Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 125 69
Rank change year-on-year +27 -56 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 44 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.49% 1.94% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.52% 17.39% 37.95%
Number of salaries quoted 37 39 70
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £34,400 £26,700 £30,775
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +11.11%

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 145 253 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 9.76% 11.16% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 115 204 180
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,700 £25,675
90th Percentile £71,250 £64,625 £63,425
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Cirencester +4 17 £52,500 +31.25%
Gloucester +35 13 £52,500 +69.35% 1
Cheltenham +1 5 £40,000 -27.27%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Finance
3 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Selenium
6 7 (18.92%) C#
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.92%) Coaching
7 6 (16.22%) Business Process Mapping
7 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
7 6 (16.22%) Data Quality
7 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Business Process Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Domain Models
7 6 (16.22%) Creative Thinking
7 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (16.22%) JMeter
7 6 (16.22%) Use Case
7 6 (16.22%) System Testing
7 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
8 5 (13.51%) JIRA
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence

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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 4 (10.81%) SAS
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
2 3 (8.11%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) PaaS
4 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.81%) Power BI
1 4 (10.81%) QlikView
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.41%) GIS
3 2 (5.41%) MariaDB
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) Spatial Data
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) JMeter
2 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.51%) JIRA
4 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.11%) SpecFlow
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) NUnit
5 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Test Leader
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) QA Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Data Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Data Quality Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Head of Testing
5 3 (8.11%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) COM+
4 1 (2.70%) Django
4 1 (2.70%) ODBC
4 1 (2.70%) Spring
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.11%) Fintech
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) iPhone
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.70%) AS400
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Scrum
4 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) Coaching
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (16.22%) Business Process Analysis
6 6 (16.22%) Business Process Mapping
6 6 (16.22%) Creative Thinking
6 6 (16.22%) Domain Models
6 6 (16.22%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (16.22%) System Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) Use Case
7 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) Data Quality
2 4 (10.81%) GDPR
2 4 (10.81%) Solvency II
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cognos
1 4 (10.81%) DataFlux
1 4 (10.81%) Tableau
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Capita
3 1 (2.70%) SAP