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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Devon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 22 35
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13  
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 42 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.85% 12.50% 6.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.37% 79.25% 51.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 22
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £31,750 £21,775
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £68,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 51 53 45
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 15.45% 15.77% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 48 47 41
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +41.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £22,325
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -19 16 £35,000 -17.64% 2
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 20 (58.82%) C#
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
4 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
5 11 (32.35%) Java
5 11 (32.35%) Degree
6 10 (29.41%) SQL
7 9 (26.47%) .NET
7 9 (26.47%) ISEB
7 9 (26.47%) JSON
8 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Web Services
8 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 8 (23.53%) MVC
9 7 (20.59%) HTML
9 7 (20.59%) Python
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (17.65%) SDLC
10 6 (17.65%) JIRA
10 6 (17.65%) NUnit
11 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
11 5 (14.71%) CSS
11 5 (14.71%) XML
11 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
11 5 (14.71%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
12 4 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Software Delivery
12 4 (11.76%) PowerShell

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
1 6 (17.65%) NUnit
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) NuGet
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
1 15 (44.12%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) QA Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) C# Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Developer in Test
5 5 (14.71%) .NET Developer
5 5 (14.71%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (14.71%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) QA Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Software Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior QA Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
1 9 (26.47%) JSON
2 8 (23.53%) Web Services
3 7 (20.59%) HTML
4 5 (14.71%) CSS
4 5 (14.71%) XML
5 3 (8.82%) NHibernate
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (5.88%) WCF
6 2 (5.88%) XHTML
7 1 (2.94%) REST
7 1 (2.94%) RESTful
7 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
3 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) MVC
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.65%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
7 5 (14.71%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Software Delivery
8 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (20.59%) Python
6 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.82%) C
7 3 (8.82%) C++
7 3 (8.82%) MATLAB
7 3 (8.82%) Objective-C
7 3 (8.82%) R
7 3 (8.82%) Ruby
8 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (2.94%) Apple
Plymouth, Devon
Webbased/The Key Support Services Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago