Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Devon
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 46 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.61% 4.20% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.05% 34.43% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 20
Devon median annual salary £31,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £25,775
90th Percentile £46,000 £92,000 £41,750
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 Devon with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Devon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 83 61 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 13.39% 12.20% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 60 46 132
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £39,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £19,800 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -2.44%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Devon

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Salary Trend in Devon

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

Salary trend for QA in Devon

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Salary Histogram in Devon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Devon over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Devon

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Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Devon region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -7 10 £31,000 -20.00% 7
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Devon region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) People Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microservices
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Product Owner
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
2 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (50.00%) Time Management
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian