Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 77 76
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 221 149 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.64% 3.93% 3.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.08% 34.02% 32.52%
Number of salaries quoted 198 123 128
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,800 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £70,000 £54,125
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 513 438 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.08% 11.56% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 412 344 359
Bristol median annual salary £44,375 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.94% - -
10th Percentile £25,125 £24,475 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £71,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bristol

QA
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for QA in Bristol

QA
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bristol over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for QA.

1 134 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (48.42%) Test Automation
3 70 (31.67%) Java
4 58 (26.24%) Selenium
5 47 (21.27%) JavaScript
5 47 (21.27%) C#
6 42 (19.00%) HTML
6 42 (19.00%) Finance
7 37 (16.74%) DevOps
8 35 (15.84%) BDD
9 34 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (14.93%) SQL
11 32 (14.48%) Scrum
12 31 (14.03%) Git (software)
13 29 (13.12%) Microsoft
14 28 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (12.22%) Spring
15 27 (12.22%) Software Engineering
16 25 (11.31%) Linux
16 25 (11.31%) .NET
16 25 (11.31%) SQL Server
16 25 (11.31%) Cucumber
16 25 (11.31%) Jenkins
17 24 (10.86%) HTML5
17 24 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (10.86%) Project Management
17 24 (10.86%) ISTQB
17 24 (10.86%) TDD
18 23 (10.41%) Python

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (7.69%) JBoss
1 17 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 14 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.88%) CMS
3 13 (5.88%) Jetty
4 9 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.62%) Drupal
6 5 (2.26%) Apache
6 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.36%) nginx
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.36%) WordPress
9 2 (0.90%) Confluence
9 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.45%) Kentico
10 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Magento
1 2 (0.90%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.52%) AWS OpsWorks
4 6 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.36%) Slack
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.90%) GitHub
7 2 (0.90%) Office 365
7 2 (0.90%) Runscope
7 2 (0.90%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.45%) G Suite
8 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.45%) IaaS
8 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.81%) DAB
1 4 (1.81%) Firewall
2 3 (1.36%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.36%) SAN
2 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) Network Security
3 2 (0.90%) SMS
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.50%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 16 (7.24%) Hadoop
4 16 (7.24%) Redis
5 13 (5.88%) Couchbase
5 13 (5.88%) Riak
6 9 (4.07%) MySQL
7 5 (2.26%) Power BI
7 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.81%) MarkLogic
8 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.36%) Big Data
9 3 (1.36%) GIS
10 2 (0.90%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 58 (26.24%) Selenium
2 31 (14.03%) Git (software)
3 25 (11.31%) Cucumber
3 25 (11.31%) Jenkins
4 21 (9.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (9.05%) WebDriver
6 19 (8.60%) JIRA
7 16 (7.24%) SoapUI
8 13 (5.88%) SpecFlow
9 11 (4.98%) Maven
10 10 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.62%) TestComplete
11 8 (3.62%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.71%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.71%) GitLab
12 6 (2.71%) JBehave
12 6 (2.71%) JMeter
13 4 (1.81%) Eclipse RCP
13 4 (1.81%) Selenium IDE
13 4 (1.81%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (19.00%) Finance
2 22 (9.95%) Marketing
3 16 (7.24%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.79%) Electronics
4 15 (6.79%) Manufacturing
5 14 (6.33%) Law
6 9 (4.07%) Banking
7 7 (3.17%) Retail
8 5 (2.26%) Billing
9 4 (1.81%) Advertising
9 4 (1.81%) French Language
9 4 (1.81%) German Language
10 3 (1.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.45%) Automotive
11 1 (0.45%) Games
11 1 (0.45%) Publishing
11 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (23.53%) Analyst
2 41 (18.55%) Developer
3 32 (14.48%) Test Analyst
4 28 (12.67%) Test Engineer
5 23 (10.41%) Tester
6 18 (8.14%) QA Leader
7 17 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 17 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 16 (7.24%) Java Developer
8 16 (7.24%) Test Leader
9 15 (6.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (6.79%) Test Automation Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) Automation Tester
10 13 (5.88%) QA Analyst
11 12 (5.43%) QA Test Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.52%) Business Analyst
12 10 (4.52%) Lead DevOps
12 10 (4.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.00%) HTML
2 27 (12.22%) Spring
3 25 (11.31%) .NET
4 24 (10.86%) HTML5
5 23 (10.41%) Web Services
6 16 (7.24%) CSS
7 15 (6.79%) Hibernate
8 13 (5.88%) JPA
8 13 (5.88%) XML
9 12 (5.43%) ASP.NET
10 10 (4.52%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (4.07%) SOAP
12 8 (3.62%) .NET Framework
12 8 (3.62%) jQuery
13 7 (3.17%) RESTful
14 6 (2.71%) CSS3
14 6 (2.71%) Spring Boot
15 5 (2.26%) REST
16 4 (1.81%) AngularJS
16 4 (1.81%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.88%) User Experience
3 11 (4.98%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.07%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.36%) Fintech
10 2 (0.90%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.90%) Social Media
11 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.45%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.31%) Linux
2 15 (6.79%) Windows
3 14 (6.33%) CentOS
4 10 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.36%) Android
5 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (48.42%) Test Automation
3 37 (16.74%) DevOps
4 35 (15.84%) BDD
5 34 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (14.48%) Scrum
7 27 (12.22%) Software Engineering
8 24 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (10.86%) Project Management
8 24 (10.86%) TDD
9 22 (9.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (9.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (9.50%) Manual Testing
10 21 (9.50%) SDLC
10 21 (9.50%) UML
11 19 (8.60%) Mentoring
12 18 (8.14%) Test Scripting
13 17 (7.69%) Line Management
14 16 (7.24%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.67%) Java
2 47 (21.27%) C#
2 47 (21.27%) JavaScript
3 33 (14.93%) SQL
4 23 (10.41%) Python
5 9 (4.07%) C
5 9 (4.07%) Ruby
6 8 (3.62%) PHP
6 8 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.26%) VBScript
8 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.36%) Java 8
8 3 (1.36%) R
8 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.36%) VBA
9 2 (0.90%) C++
9 2 (0.90%) Perl
9 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (10.86%) ISTQB
2 16 (7.24%) Degree
3 14 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (5.43%) ISEB
4 12 (5.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.81%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.81%) PMP
8 3 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.90%) CEH
9 2 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.90%) CISSP
9 2 (0.90%) GIAC
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.45%) MCP
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (2.26%) WCAG
3 4 (1.81%) PMO
4 2 (0.90%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.45%) EMIR
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (7.69%) Docker
2 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) Puppet
2 5 (2.26%) WMI
3 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.24%) Oracle
3 15 (6.79%) SAP
4 14 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.26%) VMware
6 4 (1.81%) Capita
6 4 (1.81%) Panasonic
6 4 (1.81%) Tableau
7 3 (1.36%) Google
7 3 (1.36%) Informatica
7 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.90%) Cadence
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.45%) Coverity