Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 80 55
Rank change year-on-year +5 -25 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 17 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.05% 2.07% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.24% 18.28% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 29
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50% -0.62%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,350 £31,250
90th Percentile £45,250 £75,000 £70,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% - +14.29%

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 29 93 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 6.12% 11.30% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25 76 90
Cheltenham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -8.54%
10th Percentile £17,750 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,700 £70,000 £63,425
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -7.41%

QA
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

QA
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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit

QA
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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (40.00%) MariaDB
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) QA Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) COM+
2 1 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Capita
1 1 (20.00%) SAP