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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 47 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 20 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.91% 3.98% 13.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 33.90% 58.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 70
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £58,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
51 59 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 8.72% 11.75% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 49 122
Average salary £46,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,418 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,576 £52,500 £66,400
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 23 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Swindon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Scrum
3 19 (48.72%) SQL
4 17 (43.59%) ISEB
4 17 (43.59%) Computer Science
5 15 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
6 14 (35.90%) VBScript
7 13 (33.33%) MS Office
8 8 (20.51%) Oracle
9 7 (17.95%) CSS
9 7 (17.95%) HTML
9 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.38%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) SOAP
10 6 (15.38%) DSDM
10 6 (15.38%) Selenium
10 6 (15.38%) Degree
10 6 (15.38%) WAI
10 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
10 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
11 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
11 5 (12.82%) Process Management
11 5 (12.82%) UNIX
11 5 (12.82%) Windows
11 5 (12.82%) Web Services
11 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
12 4 (10.26%) DB2
12 4 (10.26%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (10.26%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.26%) TestNG
4 2 (5.13%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Military
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Test Manager
2 12 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Web Applications Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Applications Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 6 (15.38%) UI Developer
4 6 (15.38%) UI Programmer
5 5 (12.82%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Technical Designer
6 4 (10.26%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (10.26%) Senior QA Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Designer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Designer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) CSS
1 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 5 (12.82%) Web Services
4 4 (10.26%) XML
4 4 (10.26%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.56%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Open Source
2 1 (2.56%) CMDB
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Scrum
3 6 (15.38%) DSDM
3 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.82%) Process Management
5 4 (10.26%) CRM
5 4 (10.26%) SOA
5 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) Use Case
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.26%) Analytics
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) VBScript
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) VB
5 2 (5.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) WAI
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (10.26%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin
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