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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 79 73
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6  
Permanent jobs citing QA 180 190 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.39% 3.67% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.27% 31.99% 33.19%
Number of salaries quoted 132 175 191
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,400 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 541 594 708
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.19% 11.48% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 411 513 559
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -5 67 £40,000 +8.99% 7
Somerset -8 31 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Gloucestershire -11 26 £31,500 -25.88% 4
Wiltshire +9 21 £40,000 -6.97% 4
Devon -16 16 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Dorset +7 11 £39,375 -19.23% 8
Cornwall - 6 £70,000 - 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 206 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (50.70%) Test Automation
3 108 (30.08%) Selenium
4 80 (22.28%) Java
5 79 (22.01%) C#
6 77 (21.45%) Finance
7 71 (19.78%) Windows
8 64 (17.83%) Scrum
9 63 (17.55%) SQL Server
10 62 (17.27%) Software Testing
11 61 (16.99%) SQL
12 59 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 58 (16.16%) Cucumber
14 56 (15.60%) .NET
15 52 (14.48%) Degree
16 51 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (14.21%) SDLC
17 49 (13.65%) ISEB
18 48 (13.37%) Unix
18 48 (13.37%) ISTQB
19 44 (12.26%) Regression Testing
20 43 (11.98%) Manual Testing
20 43 (11.98%) Test Strategy
21 41 (11.42%) BDD
22 40 (11.14%) JavaScript
22 40 (11.14%) Microsoft
23 38 (10.58%) WebDriver
24 37 (10.31%) Open Source
24 37 (10.31%) Test Scripting
24 37 (10.31%) 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 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.39%) IIS
2 5 (1.39%) JBoss
3 4 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.11%) SAS
3 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.84%) Jetty
5 2 (0.56%) nginx
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.95%) SaaS
3 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.56%) IaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Lucidchart
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
4 2 (0.56%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.39%) HTTP
1 5 (1.39%) Internet
2 4 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.84%) Extranet
4 2 (0.56%) DNS
4 2 (0.56%) MQTT
5 1 (0.28%) SMS
5 1 (0.28%) SSL
5 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.62%) QlikView
5 12 (3.34%) OLAP
5 12 (3.34%) Power BI
6 8 (2.23%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.67%) MySQL
7 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.84%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.84%) Redis
9 3 (0.84%) Riak
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.56%) GIS
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 108 (30.08%) Selenium
2 58 (16.16%) Cucumber
3 38 (10.58%) WebDriver
4 26 (7.24%) JIRA
5 25 (6.96%) Calabash
6 24 (6.69%) SoapUI
7 21 (5.85%) JMeter
7 21 (5.85%) JUnit
7 21 (5.85%) NUnit
8 18 (5.01%) Appium
9 15 (4.18%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.62%) JBehave
11 11 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (2.51%) Git (software)
13 8 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (2.23%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.95%) Android Studio
14 7 (1.95%) Visual Studio
14 7 (1.95%) WATIR
14 7 (1.95%) Xcode
General
1 77 (21.45%) Finance
2 27 (7.52%) Marketing
3 21 (5.85%) Electronics
4 19 (5.29%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.74%) Banking
6 14 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.23%) Retail
8 6 (1.67%) Advertising
8 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.11%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.84%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (26.46%) Analyst
2 65 (18.11%) Tester
3 41 (11.42%) QA Analyst
4 40 (11.14%) Developer
5 39 (10.86%) Test Engineer
6 34 (9.47%) QA Tester
6 34 (9.47%) Test Analyst
7 29 (8.08%) Automation Tester
8 27 (7.52%) Architect
9 22 (6.13%) Business Analyst
10 20 (5.57%) C# Developer
11 19 (5.29%) QA Engineer
11 19 (5.29%) Software Tester
11 19 (5.29%) Test Automation Engineer
12 16 (4.46%) .NET Developer
12 16 (4.46%) Administrator
12 16 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (4.18%) Technical Tester
14 14 (3.90%) DBA
14 14 (3.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.60%) .NET
2 32 (8.91%) HTML
3 31 (8.64%) Web Services
4 26 (7.24%) REST
5 25 (6.96%) XML
6 20 (5.57%) SOAP
7 19 (5.29%) CSS
8 16 (4.46%) HTML5
9 11 (3.06%) JSON
10 10 (2.79%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.79%) Spring
11 9 (2.51%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.51%) WCF
12 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (2.23%) J2EE
13 7 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (1.39%) Gherkin
14 5 (1.39%) Middleware
14 5 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (1.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.80%) Mobile App
2 26 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.41%) User Experience
4 17 (4.74%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.46%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.34%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (2.79%) Virtual Team
9 8 (2.23%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.11%) Life Science
12 3 (0.84%) Digital TV
12 3 (0.84%) MPEG
13 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.56%) Fintech
13 2 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.28%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.28%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.78%) Windows
2 48 (13.37%) Unix
3 37 (10.31%) Linux
4 14 (3.90%) Android
5 13 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.34%) Solaris
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (50.70%) Test Automation
3 64 (17.83%) Scrum
4 62 (17.27%) Software Testing
5 59 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 51 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (14.21%) SDLC
7 44 (12.26%) Regression Testing
8 43 (11.98%) Manual Testing
8 43 (11.98%) Test Strategy
9 41 (11.42%) BDD
10 37 (10.31%) Open Source
10 37 (10.31%) Test Scripting
11 35 (9.75%) Waterfall
12 34 (9.47%) Project Management
13 30 (8.36%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (8.36%) Exploratory Testing
14 29 (8.08%) ETL
15 28 (7.80%) Functional Testing
15 28 (7.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (22.28%) Java
2 79 (22.01%) C#
3 61 (16.99%) SQL
4 40 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.19%) Ruby
6 28 (7.80%) Python
7 25 (6.96%) C++
8 19 (5.29%) T-SQL
9 17 (4.74%) C
10 8 (2.23%) Scala
11 6 (1.67%) PHP
12 5 (1.39%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.39%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.11%) R
14 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.84%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.84%) Perl
14 3 (0.84%) VBScript
15 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (14.48%) Degree
2 49 (13.65%) ISEB
3 48 (13.37%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.39%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.56%) PhD
7 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) APMG
8 1 (0.28%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) SLA
2 5 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.56%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.56%) Xen
2 2 (0.56%) XenApp
2 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) NDS
3 1 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) Ansible
2 2 (0.56%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.80%) Oracle
3 17 (4.74%) VMware
4 12 (3.34%) NetApp
5 11 (3.06%) TIBCO
6 9 (2.51%) SAP
7 6 (1.67%) Adobe
7 6 (1.67%) hybris
8 4 (1.11%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.84%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.56%) Citrix
10 2 (0.56%) Google
10 2 (0.56%) HP
10 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.28%) Apple
11 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.28%) Cadence
11 1 (0.28%) Sage
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
UK Hydrographic Office
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Webbased/The Key Support Services Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 10 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 14 days ago
Bournemouth
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + (Medical, Dental, 35 Hols)
Posted: 7 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000, + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Taunton
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 27 days ago
Helston, Cornwall
Send
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits + 25 Days Holiday + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 days ago