The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 44 38 52
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.64% 4.86% 0.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 50.00% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 3
Median salary £30,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% +10.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 18 50 16
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 8.18% 9.73% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 40 12
Median salary £45,269 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,161 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

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Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (45.00%) SQL
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) MySQL
3 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (30.00%) MariaDB
4 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (30.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Back Office
4 6 (30.00%) XML Messaging
4 6 (30.00%) Debian
4 6 (30.00%) Security Hardening
5 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.00%) PHP
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MySQL
2 6 (30.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Web Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C# Web Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) XML
1 6 (30.00%) XML Messaging
2 4 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Debian
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
1 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) CentOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Security Hardening
3 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Android Development
7 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Go
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
1 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
1 1 (5.00%) Zend