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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 33 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 38 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 3.08% 7.02% 10.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 46.91% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 51
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
60 81 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 10.26% 14.97% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33 59 100
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,581 £28,080 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,950 £76,000
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 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) Scrum
3 25 (49.02%) SQL
4 23 (45.10%) Computer Science
5 22 (43.14%) MS Office
6 20 (39.22%) ISEB
7 19 (37.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (35.29%) VBScript
8 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
9 12 (23.53%) XML
9 12 (23.53%) Degree
10 11 (21.57%) Java
10 11 (21.57%) SOAP
10 11 (21.57%) Selenium
10 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
11 10 (19.61%) Oracle
11 10 (19.61%) Process Management
12 9 (17.65%) Web Services
12 9 (17.65%) Finance
12 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
13 8 (15.69%) VB
13 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
13 8 (15.69%) REST
14 7 (13.73%) HTML
14 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
14 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
14 7 (13.73%) CSS
14 7 (13.73%) UNIX
14 7 (13.73%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (43.14%) MS Office
2 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
3 5 (9.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (21.57%) Selenium
2 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
3 6 (11.76%) TestNG
4 3 (5.88%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Military
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Test Manager
2 12 (23.53%) Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) QA Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Senior QA Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Web Applications Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Applications Developer
5 6 (11.76%) UI Developer
5 6 (11.76%) UI Programmer
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Project Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Technical Specialist
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Designer
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (7.84%) Designer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) XML
2 11 (21.57%) SOAP
3 9 (17.65%) Web Services
4 8 (15.69%) REST
5 7 (13.73%) HTML
5 7 (13.73%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) XHTML
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.96%) .NET
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (45.10%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) CMDB
2 1 (1.96%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) UNIX
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) Scrum
3 10 (19.61%) Process Management
4 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.76%) DSDM
6 6 (11.76%) SOA
6 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 6 (11.76%) Use Case
7 5 (9.80%) Change Control
7 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.80%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (9.80%) Project Management
7 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.84%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
8 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.84%) Analytics
9 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) VBScript
3 11 (21.57%) Java
4 8 (15.69%) VB
5 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.84%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) ISEB
2 12 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) WAI
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Hyperion
3 4 (7.84%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Group - Pharmaceuticals
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Chippenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £33-39,500 + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago