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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 3.35% 4.92% 5.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 39.77% 31.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 14
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
102 88 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 18.96% 12.36% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 97 69 67
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £38,486
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +3.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
2 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Finance
4 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (23.33%) CRM
6 6 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (20.00%) Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (16.67%) General Ledger
7 5 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) Hyperion
8 4 (13.33%) HP
8 4 (13.33%) ISEB
8 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.33%) Change Management
8 4 (13.33%) MS Project
8 4 (13.33%) SQL
8 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
8 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Project
2 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.33%) QADirector
3 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Test Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) PMO Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior PMO Manager
7 2 (6.67%) PMO Lead
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications Manager
8 1 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
2 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) CRM
6 6 (20.00%) Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Change Management
8 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) People Management
8 4 (13.33%) SDLC
9 3 (10.00%) Time Management
9 3 (10.00%) Dependency Management
9 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
9 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) VBScript
2 3 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (16.67%) Hyperion
4 4 (13.33%) HP