Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 58 76
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.39% 3.08% 1.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.29% 32.89% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 11
Swindon median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% -2.97%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,950 £35,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,100 £57,500
Wiltshire median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.13% - -5.88%

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 Swindon with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Swindon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 102 76 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 12.44% 9.36% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 91 64 92
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £50,495 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.88% +0.99% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,250 £70,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Swindon

QA
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Swindon.

Salary trend for QA in Swindon

QA
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Swindon over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (33.33%) Selenium
4 10 (27.78%) HTML
4 10 (27.78%) CSS
5 9 (25.00%) Finance
5 9 (25.00%) SaaS
6 8 (22.22%) XML
7 7 (19.44%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) SQL
7 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.67%) PHP
8 6 (16.67%) MySQL
8 6 (16.67%) Apache
8 6 (16.67%) jQuery
8 6 (16.67%) Subversion
8 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (13.89%) Fintech
9 5 (13.89%) Order to Cash
9 5 (13.89%) Accounts Receivable
9 5 (13.89%) Ajax
9 5 (13.89%) Symfony
9 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
9 5 (13.89%) Cucumber

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 6 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) nopCommerce
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Spanner
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) NewSQL
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) Subversion
3 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.33%) JUnit
4 3 (8.33%) Maven
4 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) GitLab
5 2 (5.56%) Gradle
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
6 1 (2.78%) JBehave
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) PHP Developer
4 5 (13.89%) PHP Developer - Fintech
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Finance Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Pensions Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) CSS
1 10 (27.78%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) XML
3 6 (16.67%) jQuery
3 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) LAMP
4 5 (13.89%) Symfony
4 5 (13.89%) Web Services
5 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (8.33%) SOAP
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.56%) REST
7 2 (5.56%) XSLT
8 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Fintech
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) FMCG
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.89%) Accounts Receivable
5 5 (13.89%) CRM
5 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Kanban
5 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.89%) OO
5 5 (13.89%) Order to Cash
5 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (11.11%) BDD
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Java
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) PHP
3 3 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Capita
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow