Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 71 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 153 130 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.97% 3.71% 4.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.54% 31.94% 39.48%
Number of salaries quoted 129 124 173
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £29,700 £25,075 £22,700
90th Percentile £71,250 £54,625 £51,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 443 407 461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 11.50% 11.61% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 351 355 365
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 102 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (61.44%) Test Automation
3 50 (32.68%) Selenium
4 46 (30.07%) Java
5 39 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (24.84%) C#
7 33 (21.57%) Manual Testing
8 31 (20.26%) .NET
9 30 (19.61%) Software Testing
10 29 (18.95%) SQL
11 28 (18.30%) JavaScript
11 28 (18.30%) Windows
11 28 (18.30%) ISTQB
11 28 (18.30%) SDLC
12 27 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 26 (16.99%) Ruby
13 26 (16.99%) Open Source
14 24 (15.69%) Regression Testing
14 24 (15.69%) Finance
15 23 (15.03%) ISEB
15 23 (15.03%) WebDriver
15 23 (15.03%) Degree
16 22 (14.38%) SQL Server
16 22 (14.38%) JMeter
16 22 (14.38%) Scrum
16 22 (14.38%) Waterfall
16 22 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (13.07%) DevOps
17 20 (13.07%) BDD

QA
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 5 (3.27%) JBoss
1 5 (3.27%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.61%) Jetty
2 4 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.31%) nginx
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) HTTP
2 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.31%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.65%) GPRS
4 1 (0.65%) GSM
4 1 (0.65%) LTE
4 1 (0.65%) MQTT
4 1 (0.65%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) UMTS
4 1 (0.65%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.27%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.61%) Couchbase
4 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.61%) Redis
4 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.61%) Riak
5 1 (0.65%) MySQL
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (32.68%) Selenium
2 27 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 23 (15.03%) WebDriver
4 22 (14.38%) JMeter
5 15 (9.80%) Calabash
6 14 (9.15%) Appium
7 13 (8.50%) NUnit
8 11 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (6.54%) JIRA
10 9 (5.88%) SoapUI
11 7 (4.58%) Git (software)
11 7 (4.58%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.58%) WATIR
12 6 (3.92%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.61%) JUnit
14 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.96%) Maven
14 3 (1.96%) TestNG
15 2 (1.31%) Mercurial
15 2 (1.31%) MSTest
General
1 24 (15.69%) Finance
2 15 (9.80%) Marketing
3 6 (3.92%) Banking
4 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.61%) Electronics
5 4 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (33.33%) Tester
2 34 (22.22%) Analyst
3 28 (18.30%) QA Tester
4 24 (15.69%) Automation Tester
5 18 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 18 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 16 (10.46%) Technical Tester
7 15 (9.80%) Test Analyst
8 14 (9.15%) Architect
8 14 (9.15%) Developer
9 12 (7.84%) QA Test Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) QA Automation Tester
11 10 (6.54%) Technical Architect
12 9 (5.88%) Software Tester
13 8 (5.23%) Junior
13 8 (5.23%) QA Analyst
14 7 (4.58%) C# Developer
14 7 (4.58%) QA Manager
15 6 (3.92%) .NET Developer
15 6 (3.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.26%) .NET
2 18 (11.76%) REST
3 17 (11.11%) HTML
4 16 (10.46%) Web Services
5 15 (9.80%) HTML5
6 8 (5.23%) CSS
6 8 (5.23%) XML
7 7 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.92%) J2EE
8 6 (3.92%) WCF
9 5 (3.27%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.27%) Spring
10 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.61%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.61%) JPA
10 4 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.96%) Node.js
12 2 (1.31%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.15%) User Experience
3 13 (8.50%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.27%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.61%) Fintech
7 4 (2.61%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.96%) Digital TV
8 3 (1.96%) MPEG
9 2 (1.31%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.65%) STB
10 1 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.30%) Windows
2 20 (13.07%) Linux
3 17 (11.11%) Unix
4 8 (5.23%) Android
5 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (61.44%) Test Automation
3 39 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (21.57%) Manual Testing
5 30 (19.61%) Software Testing
6 28 (18.30%) SDLC
7 26 (16.99%) Open Source
8 24 (15.69%) Regression Testing
9 22 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (14.38%) Scrum
9 22 (14.38%) Waterfall
10 20 (13.07%) BDD
10 20 (13.07%) DevOps
11 18 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 18 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 18 (11.76%) Test Strategy
12 17 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 16 (10.46%) TDD
14 15 (9.80%) ETL
15 13 (8.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.07%) Java
2 38 (24.84%) C#
3 29 (18.95%) SQL
4 28 (18.30%) JavaScript
5 26 (16.99%) Ruby
6 19 (12.42%) T-SQL
7 18 (11.76%) Python
8 11 (7.19%) C++
9 8 (5.23%) Scala
10 5 (3.27%) C
11 2 (1.31%) Perl
11 2 (1.31%) PHP
11 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (18.30%) ISTQB
2 23 (15.03%) Degree
2 23 (15.03%) ISEB
3 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.27%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.31%) PhD
7 2 (1.31%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Ansible
1 1 (0.65%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.19%) Oracle
2 11 (7.19%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.31%) SAP
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.65%) Cadence
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.65%) Sage
4 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, Life & Health
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £35-42K + 20% Pension & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Qualitest
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago