Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 118 67
Rank change year-on-year +41 -51 +49
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 40 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.37% 1.90% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.37% 19.51% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 68 30 50
Gloucestershire median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,550 £29,425
90th Percentile £56,250 £78,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 153 205 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.74% 9.74% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 131 169 152
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +4.58% -7.83%
10th Percentile £30,000 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £61,250
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,125
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.74% +6.82%

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

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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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Gloucester +39 21 £48,750 +5.41% 4
Cheltenham +2 15 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Cirencester - 13 £50,000 - 2
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.08%) SQL
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.83%) Finance
5 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (20.83%) Selenium
5 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
6 9 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.67%) Data Quality
7 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Data Governance
8 7 (14.58%) GDPR
8 7 (14.58%) C#
8 7 (14.58%) Java
9 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
9 6 (12.50%) JMeter
9 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.50%) JIRA
9 6 (12.50%) Coaching
9 6 (12.50%) Microservices
9 6 (12.50%) SDLC
9 6 (12.50%) Agile Testing
9 6 (12.50%) WebDriver

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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 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
2 3 (6.25%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
3 2 (4.17%) OpenShift
3 2 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (8.33%) Power BI
3 4 (8.33%) QlikView
4 3 (6.25%) Endeca
4 3 (6.25%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.17%) MySQL
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) DataStage
6 1 (2.08%) MariaDB
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.08%) Redis
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 6 (12.50%) JMeter
2 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.25%) GitLab
3 3 (6.25%) Gradle
3 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.25%) Maven
3 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.17%) NUnit
4 2 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 7 (14.58%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) QA Leader
5 5 (10.42%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Data Quality Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle BI Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Quality Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Support Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.25%) SOAP
4 2 (4.17%) Django
4 2 (4.17%) Spring
5 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.08%) COM+
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) ODBC
5 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.08%) REST
5 1 (2.08%) RESTful
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Fintech
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) iPhone
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.08%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
3 12 (25.00%) Scrum
4 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 9 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.58%) Data Governance
8 6 (12.50%) Agile Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Coaching
8 6 (12.50%) Microservices
8 6 (12.50%) SDLC
9 5 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (10.42%) BDD
9 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) C#
2 7 (14.58%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) COBOL
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 7 (14.58%) GDPR
3 4 (8.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Cognos
2 4 (8.33%) DataFlux
2 4 (8.33%) Tableau
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Teradata
5 1 (2.08%) Capita
5 1 (2.08%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) MicroStrategy