Period
to 20 June 2018

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 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 106 75
Rank change year-on-year +31 -31 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 54 45 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.35% 2.54% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.53% 33.09% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 57 25 61
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £31,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.92% -25.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £95,000 £76,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 166 136 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.31% 7.66% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 140 99 194
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,539 £26,150 £25,125
90th Percentile £66,375 £71,250 £78,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

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 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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 6 months to 20 June 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
Cheltenham +15 28 £50,000 +66.67% 2
Gloucester +13 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Tewkesbury -22 6 £30,000 - 1
Cirencester +9 3 £40,000 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) Test Automation
3 19 (35.19%) Mentoring
4 16 (29.63%) SQL
5 14 (25.93%) Java
5 14 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (22.22%) Finance
6 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (22.22%) DevOps
7 11 (20.37%) Oracle
8 10 (18.52%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (18.52%) Data Integration
9 9 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.81%) Endeca
10 8 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (14.81%) .NET
11 7 (12.96%) Project Management
11 7 (12.96%) Integration Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Selenium
11 7 (12.96%) Maven
11 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
11 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
12 6 (11.11%) Microservices
12 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio

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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 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 3 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (5.56%) Serverless
3 1 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
3 8 (14.81%) Endeca
4 3 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.70%) Big Data
5 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.85%) DataStage
6 1 (1.85%) DB2
6 1 (1.85%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.85%) GIS
6 1 (1.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.85%) Redis
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
1 7 (12.96%) Maven
1 7 (12.96%) Selenium
2 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (5.56%) GitLab
5 3 (5.56%) Gradle
5 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.85%) Xcode
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Analyst
1 15 (27.78%) Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle BI Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Support Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Developer
4 4 (7.41%) QA Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Software Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) SOAP
3 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.41%) RESTful
4 3 (5.56%) Web Services
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) HTML
5 2 (3.70%) React
5 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (1.85%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.85%) Django
6 1 (1.85%) HTML5
6 1 (1.85%) JSON
6 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.85%) Mason
6 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.85%) REST
6 1 (1.85%) WinForms
6 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Test Automation
3 19 (35.19%) Mentoring
4 14 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (22.22%) DevOps
5 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 10 (18.52%) Data Integration
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.96%) Integration Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Project Management
9 6 (11.11%) Microservices
10 5 (9.26%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.26%) Prototyping
10 5 (9.26%) QA Automation
10 5 (9.26%) Requirements Engineering
10 5 (9.26%) SFIA
10 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) Java
3 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) ISEB
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.70%) GDPR
2 2 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
1 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Teradata
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) Zoho