Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 69 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 -26
Permanent jobs citing QA 63 55 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.05% 3.20% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.88% 24.23% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 80 51 49
Wiltshire median annual salary £43,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.22% +20.81%
10th Percentile £30,950 £23,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +11.11%

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 204 227 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 13.11% 13.21% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 179 208 358
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,350 £25,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £68,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +8 32 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Chippenham +29 16 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Melksham +1 7 £32,000 -20.00%
Salisbury - 3 £45,000 -
Malmesbury +8 2 £67,500 +12.50%
Marlborough - 2 £40,000 -
Devizes - 2 £65,000 -
Trowbridge - 2 £55,000 -
QA
South West

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

1 45 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Test Automation
3 20 (31.75%) Finance
4 19 (30.16%) Manual Testing
5 18 (28.57%) Scrum
6 17 (26.98%) SQL
7 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
8 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 13 (20.63%) JIRA
9 13 (20.63%) Selenium
10 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
11 11 (17.46%) HTML
11 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (15.87%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (15.87%) CSS
12 10 (15.87%) Linux
12 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.87%) ISEB
13 9 (14.29%) Oracle
13 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
14 8 (12.70%) Data Protection
14 8 (12.70%) Zephyr
14 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.70%) SOAP
14 8 (12.70%) XML
14 8 (12.70%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (11.11%) Middleware
15 7 (11.11%) .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 7 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) SAP CO
1 4 (6.35%) SAP FI
1 4 (6.35%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (6.35%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (3.17%) nopCommerce
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (3.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) LAN
1 2 (3.17%) NAS
1 2 (3.17%) SAN
1 2 (3.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) JIRA
1 13 (20.63%) Selenium
2 8 (12.70%) Zephyr
3 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.94%) JMeter
5 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.76%) Subversion
7 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.59%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.59%) Calabash
9 1 (1.59%) GitLab
9 1 (1.59%) Gradle
9 1 (1.59%) Maven
9 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.59%) TestRail
9 1 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Team Leader
3 11 (17.46%) QA Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Tester
5 8 (12.70%) Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Software Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Architect
7 6 (9.52%) QA Leader
7 6 (9.52%) QA Team Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Test Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Team Leader
9 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) SAP Financial Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Senior Financial Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) HTML
2 10 (15.87%) CSS
3 8 (12.70%) SOAP
3 8 (12.70%) XML
4 7 (11.11%) .NET
4 7 (11.11%) Middleware
5 6 (9.52%) jQuery
6 5 (7.94%) JSF
6 5 (7.94%) Spring
6 5 (7.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.76%) Ajax
8 3 (4.76%) HTML5
8 3 (4.76%) LAMP
8 3 (4.76%) REST
8 3 (4.76%) Symfony
8 3 (4.76%) Web Services
9 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.35%) User Experience
5 3 (4.76%) Replication
6 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) AIX
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Test Automation
3 19 (30.16%) Manual Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Scrum
5 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (15.87%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.70%) Data Protection
10 8 (12.70%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (11.11%) CRM
11 7 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (11.11%) SOA
11 7 (11.11%) System Testing
11 7 (11.11%) UML
12 6 (9.52%) Functional Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Kanban
12 6 (9.52%) SDLC
12 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) PHP
4 5 (7.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.87%) ISEB
3 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.94%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.17%) F5
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) Nokia
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Google