The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 71 68
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 30 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.11% 2.75% 2.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.56% 17.24% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 27 26 17
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,750 £45,000
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wiltshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 108 174 125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 13.45% 15.93% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 91 154 84
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,900 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

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Salary Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Wiltshire.

Salary trend for QA in Wiltshire

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Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Wiltshire

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Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +21 21 £32,500 -21.68% 1
Malmesbury - 8 £40,000 -
Chippenham +15 3 £57,500 +64.28%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) ISEB
3 24 (42.86%) Finance
3 24 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 24 (42.86%) Selenium
4 22 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
6 17 (30.36%) BDD
6 17 (30.36%) Regression Testing
6 17 (30.36%) JIRA
7 16 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 15 (26.79%) Mobile App
9 13 (23.21%) Calabash
9 13 (23.21%) Exploratory Testing
9 13 (23.21%) Business Analysis
9 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
9 13 (23.21%) SQL
10 10 (17.86%) .NET
10 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
10 10 (17.86%) Banking
10 10 (17.86%) Retail
10 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (16.07%) System Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Load Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
12 8 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (14.29%) Web Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) Confluence
1 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS Office
4 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Lucidchart
3 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.79%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (3.57%) BigQuery
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Selenium
2 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 17 (30.36%) JIRA
4 13 (23.21%) Calabash
5 8 (14.29%) Appium
5 8 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (14.29%) Gatling
5 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (14.29%) The Grinder
5 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.50%) Bugzilla
6 7 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.93%) Android Studio
7 5 (8.93%) Xcode
8 2 (3.57%) ClearCase
8 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.79%) JMeter
9 1 (1.79%) Subversion
9 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
2 10 (17.86%) Retail
3 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
5 4 (7.14%) Electronics
5 4 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.57%) Games
6 2 (3.57%) Marketing
7 1 (1.79%) Advertising
7 1 (1.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) QA Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Business Test Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Software Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Designer
9 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Agile Development Manager
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Development Manager
9 3 (5.36%) QA Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Software Development Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) SOAP
3 6 (10.71%) CSS
3 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.57%) XML
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.79%) Doctrine
8 1 (1.79%) jQuery
8 1 (1.79%) LAMP
8 1 (1.79%) Node.js
8 1 (1.79%) Symfony
8 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.71%) User Experience
3 4 (7.14%) Life Science
4 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Android
1 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (30.36%) BDD
3 17 (30.36%) Regression Testing
4 16 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 13 (23.21%) Business Analysis
5 13 (23.21%) Exploratory Testing
5 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
6 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.07%) Load Testing
7 9 (16.07%) System Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.29%) Process Improvement
8 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 8 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Project Management
9 7 (12.50%) Workflow
10 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) Java
3 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) ISEB
2 24 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Cognizant
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Teradata
4 1 (1.79%) Xamarin
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago