Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 28 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 +43
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 40 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 6.83% 6.09% 4.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.62% 43.48% 39.36%
Number of salaries quoted 63 78 32
Swindon median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% -26.32%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,407 £31,250
90th Percentile £94,500 £56,250 £48,625
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% +3.90%

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 145 92 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 17.68% 14.00% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 133 82 76
Swindon median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,191
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -0.48% -19.62%
10th Percentile £24,800 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £60,250 £66,875
Wiltshire median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.25% -5.88% -

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 20 March 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 39 (69.64%) Test Automation
2 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.07%) C#
3 23 (41.07%) Java
4 22 (39.29%) .NET
4 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET
4 22 (39.29%) .NET Framework
5 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 20 (35.71%) Web Services
5 20 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (30.36%) Finance
7 16 (28.57%) SDET
7 16 (28.57%) SaaS
8 15 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (26.79%) Docker
9 14 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 14 (25.00%) REST
10 13 (23.21%) DevOps
10 13 (23.21%) Microservices
10 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
10 13 (23.21%) .NET Core
11 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
12 11 (19.64%) JIRA
12 11 (19.64%) Atlassian
12 11 (19.64%) Confluence
13 10 (17.86%) Technical Leadership
14 9 (16.07%) The Twelve-Factor App
14 9 (16.07%) Entity Framework
14 9 (16.07%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 9 (16.07%) Retail

QA
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 11 (19.64%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) WordPress
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) SaaS
2 15 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Skype
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (19.64%) JIRA
3 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.36%) MSI
5 2 (3.57%) Hudson
6 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 8 (14.29%) Games
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 17 (30.36%) .NET Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Architect
4 13 (23.21%) Developer in Test
5 12 (21.43%) Java Developer
5 12 (21.43%) Java Developer in Test
6 11 (19.64%) .NET Architect
7 9 (16.07%) Junior
8 7 (12.50%) Digital Architect
8 7 (12.50%) Digital Developer
8 7 (12.50%) Junior Developer
8 7 (12.50%) Junior Java Developer
8 7 (12.50%) Technical Architect
9 4 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
9 4 (7.14%) Analyst
9 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
9 4 (7.14%) Tester
10 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
1 22 (39.29%) .NET Framework
1 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET
2 20 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 20 (35.71%) Web Services
3 14 (25.00%) REST
4 13 (23.21%) .NET Core
5 9 (16.07%) Entity Framework
6 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (12.50%) CSS
7 5 (8.93%) HTML
7 5 (8.93%) XML
7 5 (8.93%) XSLT
8 2 (3.57%) Laravel
8 2 (3.57%) WebdriverIO
9 1 (1.79%) Spring
9 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
1 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
1 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.79%) CentOS
3 1 (1.79%) Solaris
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Test Automation
2 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) SDET
4 13 (23.21%) DevOps
4 13 (23.21%) Microservices
5 10 (17.86%) Technical Leadership
6 9 (16.07%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 9 (16.07%) MVC
6 9 (16.07%) The Twelve-Factor App
7 7 (12.50%) Open Source
8 4 (7.14%) ITIL
8 4 (7.14%) Scrum
8 4 (7.14%) Web Application Development
9 3 (5.36%) Application Discovery
9 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.36%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.36%) Software Deployment
9 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) C#
1 23 (41.07%) Java
2 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) VB
4 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 2 (3.57%) Python
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
4 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
4 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
1 3 (5.36%) MCDST
1 3 (5.36%) MCP
1 3 (5.36%) MCSE
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.57%) CISA
2 2 (3.57%) CISM
2 2 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (1.79%) CCNP
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) OCP
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.79%) RHCE
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Postfix
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
2 8 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.79%) FreeIPA
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.93%) Google
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Symantec
4 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) BMC
5 1 (1.79%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Remedy