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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 36 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 4.64% 5.78% 7.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.46% 32.73% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 32
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
82 110 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 11.19% 17.66% 20.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 80 94
Average salary £41,000 £37,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.60% -16.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,900 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,473
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%

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 23 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) SQL
3 32 (48.48%) MS Office
3 32 (48.48%) Computer Science
4 29 (43.94%) Scrum
5 27 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
6 26 (39.39%) MS Excel
7 25 (37.88%) VBScript
8 23 (34.85%) XML
9 21 (31.82%) VB
9 21 (31.82%) ISEB
10 17 (25.76%) VBA
11 16 (24.24%) Degree
12 15 (22.73%) Selenium
12 15 (22.73%) Automated Testing
12 15 (22.73%) Finance
13 14 (21.21%) SOAP
13 14 (21.21%) Java
13 14 (21.21%) SoapUI
14 13 (19.70%) Process Management
15 12 (18.18%) Web Services
16 11 (16.67%) Project Management
16 11 (16.67%) REST
16 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
17 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
17 10 (15.15%) Oracle
18 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
19 8 (12.12%) UNIX
19 8 (12.12%) OOP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (48.48%) MS Office
2 26 (39.39%) MS Excel
3 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (10.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) LDAP
1 1 (1.52%) SNMP
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) DB2
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (22.73%) Selenium
3 14 (21.21%) SoapUI
4 8 (12.12%) TestNG
5 3 (4.55%) Ranorex
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Developer
2 15 (22.73%) Test Manager
3 12 (18.18%) Analyst
3 12 (18.18%) Tester
4 8 (12.12%) Junior
4 8 (12.12%) Junior Developer
4 8 (12.12%) Lead Tester
4 8 (12.12%) Automated Tester
5 7 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Project Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) QA Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Senior QA Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Instructional Designer
6 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) UI Programmer
6 4 (6.06%) Web Applications Developer
6 4 (6.06%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.85%) XML
2 14 (21.21%) SOAP
3 12 (18.18%) Web Services
4 11 (16.67%) REST
5 4 (6.06%) HTML
5 4 (6.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (48.48%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) E-Learning
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.94%) Scrum
3 15 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 13 (19.70%) Process Management
5 11 (16.67%) Project Management
5 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.12%) Change Control
6 8 (12.12%) OOP
6 8 (12.12%) OO
7 7 (10.61%) SOA
7 7 (10.61%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.61%) Use Case
8 4 (6.06%) Line Management
8 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.06%) DSDM
9 3 (4.55%) CRM
9 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) SQL
2 25 (37.88%) VBScript
3 21 (31.82%) VB
4 17 (25.76%) VBA
5 14 (21.21%) Java
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) ISEB
2 16 (24.24%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) WAI
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) WMI
1 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) Remedy
3 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.52%) Siebel
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