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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 121 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
-44 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 141 224 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.50% 3.77% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.09% 32.65% 34.95%
Number of salaries quoted 127 188 175
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,350 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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
562 686 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.96% 11.54% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 464 583 513
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -3 49 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Wiltshire +10 34 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Somerset +4 26 £36,000 -4.00% 3
Gloucestershire -41 17 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Dorset +5 11 £37,500 +3.44% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 130 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.51%) SQL
3 57 (17.01%) Degree
3 57 (17.01%) SDLC
4 56 (16.72%) Selenium
4 56 (16.72%) .NET
4 56 (16.72%) Java
5 54 (16.12%) C#
5 54 (16.12%) Microsoft
6 47 (14.03%) Web Services
7 44 (13.13%) Windows
8 41 (12.24%) Software Testing
9 40 (11.94%) Security Cleared
9 40 (11.94%) HTML
9 40 (11.94%) JavaScript
9 40 (11.94%) ISEB
10 38 (11.34%) Test Automation
11 36 (10.75%) Finance
12 35 (10.45%) Automated Testing
13 34 (10.15%) XML
14 33 (9.85%) Project Management
15 32 (9.55%) Git (software)
16 31 (9.25%) DV Cleared
16 31 (9.25%) DevOps
17 30 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (8.66%) MS Excel
18 29 (8.66%) Relational Database
19 28 (8.36%) User Experience
19 28 (8.36%) RDBMS
19 28 (8.36%) MVC

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 11 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.69%) IIS
3 7 (2.09%) Apache
4 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.19%) CMS
5 4 (1.19%) WordPress
6 3 (0.90%) Confluence
6 3 (0.90%) Drupal
6 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.90%) nginx
6 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.60%) OpenROAD
7 2 (0.60%) SAS
7 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.87%) MS Office
3 7 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.49%) MS Project
5 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.19%) Maximo
3 2 (0.60%) Changepoint
3 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.39%) SaaS
4 3 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.90%) Route 53
4 3 (0.90%) Trello
4 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.69%) Network Security
2 8 (2.39%) Firewall
3 7 (2.09%) LAN
3 7 (2.09%) WAN
3 7 (2.09%) WEP
4 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.49%) VPN
6 4 (1.19%) ADSL
6 4 (1.19%) BGP
6 4 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.19%) DHCP
6 4 (1.19%) DNS
6 4 (1.19%) EIGRP
6 4 (1.19%) MPLS
6 4 (1.19%) OSPF
6 4 (1.19%) SNMP
6 4 (1.19%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (1.19%) TACACS
6 4 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.66%) Relational Database
2 28 (8.36%) RDBMS
3 26 (7.76%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.39%) MySQL
5 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.49%) Big Data
6 5 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.19%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.19%) GIS
7 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.90%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 56 (16.72%) Selenium
2 32 (9.55%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 24 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (6.87%) JIRA
6 22 (6.57%) Cucumber
6 22 (6.57%) Maven
7 21 (6.27%) TeamCity
8 19 (5.67%) SpecFlow
9 17 (5.07%) JUnit
10 14 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (3.88%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.28%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.99%) NUnit
14 9 (2.69%) NuGet
14 9 (2.69%) WebDriver
15 7 (2.09%) Ant
15 7 (2.09%) StyleCop
16 6 (1.79%) Hudson
17 5 (1.49%) Bugzilla
General
1 36 (10.75%) Finance
2 25 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.18%) Banking
4 9 (2.69%) Aerospace
5 8 (2.39%) Electronics
6 7 (2.09%) Back Office
7 6 (1.79%) Marketing
8 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.49%) Retail
9 4 (1.19%) Advertising
9 4 (1.19%) French Language
10 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.60%) International Banking
11 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.60%) Law
12 1 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Military
12 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (24.18%) Analyst
2 64 (19.10%) Developer
3 42 (12.54%) Test Analyst
4 31 (9.25%) Tester
5 30 (8.96%) Test Engineer
6 27 (8.06%) Software Tester
7 26 (7.76%) Architect
8 23 (6.87%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.67%) Software Developer
10 17 (5.07%) QA Analyst
10 17 (5.07%) Software Analyst
11 15 (4.48%) .NET Developer
11 15 (4.48%) QA Tester
11 15 (4.48%) Software QA Tester
11 15 (4.48%) Software Test Analyst
12 14 (4.18%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (3.58%) QA Leader
13 12 (3.58%) QA Test Analyst
13 12 (3.58%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.72%) .NET
2 47 (14.03%) Web Services
3 40 (11.94%) HTML
4 34 (10.15%) XML
5 21 (6.27%) CSS
5 21 (6.27%) Spring
6 18 (5.37%) AngularJS
6 18 (5.37%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.78%) JSON
8 15 (4.48%) Gherkin
9 14 (4.18%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (3.58%) HTML5
11 10 (2.99%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (2.99%) Node.js
11 10 (2.99%) REST
12 9 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (2.69%) NHibernate
12 9 (2.69%) RESTful
13 8 (2.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.36%) User Experience
2 24 (7.16%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.88%) Digital Media
6 11 (3.28%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.69%) CESG
7 9 (2.69%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (2.09%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.19%) Blog
11 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.19%) Handset
11 4 (1.19%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.90%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (0.90%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.90%) SCORM
12 3 (0.90%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.13%) Windows
2 17 (5.07%) Linux
3 12 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.28%) Android
5 8 (2.39%) Unix
6 6 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.49%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (17.01%) SDLC
3 41 (12.24%) Software Testing
4 38 (11.34%) Test Automation
5 35 (10.45%) Automated Testing
6 33 (9.85%) Project Management
7 31 (9.25%) DevOps
8 30 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (8.36%) MVC
9 28 (8.36%) Software Engineering
10 27 (8.06%) Manual Testing
10 27 (8.06%) Scrum
11 24 (7.16%) Test Scripting
12 23 (6.87%) ITIL
13 22 (6.57%) Test Strategy
14 21 (6.27%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.27%) Regression Testing
14 21 (6.27%) Service Delivery
15 20 (5.97%) BDD
15 20 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.51%) SQL
2 56 (16.72%) Java
3 54 (16.12%) C#
4 40 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.76%) Python
6 22 (6.57%) C++
7 17 (5.07%) PowerShell
8 16 (4.78%) C
9 14 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.99%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.09%) PHP
11 7 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.09%) Ruby
12 6 (1.79%) VB
13 4 (1.19%) Perl
13 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.90%) Groovy
14 3 (0.90%) VBA
15 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (17.01%) Degree
2 40 (11.94%) ISEB
2 40 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 31 (9.25%) DV Cleared
4 28 (8.36%) ISTQB
5 23 (6.87%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.69%) CEH
6 9 (2.69%) CISA
6 9 (2.69%) CISM
6 9 (2.69%) CISSP
6 9 (2.69%) GIAC
6 9 (2.69%) SANS
7 8 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.60%) MCP
9 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) CCNP
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.76%) SLA
2 7 (2.09%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.19%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.90%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.90%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (3.88%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (5.37%) Puppet
2 15 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.19%) Kibana
3 4 (1.19%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.90%) Graylog
4 3 (0.90%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.57%) Oracle
3 14 (4.18%) HP
4 13 (3.88%) AppDynamics
4 13 (3.88%) New Relic
5 8 (2.39%) Cisco
6 7 (2.09%) Sencha
7 4 (1.19%) SAP
8 3 (0.90%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) Apple
9 2 (0.60%) ATG
9 2 (0.60%) CA
9 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.60%) FrontRange
9 2 (0.60%) hybris
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.60%) Sybase
9 2 (0.60%) VMware
10 1 (0.30%) Tableau
10 1 (0.30%) Verint
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set2recruit
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Up to £40,000 DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
set2recruit
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum plus bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Creation Recruitment
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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