The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 38 17
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 25 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.30% 4.98% 8.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 30.86% 43.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 40
Average salary £45,000 £28,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.52% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
QA
Wiltshire

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 Swindon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
49 81 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 9.12% 16.14% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 34 74 92
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £32,325
10% offered a salary of more than £51,945 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

QA
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Swindon region.

QA Salary Trend in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 12 (52.17%) SQL
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) VBScript
2 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
4 8 (34.78%) ISEB
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
5 5 (21.74%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) CRM
6 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) Hyperion
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) General Ledger
6 4 (17.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (13.04%) VB
7 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) JUnit
8 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) Spring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (34.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.70%) JUnit
General
1 4 (17.39%) General Ledger
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Military
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.35%) PhoneGap
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Web Development
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) VBScript
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
1 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
1 4 (17.39%) Hyperion
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Xamarin