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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 195 269 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.34% 4.54% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.59% 40.94% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 163 215 162
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,275 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
533 657 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.12% 11.08% 10.62%
Number of salaries quoted 421 518 464
Average salary £37,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £71,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -22 85 £37,500 - 11
Wiltshire +8 42 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Gloucestershire -24 21 £38,500 +7.69% 1
Dorset -10 20 £37,500 +4.16% 8
Somerset +21 13 £40,000 +37.93% 3
Devon -6 12 £30,000 +7.14% 4
Cornwall -9 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 159 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (26.68%) Degree
3 106 (26.43%) SQL
4 101 (25.19%) Java
5 97 (24.19%) Finance
6 78 (19.45%) ISEB
7 72 (17.96%) Test Automation
8 69 (17.21%) Software Engineering
9 68 (16.96%) Scrum
10 58 (14.46%) JavaScript
11 53 (13.22%) Software Testing
12 52 (12.97%) C#
12 52 (12.97%) HTML
12 52 (12.97%) Oracle
13 51 (12.72%) Windows
13 51 (12.72%) Microsoft
14 50 (12.47%) SQL Server
14 50 (12.47%) ISTQB
15 48 (11.97%) .NET
16 46 (11.47%) Banking
17 43 (10.72%) Automated Testing
18 41 (10.22%) Test Scripting
19 40 (9.98%) Computer Science
20 39 (9.73%) Selenium
20 39 (9.73%) Open Source
21 37 (9.23%) Manual Testing
22 34 (8.48%) User Acceptance Testing
22 34 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (7.98%) XML
24 30 (7.48%) Retail

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 18 (4.49%) WebLogic
2 14 (3.49%) JBoss
2 14 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.25%) Apache
3 5 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.00%) IIS
4 4 (1.00%) CMS
4 4 (1.00%) Alfresco
5 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.50%) Node.js
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.25%) Drupal
7 1 (0.25%) WordPress
7 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.25%) Liferay
Applications
1 28 (6.98%) MS Office
2 26 (6.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.75%) XMetaL
5 2 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) InDesign
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Temenos T24
1 7 (1.75%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.50%) Summit
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.50%) Internet
2 6 (1.50%) Firewall
3 5 (1.25%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.25%) IMAP
4 4 (1.00%) HTTP
4 4 (1.00%) LDAP
5 3 (0.75%) LAN
5 3 (0.75%) Wireless
5 3 (0.75%) WAN
6 2 (0.50%) SMTP
6 2 (0.50%) DHCP
6 2 (0.50%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) ADSL
6 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.50%) SNMP
6 2 (0.50%) Broadband
7 1 (0.25%) NAS
7 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.74%) MySQL
3 15 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.24%) Data Mining
7 9 (2.24%) OLTP
7 9 (2.24%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.75%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (1.50%) SQLite
10 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.50%) WhereScape RED
12 2 (0.50%) TKPROF
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (9.73%) Selenium
2 16 (3.99%) JIRA
3 15 (3.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (3.49%) Eclipse
4 14 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.49%) Cucumber
4 14 (3.49%) Eclipse RCP
5 12 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.00%) JUnit
7 8 (2.00%) Xcode
8 7 (1.75%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.75%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (1.25%) JMeter
11 4 (1.00%) Subversion
11 4 (1.00%) JBehave
11 4 (1.00%) Calabash
12 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (24.19%) Finance
2 46 (11.47%) Banking
3 30 (7.48%) Retail
4 22 (5.49%) Aerospace
5 17 (4.24%) Law
6 12 (2.99%) Legal
7 11 (2.74%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.24%) French Language
9 7 (1.75%) Marketing
9 7 (1.75%) Military
10 5 (1.25%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.75%) Electronics
12 3 (0.75%) Billing
12 3 (0.75%) Automotive
13 2 (0.50%) Front Office
13 2 (0.50%) Back Office
14 1 (0.25%) Advertising
14 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (23.19%) Analyst
2 72 (17.96%) Test Analyst
3 64 (15.96%) Developer
4 54 (13.47%) Test Engineer
5 44 (10.97%) Test Manager
5 44 (10.97%) QA Engineer
6 36 (8.98%) Software Engineer
7 35 (8.73%) Tester
8 19 (4.74%) Junior
8 19 (4.74%) QA Analyst
9 17 (4.24%) Test Leader
9 17 (4.24%) Software Developer
9 17 (4.24%) QA Manager
10 16 (3.99%) Software Tester
11 14 (3.49%) Junior Software Engineer
12 12 (2.99%) Graduate
13 11 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.49%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.49%) Service Manager
14 10 (2.49%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.97%) HTML
2 48 (11.97%) .NET
3 32 (7.98%) XML
4 28 (6.98%) CSS
5 22 (5.49%) Web Services
6 20 (4.99%) Middleware
7 17 (4.24%) jQuery
8 15 (3.74%) Spring
9 14 (3.49%) SWT
9 14 (3.49%) Struts
9 14 (3.49%) ASP.NET
9 14 (3.49%) GWT
10 12 (2.99%) SOAP
11 9 (2.24%) MyBatis
12 8 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.00%) REST
12 8 (2.00%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (1.75%) iOS SDK
13 7 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.98%) Computer Science
2 34 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.99%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.74%) User Experience
5 16 (3.99%) Xbox
5 16 (3.99%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.74%) iPhone
7 9 (2.24%) iPad
8 6 (1.50%) Social Media
8 6 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.25%) Statistics
9 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.75%) CMDB
10 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.50%) W3C
11 2 (0.50%) GIS
11 2 (0.50%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.72%) Windows
2 29 (7.23%) Linux
3 28 (6.98%) UNIX
4 24 (5.99%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.24%) Android
6 7 (1.75%) Solaris
7 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.75%) CentOS
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.96%) Test Automation
3 69 (17.21%) Software Engineering
4 68 (16.96%) Scrum
5 53 (13.22%) Software Testing
6 43 (10.72%) Automated Testing
7 41 (10.22%) Test Scripting
8 39 (9.73%) Open Source
9 37 (9.23%) Manual Testing
10 34 (8.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (7.23%) OO
11 29 (7.23%) Unit Testing
11 29 (7.23%) SDLC
12 28 (6.98%) ITIL
12 28 (6.98%) Data Management
13 24 (5.99%) TDD
13 24 (5.99%) Test Management
13 24 (5.99%) Test Strategy
14 23 (5.74%) Mentoring
14 23 (5.74%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (26.43%) SQL
2 101 (25.19%) Java
3 58 (14.46%) JavaScript
4 52 (12.97%) C#
5 28 (6.98%) C
6 18 (4.49%) C++
7 17 (4.24%) VBScript
8 16 (3.99%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.99%) Python
9 13 (3.24%) Objective-C
10 12 (2.99%) PHP
11 11 (2.74%) Ruby
11 11 (2.74%) VB
12 8 (2.00%) Perl
13 7 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.50%) XPath
16 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.50%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 107 (26.68%) Degree
2 78 (19.45%) ISEB
3 50 (12.47%) ISTQB
4 25 (6.23%) Security Cleared
5 23 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (5.24%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.50%) SCSA
10 2 (0.50%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.50%) SLA
2 4 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.50%) Firmware
3 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.50%) qmail
3 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.50%) UAG
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.25%) Docker
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.50%) yum
2 2 (0.50%) Puppet
2 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.50%) SCCM
2 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.50%) Zenoss
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.50%) Nagios
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 52 (12.97%) Oracle
2 51 (12.72%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.73%) Google
4 23 (5.74%) ForgeRock
5 21 (5.24%) Facebook
6 9 (2.24%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.24%) Apple
7 8 (2.00%) VMware
8 7 (1.75%) Sagent
8 7 (1.75%) Green Hat
9 6 (1.50%) Netbiscuits
9 6 (1.50%) Kony
9 6 (1.50%) Sencha
9 6 (1.50%) Appcelerator
9 6 (1.50%) Volantis
9 6 (1.50%) IBM
10 5 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.25%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.00%) HP
12 3 (0.75%) Cisco
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cornwall
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Highams
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £28500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset (BA2)
Guru Careers
Salary: £23 - 28k (DOE) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
People Source
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pensions 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago