80%) Middleware
18 50 (10.80%) HTML
19 48 (10.37%) Mentoring
20 47 (10.15%) Linux
20 47 (10.15%) Configuration Management
20 47 (10.15%) Open Source
21 45 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
21 45 (9.72%) SQL Server
21 45 (9.72%) SDLC
22 44 (9.50%) Relational Database
23 43 (9.29%) Web Services
23 43 (9.29%) Product Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (5.18%) WebLogic
2 13 (2.81%) JBoss
2 13 (2.81%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.51%) ArcGIS
4 6 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (0.86%) IIS
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.43%) Drupal
6 2 (0.43%) Liferay
6 2 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Node.js
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.22%) WordPress
7 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.40%) MS Office
3 7 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) MS Project
6 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 32 (6.91%) Temenos T24
1 32 (6.91%) Oracle Cash Management
2 10 (2.16%) Summit
3 6 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.65%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.32%) Internet
2 7 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.30%) LDAP
4 4 (0.86%) VoIP
5 3 (0.65%) HTTP
6 2 (0.43%) WAN
6 2 (0.43%) LAN
6 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.43%) Firewall
6 2 (0.43%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
7 1 (0.22%) NAS
7 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) DHCP
7 1 (0.22%) ADSL
7 1 (0.22%) ATM
7 1 (0.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.50%) Relational Database
3 38 (8.21%) OLTP
4 22 (4.75%) MySQL
5 19 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.73%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.73%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.51%) BusinessObjects XI
11 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.30%) TKPROF
12 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.30%) SQLite
13 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (12.53%) Selenium
2 18 (3.89%) JIRA
2 18 (3.89%) JUnit
3 17 (3.67%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.24%) WebDriver
5 14 (3.02%) Git (software)
6 13 (2.81%) HP UFT
7 12 (2.59%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.38%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.38%) Eclipse RCP
9 9 (1.94%) JMeter
9 9 (1.94%) Xcode
10 8 (1.73%) Subversion
10 8 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.30%) Maven
11 6 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (1.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (1.30%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.30%) TestDirector
General
1 117 (25.27%) Finance
2 53 (11.45%) Banking
3 34 (7.34%) Financial Institution
4 16 (3.46%) Law
5 13 (2.81%) Retail
5 13 (2.81%) Marketing
6 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.73%) Legal
8 7 (1.51%) Electronics
8 7 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.51%) Military
9 5 (1.08%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.86%) French Language
11 3 (0.65%) Billing
11 3 (0.65%) Advertising
11 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.65%) Automotive
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (25.70%) Analyst
2 92 (19.87%) Test Analyst
3 82 (17.71%) Developer
4 61 (13.17%) Test Engineer
5 52 (11.23%) Tester
6 45 (9.72%) QA Engineer
7 35 (7.56%) Software Engineer
8 32 (6.91%) Test Manager
9 29 (6.26%) Architect
10 26 (5.62%) QA Analyst
11 20 (4.32%) Software Tester
12 18 (3.89%) Software Developer
13 16 (3.46%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.46%) QA Tester
14 14 (3.02%) Graduate
14 14 (3.02%) Junior
15 12 (2.59%) Project Manager
15 12 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
16 11 (2.38%) QA Manager
16 11 (2.38%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.17%) .NET
2 59 (12.74%) XML
3 50 (10.80%) HTML
3 50 (10.80%) Middleware
4 43 (9.29%) Web Services
5 20 (4.32%) CSS
6 19 (4.10%) Spring
7 17 (3.67%) jQuery
7 17 (3.67%) SOAP
8 15 (3.24%) REST
9 12 (2.59%) RESTful
9 12 (2.59%) ASP.NET
10 11 (2.38%) Struts
10 11 (2.38%) SWT
10 11 (2.38%) GWT
11 9 (1.94%) iOS SDK
11 9 (1.94%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.94%) XML Schema
12 8 (1.73%) J2EE
12 8 (1.73%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 28 (6.05%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.24%) User Experience
6 12 (2.59%) Xbox
7 10 (2.16%) iPhone
8 9 (1.94%) iPad
9 8 (1.73%) GIS
10 7 (1.51%) Replication
10 7 (1.51%) Statistics
10 7 (1.51%) Photography
10 7 (1.51%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.30%) Social Media
11 6 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (1.30%) W3C
12 5 (1.08%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.08%) NHS
13 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.53%) Windows
2 47 (10.15%) Linux
3 30 (6.48%) UNIX
4 22 (4.75%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.59%) Android
6 10 (2.16%) CentOS
7 7 (1.51%) Solaris
8 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (23.97%) Test Automation
3 75 (16.20%) Software Engineering
4 62 (13.39%) OO
5 55 (11.88%) Test Scripting
6 48 (10.37%) Mentoring
7 47 (10.15%) Open Source
7 47 (10.15%) Configuration Management
8 45 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 45 (9.72%) SDLC
9 43 (9.29%) Product Management
10 42 (9.07%) Scrum
11 41 (8.86%) Automated Testing
12 40 (8.64%) Data Management
13 39 (8.42%) Software Testing
14 38 (8.21%) OOP
14 38 (8.21%) Non-Functional Testing
15 37 (7.99%) Manual Testing
15 37 (7.99%) TDD
15 37 (7.99%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (33.26%) Java
2 140 (30.24%) SQL
3 78 (16.85%) C#
4 63 (13.61%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.21%) C
6 26 (5.62%) C++
7 18 (3.89%) Python
8 16 (3.46%) Ruby
9 15 (3.24%) PHP
9 15 (3.24%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.24%) VBScript
10 14 (3.02%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.16%) VB
12 9 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.73%) Perl
14 6 (1.30%) XPath
15 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.65%) Groovy
16 3 (0.65%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 114 (24.62%) Degree
2 42 (9.07%) ISEB
3 33 (7.13%) ISTQB
4 29 (6.26%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.54%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.02%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.22%) SCSA
11 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.22%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.94%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.30%) SLA
4 3 (0.65%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.43%) GAMP
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.86%) Docker
4 4 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) UAG
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (1.30%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 82 (17.71%) Oracle
2 56 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.91%) Green Hat
4 30 (6.48%) Google
5 28 (6.05%) IBM
6 24 (5.18%) Facebook
7 22 (4.75%) ForgeRock
8 12 (2.59%) VMware
9 9 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.73%) Apple
11 7 (1.51%) Sagent
11 7 (1.51%) ESRI
12 6 (1.30%) Sencha
12 6 (1.30%) Appcelerator
12 6 (1.30%) Volantis
12 6 (1.30%) Netbiscuits
12 6 (1.30%) Kony
12 6 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (1.08%) SAP
13 5 (1.08%) Hyperion
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £3000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE Aviation
Salary: Competitive Salary & Flexible Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: car allowance + bonus + pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Chippenham
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Wiltshire
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year + pension, benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Exeter, Devon
RD&E NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: £Competitive Salary Plus Package
Posted: 19 days ago