Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 110 68
Rank change year-on-year +37 -42 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 414 308 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.05% 2.96% 4.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.12% 27.35% 34.31%
Number of salaries quoted 386 252 398
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,875 £27,050 £26,025
90th Percentile £61,250 £80,000 £55,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 1,250 1,126 1,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.23% 10.82% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 900 925 1,121
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +6.49%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +15 156 £42,500 -9.57% 26
Dorset +13 70 £40,000 - 12
Somerset +43 62 £39,500 +5.33% 8
Wiltshire -19 49 £50,000 +29.03% 18
Gloucestershire +47 47 £46,000 +2.22% 14
Devon +12 24 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Cornwall - 12 £30,500 - 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 210 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 95 (22.95%) Finance
4 86 (20.77%) Java
5 85 (20.53%) SQL
6 84 (20.29%) Scrum
7 77 (18.60%) JavaScript
8 76 (18.36%) BDD
9 74 (17.87%) Software Testing
10 67 (16.18%) Degree
11 65 (15.70%) Web Services
12 64 (15.46%) C#
13 63 (15.22%) Selenium
14 62 (14.98%) TDD
15 58 (14.01%) HTML
16 57 (13.77%) Manual Testing
17 55 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
18 54 (13.04%) SQL Server
19 50 (12.08%) SDLC
20 48 (11.59%) Software Engineering
21 47 (11.35%) Jenkins
22 46 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
23 45 (10.87%) .NET
24 44 (10.63%) Cucumber
25 43 (10.39%) Microsoft
25 43 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
26 40 (9.66%) Linux
26 40 (9.66%) ISTQB
27 38 (9.18%) Computer Science
27 38 (9.18%) Spring

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 23 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.86%) Apache
2 16 (3.86%) JBoss
3 15 (3.62%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.69%) Jetty
4 7 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.45%) Confluence
6 5 (1.21%) CMS
6 5 (1.21%) IIS
7 4 (0.97%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.97%) SAS
8 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.48%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.97%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.97%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.38%) SaaS
4 13 (3.14%) TestFlight
5 12 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.45%) Office 365
7 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.97%) IaaS
7 4 (0.97%) npm
7 4 (0.97%) PaaS
8 3 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.72%) Slack
9 2 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.48%) Heroku
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) GitHub
10 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.14%) MQTT
2 7 (1.69%) SAN
3 6 (1.45%) Firewall
3 6 (1.45%) VoIP
4 5 (1.21%) Internet
4 5 (1.21%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.21%) Network Security
4 5 (1.21%) SMS
5 3 (0.72%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.24%) DHCP
7 1 (0.24%) DNS
7 1 (0.24%) HTTP
7 1 (0.24%) LAN
7 1 (0.24%) NAS
7 1 (0.24%) SSL
7 1 (0.24%) VSAT
7 1 (0.24%) WAN
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.21%) MySQL
3 26 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (4.59%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.86%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.90%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.42%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.93%) Redis
11 7 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
11 7 (1.69%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.69%) Riak
11 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.21%) DataStage
12 5 (1.21%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 63 (15.22%) Selenium
2 47 (11.35%) Jenkins
3 44 (10.63%) Cucumber
4 37 (8.94%) JIRA
5 26 (6.28%) SpecFlow
6 22 (5.31%) Maven
7 17 (4.11%) JMeter
8 16 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (3.86%) WebDriver
9 15 (3.62%) Appium
9 15 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (3.62%) Calabash
10 13 (3.14%) Android Studio
10 13 (3.14%) Xcode
11 12 (2.90%) Git (software)
12 10 (2.42%) LoadRunner
12 10 (2.42%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.69%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.69%) Gradle
13 7 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 95 (22.95%) Finance
2 25 (6.04%) Banking
3 16 (3.86%) Retail
4 9 (2.17%) Electronics
5 8 (1.93%) Law
6 7 (1.69%) French Language
6 7 (1.69%) German Language
6 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.69%) Marketing
7 6 (1.45%) Games
7 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.97%) Back Office
8 4 (0.97%) Military
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.48%) Automotive
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (18.60%) Analyst
2 76 (18.36%) Developer
3 53 (12.80%) QA Engineer
4 40 (9.66%) Test Leader
5 34 (8.21%) Test Engineer
6 32 (7.73%) Tester
7 31 (7.49%) Java Developer
8 26 (6.28%) Project Manager
9 24 (5.80%) Test Analyst
10 23 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
11 22 (5.31%) Software QA Engineer
12 20 (4.83%) Business Analyst
13 18 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
13 18 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (3.86%) QA Leader
15 15 (3.62%) .NET Developer
15 15 (3.62%) QA Analyst
15 15 (3.62%) QA Automation Engineer
16 14 (3.38%) Software Tester
16 14 (3.38%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (15.70%) Web Services
2 58 (14.01%) HTML
3 45 (10.87%) .NET
4 38 (9.18%) Spring
5 33 (7.97%) CSS
6 29 (7.00%) RESTful
7 28 (6.76%) AngularJS
8 27 (6.52%) Node.js
9 24 (5.80%) HTML5
10 23 (5.56%) Hibernate
11 20 (4.83%) Gherkin
12 19 (4.59%) Spring Boot
13 14 (3.38%) jQuery
14 13 (3.14%) LAMP
14 13 (3.14%) REST
15 12 (2.90%) ASP.NET
15 12 (2.90%) CSS3
15 12 (2.90%) Velocity
16 10 (2.42%) .NET Framework
17 9 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.18%) Computer Science
2 29 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.52%) User Experience
4 22 (5.31%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.21%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.97%) Fintech
7 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.72%) Acoustics
8 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.72%) Xbox
9 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.48%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.48%) iPhone
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.66%) Linux
2 35 (8.45%) Windows
3 24 (5.80%) Android
3 24 (5.80%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.93%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.45%) Unix
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 84 (20.29%) Scrum
4 76 (18.36%) BDD
5 74 (17.87%) Software Testing
6 62 (14.98%) TDD
7 57 (13.77%) Manual Testing
8 55 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (12.08%) SDLC
10 48 (11.59%) Software Engineering
11 46 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 43 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 38 (9.18%) Project Management
14 36 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (8.45%) DevOps
16 34 (8.21%) Microservices
17 29 (7.00%) Open Source
17 29 (7.00%) Test Strategy
18 28 (6.76%) Mentoring
19 25 (6.04%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.77%) Java
2 85 (20.53%) SQL
3 77 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 64 (15.46%) C#
5 29 (7.00%) Python
6 23 (5.56%) Ruby
7 20 (4.83%) C++
8 14 (3.38%) Perl
9 13 (3.14%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.66%) C
10 11 (2.66%) PHP
10 11 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.93%) VBScript
12 6 (1.45%) ES6
12 6 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.97%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.72%) R
15 2 (0.48%) ES7
15 2 (0.48%) Go
15 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (16.18%) Degree
2 40 (9.66%) ISTQB
3 33 (7.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (5.56%) ISEB
5 16 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (3.38%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.72%) PhD
10 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.48%) HNC
10 2 (0.48%) PMP
11 1 (0.24%) MCP
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.62%) ISO 9001
2 13 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.93%) GDPR
4 5 (1.21%) DO-178B
4 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.97%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.97%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.97%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.72%) SLA
7 2 (0.48%) PMO
7 2 (0.48%) TickIT
8 1 (0.24%) GCP
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (4.83%) Docker
2 14 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.48%) HDFS
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.24%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (3.14%) HockeyApp
2 8 (1.93%) Ansible
3 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.72%) Puppet
3 3 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 43 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.86%) Oracle
2 16 (3.86%) SAP
2 16 (3.86%) Xamarin
3 14 (3.38%) VMware
4 12 (2.90%) Google
5 8 (1.93%) IBM
6 6 (1.45%) Citrix
6 6 (1.45%) Cognos
6 6 (1.45%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.45%) Tableau
7 5 (1.21%) Capita
7 5 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.97%) DataFlux
9 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.72%) BT
9 3 (0.72%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.72%) Hitachi
9 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.48%) Talend