Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 55 84
Rank change year-on-year +29 +29 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 6.04% 3.33% 1.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.39% 37.84% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 68 25 15
Swindon median annual salary £41,750 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.46% -27.78% -
10th Percentile £33,135 £31,250 £37,050
90th Percentile £54,875 £46,450 £57,500
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 97 74 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 13.02% 8.79% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 87 63 134
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,400 £29,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £70,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.11%) Selenium
4 13 (28.89%) HTML
4 13 (28.89%) CSS
5 11 (24.44%) Java
5 11 (24.44%) BDD
6 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 10 (22.22%) SaaS
6 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 10 (22.22%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.00%) MySQL
7 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.00%) SDLC
8 8 (17.78%) jQuery
8 8 (17.78%) JIRA
8 8 (17.78%) Web Services
9 7 (15.56%) PHP
9 7 (15.56%) CRM
9 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
9 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.56%) Kanban
9 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
9 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.56%) Agile Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing

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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 (13.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) nopCommerce
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) SaaS
2 3 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SMS
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
2 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.67%) Cloud Spanner
3 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) NewSQL
3 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.78%) JIRA
4 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.33%) GitLab
4 6 (13.33%) Gradle
4 6 (13.33%) Maven
5 5 (11.11%) Subversion
6 2 (4.44%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.22%) Protractor
7 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Back Office
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) PHP Developer - Fintech
6 4 (8.89%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Development Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) HR Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) CSS
1 13 (28.89%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) jQuery
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (13.33%) LAMP
3 6 (13.33%) Symfony
3 6 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (13.33%) XML
4 5 (11.11%) Ajax
5 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.89%) CSS3
5 4 (8.89%) HTML5
6 3 (6.67%) Angular 2
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.67%) HATEOAS
6 3 (6.67%) OpenFin
6 3 (6.67%) React Native
6 3 (6.67%) REST
6 3 (6.67%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Fintech
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) FMCG
4 2 (4.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 11 (24.44%) BDD
4 9 (20.00%) SDLC
4 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (15.56%) Agile Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
5 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.56%) CRM
5 7 (15.56%) Kanban
5 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
5 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 6 (13.33%) OO
6 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) PHP
4 6 (13.33%) C#
4 6 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) Java 8
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Capita
3 2 (4.44%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow