Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 91 67
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 157 98 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.20% 2.98% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.68% 28.24% 34.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135 75 138
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +30.43%
10th Percentile £29,850 £26,450 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £80,000 £55,000
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 440 347 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.76% 10.55% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 332 279 366
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% -1.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £25,050 £25,700 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,000 £79,000 £62,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%

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 December 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 79 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.68%) Test Automation
3 43 (27.39%) Java
4 39 (24.84%) Manual Testing
4 39 (24.84%) Selenium
5 37 (23.57%) Software Testing
6 36 (22.93%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (21.66%) Finance
8 29 (18.47%) C#
8 29 (18.47%) Open Source
8 29 (18.47%) ISTQB
8 29 (18.47%) Cucumber
9 28 (17.83%) BDD
9 28 (17.83%) .NET
10 25 (15.92%) JavaScript
10 25 (15.92%) SQL
10 25 (15.92%) Degree
11 24 (15.29%) Project Management
11 24 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (14.65%) Web Services
12 23 (14.65%) Waterfall
13 22 (14.01%) Software Engineering
14 21 (13.38%) HTML
14 21 (13.38%) SQL Server
14 21 (13.38%) Node.js
14 21 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (12.74%) User Experience
15 20 (12.74%) Exploratory Testing
16 19 (12.10%) Apple iOS
16 19 (12.10%) Android

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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 8 (5.10%) JBoss
1 8 (5.10%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.18%) Jetty
2 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.91%) CMS
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.27%) Apache
4 2 (1.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.64%) TestFlight
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.91%) SaaS
4 2 (1.27%) DigitalOcean
4 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.27%) Heroku
4 2 (1.27%) npm
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.64%) MQTT
2 1 (0.64%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (0.64%) GPRS
2 1 (0.64%) GSM
2 1 (0.64%) LTE
2 1 (0.64%) SMS
2 1 (0.64%) UMTS
2 1 (0.64%) VoLTE
2 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.10%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.18%) Couchbase
4 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.18%) Redis
4 5 (3.18%) Riak
5 2 (1.27%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.27%) DataStage
5 2 (1.27%) DB2
5 2 (1.27%) DecisionStream
5 2 (1.27%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (24.84%) Selenium
2 29 (18.47%) Cucumber
3 18 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (10.19%) Appium
4 16 (10.19%) Calabash
4 16 (10.19%) SpecFlow
5 14 (8.92%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.64%) Android Studio
6 12 (7.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (7.64%) Xcode
7 11 (7.01%) JMeter
8 8 (5.10%) JIRA
9 7 (4.46%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.18%) eggPlant
10 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
10 5 (3.18%) MSTest
10 5 (3.18%) Ranorex
11 4 (2.55%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.91%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 34 (21.66%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Law
4 5 (3.18%) Marketing
5 4 (2.55%) Electronics
5 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.91%) French Language
6 3 (1.91%) German Language
6 3 (1.91%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Games
7 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Automotive
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (19.75%) Analyst
2 24 (15.29%) Tester
3 21 (13.38%) Test Leader
4 19 (12.10%) Developer
4 19 (12.10%) Test Engineer
5 18 (11.46%) Test Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) Project Manager
6 15 (9.55%) QA Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Software Tester
8 11 (7.01%) Automation Tester
8 11 (7.01%) QA Test Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Business Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Financial Services Project Manager
11 7 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.46%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Manager
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Project Manager
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Services Manager
12 6 (3.82%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.83%) .NET
2 23 (14.65%) Web Services
3 21 (13.38%) HTML
3 21 (13.38%) Node.js
4 17 (10.83%) Gherkin
5 15 (9.55%) Spring
6 14 (8.92%) HTML5
7 10 (6.37%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.37%) CSS
8 7 (4.46%) RESTful
8 7 (4.46%) XML
9 6 (3.82%) Hibernate
9 6 (3.82%) React
9 6 (3.82%) REST
10 5 (3.18%) JPA
11 3 (1.91%) CSS3
11 3 (1.91%) GWT
11 3 (1.91%) jQuery
11 3 (1.91%) Laravel
11 3 (1.91%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.74%) User Experience
3 15 (9.55%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (9.55%) Mobile App
4 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.46%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.91%) Fintech
7 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.27%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.27%) Xbox
8 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.64%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.64%) PMI
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.10%) Android
1 19 (12.10%) Apple iOS
2 13 (8.28%) Windows
3 9 (5.73%) Linux
4 4 (2.55%) Unix
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.68%) Test Automation
3 39 (24.84%) Manual Testing
4 37 (23.57%) Software Testing
5 36 (22.93%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (18.47%) Open Source
7 28 (17.83%) BDD
8 24 (15.29%) Project Management
8 24 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (14.65%) Waterfall
10 22 (14.01%) Software Engineering
11 20 (12.74%) Exploratory Testing
12 19 (12.10%) TDD
13 18 (11.46%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (10.83%) Scrum
14 17 (10.83%) SDLC
15 16 (10.19%) Microservices
16 15 (9.55%) Line Management
16 15 (9.55%) Validation
17 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.39%) Java
2 29 (18.47%) C#
3 25 (15.92%) JavaScript
3 25 (15.92%) SQL
4 17 (10.83%) Ruby
5 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.46%) Python
7 6 (3.82%) ES6
8 4 (2.55%) C
8 4 (2.55%) C++
9 2 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) Go
10 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (18.47%) ISTQB
2 25 (15.92%) Degree
3 16 (10.19%) ISEB
4 11 (7.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 15 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.92%) Xamarin
3 7 (4.46%) Oracle
3 7 (4.46%) SAP
4 3 (1.91%) Google
5 2 (1.27%) Cognos
5 2 (1.27%) IBM
5 2 (1.27%) Mercator
5 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.64%) Cadence
6 1 (0.64%) Capita
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore