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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 56 60
Rank change year-on-year +21 +4  
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 5.10% 2.33% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 14.43% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 5
Median salary £32,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.68% -7.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Swindon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 45 97 52
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 10.92% 16.17% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 34 80 38
Median salary £40,382 £56,760 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.85% +26.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £41,000 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,896 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Swindon

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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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) ISEB
3 16 (45.71%) ISTQB
3 16 (45.71%) Selenium
4 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
5 13 (37.14%) SQL
5 13 (37.14%) Finance
6 10 (28.57%) Banking
6 10 (28.57%) Retail
6 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 10 (28.57%) JIRA
7 9 (25.71%) System Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (25.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
8 8 (22.86%) Web Testing
8 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
8 8 (22.86%) Process Improvement
9 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 7 (20.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
9 7 (20.00%) SOAP
9 7 (20.00%) Workflow
9 7 (20.00%) Bugzilla
9 7 (20.00%) Lucidchart
10 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
10 6 (17.14%) Scrum

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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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Lucidchart
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (5.71%) BigQuery
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) JIRA
3 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
4 7 (20.00%) Bugzilla
4 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
5 2 (5.71%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
2 10 (28.57%) Retail
3 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
4 4 (11.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.71%) Games
6 1 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (2.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Test Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Business Test Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Software Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Designer
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (8.57%) QA Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Senior QA Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) DBA
8 2 (5.71%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
8 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) SOAP
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
5 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.71%) Web Services
6 2 (5.71%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Doctrine
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
7 1 (2.86%) LAMP
7 1 (2.86%) Symfony
7 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Life Science
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.71%) System Testing
6 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
6 8 (22.86%) Process Improvement
6 8 (22.86%) Web Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 7 (20.00%) Workflow
8 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
8 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Scrum
9 5 (14.29%) MVC
9 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.43%) ERP
10 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.43%) Validation
10 4 (11.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) Ruby
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISEB
2 16 (45.71%) ISTQB
3 9 (25.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Cognizant
2 2 (5.71%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Teradata
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago