Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 111 81
Rank change year-on-year +57 -30 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 31 58
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.86% 1.90% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.60% 18.02% 31.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 59
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 103 172 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.44% 10.52% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 74 138 147
Median annual salary £54,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.47% -1.11% -0.59%
10th Percentile £22,750 £29,888 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £60,000 £66,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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

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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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +27 14 £31,500 -37.00% 1
Cheltenham +8 9 £40,000 - 1
Tewkesbury +13 8 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Cirencester - 6 £70,000 - 1
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) JavaScript
3 22 (45.83%) CSS
3 22 (45.83%) MVC
4 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
5 19 (39.58%) Git (software)
5 19 (39.58%) HTML
6 18 (37.50%) C#
7 17 (35.42%) SQL
8 16 (33.33%) jQuery
8 16 (33.33%) Ajax
8 16 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 16 (33.33%) Mentoring
9 15 (31.25%) React
10 14 (29.17%) AWS
10 14 (29.17%) .NET
11 11 (22.92%) HTML5
12 10 (20.83%) Subversion
12 10 (20.83%) Selenium
13 9 (18.75%) Scrum
13 9 (18.75%) PHP
13 9 (18.75%) REST
13 9 (18.75%) DevOps
14 8 (16.67%) BDD
14 8 (16.67%) Laravel
14 8 (16.67%) Node.js
14 8 (16.67%) Java
14 8 (16.67%) MySQL
14 8 (16.67%) Symfony

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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 (4.17%) Apache
1 2 (4.17%) IIS
1 2 (4.17%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) AWS
2 6 (12.50%) Azure
3 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.17%) GCP
5 1 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) SSH
1 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) MySQL
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) Subversion
3 7 (14.58%) Grunt
3 7 (14.58%) gulp
4 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.42%) webpack
6 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (6.25%) REST Assured
7 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.17%) Charles Proxy
8 2 (4.17%) Postman
8 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.08%) Cypress.io
9 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Software Tester
2 10 (20.83%) Tester
3 7 (14.58%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Lead Developer
5 5 (10.42%) PHP Developer
5 5 (10.42%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Senior DevOps
5 5 (10.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) CSS
2 19 (39.58%) HTML
3 16 (33.33%) Ajax
3 16 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 16 (33.33%) jQuery
4 15 (31.25%) React
5 14 (29.17%) .NET
6 11 (22.92%) HTML5
7 9 (18.75%) REST
8 8 (16.67%) Laravel
8 8 (16.67%) Node.js
8 8 (16.67%) Symfony
9 7 (14.58%) RESTful
10 6 (12.50%) Middleware
11 5 (10.42%) LESS
11 5 (10.42%) React Native
11 5 (10.42%) Redux
11 5 (10.42%) Sass
11 5 (10.42%) Vue.js
11 5 (10.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Virtual Team
2 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Debian
2 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) MVC
3 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 16 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 9 (18.75%) DevOps
5 9 (18.75%) Scrum
6 8 (16.67%) BDD
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.58%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) TDD
9 5 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (10.42%) Release Management
9 5 (10.42%) SEO
9 5 (10.42%) Service Management
9 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) JavaScript
2 18 (37.50%) C#
3 17 (35.42%) SQL
4 9 (18.75%) PHP
5 8 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.25%) Python
8 2 (4.17%) PHP 5
8 2 (4.17%) Scala
8 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) ISEB
1 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) HNC
2 1 (2.08%) HND
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Firmware
2 1 (2.08%) LXC
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Grafana
1 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.08%) Prometheus
1 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Zend
3 2 (4.17%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Telerik
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.08%) Sparx
4 1 (2.08%) Splunk
4 1 (2.08%) VMware