Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 85 110
Rank change year-on-year +21 +25 -36
Permanent jobs citing QA 432 383 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.29% 3.73% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.64% 34.38% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 344 332 288
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,284 1,114 1,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.76% 10.85% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 937 858 1,030
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +10 193 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Wiltshire +8 75 £34,000 -20.00% 17
Gloucestershire +32 56 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Dorset +5 44 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Somerset -3 28 £36,500 -5.19% 17
Cornwall +18 22 £42,500 -46.88% 3
Devon -2 11 £31,750 -9.29% 9
QA
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (44.91%) Test Automation
3 102 (23.61%) Java
4 100 (23.15%) Selenium
5 89 (20.60%) C#
6 86 (19.91%) JavaScript
7 72 (16.67%) Finance
8 66 (15.28%) Degree
9 63 (14.58%) Software Testing
10 61 (14.12%) .NET
11 59 (13.66%) SQL
12 56 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (12.50%) BDD
14 53 (12.27%) Scrum
15 50 (11.57%) Cucumber
16 48 (11.11%) TDD
17 46 (10.65%) Microsoft
17 46 (10.65%) HTML
18 45 (10.42%) Python
19 44 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
19 44 (10.19%) Manual Testing
19 44 (10.19%) DevOps
20 41 (9.49%) Windows
20 41 (9.49%) SQL Server
21 39 (9.03%) Test Scripting
21 39 (9.03%) WebDriver
21 39 (9.03%) Test Strategy
22 38 (8.80%) Computer Science
22 38 (8.80%) Linux
23 36 (8.33%) XML

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 16 (3.70%) CMS
2 11 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (1.62%) Apache
5 7 (1.62%) JBoss
5 7 (1.62%) Jetty
5 7 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.39%) Confluence
6 6 (1.39%) Drupal
7 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.93%) WordPress
8 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.46%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.46%) IIS
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (4.40%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Magento
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.24%) SaaS
4 9 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.08%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.16%) Office 365
8 4 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.93%) Serverless
9 3 (0.69%) GitHub
9 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.69%) PaaS
10 2 (0.46%) Runscope
11 1 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.23%) IaaS
11 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.24%) Firewall
2 6 (1.39%) 2G
2 6 (1.39%) 3G
2 6 (1.39%) 4G
2 6 (1.39%) BGP-4
2 6 (1.39%) Ethernet
2 6 (1.39%) GSM
2 6 (1.39%) HTTP
2 6 (1.39%) HTTPS
2 6 (1.39%) IPv4
2 6 (1.39%) IPv6
2 6 (1.39%) LAN
2 6 (1.39%) LTE
2 6 (1.39%) OSPF
2 6 (1.39%) UMTS
2 6 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.16%) Network Security
4 4 (0.93%) Internet
4 4 (0.93%) Skype
5 3 (0.69%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.47%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.55%) MySQL
4 11 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.08%) Big Data
7 8 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.85%) Redis
8 7 (1.62%) Couchbase
8 7 (1.62%) Riak
9 6 (1.39%) GIS
9 6 (1.39%) MarkLogic
9 6 (1.39%) Power BI
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 100 (23.15%) Selenium
2 50 (11.57%) Cucumber
3 39 (9.03%) WebDriver
4 36 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 33 (7.64%) Git (software)
6 28 (6.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (6.48%) Maven
7 22 (5.09%) SoapUI
8 21 (4.86%) JIRA
8 21 (4.86%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.70%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.55%) JUnit
11 11 (2.55%) Protractor
12 10 (2.31%) JBehave
13 9 (2.08%) GitLab
14 7 (1.62%) Selenium IDE
14 7 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.39%) git-flow
16 5 (1.16%) Appium
General
1 72 (16.67%) Finance
2 27 (6.25%) Marketing
3 19 (4.40%) Retail
4 14 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.78%) Electronics
6 11 (2.55%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.08%) Games
9 8 (1.85%) Law
9 8 (1.85%) Legal
10 7 (1.62%) Banking
11 4 (0.93%) Advertising
11 4 (0.93%) Billing
12 2 (0.46%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 125 (28.94%) Analyst
2 75 (17.36%) Test Analyst
3 65 (15.05%) Developer
4 58 (13.43%) Tester
5 53 (12.27%) QA Engineer
6 32 (7.41%) Automation Tester
7 24 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 23 (5.32%) Junior
8 23 (5.32%) Test Engineer
9 20 (4.63%) IT Analyst
9 20 (4.63%) Trainer
10 19 (4.40%) Graduate
10 19 (4.40%) Software Analyst
10 19 (4.40%) Software Test Analyst
11 17 (3.94%) Developer in Test
11 17 (3.94%) Senior QA Engineer
12 16 (3.70%) .NET Developer
12 16 (3.70%) Service Analyst
13 15 (3.47%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.47%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.12%) .NET
2 46 (10.65%) HTML
3 36 (8.33%) XML
4 23 (5.32%) REST
5 22 (5.09%) Spring
5 22 (5.09%) Web Services
6 21 (4.86%) .NET Framework
6 21 (4.86%) ASP.NET
7 19 (4.40%) RESTful
8 18 (4.17%) CSS
9 17 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (3.70%) SOAP
11 15 (3.47%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.47%) HTML5
12 14 (3.24%) Entity Framework
13 13 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (2.55%) Spring Boot
15 10 (2.31%) Hibernate
15 10 (2.31%) XSLT
16 7 (1.62%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.80%) Computer Science
2 34 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.01%) Cyberattack
5 13 (3.01%) User Experience
6 9 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.85%) Fintech
7 8 (1.85%) Social Media
8 6 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.93%) Digital TV
10 4 (0.93%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.49%) Windows
2 38 (8.80%) Linux
3 12 (2.78%) Unix
4 10 (2.31%) Android
5 8 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.85%) CentOS
6 5 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (44.91%) Test Automation
3 63 (14.58%) Software Testing
4 56 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (12.50%) BDD
6 53 (12.27%) Scrum
7 48 (11.11%) TDD
8 44 (10.19%) DevOps
8 44 (10.19%) Manual Testing
9 39 (9.03%) Test Scripting
9 39 (9.03%) Test Strategy
10 35 (8.10%) Software Engineering
11 34 (7.87%) ITIL
12 33 (7.64%) Mentoring
12 33 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (7.18%) Project Management
14 28 (6.48%) Process Improvement
15 26 (6.02%) Acceptance Criteria
15 26 (6.02%) Coaching
16 25 (5.79%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (23.61%) Java
2 89 (20.60%) C#
3 86 (19.91%) JavaScript
4 59 (13.66%) SQL
5 45 (10.42%) Python
6 36 (8.33%) C
7 22 (5.09%) Ruby
8 15 (3.47%) C++
9 14 (3.24%) PHP
9 14 (3.24%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.85%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.62%) Perl
12 7 (1.62%) Scala
13 5 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.16%) VB
13 5 (1.16%) VBScript
14 4 (0.93%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (15.28%) Degree
2 29 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.48%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.56%) ISEB
5 13 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.31%) CISSP
6 10 (2.31%) DBS Check
7 9 (2.08%) PMP
8 8 (1.85%) CEH
8 8 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
8 8 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.85%) GIAC
9 7 (1.62%) CCNP
9 7 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.62%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.47%) PMO
2 8 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 7 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.16%) WCAG
5 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.69%) GDPR
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.46%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (4.40%) Docker
2 5 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.16%) VMware Server
3 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (3.01%) Puppet
2 5 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.16%) WMI
3 4 (0.93%) SCCM
3 4 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.23%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Oozie
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 46 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.63%) Oracle
3 10 (2.31%) SAP
4 8 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.39%) VMware
6 5 (1.16%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.16%) Tableau
7 4 (0.93%) Symantec
8 3 (0.69%) Cadence
8 3 (0.69%) Google
8 3 (0.69%) Informatica
8 3 (0.69%) Panasonic
9 2 (0.46%) BT
9 2 (0.46%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.46%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.23%) HP
10 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.23%) Talend
10 1 (0.23%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.23%) Zoho