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

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 45 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 3.45% 7.36% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.39% 36.59% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 14
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,750 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,625
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.55%
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
71 123 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 10.66% 20.13% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 50 87 66
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,650 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) SQL
3 29 (50.00%) Scrum
4 28 (48.28%) MS Office
4 28 (48.28%) Computer Science
5 22 (37.93%) MS Excel
5 22 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
6 21 (36.21%) VBScript
7 20 (34.48%) XML
7 20 (34.48%) ISEB
8 15 (25.86%) VB
9 14 (24.14%) Java
9 14 (24.14%) SOAP
9 14 (24.14%) Selenium
9 14 (24.14%) SoapUI
10 13 (22.41%) Web Services
10 13 (22.41%) Process Management
10 13 (22.41%) Finance
11 12 (20.69%) Degree
12 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
12 11 (18.97%) Automated Testing
12 11 (18.97%) REST
12 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
12 11 (18.97%) VBA
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
15 8 (13.79%) Oracle
15 8 (13.79%) UNIX
15 8 (13.79%) Windows
15 8 (13.79%) TestNG

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 28 (48.28%) MS Office
2 22 (37.93%) MS Excel
3 7 (12.07%) MS Visio
3 7 (12.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) DB2
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (24.14%) Selenium
2 14 (24.14%) SoapUI
3 8 (13.79%) TestNG
4 3 (5.17%) Ranorex
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Test Manager
3 10 (17.24%) Tester
4 9 (15.52%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Project Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) QA Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Senior QA Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) PMO Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) UI Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Web Applications Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Lead Tester
6 6 (10.34%) UI Programmer
6 6 (10.34%) Automated Tester
6 6 (10.34%) Web Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Applications Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Junior
7 5 (8.62%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.17%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) XML
2 14 (24.14%) SOAP
3 13 (22.41%) Web Services
4 11 (18.97%) REST
5 6 (10.34%) HTML
5 6 (10.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (48.28%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.72%) Open Source
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) UNIX
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) Scrum
3 13 (22.41%) Process Management
4 11 (18.97%) Automated Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.79%) Change Control
6 7 (12.07%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (12.07%) Use Case
6 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.07%) SOA
6 7 (12.07%) Project Management
7 6 (10.34%) DSDM
7 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.62%) Line Management
8 5 (8.62%) OOP
8 5 (8.62%) OO
9 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) VBScript
3 15 (25.86%) VB
4 14 (24.14%) Java
5 11 (18.97%) VBA
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) ISEB
2 12 (20.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) WAI
2 3 (5.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Siebel
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago