Period
to 27 February 2020

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 6 months to 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 39 57
Rank change year-on-year -24 +18 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.75% 4.65% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 24.21% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 12
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £30,800 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £61,250 £59,375
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 45 95 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 7.85% 19.19% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 41 93 38
Cheltenham median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -24.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £61,250 £67,975
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -17.89% +18.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

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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Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) SSH
5 4 (40.00%) Kanban
5 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (40.00%) REST
5 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) Electronics
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (30.00%) SAP
6 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (30.00%) Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) Selenium
7 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell

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Co-occurring 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) AWS
1 1 (10.00%) GCP
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SSH
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Grunt
3 1 (10.00%) gulp
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (30.00%) Electronics
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Software QA Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Software Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Functional QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (40.00%) REST
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Kafka
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) Laravel
2 1 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (10.00%) LESS
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) Sass
2 1 (10.00%) Symfony
2 1 (10.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Debian
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) PHP 5
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle