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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 38 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 29 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 4.91% 5.11% 7.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.33% 31.52% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 42
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £39,250 £50,000
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
89 92 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 12.48% 16.20% 18.39%
Number of salaries quoted 69 68 104
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 27 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 34 (51.52%) MS Office
3 33 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 29 (43.94%) QuickTest Pro
6 27 (40.91%) VBScript
7 26 (39.39%) XML
8 25 (37.88%) VB
8 25 (37.88%) Scrum
9 21 (31.82%) VBA
10 20 (30.30%) ISEB
11 17 (25.76%) Automated Testing
12 15 (22.73%) Finance
12 15 (22.73%) Degree
13 14 (21.21%) Selenium
14 13 (19.70%) SOAP
14 13 (19.70%) Java
14 13 (19.70%) SoapUI
15 12 (18.18%) OOP
15 12 (18.18%) OO
15 12 (18.18%) Process Management
15 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 11 (16.67%) Project Management
16 11 (16.67%) Web Services
17 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
17 10 (15.15%) HP
17 10 (15.15%) REST
17 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
17 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
18 9 (13.64%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (51.52%) MS Office
2 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (10.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) LDAP
1 3 (4.55%) SNMP
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) DB2
3 3 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (43.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (21.21%) Selenium
3 13 (19.70%) SoapUI
4 7 (10.61%) 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 19 (28.79%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Test Manager
4 12 (18.18%) Tester
5 8 (12.12%) Junior
5 8 (12.12%) Junior Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Lead Tester
5 8 (12.12%) Automated Tester
6 7 (10.61%) Project Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Designer
8 4 (6.06%) Instructional Designer
8 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (39.39%) XML
2 13 (19.70%) SOAP
3 11 (16.67%) Web Services
4 10 (15.15%) REST
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) UNIX
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Scrum
2 17 (25.76%) Automated Testing
3 12 (18.18%) Process Management
3 12 (18.18%) OOP
3 12 (18.18%) OO
4 11 (16.67%) Project Management
5 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.12%) Change Control
7 7 (10.61%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (9.09%) Use Case
8 6 (9.09%) SOA
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL
10 3 (4.55%) CRM
10 3 (4.55%) ITSM
10 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.03%) Manual Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Performance Management
11 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 27 (40.91%) VBScript
3 25 (37.88%) VB
4 21 (31.82%) VBA
5 13 (19.70%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) ISEB
2 15 (22.73%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) WAI
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) WMI
1 3 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) HP
3 9 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) Remedy
4 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.52%) Siebel
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago