Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 30 44
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +32
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 5.50% 5.27% 4.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.34% 40.91% 29.52%
Number of salaries quoted 49 57 27
Swindon median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -20.93%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,500 £56,250 £50,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -22.22%

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 133 88 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 15.56% 12.88% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 125 72 94
Swindon median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% -2.97%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,875 £23,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,250 £71,750
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%

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

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Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Swindon over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 26 (55.32%) Test Automation
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) Java
4 16 (34.04%) C#
5 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
5 15 (31.91%) .NET
5 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET
5 15 (31.91%) .NET Framework
6 14 (29.79%) Web Services
6 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
8 12 (25.53%) CSS
8 12 (25.53%) Finance
8 12 (25.53%) MVC
8 12 (25.53%) Entity Framework
9 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
9 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
9 11 (23.40%) HTML
9 11 (23.40%) XML
10 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (19.15%) XSLT
12 8 (17.02%) Selenium
12 8 (17.02%) SaaS
12 8 (17.02%) SDET
13 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
14 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
14 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
14 5 (10.64%) Docker
14 5 (10.64%) Scrum
14 5 (10.64%) Computer Science

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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 4 (8.51%) Confluence
1 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) SaaS
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.51%) Office 365
4 2 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Skype
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.02%) Selenium
3 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.51%) JIRA
4 4 (8.51%) MSI
5 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 2 (4.26%) Hudson
6 2 (4.26%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) Ant
7 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.13%) JBehave
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 11 (23.40%) Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Developer in Test
5 7 (14.89%) Junior
6 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Java Developer in Test
7 5 (10.64%) Architect
7 5 (10.64%) Technical Architect
8 4 (8.51%) Junior Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Junior Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Administrator
9 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Applications Packager
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Packager
9 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
10 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Technical Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
1 15 (31.91%) .NET Framework
1 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET
2 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 14 (29.79%) Web Services
3 12 (25.53%) CSS
3 12 (25.53%) Entity Framework
4 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
4 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 11 (23.40%) XML
5 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (19.15%) XSLT
7 4 (8.51%) REST
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Core
8 3 (6.38%) SOAP
9 2 (4.26%) Spring
9 2 (4.26%) WebdriverIO
10 1 (2.13%) Laravel
10 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
10 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Fintech
3 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
1 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
1 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Test Automation
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) MVC
4 8 (17.02%) SDET
5 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) Scrum
5 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.51%) Application Discovery
6 4 (8.51%) Break/Fix
6 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (8.51%) Software Deployment
6 4 (8.51%) Tech Ops
6 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (6.38%) DevOps
7 3 (6.38%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.38%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) MCDST
2 4 (8.51%) MCP
2 4 (8.51%) MCSE
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) OCP
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.13%) RHCE
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Docker
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Postfix
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
1 4 (8.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) FreeIPA
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Atlassian
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.51%) Symantec
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) BMC
4 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy