Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +27 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 29 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.51% 3.61% 2.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.02% 28.16% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49 25 23
Swindon median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -14.29% +40.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £65,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +20.00%

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 82 103 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 11.55% 12.83% 19.09%
Number of salaries quoted 66 92 190
Swindon median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -2.97% +15.94%
10th Percentile £21,875 £22,875 £23,950
90th Percentile £56,875 £72,250 £61,250
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 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 Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Selenium
4 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (34.38%) HTML
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) CSS
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) PHP
8 6 (18.75%) C#
8 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Finance
8 6 (18.75%) JIRA
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 6 (18.75%) jQuery
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
9 5 (15.63%) Kanban
9 5 (15.63%) .NET
9 5 (15.63%) SOAP
9 5 (15.63%) ISEB
10 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 4 (12.50%) CRM
10 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce

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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 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) nopCommerce
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) JIRA
3 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.50%) JMeter
4 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.38%) Subversion
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.25%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.13%) GitLab
7 1 (3.13%) Gradle
7 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) QA Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Junior
6 3 (9.38%) Junior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Junior PHP Developer
6 3 (9.38%) PHP Developer
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) HR Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) jQuery
4 5 (15.63%) .NET
4 5 (15.63%) SOAP
4 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.38%) Ajax
6 3 (9.38%) HTML5
6 3 (9.38%) LAMP
6 3 (9.38%) Symfony
6 3 (9.38%) XML
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.13%) Behat
8 1 (3.13%) CSS3
8 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.13%) Node.js
8 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Replication
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.63%) Kanban
8 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.50%) Coaching
9 4 (12.50%) CRM
9 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.50%) MVC
9 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.50%) Web Development
9 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.63%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Google