QA Jobs in the South West

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West

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 23 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 60 26 60
Rank change year-on-year -34 +34 +64
Permanent jobs citing QA 366 596 395
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.03% 8.38% 4.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.16% 46.38% 29.99%
Number of salaries quoted 205 145 269
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £65,000 £54,222 £58,750
90th Percentile £79,500 £62,500 £76,520
England median annual salary £53,150 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.42% - +9.09%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,255 1,285 1,317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.81% 18.06% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 843 636 844
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £33,250 £38,500 £38,037
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,396 £51,918 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.84% +7.53%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,813 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -

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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 23 April 2024.

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 23 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Bristol -23 133 £55,000 +15.79% 34
Gloucestershire -26 62 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Wiltshire -11 56 £30,000 -40.00% 15
Dorset -41 49 £47,500 - 5
Somerset -2 36 £22,500 -52.63% 28
Devon -25 13 £26,500 -26.95% 17
Cornwall -10 3 £20,475 -48.81% 2
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England

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.19%) Confluence
2 5 (1.37%) CMS
3 4 (1.09%) Drupal
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.10%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (3.28%) SAP QM
2 3 (0.82%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 99 (27.05%) Azure
2 73 (19.95%) AWS
3 65 (17.76%) Azure DevOps
4 34 (9.29%) GCP
5 14 (3.83%) Power Automate
6 13 (3.55%) SaaS
7 9 (2.46%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.37%) IaaS
8 5 (1.37%) PaaS
9 3 (0.82%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.82%) Serverless
10 2 (0.55%) Snowflake
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.27%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) Firewall
1 3 (0.82%) VoIP
2 1 (0.27%) Intranet
2 1 (0.27%) LAN
2 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (8.74%) BigQuery
2 32 (8.74%) Looker
3 29 (7.92%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.37%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.82%) MySQL
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) Power BI
7 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.82%) Tableau
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (7.92%) Selenium
2 26 (7.10%) JIRA
3 25 (6.83%) Git
4 22 (6.01%) Visual Studio
5 14 (3.83%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.91%) Cypress.io
7 7 (1.91%) Postman
8 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.37%) JMeter
9 4 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.09%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.82%) Appium
10 3 (0.82%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.82%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.55%) GitLab
11 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.55%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 99 (27.05%) Social Skills
2 79 (21.58%) Manufacturing
3 55 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (8.74%) Billing
5 30 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (7.65%) Finance
7 26 (7.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 18 (4.92%) Retail
9 16 (4.37%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (3.55%) Influencing Skills
10 13 (3.55%) Law
11 11 (3.01%) Legal
12 10 (2.73%) Marketing
13 8 (2.19%) Aerospace
14 7 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (1.64%) Electronics
15 6 (1.64%) Publishing
16 5 (1.37%) Automotive
16 5 (1.37%) Banking
16 5 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (14.21%) Developer
2 43 (11.75%) Senior
3 37 (10.11%) Engineering Manager
4 33 (9.02%) QA Engineer
5 32 (8.74%) Data Manager
6 25 (6.83%) Software Engineer
7 24 (6.56%) Lead
8 20 (5.46%) Quality Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) Quality Manager
9 19 (5.19%) QA Manager
10 18 (4.92%) .NET Developer
10 18 (4.92%) Administrator
11 14 (3.83%) Power Platform Developer
11 14 (3.83%) Technologist
12 13 (3.55%) QA Officer
13 12 (3.28%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.28%) Technical Administrator
14 11 (3.01%) QA Leader
14 11 (3.01%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.01%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.48%) React
2 37 (10.11%) AngularJS
3 30 (8.20%) CSS
3 30 (8.20%) HTML
4 29 (7.92%) .NET
5 21 (5.74%) Spring
6 17 (4.64%) ASP.NET
6 17 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (4.64%) jQuery
7 16 (4.37%) KnockoutJS
8 15 (4.10%) Vue
9 14 (3.83%) REST
10 11 (3.01%) Gherkin
11 9 (2.46%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.91%) XML
13 6 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (1.64%) WPF
13 6 (1.64%) XSD
13 6 (1.64%) XSLT
14 5 (1.37%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.84%) Product Ownership
2 12 (3.28%) Biopharmaceutical
3 9 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (1.91%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.64%) NHS
6 4 (1.09%) Low-Code
6 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.82%) FMCG
7 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.55%) Acoustics
8 2 (0.55%) AS400
8 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) Operational Technology
8 2 (0.55%) Replication
8 2 (0.55%) Robotics
9 1 (0.27%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.27%) PropTech
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.92%) Windows
2 12 (3.28%) Linux
3 4 (1.09%) AIX
4 3 (0.82%) Android
4 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (37.98%) Agile
2 114 (31.15%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (25.14%) DevOps
4 85 (23.22%) Scrum
5 63 (17.21%) Project Management
6 52 (14.21%) CI/CD
7 50 (13.66%) Test Automation
8 44 (12.02%) ETL
9 43 (11.75%) Line Management
10 39 (10.66%) Mentoring
11 37 (10.11%) Product Backlog
12 36 (9.84%) Backlog Management
12 36 (9.84%) Data Modelling
13 34 (9.29%) Business Strategy
14 33 (9.02%) Data Engineering
15 32 (8.74%) Platform Engineering
16 29 (7.92%) Coaching
16 29 (7.92%) Validation
17 28 (7.65%) Software Engineering
18 27 (7.38%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.12%) JavaScript
2 38 (10.38%) Java
3 34 (9.29%) Python
4 30 (8.20%) C#
5 18 (4.92%) SQL
6 15 (4.10%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.91%) C
8 6 (1.64%) PHP
8 6 (1.64%) Ruby
9 3 (0.82%) Bash
9 3 (0.82%) Go
9 3 (0.82%) Perl
10 2 (0.55%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.55%) R
10 2 (0.55%) Scala
10 2 (0.55%) Swift
11 1 (0.27%) C++
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 82 (22.40%) Degree
2 27 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.19%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.64%) ISEB
7 4 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.82%) CSPO
8 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.82%) IIBA
9 2 (0.55%) Azure Certification
9 2 (0.55%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.55%) MBA
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MCSA
10 1 (0.27%) MCSD
10 1 (0.27%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.29%) GMP
2 13 (3.55%) ISO 13485
3 10 (2.73%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.82%) SLA
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.55%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Firmware
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.27%) Functional Safety
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 62 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.11%) Google
3 12 (3.28%) SAP
4 11 (3.01%) Oracle
5 4 (1.09%) ConnectWise
5 4 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.82%) Salesforce
6 3 (0.82%) Twitter
7 2 (0.55%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.55%) VMware
8 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.27%) Databricks
8 1 (0.27%) Facebook
8 1 (0.27%) HP
8 1 (0.27%) Instagram
8 1 (0.27%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.27%) Splunk
8 1 (0.27%) Thales