Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 95 120
Rank change year-on-year +24 +25 -55
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 35 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.73% 2.42% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.63% 24.65% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 44 39 37
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £26,075 £34,850 £25,900
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £61,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -8.54%

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 189 142 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 12.59% 9.83% 11.12%
Number of salaries quoted 145 116 203
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,700 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £63,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.44%

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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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +38 44 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Tewkesbury - 5 £30,000 -
Gloucester -7 3 £42,500 -19.05% 4
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 20 (35.71%) Coaching
4 14 (25.00%) DevOps
4 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (23.21%) Selenium
6 12 (21.43%) Machine Learning
6 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
7 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
7 11 (19.64%) QA Automation
7 11 (19.64%) Cyberattack
7 11 (19.64%) Marketing
7 11 (19.64%) Security Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Java
7 11 (19.64%) SOAP
8 10 (17.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (17.86%) RESTful
8 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (17.86%) Maven
8 10 (17.86%) Scrum
8 10 (17.86%) DBS Check
8 10 (17.86%) Microservices
9 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
10 8 (14.29%) Windows
10 8 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (12.50%) Retail
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (12.50%) Degree
11 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce

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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 (1.79%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.79%) SAS
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (5.36%) Serverless
4 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) SaaS
5 1 (1.79%) GitHub
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (10.71%) 2G
2 6 (10.71%) 3G
2 6 (10.71%) 4G
2 6 (10.71%) BGP-4
2 6 (10.71%) Ethernet
2 6 (10.71%) GSM
2 6 (10.71%) HTTP
2 6 (10.71%) HTTPS
2 6 (10.71%) IPv4
2 6 (10.71%) IPv6
2 6 (10.71%) LAN
2 6 (10.71%) LTE
2 6 (10.71%) OSPF
2 6 (10.71%) UMTS
2 6 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Selenium
2 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
2 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
3 10 (17.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (17.86%) Maven
4 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.93%) IDA Disassembler
5 5 (8.93%) OllyDbg
6 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.14%) Xcode
7 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (19.64%) Marketing
2 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
2 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Trainer
2 12 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) QA Automation Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) QA Leader
5 8 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) IT Trainer
7 6 (10.71%) Technical Trainer
8 4 (7.14%) Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Manual Tester
10 2 (3.57%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) QA Manual Tester
10 2 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) SOAP
2 10 (17.86%) RESTful
3 6 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) XML
5 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Cyberattack
2 6 (10.71%) Social Media
3 5 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.14%) e-Learning
4 4 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 20 (35.71%) Coaching
4 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (25.00%) DevOps
5 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (21.43%) Machine Learning
6 11 (19.64%) QA Automation
6 11 (19.64%) Security Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Microservices
7 10 (17.86%) Scrum
8 8 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
10 6 (10.71%) TDD
11 5 (8.93%) Project Management
11 5 (8.93%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) Python
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) Assembly Language
3 4 (7.14%) C
4 3 (5.36%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) R
5 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) DBS Check
2 7 (12.50%) Degree
3 6 (10.71%) CCNP
3 6 (10.71%) CEH
3 6 (10.71%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.71%) CISSP
3 6 (10.71%) GIAC
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.79%) OSCE
5 1 (1.79%) OSCP
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.79%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) Zoho