Period
to 16 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 89 82
Rank change year-on-year +32 -7 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 203 136 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.54% 3.57% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.85% 33.25% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 170 115 90
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,800 £30,000
90th Percentile £58,875 £60,750 £85,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 497 409 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.56% 10.73% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 356 311 311
Bristol median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -8.57% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £77,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.47%

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 120 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (48.77%) Test Automation
3 61 (30.05%) Selenium
4 55 (27.09%) Java
5 52 (25.62%) C#
6 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
7 36 (17.73%) Finance
7 36 (17.73%) Git (software)
8 34 (16.75%) Amazon AWS
9 29 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 28 (13.79%) Linux
10 28 (13.79%) Cucumber
11 27 (13.30%) BDD
11 27 (13.30%) DevOps
11 27 (13.30%) Microsoft
11 27 (13.30%) .NET
12 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (12.32%) Jenkins
13 23 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (11.33%) Manual Testing
14 22 (10.84%) Python
14 22 (10.84%) WebDriver
14 22 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (10.34%) UML
15 21 (10.34%) HTML
15 21 (10.34%) SQL Server
15 21 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (9.85%) Spring
16 20 (9.85%) C
16 20 (9.85%) SpecFlow

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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 (8.37%) CMS
2 9 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.94%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.45%) Drupal
4 7 (3.45%) JBoss
4 7 (3.45%) Jetty
4 7 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.96%) Apache
5 6 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.48%) WordPress
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.75%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.96%) AWS OpsWorks
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.48%) SaaS
8 2 (0.99%) GitHub
8 2 (0.99%) Office 365
8 2 (0.99%) Runscope
9 1 (0.49%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.49%) G Suite
9 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.45%) Firewall
2 5 (2.46%) Network Security
3 4 (1.97%) DAB
4 3 (1.48%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.93%) Hadoop
2 10 (4.93%) MongoDB
2 10 (4.93%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.43%) Redis
4 8 (3.94%) MySQL
5 7 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (3.45%) Couchbase
5 7 (3.45%) MarkLogic
5 7 (3.45%) Riak
6 4 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.97%) Power BI
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.48%) GIS
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.99%) Big Data
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (30.05%) Selenium
2 36 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 28 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 25 (12.32%) Jenkins
5 22 (10.84%) WebDriver
6 21 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (9.85%) SpecFlow
8 16 (7.88%) Maven
9 14 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (5.91%) JIRA
11 10 (4.93%) SoapUI
12 8 (3.94%) GitLab
12 8 (3.94%) JBehave
13 7 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (2.96%) git-flow
15 5 (2.46%) Appium
15 5 (2.46%) JMeter
15 5 (2.46%) TeamCity
16 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
17 3 (1.48%) TestComplete
General
1 36 (17.73%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Marketing
3 10 (4.93%) Electronics
3 10 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.94%) Aerospace
5 8 (3.94%) Law
5 8 (3.94%) Retail
6 7 (3.45%) Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Advertising
7 4 (1.97%) Billing
8 2 (0.99%) Automotive
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (22.66%) Analyst
2 38 (18.72%) Tester
3 34 (16.75%) Test Analyst
4 29 (14.29%) Developer
5 25 (12.32%) Automation Tester
6 23 (11.33%) Test Engineer
7 19 (9.36%) QA Engineer
8 15 (7.39%) QA Analyst
9 14 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (6.90%) QA Tester
10 12 (5.91%) Test Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.42%) QA Test Analyst
12 10 (4.93%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.93%) QA Leader
13 9 (4.43%) AWS Engineer
13 9 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (4.43%) Senior Developer
13 9 (4.43%) Test Leader
14 8 (3.94%) Java Engineer
14 8 (3.94%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.30%) .NET
2 21 (10.34%) HTML
3 20 (9.85%) Spring
4 17 (8.37%) XML
5 11 (5.42%) HTML5
6 9 (4.43%) Hibernate
6 9 (4.43%) Spring Boot
7 8 (3.94%) RESTful
7 8 (3.94%) Web Services
8 7 (3.45%) CSS
8 7 (3.45%) JPA
9 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.96%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (2.96%) Node.js
9 6 (2.96%) REST
10 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.46%) jQuery
11 4 (1.97%) LAMP
11 4 (1.97%) SOAP
12 3 (1.48%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.40%) User Experience
3 8 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.46%) Fintech
7 4 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.99%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.99%) Social Media
10 1 (0.49%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.79%) Linux
2 18 (8.87%) Windows
3 13 (6.40%) CentOS
4 7 (3.45%) Android
4 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.96%) Unix
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (48.77%) Test Automation
3 29 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 27 (13.30%) BDD
4 27 (13.30%) DevOps
5 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (11.33%) Manual Testing
7 22 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (10.34%) UML
9 19 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (9.36%) Project Management
9 19 (9.36%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.87%) TDD
11 16 (7.88%) Mentoring
11 16 (7.88%) Scrum
11 16 (7.88%) SDLC
12 15 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (7.39%) Service Delivery
13 14 (6.90%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.09%) Java
2 52 (25.62%) C#
3 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.84%) Python
5 20 (9.85%) C
6 19 (9.36%) Ruby
7 15 (7.39%) SQL
8 10 (4.93%) PHP
8 10 (4.93%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.45%) Scala
10 5 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.46%) VBScript
11 3 (1.48%) Java 8
11 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.99%) C++
12 2 (0.99%) Go
12 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.99%) R
12 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.88%) Degree
3 12 (5.91%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.93%) ISEB
5 8 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
6 7 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.97%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.97%) PMP
8 3 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.99%) CEH
9 2 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.99%) CISSP
9 2 (0.99%) GIAC
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.49%) MBA
10 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) PMO
2 7 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 5 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (2.46%) WCAG
4 2 (0.99%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (8.87%) Docker
2 5 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.87%) Puppet
2 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.46%) WMI
3 1 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 27 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.39%) Oracle
3 13 (6.40%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.43%) SAP
5 5 (2.46%) VMware
6 4 (1.97%) Panasonic
6 4 (1.97%) Tableau
7 3 (1.48%) Informatica
8 2 (0.99%) BT
8 2 (0.99%) Cadence
8 2 (0.99%) Google
9 1 (0.49%) HP
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.49%) TIBCO