Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 108 70
Rank change year-on-year +62 -38 +41
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 36 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.91% 2.12% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 21.82% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 25 32 49
Median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% - +34.92%
10th Percentile £21,250 £35,000 £25,700
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

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 105 165 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 12.67% 9.72% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 72 125 157
Median annual salary £53,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.33% -10.00% +10.45%
10th Percentile £21,400 £33,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £61,250 £66,250
South West median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Gloucestershire

QA
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for QA in Gloucestershire

QA
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 7 August 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 7 August 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 +23 15 £22,500 -55.00% 4
Cheltenham +23 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Tewkesbury +19 8 £43,750 +9.38% 2
Cirencester - 5 £70,000 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
3 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
4 22 (44.90%) CSS
4 22 (44.90%) MVC
5 19 (38.78%) HTML
5 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
6 18 (36.73%) Git (software)
6 18 (36.73%) C#
7 17 (34.69%) Ajax
7 17 (34.69%) jQuery
8 16 (32.65%) SQL
8 16 (32.65%) AngularJS
8 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
9 15 (30.61%) React
9 15 (30.61%) .NET
10 12 (24.49%) AWS
10 12 (24.49%) HTML5
11 10 (20.41%) Subversion
12 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
13 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (16.33%) RESTful
13 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
13 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
13 8 (16.33%) Scrum
13 8 (16.33%) PHP
13 8 (16.33%) DevOps
14 7 (14.29%) Node.js
14 7 (14.29%) REST
14 7 (14.29%) Laravel

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 2 (4.08%) Apache
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.08%) GCP
5 1 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (4.08%) Network Security
1 2 (4.08%) SSH
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.41%) Subversion
3 6 (12.24%) Grunt
3 6 (12.24%) gulp
3 6 (12.24%) Selenium
4 4 (8.16%) webpack
5 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.12%) JIRA
5 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) REST Assured
6 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.04%) Charles Proxy
7 1 (2.04%) Cypress.io
7 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.04%) Postman
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Developer
1 13 (26.53%) Software Tester
1 13 (26.53%) Tester
2 6 (12.24%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) PHP Developer
3 5 (10.20%) QA Tester
3 5 (10.20%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (10.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Software QA Tester
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Lead Developer
4 4 (8.16%) QA Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Software Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Lead PHP Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) CSS
2 19 (38.78%) HTML
3 17 (34.69%) Ajax
3 17 (34.69%) jQuery
4 16 (32.65%) AngularJS
5 15 (30.61%) .NET
5 15 (30.61%) React
6 12 (24.49%) HTML5
7 8 (16.33%) RESTful
8 7 (14.29%) Laravel
8 7 (14.29%) Node.js
8 7 (14.29%) REST
8 7 (14.29%) Symfony
9 5 (10.20%) LESS
9 5 (10.20%) Middleware
9 5 (10.20%) Sass
9 5 (10.20%) Web Services
10 4 (8.16%) React Native
10 4 (8.16%) Redux
10 4 (8.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Debian
3 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) MVC
3 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
4 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
5 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.33%) DevOps
6 8 (16.33%) Scrum
6 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.29%) BDD
7 7 (14.29%) SDLC
8 6 (12.24%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (12.24%) Test Management
9 5 (10.20%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.20%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) Release Management
9 5 (10.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
2 18 (36.73%) C#
3 16 (32.65%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) PHP
5 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.16%) Java
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) PHP 5
7 2 (4.08%) Scala
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) VB
7 2 (4.08%) VBA
8 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) HNC
1 2 (4.08%) HND
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Firmware
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Grafana
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Prometheus
1 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Zend
3 2 (4.08%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Telerik
3 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.04%) Splunk