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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Gloucester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 30 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucester 1.37% 5.05% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 37.04% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 5
Median salary £22,500 £37,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 33 27 29
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucester 15.07% 13.64% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 22
Median salary £45,269 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.46% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £30,000 £34,525
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Gloucester

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Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
1 5 (62.50%) Internet
1 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
1 5 (62.50%) Product Marketing
1 5 (62.50%) SaaS
1 5 (62.50%) PaaS
1 5 (62.50%) IaaS
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
1 5 (62.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) IaaS
1 5 (62.50%) PaaS
1 5 (62.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Project Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
1 5 (62.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
1 5 (62.50%) Product Marketing
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle