Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 113 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 -41 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 384 310 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.73% 2.88% 3.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.92% 25.12% 31.32%
Number of salaries quoted 334 282 388
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 1132 1234 1510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.01% 11.46% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 868 1007 1234
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +24 159 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Somerset +10 67 £37,500 +4.17% 7
Wiltshire +12 62 £42,500 +21.43% 5
Gloucestershire +20 37 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Dorset +13 34 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Devon +2 22 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Cornwall - 4 £80,000 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 189 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (39.84%) Test Automation
3 89 (23.18%) Software Testing
4 83 (21.61%) Manual Testing
4 83 (21.61%) Finance
5 82 (21.35%) SQL
6 75 (19.53%) Selenium
7 61 (15.89%) ISTQB
7 61 (15.89%) Java
8 59 (15.36%) SQL Server
9 55 (14.32%) JavaScript
10 54 (14.06%) SDLC
11 53 (13.80%) Microsoft
12 52 (13.54%) C#
13 50 (13.02%) Windows
13 50 (13.02%) Degree
14 48 (12.50%) Scrum
15 45 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (10.94%) ISEB
16 42 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
17 41 (10.68%) Software Engineering
17 41 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (10.42%) Cucumber
18 40 (10.42%) Linux
18 40 (10.42%) .NET
19 39 (10.16%) HTML
20 38 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
20 38 (9.90%) BDD
20 38 (9.90%) Waterfall
21 35 (9.11%) Open Source

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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 13 (3.39%) WebLogic
2 11 (2.86%) JBoss
3 10 (2.60%) Apache
3 10 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.82%) IIS
5 7 (1.82%) Jetty
6 5 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.04%) SAS
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.78%) CMS
9 2 (0.52%) Confluence
9 2 (0.52%) nginx
9 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.04%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (1.04%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) nopCommerce
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.34%) SaaS
4 7 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.56%) Office 365
5 6 (1.56%) TestFlight
6 3 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (0.78%) IaaS
6 3 (0.78%) PaaS
7 2 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.52%) Heroku
7 2 (0.52%) npm
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.82%) Firewall
1 7 (1.82%) SAN
2 6 (1.56%) MQTT
2 6 (1.56%) VoIP
3 5 (1.30%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.30%) LDAP
3 5 (1.30%) Network Security
4 3 (0.78%) Internet
4 3 (0.78%) SMS
5 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.52%) LAN
5 2 (0.52%) NAS
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) WAN
6 1 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) LTE
6 1 (0.26%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.65%) Data Mining
7 13 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
8 12 (3.13%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.86%) MySQL
10 10 (2.60%) QlikView
11 9 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.34%) Power BI
12 7 (1.82%) Big Data
12 7 (1.82%) Couchbase
12 7 (1.82%) OLAP
12 7 (1.82%) Redis
12 7 (1.82%) Riak
13 6 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (19.53%) Selenium
2 40 (10.42%) Cucumber
3 32 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (8.07%) JIRA
5 23 (5.99%) JMeter
6 18 (4.69%) SpecFlow
7 16 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 16 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 16 (4.17%) WebDriver
8 13 (3.39%) Calabash
9 12 (3.13%) Appium
10 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.08%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.08%) MSTest
11 8 (2.08%) Ranorex
11 8 (2.08%) Zephyr
12 7 (1.82%) Android Studio
12 7 (1.82%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.82%) Xcode
General
1 83 (21.61%) Finance
2 21 (5.47%) Banking
3 16 (4.17%) Marketing
4 8 (2.08%) Electronics
4 8 (2.08%) Law
5 6 (1.56%) Retail
5 6 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Advertising
7 4 (1.04%) French Language
7 4 (1.04%) German Language
8 3 (0.78%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (26.82%) Analyst
2 59 (15.36%) Developer
3 50 (13.02%) Tester
4 38 (9.90%) Test Analyst
5 36 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 34 (8.85%) QA Engineer
7 32 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 26 (6.77%) Test Leader
9 25 (6.51%) Business Analyst
10 24 (6.25%) Software Tester
11 19 (4.95%) Automation Tester
11 19 (4.95%) QA Test Engineer
12 17 (4.43%) QA Tester
13 16 (4.17%) Project Manager
13 16 (4.17%) QA Leader
14 14 (3.65%) Business Developer
14 14 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (3.65%) Team Leader
15 12 (3.13%) Architect
15 12 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.42%) .NET
2 39 (10.16%) HTML
3 34 (8.85%) Web Services
4 23 (5.99%) CSS
5 22 (5.73%) Spring
6 20 (5.21%) Gherkin
6 20 (5.21%) XML
7 19 (4.95%) HTML5
8 17 (4.43%) Node.js
9 15 (3.91%) REST
10 10 (2.60%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.34%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.34%) Middleware
12 8 (2.08%) AngularJS
12 8 (2.08%) RESTful
12 8 (2.08%) SOAP
13 7 (1.82%) JPA
13 7 (1.82%) jQuery
13 7 (1.82%) JSF
14 6 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.73%) User Experience
4 15 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.65%) Client/Server
5 14 (3.65%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.82%) Fintech
9 6 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.04%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.04%) Xbox
12 3 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.78%) Replication
13 2 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.02%) Windows
2 40 (10.42%) Linux
3 18 (4.69%) Android
3 18 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 18 (4.69%) Unix
4 8 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.30%) Solaris
7 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.52%) AIX
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (39.84%) Test Automation
3 89 (23.18%) Software Testing
4 83 (21.61%) Manual Testing
5 54 (14.06%) SDLC
6 48 (12.50%) Scrum
7 45 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (10.68%) Software Engineering
9 38 (9.90%) BDD
9 38 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (9.90%) Waterfall
10 35 (9.11%) ETL
10 35 (9.11%) Open Source
11 34 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (8.33%) Test Scripting
13 31 (8.07%) TDD
14 30 (7.81%) Project Management
15 27 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (6.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.35%) SQL
2 61 (15.89%) Java
3 55 (14.32%) JavaScript
4 52 (13.54%) C#
5 27 (7.03%) Python
5 27 (7.03%) T-SQL
6 20 (5.21%) C++
7 17 (4.43%) Ruby
8 10 (2.60%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.08%) PHP
10 6 (1.56%) C
10 6 (1.56%) Perl
10 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.04%) ES6
11 4 (1.04%) Groovy
12 2 (0.52%) Go
12 2 (0.52%) Scala
12 2 (0.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (15.89%) ISTQB
2 50 (13.02%) Degree
3 42 (10.94%) ISEB
4 23 (5.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (3.91%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.34%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.52%) HNC
9 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.52%) PhD
9 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
10 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.65%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (1.04%) GDPR
5 4 (1.04%) ISO 14001
5 4 (1.04%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.52%) PMO
6 2 (0.52%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.08%) Docker
3 5 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (1.56%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.47%) VMware
3 17 (4.43%) Oracle
4 10 (2.60%) SAP
5 9 (2.34%) Xamarin
6 8 (2.08%) Google
7 6 (1.56%) Citrix
7 6 (1.56%) Cognos
7 6 (1.56%) IBM
7 6 (1.56%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.56%) Tableau
8 5 (1.30%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.30%) Hitachi
8 5 (1.30%) NetApp
9 4 (1.04%) DataFlux
9 4 (1.04%) HP
10 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.52%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.52%) Nokia
11 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com