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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 72 82
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Permanent jobs citing QA 184 244 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.64% 4.14% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.57% 36.69% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 153 204 172
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £54,550 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 565 665 666
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.17% 11.28% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 462 549 521
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -3 78 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Wiltshire +24 33 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Gloucestershire -27 20 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Devon -10 19 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Somerset -15 17 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Dorset +18 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 200 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (26.85%) Selenium
3 75 (23.15%) C#
4 73 (22.53%) SQL
5 71 (21.91%) Finance
6 66 (20.37%) Java
7 65 (20.06%) Scrum
8 61 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (18.21%) ISEB
10 54 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 53 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (16.05%) .NET
13 50 (15.43%) Degree
13 50 (15.43%) Automated Testing
13 50 (15.43%) Software Testing
14 49 (15.12%) Mobile App
15 48 (14.81%) Regression Testing
16 44 (13.58%) JavaScript
16 44 (13.58%) Test Automation
17 43 (13.27%) BDD
18 42 (12.96%) Cucumber
19 40 (12.35%) Test Strategy
19 40 (12.35%) JIRA
20 35 (10.80%) HTML
21 34 (10.49%) SQL Server
21 34 (10.49%) SDLC
22 33 (10.19%) Test Scripting
23 32 (9.88%) Project Management
23 32 (9.88%) Windows
23 32 (9.88%) Linux

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 12 (3.70%) SAS
2 7 (2.16%) Jupyter
3 4 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.93%) CMS
4 3 (0.93%) Confluence
5 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 2 (0.62%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.01%) MS Office
3 10 (3.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.78%) SaaS
3 7 (2.16%) Lucidchart
4 5 (1.54%) IaaS
4 5 (1.54%) PaaS
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.62%) GitHub
6 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.62%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.01%) Internet
2 5 (1.54%) HTTP
3 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.93%) Extranet
5 2 (0.62%) DNS
5 2 (0.62%) Intranet
5 2 (0.62%) MQTT
6 1 (0.31%) Firewall
6 1 (0.31%) SSH
6 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.63%) RDBMS
2 15 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.09%) MySQL
4 8 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.85%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.62%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.62%) GIS
11 1 (0.31%) Essbase
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 87 (26.85%) Selenium
2 42 (12.96%) Cucumber
3 40 (12.35%) JIRA
4 27 (8.33%) Calabash
5 25 (7.72%) WebDriver
6 21 (6.48%) Appium
6 21 (6.48%) Jenkins
6 21 (6.48%) SoapUI
7 18 (5.56%) NUnit
8 15 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (4.01%) Gatling
9 13 (4.01%) The Grinder
10 11 (3.40%) JMeter
11 10 (3.09%) Git (software)
11 10 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.16%) Android Studio
12 7 (2.16%) Bugzilla
12 7 (2.16%) JUnit
13 6 (1.85%) Xcode
14 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (21.91%) Finance
2 28 (8.64%) Marketing
3 27 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.48%) Banking
5 19 (5.86%) Retail
6 18 (5.56%) Electronics
7 13 (4.01%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.85%) Back Office
9 4 (1.23%) Advertising
9 4 (1.23%) Legal
9 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.93%) Billing
10 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 85 (26.23%) Analyst
2 44 (13.58%) Test Analyst
3 38 (11.73%) Developer
4 34 (10.49%) QA Analyst
5 33 (10.19%) Tester
6 25 (7.72%) Architect
6 25 (7.72%) Test Engineer
7 23 (7.10%) .NET Developer
8 22 (6.79%) C# Developer
8 22 (6.79%) Software Analyst
8 22 (6.79%) Test Manager
9 19 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (5.56%) QA Tester
11 16 (4.94%) Business Analyst
11 16 (4.94%) QA Engineer
12 15 (4.63%) Senior Developer
12 15 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
13 13 (4.01%) Automation Tester
13 13 (4.01%) QA Test Analyst
13 13 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.05%) .NET
2 35 (10.80%) HTML
3 28 (8.64%) XML
4 27 (8.33%) CSS
5 24 (7.41%) Web Services
6 18 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 18 (5.56%) HTML5
6 18 (5.56%) REST
7 15 (4.63%) AngularJS
7 15 (4.63%) WCF
8 14 (4.32%) SOAP
9 13 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (3.70%) JSON
11 11 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.47%) J2EE
12 8 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (2.16%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.16%) Pandas
14 6 (1.85%) XML Messaging
15 4 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.12%) Mobile App
2 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.41%) User Experience
4 12 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.16%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.23%) Digital TV
8 4 (1.23%) Life Science
8 4 (1.23%) MPEG
9 3 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.93%) Fintech
9 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.62%) NHS
11 1 (0.31%) CESG
11 1 (0.31%) iPad
11 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.31%) STB
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.88%) Linux
1 32 (9.88%) Windows
2 17 (5.25%) Unix
3 14 (4.32%) Android
4 13 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.85%) Debian
5 6 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.62%) CentOS
7 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.06%) Scrum
3 61 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (15.43%) Automated Testing
5 50 (15.43%) Software Testing
6 48 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 44 (13.58%) Test Automation
8 43 (13.27%) BDD
9 40 (12.35%) Test Strategy
10 34 (10.49%) SDLC
11 33 (10.19%) Test Scripting
12 32 (9.88%) Project Management
13 31 (9.57%) TDD
14 30 (9.26%) Business Analysis
15 28 (8.64%) Functional Testing
16 27 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
16 27 (8.33%) Waterfall
17 26 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (8.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 75 (23.15%) C#
2 73 (22.53%) SQL
3 66 (20.37%) Java
4 44 (13.58%) JavaScript
5 31 (9.57%) Python
6 24 (7.41%) Ruby
7 17 (5.25%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.94%) C++
9 15 (4.63%) C
10 10 (3.09%) MATLAB
11 9 (2.78%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.47%) PHP
12 8 (2.47%) R
13 7 (2.16%) Perl
14 5 (1.54%) Scala
15 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (18.21%) ISEB
2 54 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 50 (15.43%) Degree
4 14 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.23%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.62%) PhD
6 2 (0.62%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (0.31%) APMG
7 1 (0.31%) CEH
7 1 (0.31%) CISA
7 1 (0.31%) CISM
7 1 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) GIAC
7 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.85%) SLA
2 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.62%) SDET
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.93%) NDS
2 3 (0.93%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.93%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.93%) Xen
2 3 (0.93%) XenApp
2 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.62%) Docker
3 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.23%) Ansible
3 3 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.62%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) Salt
5 1 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.17%) Oracle
3 11 (3.40%) hybris
4 10 (3.09%) Adobe
5 9 (2.78%) SAP
5 9 (2.78%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.47%) Apple
7 7 (2.16%) HP
7 7 (2.16%) SOASTA, Inc
8 5 (1.54%) Cognizant
9 4 (1.23%) VMware
10 3 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.93%) Citrix
10 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.62%) Google
11 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.62%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.31%) Panasonic
12 1 (0.31%) Rackspace
Taunton, Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Salary: Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Novate IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
FRG Technology Consulting
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Wessex Water
Salary: Circa £40k dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago