Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 56 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 -34 +55
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 36 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.95% 4.57% 9.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.92% 28.35% 65.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 33 63
Devon median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -15.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,125
90th Percentile £44,300 £55,000 £48,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +11.11%

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 63 127 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 11.31% 16.12% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 56 111 96
Devon median annual salary £42,250 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.71% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £28,625 £22,500 £21,150
90th Percentile £56,131 £53,750 £48,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -9 19 £35,000 -12.50%
Plymouth +9 3 £36,000 +20.00%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Devon region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (27.27%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 4 (18.18%) ISO 14001
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) Python
5 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
5 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
6 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Ruby
7 2 (9.09%) Google
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) Migration

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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 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 12 (54.55%) QA Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Software Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Developer
5 4 (18.18%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Developer in Test
6 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Development Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Head of Technology
7 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
7 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Quality Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Software Development Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Systems Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) JSON
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) NHS
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) SDLC
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
6 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C#
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.09%) HNC
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) PhD
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO 14001
1 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Google
2 2 (9.09%) SOASTA, Inc