Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 100 109
Rank change year-on-year +26 +9 -41
Permanent jobs citing QA 58 42 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.47% 2.61% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.35% 29.58% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 42 23 43
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £23,650 £27,350 £27,700
90th Percentile £53,750 £47,500 £75,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 185 142 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 11.08% 8.83% 12.05%
Number of salaries quoted 142 103 204
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,050 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £70,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +32 37 £50,000 +21.21% 5
Tewkesbury -10 10 £30,000 -4.76%
Gloucester +5 8 £30,500 -32.22% 6
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
3 20 (34.48%) DevOps
4 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
5 17 (29.31%) Java
6 16 (27.59%) SQL
7 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (22.41%) Selenium
8 13 (22.41%) Visual Studio
9 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
9 12 (20.69%) QA Automation
9 12 (20.69%) Machine Learning
9 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
10 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (18.97%) SoapUI
10 11 (18.97%) Microservices
10 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.97%) SOAP
10 11 (18.97%) .NET
10 11 (18.97%) Windows
10 11 (18.97%) Maven
10 11 (18.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (18.97%) RESTful
11 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
11 10 (17.24%) Scrum
11 10 (17.24%) Coaching
12 9 (15.52%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (15.52%) Prototyping
13 8 (13.79%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (13.79%) Computer Science

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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 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.90%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (6.90%) Serverless
4 2 (3.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) 2G
1 6 (10.34%) 3G
1 6 (10.34%) 4G
1 6 (10.34%) BGP-4
1 6 (10.34%) Ethernet
1 6 (10.34%) Firewall
1 6 (10.34%) GSM
1 6 (10.34%) HTTP
1 6 (10.34%) HTTPS
1 6 (10.34%) IPv4
1 6 (10.34%) IPv6
1 6 (10.34%) LAN
1 6 (10.34%) LTE
1 6 (10.34%) OSPF
1 6 (10.34%) UMTS
1 6 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Big Data
2 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) Endeca
3 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.72%) GIS
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Selenium
1 13 (22.41%) Visual Studio
2 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
3 11 (18.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (18.97%) Maven
3 11 (18.97%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.90%) Xcode
5 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
1 7 (12.07%) Retail
1 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Law
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) QA Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) QA Automation Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Test Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) Trainer
5 9 (15.52%) Senior QA Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Consultant
6 8 (13.79%) QA Leader
6 8 (13.79%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) IT Trainer
7 6 (10.34%) Technical Trainer
8 5 (8.62%) QA Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Oracle BI Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Software Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Support Consultant
10 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
1 11 (18.97%) RESTful
1 11 (18.97%) SOAP
2 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.72%) React
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) WinForms
3 1 (1.72%) WPF
3 1 (1.72%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.90%) e-Learning
3 4 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Unix
3 4 (6.90%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
3 20 (34.48%) DevOps
4 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (20.69%) Machine Learning
5 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
5 12 (20.69%) QA Automation
6 11 (18.97%) Microservices
7 10 (17.24%) Coaching
7 10 (17.24%) Scrum
7 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.52%) Prototyping
9 8 (13.79%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.34%) TDD
12 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.62%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 16 (27.59%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) Python
4 4 (6.90%) Assembly Language
4 4 (6.90%) C
4 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) R
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) CCNP
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.72%) CEH
6 1 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) GIAC
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) SAP
3 1 (1.72%) Zoho