Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Devon
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 58 31
Rank change year-on-year +13 -27 +49
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 25 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.12% 3.36% 8.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 17.01% 79.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 53
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -17.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,775 £25,250
90th Percentile £92,000 £41,750 £52,500
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 63 147 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 12.35% 19.78% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 47 132 64
Devon median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% -2.78% -1.37%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £25,075
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £52,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +6.49%

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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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -7 16 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Plymouth - 5 £36,000 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) ISO 14001
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) PhD
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Google
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) SaaS
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) User Experience
5 3 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (9.52%) Internal Audit
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.52%) Cucumber

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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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Head of Technology
2 4 (19.05%) QA Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
4 2 (9.52%) Head of QA
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Testing
4 2 (9.52%) QA Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Internet of Things
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Internal Audit
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
1 3 (14.29%) Python
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Go
3 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) PhD
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.52%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 14001
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Google
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft