Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 73 98
Rank change year-on-year -26 +25 +37
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 40 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.26% 2.77% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.40% 23.67% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 61
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £25,400 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £56,250
South West median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% - -

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 125 169 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 7.42% 11.69% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 107 142 119
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -11.46% +20.00%
10th Percentile £28,804 £25,000 £27,350
90th Percentile £76,327 £61,250 £72,100
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in Gloucestershire

QA
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 18 January 2020. 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
Gloucester +5 22 £48,750 +18.90% 1
Cheltenham -34 7 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Tewkesbury -14 4 £42,500 +41.67% 1
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) C++
3 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) DevOps
4 16 (42.11%) Java
5 14 (36.84%) Scrum
5 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
6 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
6 13 (34.21%) Python
7 12 (31.58%) BDD
7 12 (31.58%) Selenium
8 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
8 11 (28.95%) Docker
9 10 (26.32%) TDD
9 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
9 10 (26.32%) REST Assured
10 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) SDLC
11 7 (18.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (18.42%) Degree
12 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.79%) C
12 6 (15.79%) RS-232
12 6 (15.79%) RS-485
12 6 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
13 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
13 5 (13.16%) C#

QA
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 (2.63%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Azure
2 1 (2.63%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) RS-232
1 6 (15.79%) RS-485
2 4 (10.53%) Software-Defined Radio
3 3 (7.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
3 12 (31.58%) Selenium
4 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
4 10 (26.32%) REST Assured
5 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
6 4 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.63%) Charles Proxy
7 1 (2.63%) JIRA
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Postman
7 1 (2.63%) TestNG
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Electronics
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 4 (10.53%) Military
2 4 (10.53%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Software Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Software Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Tester
6 5 (13.16%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) QA Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Software Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Requirements Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Leader
8 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) TOGAF Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 4 (10.53%) Node.js
1 4 (10.53%) REST
1 4 (10.53%) WinForms
1 4 (10.53%) WPF
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.89%) SOAP
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) jOOQ
3 1 (2.63%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) DevOps
2 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 14 (36.84%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) BDD
5 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
6 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 10 (26.32%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.53%) DoDAF
10 4 (10.53%) ITIL
10 4 (10.53%) MODAF
10 4 (10.53%) Process Management
10 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
10 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C++
2 16 (42.11%) Java
3 13 (34.21%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) C
5 5 (13.16%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) SAP
1 4 (10.53%) Sparx