Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 99 76
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 +39
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 24 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.44% 1.62% 3.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.87% 13.79% 33.80%
Number of salaries quoted 34 22 66
Median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% -17.95% +8.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,625 £56,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -

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 115 174 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 8.42% 11.73% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 94 154 119
Median annual salary £47,000 £43,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.30% -14.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,825 £27,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £61,250 £70,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%

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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

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Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for QA in Gloucestershire

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Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 April 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 +16 17 £38,250 -
Cheltenham -12 10 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Tewkesbury -6 5 £41,250 +6.45% 2
Cirencester - 3 £70,000 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
5 13 (27.66%) CSS
5 13 (27.66%) MVC
5 13 (27.66%) Git (software)
6 12 (25.53%) SQL
6 12 (25.53%) Java
6 12 (25.53%) DevOps
7 11 (23.40%) C#
7 11 (23.40%) Selenium
8 10 (21.28%) Ajax
8 10 (21.28%) jQuery
8 10 (21.28%) Scrum
8 10 (21.28%) HTML
9 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
9 9 (19.15%) AWS
9 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
9 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
9 9 (19.15%) BDD
10 8 (17.02%) REST
10 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
10 8 (17.02%) React
10 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
10 8 (17.02%) .NET
10 8 (17.02%) Project Management
11 7 (14.89%) RESTful
11 7 (14.89%) Docker
12 6 (12.77%) Jenkins

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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 2 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) nginx
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.26%) GCP
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Software-Defined Radio
2 3 (6.38%) SSH
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.40%) Selenium
3 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.64%) Grunt
5 5 (10.64%) gulp
5 5 (10.64%) REST Assured
5 5 (10.64%) Subversion
6 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (6.38%) JIRA
7 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.38%) webpack
8 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.26%) Charles Proxy
8 2 (4.26%) Postman
8 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.13%) Cypress.io
9 1 (2.13%) JMeter
9 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.13%) TestNG
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Military
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Software Tester
1 11 (23.40%) Tester
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) QA Tester
3 6 (12.77%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (10.64%) QA Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Requirements Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Software Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Data Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) CSS
2 10 (21.28%) Ajax
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 10 (21.28%) jQuery
3 8 (17.02%) .NET
3 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
3 8 (17.02%) React
3 8 (17.02%) REST
4 7 (14.89%) RESTful
5 6 (12.77%) Web Services
6 5 (10.64%) HTML5
6 5 (10.64%) Laravel
6 5 (10.64%) LESS
6 5 (10.64%) Node.js
6 5 (10.64%) Sass
6 5 (10.64%) Symfony
7 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.38%) React Native
7 3 (6.38%) Redux
7 3 (6.38%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Debian
2 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.66%) MVC
4 12 (25.53%) DevOps
5 10 (21.28%) Scrum
6 9 (19.15%) BDD
6 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
8 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Test Management
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) Process Management
10 4 (8.51%) Requirements Engineering
10 4 (8.51%) SDLC
10 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (8.51%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.53%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) C#
4 5 (10.64%) PHP
4 5 (10.64%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.38%) C++
7 2 (4.26%) PHP 5
7 2 (4.26%) Scala
7 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Sparx
3 3 (6.38%) Zend
4 2 (4.26%) Google
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) Telerik