The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 54 78
Rank change year-on-year -29 +24  
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 49 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.40% 4.60% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.30% 40.50% 23.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 36 19
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £29,750 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £52,750 £46,500
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 66 121 86
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 7.90% 11.36% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 53 93 72
Median salary £45,269 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £70,000
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

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Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for QA in Gloucestershire

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Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Gloucestershire

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Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cheltenham -1 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Gloucester -5 3 £22,500 -40.00%
Tewkesbury - 2 £19,000 -
Stroud - 1 £45,000 -
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South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Finance
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 12 (29.27%) Scrum
5 10 (24.39%) Marketing
6 9 (21.95%) Project Management
7 8 (19.51%) MySQL
7 8 (19.51%) XML
7 8 (19.51%) Linux
7 8 (19.51%) SaaS
8 7 (17.07%) Functional Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) XML Messaging
9 6 (14.63%) Debian
9 6 (14.63%) Ubuntu
9 6 (14.63%) SOAP
9 6 (14.63%) Java
9 6 (14.63%) Back Office
9 6 (14.63%) MariaDB
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
9 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Security Hardening
9 6 (14.63%) SDLC
10 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
10 5 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (12.20%) Wireframes
10 5 (12.20%) Virtual Team
10 5 (12.20%) Product Marketing
10 5 (12.20%) IaaS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (4.88%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) SaaS
2 5 (12.20%) IaaS
2 5 (12.20%) PaaS
3 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) Extranet
3 1 (2.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MySQL
2 6 (14.63%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Marketing
3 6 (14.63%) Back Office
4 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.32%) Banking
5 3 (7.32%) Retail
6 2 (4.88%) Electronics
6 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Agile Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Software Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Head of Development
5 3 (7.32%) Junior
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) XML Messaging
3 3 (7.32%) REST
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) Java EE
5 1 (2.44%) JPA
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
1 5 (12.20%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) CESG
3 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Debian
2 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Scrum
3 9 (21.95%) Project Management
4 7 (17.07%) Functional Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
5 6 (14.63%) Security Hardening
6 5 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.20%) Product Marketing
6 5 (12.20%) Programme Management
6 5 (12.20%) Wireframes
7 4 (9.76%) BDD
7 4 (9.76%) Data Transformation
7 4 (9.76%) ETL
7 4 (9.76%) TDD
7 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) Go
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
1 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Ansible
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) HP
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
2 1 (2.44%) VMware
2 1 (2.44%) Zend
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago