Period
to 5 June 2020

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 80 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 224 396 457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.04% 4.05% 4.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.04% 32.17% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 173 322 395
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,650 £26,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £62,950 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 658 1,231 1,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.86% 12.58% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 507 868 939
Median annual salary £44,990 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.86% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £54,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.50% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in the South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the South West.

Salary trend for QA in the South West

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Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the South West over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in the South West

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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 5 June 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
Bristol +6 66 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Gloucestershire +43 47 £40,000 - 5
Wiltshire +7 38 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Somerset +9 28 £42,500 +0.59% 4
Dorset +3 21 £37,500 - 2
Devon +5 17 £42,500 +37.10% 3
Cornwall +10 6 - -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 119 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.39%) Test Automation
3 73 (32.59%) JavaScript
4 60 (26.79%) Microsoft
4 60 (26.79%) Selenium
5 57 (25.45%) Scrum
6 56 (25.00%) SQL
7 54 (24.11%) Java
8 51 (22.77%) DevOps
9 44 (19.64%) .NET
10 41 (18.30%) Finance
10 41 (18.30%) TDD
11 36 (16.07%) C#
11 36 (16.07%) Azure
12 35 (15.63%) Manual Testing
12 35 (15.63%) CSS
13 34 (15.18%) MVC
14 32 (14.29%) HTML
14 32 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 32 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 32 (14.29%) BDD
15 30 (13.39%) AWS
15 30 (13.39%) JIRA
15 30 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (12.95%) Mentoring
17 27 (12.05%) Web Services
17 27 (12.05%) SDLC
18 26 (11.61%) Project Management
18 26 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (11.16%) Requirements Gathering

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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 9 (4.02%) Apache
2 7 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.23%) WordPress
4 4 (1.79%) CMS
4 4 (1.79%) IIS
5 3 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.89%) Confluence
6 2 (0.89%) Moodle
6 2 (0.89%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.07%) Azure
2 30 (13.39%) AWS
3 8 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (3.13%) SaaS
5 6 (2.68%) Slack
6 5 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.79%) Serverless
8 3 (1.34%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (1.34%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.34%) GCP
8 3 (1.34%) npm
8 3 (1.34%) Office 365
8 3 (1.34%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.89%) NuGet
9 2 (0.89%) Trello
10 1 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.45%) GitHub
10 1 (0.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.68%) MQTT
2 4 (1.79%) Skype
2 4 (1.79%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (0.89%) SSH
3 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.16%) MySQL
2 14 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.68%) Big Data
4 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.89%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.45%) GIS
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 60 (26.79%) Selenium
2 32 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 30 (13.39%) JIRA
4 24 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 19 (8.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (8.48%) WebDriver
6 18 (8.04%) Jenkins
7 17 (7.59%) Postman
7 17 (7.59%) SpecFlow
8 13 (5.80%) SoapUI
9 12 (5.36%) JMeter
10 10 (4.46%) Subversion
11 8 (3.57%) Grunt
11 8 (3.57%) gulp
12 6 (2.68%) Maven
12 6 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (2.23%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.23%) webpack
14 4 (1.79%) TestNG
General
1 41 (18.30%) Finance
2 9 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.13%) Automotive
3 7 (3.13%) Marketing
3 7 (3.13%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.68%) Retail
5 4 (1.79%) Military
5 4 (1.79%) Publishing
6 3 (1.34%) Billing
6 3 (1.34%) Electronics
6 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.89%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (22.32%) Analyst
2 42 (18.75%) Developer
3 36 (16.07%) Tester
4 28 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 23 (10.27%) QA Tester
6 20 (8.93%) QA Analyst
6 20 (8.93%) Test Engineer
7 16 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 15 (6.70%) Software Tester
9 14 (6.25%) QA Engineer
10 13 (5.80%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.91%) QA Test Analyst
11 11 (4.91%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.46%) Senior DevOps
12 10 (4.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.46%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (3.57%) Software Developer
13 8 (3.57%) Software QA Tester
13 8 (3.57%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.64%) .NET
2 35 (15.63%) CSS
3 32 (14.29%) HTML
4 27 (12.05%) Web Services
5 24 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 22 (9.82%) React
7 19 (8.48%) HTML5
7 19 (8.48%) jQuery
8 18 (8.04%) RESTful
9 17 (7.59%) Ajax
10 15 (6.70%) Sass
11 14 (6.25%) Node.js
12 11 (4.91%) REST
13 10 (4.46%) .NET Framework
14 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET
15 8 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (3.57%) Laravel
15 8 (3.57%) Spring
15 8 (3.57%) Symfony
16 7 (3.13%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.91%) User Experience
4 6 (2.68%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.68%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.68%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.34%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.82%) Linux
2 6 (2.68%) Windows
3 4 (1.79%) Unix
4 3 (1.34%) Debian
4 3 (1.34%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.89%) Android
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.39%) Test Automation
3 57 (25.45%) Scrum
4 51 (22.77%) DevOps
5 41 (18.30%) TDD
6 35 (15.63%) Manual Testing
7 34 (15.18%) MVC
8 32 (14.29%) BDD
8 32 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 30 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (12.95%) Mentoring
11 27 (12.05%) SDLC
12 26 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (11.61%) Project Management
13 25 (11.16%) Requirements Gathering
14 24 (10.71%) Software Engineering
15 23 (10.27%) Kanban
16 21 (9.38%) Functional Testing
17 20 (8.93%) OO
18 17 (7.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 73 (32.59%) JavaScript
2 56 (25.00%) SQL
3 54 (24.11%) Java
4 36 (16.07%) C#
5 22 (9.82%) PHP
6 19 (8.48%) Python
7 14 (6.25%) TypeScript
8 12 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 10 (4.46%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.57%) C
11 6 (2.68%) C++
12 5 (2.23%) Java 8
13 4 (1.79%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.34%) Perl
14 3 (1.34%) Ruby
14 3 (1.34%) Scala
14 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.89%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.45%) Groovy
16 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (10.71%) Degree
2 22 (9.82%) ISTQB
3 20 (8.93%) ISEB
4 9 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.13%) CBAP
5 7 (3.13%) IIBA
5 7 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.45%) CISM
9 1 (0.45%) CISMP
9 1 (0.45%) CISSP
9 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) HNC
9 1 (0.45%) HND
9 1 (0.45%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.45%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.34%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (6.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) LXC
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.89%) Ansible
2 2 (0.89%) Terraform
3 1 (0.45%) Grafana
3 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 60 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.13%) Oracle
3 6 (2.68%) Zend
4 4 (1.79%) Sparx
5 3 (1.34%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.34%) HP
5 3 (1.34%) IBM
5 3 (1.34%) SAP
5 3 (1.34%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.34%) Symantec
5 3 (1.34%) Veritas
5 3 (1.34%) VMware
6 2 (0.89%) Cadence
6 2 (0.89%) Capita
6 2 (0.89%) DocuSign
6 2 (0.89%) Google
6 2 (0.89%) Telerik
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix
7 1 (0.45%) hybris
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat