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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 58 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13  
Permanent jobs citing QA 81 77 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.39% 4.08% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.06% 40.96% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 70 72 94
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,850 £28,050 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 231 188 265
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 12.51% 9.96% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 195 169 206
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,343 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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

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Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bristol over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for QA.

1 92 (70.77%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.31%) Selenium
3 41 (31.54%) C#
4 40 (30.77%) Java
4 40 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (23.85%) Automated Testing
6 30 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 28 (21.54%) Scrum
8 27 (20.77%) Regression Testing
9 26 (20.00%) .NET
10 25 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (18.46%) Windows
12 23 (17.69%) JavaScript
12 23 (17.69%) Performance Testing
13 22 (16.92%) Ruby
13 22 (16.92%) Degree
13 22 (16.92%) SQL
13 22 (16.92%) Finance
14 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
14 21 (16.15%) WebDriver
15 20 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (14.62%) SDLC
16 19 (14.62%) Cucumber
16 19 (14.62%) BDD
17 18 (13.85%) Unit Testing
17 18 (13.85%) Linux
17 18 (13.85%) Python
18 17 (13.08%) Software Testing
18 17 (13.08%) REST
18 17 (13.08%) Test Strategy

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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 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.54%) CMS
2 2 (1.54%) nginx
3 1 (0.77%) Apache
3 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.77%) Drupal
3 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) GitHub
3 1 (0.77%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) HTTP
2 4 (3.08%) Internet
2 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.77%) Intranet
3 1 (0.77%) MQTT
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.92%) RDBMS
2 9 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (32.31%) Selenium
2 21 (16.15%) WebDriver
3 19 (14.62%) Cucumber
4 17 (13.08%) Calabash
5 16 (12.31%) Appium
5 16 (12.31%) NUnit
6 12 (9.23%) JMeter
7 10 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
9 7 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (4.62%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.85%) Gatling
11 5 (3.85%) JIRA
11 5 (3.85%) JUnit
11 5 (3.85%) The Grinder
11 5 (3.85%) WATIR
12 4 (3.08%) MSTest
12 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.31%) Maven
13 3 (2.31%) TestNG
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Marketing
2 12 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.15%) Electronics
4 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.31%) Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Billing
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
6 2 (1.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Local Government
7 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (26.92%) Tester
2 25 (19.23%) Analyst
3 20 (15.38%) QA Tester
4 14 (10.77%) Developer
4 14 (10.77%) Technical Tester
5 13 (10.00%) Architect
5 13 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 12 (9.23%) .NET Developer
6 12 (9.23%) QA Engineer
6 12 (9.23%) Senior .NET Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (8.46%) C# Developer
7 11 (8.46%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 11 (8.46%) Senior C# Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.92%) Technical Architect
10 8 (6.15%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.00%) .NET
2 17 (13.08%) REST
3 14 (10.77%) HTML
4 13 (10.00%) HTML5
5 12 (9.23%) Web Services
6 11 (8.46%) AngularJS
6 11 (8.46%) WCF
7 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET
7 9 (6.92%) CSS
8 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (4.62%) XML
11 5 (3.85%) J2EE
12 4 (3.08%) LINQ
12 4 (3.08%) WF
12 4 (3.08%) WPF
13 3 (2.31%) Node.js
14 2 (1.54%) Behat
14 2 (1.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.23%) User Experience
3 11 (8.46%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.08%) Digital TV
5 4 (3.08%) MPEG
6 3 (2.31%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.54%) Fintech
7 2 (1.54%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.54%) NHS
8 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.77%) STB
8 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) Windows
2 18 (13.85%) Linux
3 14 (10.77%) Unix
4 6 (4.62%) Android
5 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) CentOS
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (70.77%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (23.85%) Automated Testing
4 30 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 28 (21.54%) Scrum
6 27 (20.77%) Regression Testing
7 25 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (17.69%) Performance Testing
9 20 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (14.62%) BDD
10 19 (14.62%) SDLC
11 18 (13.85%) Unit Testing
12 17 (13.08%) Software Testing
12 17 (13.08%) Test Strategy
13 16 (12.31%) DevOps
13 16 (12.31%) Open Source
13 16 (12.31%) TDD
13 16 (12.31%) Test Management
14 15 (11.54%) Software Delivery
15 14 (10.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.54%) C#
2 40 (30.77%) Java
3 23 (17.69%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.92%) Ruby
4 22 (16.92%) SQL
5 18 (13.85%) Python
6 15 (11.54%) T-SQL
7 10 (7.69%) C++
8 7 (5.38%) C
9 6 (4.62%) Scala
10 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.31%) Perl
11 3 (2.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.77%) R
12 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) Degree
2 15 (11.54%) ISEB
2 15 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.85%) AWS Certification
4 4 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.54%) PhD
5 2 (1.54%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.77%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) SDET
3 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
2 1 (0.77%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.77%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (10.77%) Oracle
2 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.69%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.08%) HP
6 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.77%) Cadence
6 1 (0.77%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Sage
6 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: toc £20,000 + bens + 6 mthly salary increments
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago