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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Devon
Rank 37 29 49
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20  
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.03% 9.62% 1.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.71% 71.79% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16 25 6
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,300
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £42,800
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 Devon with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Devon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 70 39 31
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 19.55% 13.40% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 67 35 27
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,600
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -0.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -9 17 £35,000 -15.15% 4
QA
South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

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

1 23 (56.10%) SQL
2 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (46.34%) C#
4 13 (31.71%) JIRA
4 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
5 12 (29.27%) Degree
5 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
6 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
6 11 (26.83%) ISEB
6 11 (26.83%) Java
6 11 (26.83%) XML
7 10 (24.39%) SAS
7 10 (24.39%) Python
7 10 (24.39%) MATLAB
7 10 (24.39%) Scrum
7 10 (24.39%) JSON
8 9 (21.95%) HTML
9 8 (19.51%) Apple
9 8 (19.51%) Data Analysis
9 8 (19.51%) Software Delivery
10 7 (17.07%) Jupyter
10 7 (17.07%) Pandas
10 7 (17.07%) SOASTA, Inc
10 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
10 7 (17.07%) R
10 7 (17.07%) Selenium
10 7 (17.07%) MVC
10 7 (17.07%) Workflow

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Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) SAS
2 7 (17.07%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) GIS
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) JIRA
2 7 (17.07%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.32%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) QA Analyst
3 13 (31.71%) Test Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) Developer
4 11 (26.83%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
5 7 (17.07%) Software Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Software Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
7 4 (9.76%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.76%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Data Quality Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) QA Leader
7 4 (9.76%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Software Development Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Software Manager
8 3 (7.32%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) XML
2 10 (24.39%) JSON
3 9 (21.95%) HTML
4 7 (17.07%) .NET
4 7 (17.07%) CSS
4 7 (17.07%) Pandas
4 7 (17.07%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (9.76%) HTML5
5 4 (9.76%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (9.76%) WCF
6 2 (4.88%) XHTML
7 1 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (2.44%) RESTful
7 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
4 10 (24.39%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Data Analysis
5 8 (19.51%) Software Delivery
6 7 (17.07%) MVC
6 7 (17.07%) TDD
6 7 (17.07%) Workflow
7 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (14.63%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) C#
3 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.83%) Java
5 10 (24.39%) MATLAB
5 10 (24.39%) Python
6 7 (17.07%) R
7 4 (9.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (7.32%) C
8 3 (7.32%) C++
8 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
8 3 (7.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) ISEB
3 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Apple
2 7 (17.07%) SOASTA, Inc
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 9 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 26 days ago