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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 202 192 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.18% 3.60% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.90% 30.92% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 158 151 118
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,500 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,950 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
533 621 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.39% 11.66% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 447 497 520
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +40 87 £35,000 - 12
Wiltshire -18 52 £35,000 -14.63% 3
Somerset +3 20 £36,500 +15.87% 8
Gloucestershire -20 13 £40,000 +36.75% 3
Dorset -21 12 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Devon -21 10 £33,750 +10.65% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 207 (46.73%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (26.86%) Scrum
3 116 (26.19%) Java
4 114 (25.73%) Degree
5 113 (25.51%) SQL
6 89 (20.09%) Computer Science
7 88 (19.86%) Finance
8 75 (16.93%) Software Engineering
9 67 (15.12%) C#
10 66 (14.90%) Windows
10 66 (14.90%) ISEB
11 65 (14.67%) Software Testing
12 63 (14.22%) Microsoft
12 63 (14.22%) HTML
13 62 (14.00%) SQL Server
14 59 (13.32%) JavaScript
14 59 (13.32%) Automated Testing
14 59 (13.32%) Unit Testing
15 52 (11.74%) Selenium
16 51 (11.51%) MS Excel
17 44 (9.93%) CSS
17 44 (9.93%) XML
17 44 (9.93%) Test Automation
18 42 (9.48%) Oracle
18 42 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (9.26%) MS Office
19 41 (9.26%) Waterfall
20 40 (9.03%) OO
21 38 (8.58%) Web Services
21 38 (8.58%) Mobile App

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (5.42%) WebSphere
2 20 (4.51%) JBoss
2 20 (4.51%) WebLogic
3 18 (4.06%) IIS
4 9 (2.03%) Apache
5 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.13%) CMS
8 4 (0.90%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.68%) Node.js
10 2 (0.45%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.23%) WordPress
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 51 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 41 (9.26%) MS Office
3 17 (3.84%) Photoshop
4 11 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.03%) MS Project
6 8 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.90%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.68%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.45%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.81%) GitHub
2 4 (0.90%) SaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.32%) Internet
2 13 (2.93%) LAN
3 11 (2.48%) LDAP
3 11 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.26%) DNS
5 9 (2.03%) SAN
6 7 (1.58%) Intranet
7 5 (1.13%) Firewall
7 5 (1.13%) SMTP
7 5 (1.13%) DHCP
7 5 (1.13%) SNMP
8 4 (0.90%) Network Security
8 4 (0.90%) NAS
8 4 (0.90%) WAN
8 4 (0.90%) VPN
9 3 (0.68%) FTP
9 3 (0.68%) HTTP
9 3 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.45%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.42%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.93%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.48%) DB2
7 9 (2.03%) MySQL
7 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects XI
8 5 (1.13%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.13%) DataStage
9 4 (0.90%) Big Data
9 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.45%) HBase
11 2 (0.45%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 52 (11.74%) Selenium
2 27 (6.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (5.87%) Eclipse
3 26 (5.87%) Cucumber
4 24 (5.42%) JUnit
5 23 (5.19%) Visual Studio
6 18 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.84%) SoapUI
8 14 (3.16%) Eclipse RCP
8 14 (3.16%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.16%) Git (software)
9 13 (2.93%) JBehave
10 11 (2.48%) jMock
11 9 (2.03%) JMeter
12 8 (1.81%) FitNesse
12 8 (1.81%) Subversion
12 8 (1.81%) Axure RP
12 8 (1.81%) WATIR
12 8 (1.81%) TestNG
13 7 (1.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (19.86%) Finance
2 34 (7.67%) Banking
3 27 (6.09%) Retail
4 22 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.61%) Games
5 16 (3.61%) Marketing
6 14 (3.16%) French Language
7 8 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.13%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.13%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Local Government
10 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.45%) International Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Automotive
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (25.96%) Developer
2 62 (14.00%) Analyst
3 56 (12.64%) Tester
4 47 (10.61%) Software Engineer
5 40 (9.03%) Junior
6 39 (8.80%) QA Engineer
7 32 (7.22%) Test Manager
7 32 (7.22%) Test Analyst
8 31 (7.00%) Graduate
8 31 (7.00%) Test Engineer
9 25 (5.64%) Software Developer
10 24 (5.42%) QA Tester
10 24 (5.42%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 23 (5.19%) Java Developer
12 21 (4.74%) Senior Developer
13 20 (4.51%) Software Tester
14 17 (3.84%) QA Manager
15 16 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
16 15 (3.39%) Quality Engineer
16 15 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.22%) HTML
2 44 (9.93%) CSS
2 44 (9.93%) XML
3 38 (8.58%) Web Services
4 36 (8.13%) .NET
5 30 (6.77%) Spring
6 21 (4.74%) JSON
6 21 (4.74%) RESTful
7 20 (4.51%) HTML5
8 16 (3.61%) SOAP
8 16 (3.61%) Struts
9 15 (3.39%) Middleware
10 14 (3.16%) GWT
10 14 (3.16%) SWT
10 14 (3.16%) MyBatis
11 12 (2.71%) REST
11 12 (2.71%) CSS3
11 12 (2.71%) jQuery
12 10 (2.26%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (20.09%) Computer Science
2 42 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (8.58%) Mobile App
4 25 (5.64%) Open Source
5 22 (4.97%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.29%) N-Tier
7 15 (3.39%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.93%) User Experience
9 8 (1.81%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.81%) Blog
10 6 (1.35%) Clustering
11 5 (1.13%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.90%) NHS
13 3 (0.68%) iPhone
13 3 (0.68%) Streaming Video
13 3 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.90%) Windows
2 35 (7.90%) UNIX
3 31 (7.00%) Linux
4 19 (4.29%) Android
5 16 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.71%) Mac OS X
7 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.81%) Windows Phone
9 7 (1.58%) CentOS
9 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.58%) Windows CE
10 4 (0.90%) AIX
10 4 (0.90%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.45%) SUSE
12 2 (0.45%) HPUX
12 2 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (46.73%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (26.86%) Scrum
3 75 (16.93%) Software Engineering
4 65 (14.67%) Software Testing
5 59 (13.32%) Automated Testing
5 59 (13.32%) Unit Testing
6 44 (9.93%) Test Automation
7 41 (9.26%) Waterfall
8 40 (9.03%) OO
9 37 (8.35%) Test Strategy
10 34 (7.67%) Mentoring
11 31 (7.00%) Manual Testing
12 28 (6.32%) Test Scripting
13 26 (5.87%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.64%) ITIL
14 25 (5.64%) Project Management
14 25 (5.64%) TDD
15 24 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (5.19%) BDD
16 23 (5.19%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (26.19%) Java
2 113 (25.51%) SQL
3 67 (15.12%) C#
4 59 (13.32%) JavaScript
5 28 (6.32%) VB
6 22 (4.97%) PHP
6 22 (4.97%) C++
6 22 (4.97%) VBScript
7 20 (4.51%) Ruby
8 11 (2.48%) Perl
8 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.26%) VBA
10 9 (2.03%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.58%) Delphi
12 6 (1.35%) Python
13 5 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.13%) C
13 5 (1.13%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.90%) VB6
14 4 (0.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 114 (25.73%) Degree
2 66 (14.90%) ISEB
3 28 (6.32%) ISTQB
4 23 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.90%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.68%) MCP
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MCSE
10 2 (0.45%) SCSA
10 2 (0.45%) RHCA
10 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.23%) MCTS
11 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) CRISC
11 1 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.84%) SLA
2 8 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.35%) WAI
4 5 (1.13%) TickIT
5 2 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.03%) Squid
1 9 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (2.03%) qmail
2 7 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.13%) NFS
4 4 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.68%) Kerio MailServer
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.68%) Nagios
2 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.45%) Legato
3 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 63 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.48%) Oracle
3 17 (3.84%) HP
4 13 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 11 (2.48%) NetApp
5 11 (2.48%) VMware
5 11 (2.48%) Cisco
6 10 (2.26%) Adobe
6 10 (2.26%) SAP
7 7 (1.58%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.35%) Sybase
8 6 (1.35%) Citrix
8 6 (1.35%) NetSuite
9 5 (1.13%) Informatica
9 5 (1.13%) Sagent
10 4 (0.90%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.90%) Juniper
10 4 (0.90%) IBM
10 4 (0.90%) Facebook
11 3 (0.68%) Twitter
Devon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £32000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £42000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
iKonnect
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago