Period
to 17 December 2018

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 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 63 69
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 75 58 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.18% 3.81% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.88% 29.29% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73 83 52
Wiltshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +42.86% -22.22%
10th Percentile £26,000 £30,600 £23,775
90th Percentile £58,500 £56,250 £61,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 269 198 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 14.99% 12.99% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 240 179 204
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,100 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,400 £58,050 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -1.23%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Wiltshire

QA
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 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -2 49 £40,000 -23.81% 6
Chippenham -3 21 £29,000 -44.76% 2
Marlborough +3 5 £23,500 -41.25%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (41.33%) Java
4 21 (28.00%) Cucumber
4 21 (28.00%) Selenium
5 20 (26.67%) C#
6 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
7 16 (21.33%) Web Services
7 16 (21.33%) Software Testing
8 15 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 15 (20.00%) REST
8 15 (20.00%) XML
8 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 15 (20.00%) .NET
9 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (18.67%) WebDriver
10 13 (17.33%) BDD
10 13 (17.33%) Finance
11 12 (16.00%) MVC
11 12 (16.00%) HTML
11 12 (16.00%) CSS
11 12 (16.00%) Entity Framework
12 11 (14.67%) AngularJS
12 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
12 11 (14.67%) ISEB
12 11 (14.67%) SDET
12 11 (14.67%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (13.33%) JUnit

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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 4 (5.33%) Confluence
1 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.00%) Apache
3 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) SaaS
2 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.33%) Office 365
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Skype
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) DataStage
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Power BI
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Cucumber
1 21 (28.00%) Selenium
2 14 (18.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (13.33%) JUnit
4 9 (12.00%) Protractor
5 8 (10.67%) JIRA
6 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.33%) MSI
7 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (2.67%) Hudson
8 2 (2.67%) Subversion
8 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.33%) Ant
9 1 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.33%) JBehave
9 1 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Legal
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (44.00%) Developer
2 21 (28.00%) Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Developer in Test
4 17 (22.67%) Test Analyst
5 12 (16.00%) .NET Developer
6 10 (13.33%) Junior
7 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
7 8 (10.67%) Java Developer in Test
8 7 (9.33%) Junior Developer
9 6 (8.00%) Architect
10 5 (6.67%) Graduate
10 5 (6.67%) Graduate Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Graduate Software Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Graduate Test Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Junior Java Developer
10 5 (6.67%) QA Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Software Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) Web Services
2 15 (20.00%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 15 (20.00%) REST
2 15 (20.00%) XML
3 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (16.00%) CSS
4 12 (16.00%) Entity Framework
4 12 (16.00%) HTML
5 11 (14.67%) AngularJS
6 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (12.00%) XSLT
8 3 (4.00%) .NET Core
8 3 (4.00%) SOAP
8 3 (4.00%) Spring
9 2 (2.67%) JSON
9 2 (2.67%) WebdriverIO
10 1 (1.33%) Django
10 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.33%) Fintech
4 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Solaris
5 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.33%) Software Testing
4 13 (17.33%) BDD
5 12 (16.00%) MVC
6 11 (14.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.67%) SDET
7 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 9 (12.00%) Issue Tracking
8 9 (12.00%) Scrum
8 9 (12.00%) TDD
8 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.67%) ITIL
10 5 (6.67%) Open Source
10 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
11 4 (5.33%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.33%) Java
2 20 (26.67%) C#
3 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.67%) SQL
5 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.33%) VB
6 2 (2.67%) PHP
6 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.67%) Python
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) ISEB
1 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (13.33%) Degree
3 4 (5.33%) MCDST
3 4 (5.33%) MCP
3 4 (5.33%) MCSE
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) CCNP
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.33%) OCP
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
2 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) Postfix
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
1 4 (5.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.33%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.33%) Nagios
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.33%) Symantec
4 2 (2.67%) Google
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) BMC
5 1 (1.33%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
5 1 (1.33%) Tableau
5 1 (1.33%) Talend