Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 99 73
Rank change year-on-year +30 -26 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 454 331 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.28% 3.24% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.90% 29.63% 36.64%
Number of salaries quoted 397 268 383
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,900 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 the South West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,301 1,117 1,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.26% 10.94% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 937 902 1,033
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the South West

QA
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in the South West.

Salary trend for QA in the South West

QA
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the South West over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in the South West

QA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
Bristol +9 169 £42,500 -8.60% 33
Dorset +9 81 £40,000 - 10
Wiltshire +6 62 £41,000 +2.50% 9
Gloucestershire +38 52 £41,250 -8.33% 12
Somerset +12 33 £39,500 -7.06% 5
Devon +16 32 £100,000 +185.71% 4
Cornwall +9 28 £30,500 -49.17% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 256 (56.39%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (38.77%) Test Automation
3 115 (25.33%) Java
4 99 (21.81%) SQL
5 94 (20.70%) BDD
6 93 (20.48%) Finance
7 89 (19.60%) Scrum
8 86 (18.94%) JavaScript
9 79 (17.40%) Degree
10 77 (16.96%) TDD
11 72 (15.86%) Selenium
12 70 (15.42%) C#
13 67 (14.76%) Mentoring
14 66 (14.54%) HTML
14 66 (14.54%) Software Engineering
15 65 (14.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 64 (14.10%) Web Services
17 61 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
18 57 (12.56%) DevOps
19 54 (11.89%) Jenkins
20 53 (11.67%) Software Testing
21 50 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (10.35%) SDLC
23 46 (10.13%) Process Improvement
24 42 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
25 41 (9.03%) MySQL
26 40 (8.81%) .NET
26 40 (8.81%) Linux
26 40 (8.81%) Project Management
26 40 (8.81%) Manual Testing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 26 (5.73%) Tomcat
2 21 (4.63%) Apache
3 16 (3.52%) JBoss
4 14 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.20%) Jetty
6 7 (1.54%) Confluence
7 6 (1.32%) CMS
8 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.66%) nginx
10 3 (0.66%) WordPress
11 2 (0.44%) Drupal
11 2 (0.44%) IIS
11 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.44%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.05%) SaaS
3 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.98%) AWS OpsWorks
5 7 (1.54%) TestFlight
6 6 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.88%) Slack
9 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.66%) IaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Office 365
9 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.66%) PaaS
10 2 (0.44%) npm
10 2 (0.44%) NuGet
10 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.22%) G Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.54%) MQTT
1 7 (1.54%) SMS
2 6 (1.32%) Firewall
3 4 (0.88%) Internet
3 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.66%) iSCSI
4 3 (0.66%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.66%) Network Security
4 3 (0.66%) SAN
5 2 (0.44%) VoIP
6 1 (0.22%) ADSL
6 1 (0.22%) DHCP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.22%) HTTP
6 1 (0.22%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) MPLS
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.03%) MySQL
2 29 (6.39%) SQL Server
3 23 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 21 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
7 13 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.86%) Redis
8 10 (2.20%) Couchbase
8 10 (2.20%) Riak
9 9 (1.98%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (1.76%) Endeca
11 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.10%) GIS
13 4 (0.88%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.66%) NewSQL
14 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (15.86%) Selenium
2 54 (11.89%) Jenkins
3 39 (8.59%) Cucumber
3 39 (8.59%) JIRA
4 28 (6.17%) Maven
5 26 (5.73%) Git (software)
5 26 (5.73%) SpecFlow
6 20 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (4.19%) WebDriver
8 17 (3.74%) SoapUI
9 13 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.64%) JUnit
11 10 (2.20%) JMeter
12 8 (1.76%) Gradle
12 8 (1.76%) TestComplete
13 7 (1.54%) Android Studio
13 7 (1.54%) Appium
13 7 (1.54%) Calabash
13 7 (1.54%) GitLab
13 7 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (20.48%) Finance
2 20 (4.41%) Marketing
3 16 (3.52%) Electronics
4 14 (3.08%) Retail
5 13 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.64%) Banking
6 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.42%) Law
8 7 (1.54%) Back Office
9 5 (1.10%) Games
9 5 (1.10%) Military
10 4 (0.88%) French Language
10 4 (0.88%) German Language
10 4 (0.88%) Publishing
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.44%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (26.87%) Analyst
2 84 (18.50%) Developer
3 48 (10.57%) QA Engineer
4 42 (9.25%) Test Analyst
5 38 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 37 (8.15%) Business Analyst
6 37 (8.15%) Test Engineer
7 26 (5.73%) Test Leader
8 25 (5.51%) Test Automation Engineer
8 25 (5.51%) Tester
9 23 (5.07%) Java Engineer
9 23 (5.07%) Service Analyst
10 22 (4.85%) QA Test Engineer
11 19 (4.19%) QA Leader
12 18 (3.96%) Consultant
12 18 (3.96%) IT Analyst
13 17 (3.74%) Finance Business Analyst
13 17 (3.74%) Financial Analyst
13 17 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
13 17 (3.74%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.54%) HTML
2 64 (14.10%) Web Services
3 40 (8.81%) .NET
4 39 (8.59%) Spring
5 37 (8.15%) CSS
6 34 (7.49%) AngularJS
7 31 (6.83%) HTML5
8 27 (5.95%) Hibernate
9 26 (5.73%) RESTful
10 22 (4.85%) Spring Boot
11 18 (3.96%) jQuery
12 16 (3.52%) Node.js
13 15 (3.30%) Gherkin
13 15 (3.30%) LAMP
14 13 (2.86%) ASP.NET
14 13 (2.86%) XML
15 12 (2.64%) .NET Framework
15 12 (2.64%) CSS3
16 11 (2.42%) REST
16 11 (2.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (6.39%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.63%) User Experience
5 13 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.10%) Fintech
9 4 (0.88%) Acoustics
9 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.66%) FMCG
11 2 (0.44%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.44%) Replication
11 2 (0.44%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.22%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.22%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.22%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.81%) Linux
2 22 (4.85%) Windows
3 15 (3.30%) Android
4 14 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.20%) CentOS
7 9 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.66%) Unix
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (56.39%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (38.77%) Test Automation
3 94 (20.70%) BDD
4 89 (19.60%) Scrum
5 77 (16.96%) TDD
6 67 (14.76%) Mentoring
7 66 (14.54%) Software Engineering
8 65 (14.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (12.56%) DevOps
11 53 (11.67%) Software Testing
12 50 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (10.35%) SDLC
14 46 (10.13%) Process Improvement
15 42 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (8.81%) Manual Testing
16 40 (8.81%) Project Management
17 35 (7.71%) Regression Testing
18 33 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (7.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 115 (25.33%) Java
2 99 (21.81%) SQL
3 86 (18.94%) JavaScript
4 70 (15.42%) C#
5 34 (7.49%) Python
6 19 (4.19%) PHP
7 14 (3.08%) Ruby
8 11 (2.42%) C
8 11 (2.42%) C++
9 9 (1.98%) Perl
10 8 (1.76%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.32%) VBScript
13 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.66%) ES6
14 3 (0.66%) Java 8
15 2 (0.44%) R
15 2 (0.44%) VBA
16 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (17.40%) Degree
2 36 (7.93%) ISTQB
3 26 (5.73%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (3.74%) ISEB
6 16 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.22%) CCNA
12 1 (0.22%) CCNP
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.22%) MCP
12 1 (0.22%) MCSA
12 1 (0.22%) MCSE
12 1 (0.22%) PhD
12 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.42%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.76%) DO-178B
3 6 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.88%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.88%) GDPR
5 3 (0.66%) PMO
5 3 (0.66%) SLA
6 2 (0.44%) TickIT
7 1 (0.22%) EMIR
7 1 (0.22%) GCP
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (5.73%) Docker
2 6 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) HDFS
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.86%) Puppet
2 10 (2.20%) Ansible
3 7 (1.54%) HockeyApp
4 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.41%) Oracle
3 18 (3.96%) SAP
4 10 (2.20%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.54%) Google
5 7 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.54%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.10%) Capita
6 5 (1.10%) VMware
7 4 (0.88%) BT
8 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.66%) Cadence
8 3 (0.66%) IBM
8 3 (0.66%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.44%) Citrix
9 2 (0.44%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.44%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.44%) Teradata
10 1 (0.22%) F5
10 1 (0.22%) MobileIron