Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 72 79
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 51 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.25% 3.33% 2.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.12% 28.49% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 49
Wiltshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £22,750 £30,950 £22,500
90th Percentile £51,000 £56,250 £50,000
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 261 179 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 14.58% 11.70% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 228 160 199
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -18.60%
10th Percentile £25,850 £26,175 £21,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.47%

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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

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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 6 months to 15 October 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 15 October 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 +6 33 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Chippenham +3 25 £27,000 -48.57% 2
Marlborough -1 10 £23,500 -41.25%
Salisbury -15 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Trowbridge -7 2 £33,500 -39.09%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 47 (61.84%) Test Automation
2 36 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.89%) Software Testing
4 24 (31.58%) Selenium
5 22 (28.95%) Java
6 20 (26.32%) Cucumber
7 18 (23.68%) REST
7 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (21.05%) BDD
8 16 (21.05%) WebDriver
8 16 (21.05%) ISEB
9 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
9 15 (19.74%) JUnit
9 15 (19.74%) ISTQB
9 15 (19.74%) Finance
9 15 (19.74%) Acceptance Criteria
10 14 (18.42%) Protractor
10 14 (18.42%) Issue Tracking
10 14 (18.42%) TDD
11 13 (17.11%) Degree
11 13 (17.11%) Test Strategy
11 13 (17.11%) Computer Science
12 12 (15.79%) XML
13 11 (14.47%) C#
13 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
13 11 (14.47%) Scrum
14 10 (13.16%) HTML
14 10 (13.16%) SQL
14 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
14 10 (13.16%) .NET

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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 3 (3.95%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) SaaS
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) Office 365
4 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Intranet
1 2 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) Power BI
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.32%) DataStage
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (31.58%) Selenium
2 20 (26.32%) Cucumber
3 16 (21.05%) WebDriver
4 15 (19.74%) JUnit
5 14 (18.42%) Protractor
6 7 (9.21%) JIRA
7 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.95%) Subversion
9 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.63%) MSI
9 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.32%) Ant
10 1 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.32%) Hudson
10 1 (1.32%) JBehave
10 1 (1.32%) Maven
10 1 (1.32%) TestRail
10 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Local Government
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Analyst
2 24 (31.58%) Developer
3 20 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 15 (19.74%) Developer in Test
5 12 (15.79%) Software Analyst
5 12 (15.79%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Graduate
6 10 (13.16%) Graduate Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Graduate Software Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Graduate Test Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
7 7 (9.21%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Architect
9 4 (5.26%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) REST
2 12 (15.79%) XML
3 10 (13.16%) .NET
3 10 (13.16%) HTML
3 10 (13.16%) Web Services
4 9 (11.84%) .NET Framework
4 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
4 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (11.84%) CSS
5 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
5 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework
6 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (7.89%) XSLT
7 3 (3.95%) SOAP
8 2 (2.63%) Ajax
8 2 (2.63%) jQuery
8 2 (2.63%) LAMP
8 2 (2.63%) Spring
8 2 (2.63%) Symfony
8 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.84%) Test Automation
2 36 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.89%) Software Testing
4 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (21.05%) BDD
6 15 (19.74%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (18.42%) Issue Tracking
7 14 (18.42%) TDD
8 13 (17.11%) Test Strategy
9 11 (14.47%) Scrum
9 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
10 10 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Strategic Thinking
11 7 (9.21%) MVC
11 7 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.58%) SDET
13 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.26%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 4 (5.26%) Monetization
13 4 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) C#
3 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.16%) SQL
4 3 (3.95%) PHP
4 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.95%) VB
5 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
6 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) ISEB
2 15 (19.74%) ISTQB
3 13 (17.11%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) MCDST
5 2 (2.63%) MCP
5 2 (2.63%) MCSE
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
1 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.63%) Symantec
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.32%) Tableau
4 1 (1.32%) Talend