Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Devon
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 45 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 +48
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 43 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.79% 5.91% 9.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.26% 29.66% 74.65%
Number of salaries quoted 26 39 47
Devon median annual salary £100,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +185.71% -22.22% +6.38%
10th Percentile £30,438 £26,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £42,500 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 77 145 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 14.39% 19.94% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 52 135 61
Devon median annual salary £44,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.67% -11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £20,513 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £53,750 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +11.84%

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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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +2 27 £100,000 +185.71% 3
Plymouth - 3 £70,000 - 2
Newton Abbot - 1 £30,000 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Migration
2 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (45.16%) Software Engineering
3 14 (45.16%) SaaS
4 13 (41.94%) Collaborative Working
4 13 (41.94%) Degree
5 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 4 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Google
7 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
8 3 (9.68%) ETL
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Line Management
8 3 (9.68%) User Experience
8 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Concordion
9 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.45%) Gradle
9 2 (6.45%) Docker

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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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) SaaS
2 4 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) GIS
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.45%) Concordion
2 2 (6.45%) FitNesse
2 2 (6.45%) Gradle
2 2 (6.45%) Maven
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Head of Technology
2 8 (25.81%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Chief Technology Officer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Head of Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Head of QA
5 2 (6.45%) Head of Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Head of Testing
5 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) QA Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.23%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Internet of Things
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Linked Data
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Migration
2 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (45.16%) Software Engineering
4 13 (41.94%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
8 3 (9.68%) ETL
8 3 (9.68%) Line Management
9 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
9 2 (6.45%) QA Automation
9 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
9 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Go
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) R
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PhD
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 14001
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Talend