Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 95 82
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 515 364 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.76% 3.46% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.79% 33.03% 33.23%
Number of salaries quoted 403 297 385
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,800 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 1,400 1,102 1,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.95% 10.47% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,022 866 1,079
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,025 £25,125 £23,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +20 223 £42,500 - 28
Dorset +10 68 £41,000 +2.50% 6
Wiltshire +10 67 £40,000 - 17
Gloucestershire +40 65 £45,000 +42.86% 13
Cornwall +27 37 £48,750 -30.36% 1
Devon +9 27 £100,000 +185.71% 3
Somerset +4 26 £37,500 -11.76% 9
QA
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 277 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (39.61%) Test Automation
3 111 (21.55%) SQL
4 108 (20.97%) Java
5 107 (20.78%) Finance
6 100 (19.42%) JavaScript
6 100 (19.42%) Selenium
7 93 (18.06%) Degree
8 80 (15.53%) Mentoring
9 73 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
10 72 (13.98%) Software Engineering
11 71 (13.79%) Scrum
11 71 (13.79%) BDD
12 70 (13.59%) C#
13 69 (13.40%) HTML
14 62 (12.04%) DevOps
15 61 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 60 (11.65%) TDD
17 55 (10.68%) Software Testing
18 53 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (10.29%) Process Improvement
19 50 (9.71%) Microsoft
20 47 (9.13%) ITIL
21 46 (8.93%) Linux
22 44 (8.54%) .NET
22 44 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
23 43 (8.35%) Jenkins
24 41 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
24 41 (7.96%) Cucumber
24 41 (7.96%) SDLC

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 17 (3.30%) JBoss
1 17 (3.30%) Tomcat
1 17 (3.30%) WebLogic
2 13 (2.52%) Apache
2 13 (2.52%) CMS
2 13 (2.52%) Jetty
3 11 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.55%) Drupal
6 6 (1.17%) WordPress
7 5 (0.97%) Confluence
8 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.58%) nginx
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) Kentico
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.41%) SaaS
3 22 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.94%) AWS OpsWorks
5 6 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.97%) PaaS
7 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.78%) Office 365
7 4 (0.78%) Serverless
7 4 (0.78%) Slack
8 3 (0.58%) GitHub
8 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.58%) IaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.39%) Runscope
9 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.52%) Firewall
2 5 (0.97%) Ethernet
2 5 (0.97%) HTTP
2 5 (0.97%) Internet
2 5 (0.97%) SMS
3 4 (0.78%) 2G
3 4 (0.78%) 3G
3 4 (0.78%) BGP-4
3 4 (0.78%) DAB
3 4 (0.78%) GSM
3 4 (0.78%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.78%) IPv4
3 4 (0.78%) IPv6
3 4 (0.78%) LAN
3 4 (0.78%) LTE
3 4 (0.78%) Network Security
3 4 (0.78%) OSPF
3 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.78%) UMTS
3 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 25 (4.85%) NoSQL
3 25 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.66%) MySQL
5 18 (3.50%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.30%) Redis
7 13 (2.52%) Couchbase
7 13 (2.52%) Riak
8 11 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (1.75%) Big Data
9 9 (1.75%) GIS
10 8 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (1.36%) Endeca
11 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.17%) Power BI
13 5 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 100 (19.42%) Selenium
2 43 (8.35%) Jenkins
3 41 (7.96%) Cucumber
4 37 (7.18%) Git (software)
5 34 (6.60%) JIRA
6 33 (6.41%) WebDriver
7 29 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (5.05%) Maven
8 26 (5.05%) SoapUI
9 23 (4.47%) SpecFlow
9 23 (4.47%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.52%) JUnit
11 12 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.94%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.94%) Protractor
13 9 (1.75%) JMeter
14 8 (1.55%) GitLab
14 8 (1.55%) TestComplete
15 7 (1.36%) Subversion
16 6 (1.17%) JBehave
General
1 107 (20.78%) Finance
2 36 (6.99%) Marketing
3 23 (4.47%) Electronics
3 23 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.69%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.30%) Retail
6 14 (2.72%) Law
7 10 (1.94%) Banking
8 6 (1.17%) Back Office
9 5 (0.97%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.97%) Billing
10 4 (0.78%) Advertising
10 4 (0.78%) French Language
10 4 (0.78%) German Language
10 4 (0.78%) Military
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (32.62%) Analyst
2 74 (14.37%) Developer
3 67 (13.01%) Test Analyst
4 54 (10.49%) QA Engineer
5 37 (7.18%) Test Engineer
5 37 (7.18%) Tester
6 36 (6.99%) Business Analyst
7 33 (6.41%) Service Analyst
8 30 (5.83%) IT Analyst
9 23 (4.47%) QA Leader
10 22 (4.27%) QA Analyst
10 22 (4.27%) Test Automation Engineer
11 21 (4.08%) Graduate
11 21 (4.08%) Java Developer
12 20 (3.88%) Finance Business Analyst
12 20 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
13 19 (3.69%) Financial Business Analyst
13 19 (3.69%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 19 (3.69%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
13 19 (3.69%) Pensions Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.40%) HTML
2 44 (8.54%) .NET
3 31 (6.02%) CSS
3 31 (6.02%) HTML5
3 31 (6.02%) Spring
3 31 (6.02%) Web Services
4 24 (4.66%) AngularJS
5 22 (4.27%) XML
6 19 (3.69%) RESTful
7 18 (3.50%) Hibernate
8 17 (3.30%) jQuery
8 17 (3.30%) REST
8 17 (3.30%) SOAP
9 13 (2.52%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.52%) JPA
10 11 (2.14%) Gherkin
11 10 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (1.94%) LAMP
12 9 (1.75%) React
12 9 (1.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.77%) Management Information System
3 35 (6.80%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.11%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.52%) User Experience
7 12 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.94%) Fintech
10 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.78%) Acoustics
12 4 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.78%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.58%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.93%) Linux
2 31 (6.02%) Windows
3 14 (2.72%) CentOS
4 10 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.36%) Android
5 7 (1.36%) Unix
6 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (39.61%) Test Automation
3 80 (15.53%) Mentoring
4 73 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (13.98%) Software Engineering
6 71 (13.79%) BDD
6 71 (13.79%) Scrum
7 62 (12.04%) DevOps
8 61 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (11.65%) TDD
10 55 (10.68%) Software Testing
11 53 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (10.29%) Process Improvement
12 47 (9.13%) ITIL
13 41 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 41 (7.96%) Manual Testing
13 41 (7.96%) SDLC
13 41 (7.96%) Test Scripting
14 40 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (7.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (21.55%) SQL
2 108 (20.97%) Java
3 100 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 70 (13.59%) C#
5 41 (7.96%) Python
6 25 (4.85%) C
7 19 (3.69%) PHP
8 12 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.94%) Ruby
10 9 (1.75%) C++
11 7 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.36%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.97%) VBScript
14 4 (0.78%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.78%) Perl
14 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.78%) R
15 3 (0.58%) Java 8
16 2 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (18.06%) Degree
2 39 (7.57%) ISTQB
3 35 (6.80%) Security Cleared
4 28 (5.44%) ISEB
5 15 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.36%) PMP
9 6 (1.17%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.97%) CCNP
10 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.97%) CISSP
11 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.58%) CEH
12 3 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.58%) GIAC
13 2 (0.39%) CISA
13 2 (0.39%) CISM
13 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.72%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.14%) PMO
3 9 (1.75%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.97%) GDPR
4 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.97%) WCAG
5 3 (0.58%) Def Stans
5 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) TickIT
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (4.47%) Docker
2 6 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.39%) HDFS
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.30%) Puppet
2 5 (0.97%) WMI
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.83%) Oracle
3 22 (4.27%) SAP
4 14 (2.72%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.36%) Capita
6 6 (1.17%) VMware
7 5 (0.97%) Google
7 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.97%) Tableau
8 4 (0.78%) Panasonic
9 3 (0.58%) IBM
9 3 (0.58%) Informatica
10 2 (0.39%) BT
10 2 (0.39%) Cadence
10 2 (0.39%) Citrix
10 2 (0.39%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.39%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.39%) Talend
10 2 (0.39%) Teradata
11 1 (0.19%) Palo Alto