The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 64 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.88% 5.22% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 39.51% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 25
Average salary £45,688 £37,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.65% +6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
South West

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 Wiltshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
198 162 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 17.29% 13.22% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 183 135 162
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,236
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

QA
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region.

QA Salary Trend in Wiltshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

QA
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -5 18 £52,500 +31.25%
Chippenham -1 10 £39,500 +15.32% 2
Melksham - 1 £47,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
2 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (17.11%) Degree
5 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (15.79%) Windows
6 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
6 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.47%) Performance Testing
7 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
7 10 (13.16%) Oracle
8 9 (11.84%) C
8 9 (11.84%) ITIL
8 9 (11.84%) Project Management
8 9 (11.84%) Automated Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.53%) Time Management
9 8 (10.53%) Finance
9 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
9 8 (10.53%) MS Office
10 7 (9.21%) JUnit
10 7 (9.21%) C#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.53%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) MS Project
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) VoIP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.95%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) JUnit
1 7 (9.21%) JMeter
1 7 (9.21%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.95%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.32%) QADirector
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
2 5 (6.58%) General Ledger
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.63%) Automotive
4 2 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Test Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Technical Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.95%) MI Developer
10 2 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
1 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) iOS SDK
2 2 (2.63%) REST
2 2 (2.63%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
3 1 (1.32%) Spring
3 1 (1.32%) JSF
3 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.63%) CMDB
6 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.63%) UNIX
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
2 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (14.47%) Performance Testing
4 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Automated Testing
6 9 (11.84%) ITIL
6 9 (11.84%) Project Management
6 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (10.53%) Time Management
7 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.21%) CRM
8 7 (9.21%) Data Management
8 7 (9.21%) Validation
8 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
9 6 (7.89%) System Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) C
3 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.21%) C#
5 5 (6.58%) Java
6 4 (5.26%) C++
7 3 (3.95%) VBScript
8 2 (2.63%) VB
8 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.11%) Degree
3 7 (9.21%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.32%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.32%) SCSA
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) SCCM
1 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (6.58%) Hyperion
5 4 (5.26%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) Sagent
7 2 (2.63%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Symantec
8 1 (1.32%) Sun
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago