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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Devon
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 56 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 20 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.16% 3.36% 5.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 31.75% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 36
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +41.67%
10th Percentile £25,925 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £38,750 £55,000
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 64 63 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 12.65% 10.59% 17.97%
Number of salaries quoted 53 57 119
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £19,468 £27,174 £23,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,405 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

QA
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 October 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 October 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 +15 16 £37,500 +7.14% 3
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Time Management
2 5 (31.25%) Kanban
2 5 (31.25%) SaaS
2 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
2 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
2 5 (31.25%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
4 2 (12.50%) GIS
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Spatial Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements

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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 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Head of Technology
2 5 (31.25%) QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
2 5 (31.25%) Collaborative Working
2 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Kanban
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
2 5 (31.25%) Time Management
2 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian