Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 84 123
Rank change year-on-year +5 +39 -47
Permanent jobs citing QA 371 388 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.80% 3.88% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.74% 33.11% 24.25%
Number of salaries quoted 316 367 235
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,125 £61,250 £74,500
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 1,169 1,172 1,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.99% 11.72% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 865 864 944
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £25,100 £26,325 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +10 156 £42,500 - 20
Wiltshire +14 79 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Dorset -8 50 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Gloucestershire +15 39 £48,750 +14.71% 8
Somerset -26 23 £36,500 -7.59% 15
Cornwall +31 13 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Devon -8 10 £31,000 -17.33% 10
QA
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 179 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (44.47%) Test Automation
3 106 (28.57%) C#
4 94 (25.34%) Java
5 77 (20.75%) Selenium
6 71 (19.14%) JavaScript
7 60 (16.17%) Finance
7 60 (16.17%) Scrum
8 58 (15.63%) .NET
9 57 (15.36%) Software Testing
10 56 (15.09%) BDD
11 51 (13.75%) Manual Testing
12 49 (13.21%) Degree
13 47 (12.67%) HTML
14 42 (11.32%) SQL
15 39 (10.51%) TDD
15 39 (10.51%) Cucumber
16 37 (9.97%) Test Strategy
17 36 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (9.43%) Python
18 35 (9.43%) Microsoft
19 34 (9.16%) XML
20 32 (8.63%) SQL Server
21 31 (8.36%) Web Development
22 30 (8.09%) Computer Science
22 30 (8.09%) C
23 28 (7.55%) Project Management
23 28 (7.55%) DevOps
24 26 (7.01%) Test Scripting
25 25 (6.74%) .NET Framework

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 15 (4.04%) CMS
2 7 (1.89%) Confluence
2 7 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.35%) Apache
3 5 (1.35%) JBoss
3 5 (1.35%) Jetty
3 5 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.08%) IIS
4 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.54%) WordPress
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.66%) SaaS
3 20 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.08%) Office 365
5 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.54%) npm
6 2 (0.54%) NuGet
6 2 (0.54%) Serverless
7 1 (0.27%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.62%) Firewall
2 4 (1.08%) Skype
3 3 (0.81%) Network Security
4 2 (0.54%) 2G
4 2 (0.54%) 3G
4 2 (0.54%) 4G
4 2 (0.54%) BGP-4
4 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.54%) GSM
4 2 (0.54%) HTTP
4 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.54%) IPv4
4 2 (0.54%) IPv6
4 2 (0.54%) LAN
4 2 (0.54%) LTE
4 2 (0.54%) OSPF
4 2 (0.54%) UMTS
4 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 12 (3.23%) MySQL
4 10 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.62%) Redis
6 5 (1.35%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.35%) Riak
7 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.81%) Big Data
8 3 (0.81%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.81%) MarkLogic
8 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 77 (20.75%) Selenium
2 39 (10.51%) Cucumber
3 25 (6.74%) WebDriver
4 24 (6.47%) Git (software)
5 22 (5.93%) Jenkins
6 20 (5.39%) SpecFlow
7 14 (3.77%) Maven
7 14 (3.77%) SoapUI
8 13 (3.50%) JIRA
9 12 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (3.23%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.89%) JUnit
10 7 (1.89%) Protractor
11 6 (1.62%) git-flow
12 5 (1.35%) IDA Disassembler
12 5 (1.35%) JBehave
12 5 (1.35%) OllyDbg
12 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 60 (16.17%) Finance
2 19 (5.12%) Marketing
3 14 (3.77%) Games
4 12 (3.23%) Electronics
5 11 (2.96%) Retail
6 10 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.16%) Legal
9 7 (1.89%) Law
10 5 (1.35%) Billing
11 4 (1.08%) Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Automotive
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (24.53%) Analyst
2 82 (22.10%) Developer
3 70 (18.87%) Test Analyst
4 47 (12.67%) Tester
5 42 (11.32%) QA Engineer
6 33 (8.89%) Junior
7 30 (8.09%) Automation Tester
8 22 (5.93%) Developer in Test
8 22 (5.93%) Junior Developer
9 21 (5.66%) .NET Developer
9 21 (5.66%) Java Developer
10 17 (4.58%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.58%) QA Tester
10 17 (4.58%) Test Engineer
11 15 (4.04%) Graduate
11 15 (4.04%) QA Analyst
11 15 (4.04%) Senior Tester
12 14 (3.77%) Senior Automation Tester
13 13 (3.50%) Software Analyst
13 13 (3.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.63%) .NET
2 47 (12.67%) HTML
3 34 (9.16%) XML
4 25 (6.74%) .NET Framework
4 25 (6.74%) ASP.NET
5 24 (6.47%) Web Services
6 21 (5.66%) CSS
6 21 (5.66%) REST
7 19 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (4.31%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.31%) Spring
9 15 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (4.04%) HTML5
10 14 (3.77%) Entity Framework
10 14 (3.77%) SOAP
11 13 (3.50%) RESTful
12 10 (2.70%) XSLT
13 9 (2.43%) Hibernate
13 9 (2.43%) jQuery
13 9 (2.43%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 15 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.04%) User Experience
3 11 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.70%) Cyberattack
4 10 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.35%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.35%) Digital TV
5 5 (1.35%) Fintech
5 5 (1.35%) Social Media
6 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.27%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.27%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.93%) Linux
1 22 (5.93%) Windows
2 13 (3.50%) Android
2 13 (3.50%) Unix
3 9 (2.43%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.08%) CentOS
4 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.27%) Debian
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (44.47%) Test Automation
3 60 (16.17%) Scrum
4 57 (15.36%) Software Testing
5 56 (15.09%) BDD
6 51 (13.75%) Manual Testing
7 39 (10.51%) TDD
8 37 (9.97%) Test Strategy
9 36 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (8.36%) Web Development
11 30 (8.09%) Computer Science
12 28 (7.55%) DevOps
12 28 (7.55%) Project Management
13 26 (7.01%) Test Scripting
14 25 (6.74%) Coaching
15 24 (6.47%) Security Testing
16 23 (6.20%) MVC
17 22 (5.93%) Open Source
18 21 (5.66%) SDET
19 20 (5.39%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 106 (28.57%) C#
2 94 (25.34%) Java
3 71 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 42 (11.32%) SQL
5 35 (9.43%) Python
6 30 (8.09%) C
7 19 (5.12%) PHP
8 18 (4.85%) C++
9 16 (4.31%) Ruby
10 10 (2.70%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.62%) Perl
13 6 (1.62%) Scala
14 4 (1.08%) VB
15 3 (0.81%) Java 8
15 3 (0.81%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.54%) ES6
16 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (13.21%) Degree
2 22 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (5.39%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
5 10 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 10 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.43%) ISEB
7 8 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (2.16%) PMP
8 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.62%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.35%) CEH
10 5 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.35%) CISSP
10 5 (1.35%) GIAC
11 4 (1.08%) MCDST
11 4 (1.08%) MCP
11 4 (1.08%) MCSE
11 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 8 (2.16%) PMO
3 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.50%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.81%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.27%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (1.89%) Puppet
2 4 (1.08%) SCCM
2 4 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.54%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.27%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.27%) Icinga
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.77%) SAP
3 7 (1.89%) Oracle
4 5 (1.35%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.35%) Cadence
4 5 (1.35%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.35%) VMware
5 4 (1.08%) FNZ
5 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.08%) Symantec
5 4 (1.08%) Tableau
6 3 (0.81%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.54%) BT
7 2 (0.54%) Google
8 1 (0.27%) BMC
8 1 (0.27%) HP
8 1 (0.27%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy
8 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.27%) TIBCO