The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucester 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Gloucester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 42 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucester 2.04% 1.67% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 15.38% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 8
Median salary £45,000 £29,500 £48,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.54% -38.70%  
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 Gloucester with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Gloucester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11 26 38
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucester 4.49% 10.83% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 32
Median salary £47,500 £70,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.14% +58.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £80,000
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 Gloucester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucester 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 Gloucester

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Salary Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Gloucester.

Salary trend for QA in Gloucester

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Salary Histogram in Gloucester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Gloucester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Gloucester region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Marketing
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (50.00%) Gherkin
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (50.00%) SAP
4 4 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (50.00%) Ruby
4 4 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (50.00%) Electronics
4 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (12.50%) IaaS
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucester 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Electronics
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Product Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft