Period
to 17 January 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 54 99
Rank change year-on-year -14 +45 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 65 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.56% 3.99% 1.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.90% 28.26% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 90 62 33
Wiltshire median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% +21.62%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,500 £29,200
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,375 £60,000
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 197 230 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 13.24% 14.12% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 178 216 289
Wiltshire median annual salary £39,500 £43,625 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.46% -3.06% +18.42%
10th Percentile £26,850 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +6.49%

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

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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 17 January 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 January 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 +3 32 £50,000 +37.93% 9
Chippenham +20 13 £50,000 +42.86%
Melksham - 7 £32,000 -
Devizes - 2 £65,000 -
Trowbridge - 2 £55,000 - 1
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
3 20 (37.74%) Finance
4 17 (32.08%) Scrum
5 15 (28.30%) JIRA
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 14 (26.42%) Test Strategy
7 13 (24.53%) Selenium
8 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
9 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (20.75%) HTML
9 11 (20.75%) CSS
9 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Zephyr
10 10 (18.87%) WebDriver
10 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
11 9 (16.98%) BDD
11 9 (16.98%) Agile Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
12 8 (15.09%) Functional Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
12 8 (15.09%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
12 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
12 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (13.21%) System Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Kanban

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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 (7.55%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.55%) SAP CO
1 4 (7.55%) SAP FI
1 4 (7.55%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (7.55%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (3.77%) Firewall
1 2 (3.77%) LAN
1 2 (3.77%) NAS
1 2 (3.77%) SAN
1 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) MySQL
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) JIRA
2 13 (24.53%) Selenium
3 10 (18.87%) WebDriver
3 10 (18.87%) Zephyr
4 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
5 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
5 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (9.43%) GitLab
6 5 (9.43%) Gradle
6 5 (9.43%) JMeter
6 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
6 5 (9.43%) Maven
7 3 (5.66%) Subversion
8 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.89%) Protractor
8 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Automotive
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Team Leader
3 10 (18.87%) Tester
4 9 (16.98%) Software Tester
5 7 (13.21%) Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Test Leader
5 7 (13.21%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (11.32%) QA Leader
6 6 (11.32%) QA Team Leader
7 5 (9.43%) QA Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) HR Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) SAP Financial Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) CSS
1 11 (20.75%) HTML
2 5 (9.43%) jQuery
2 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 4 (7.55%) HTML5
3 4 (7.55%) LAMP
3 4 (7.55%) Symfony
3 4 (7.55%) XML
4 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.66%) Ajax
4 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
4 3 (5.66%) SOAP
4 3 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.77%) Java EE
5 2 (3.77%) JSON
5 2 (3.77%) Middleware
5 2 (3.77%) WSDL
5 2 (3.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (7.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) AIX
2 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Unix
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
3 17 (32.08%) Scrum
4 14 (26.42%) Test Strategy
5 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
6 11 (20.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
6 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Agile Testing
8 9 (16.98%) BDD
9 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
9 8 (15.09%) Functional Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
10 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (13.21%) Kanban
10 7 (13.21%) System Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.32%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) Java
4 5 (9.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.43%) ISEB
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PMP
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) GCP
3 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) SAP
4 3 (5.66%) Google
5 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) F5
5 2 (3.77%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) Nokia
5 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.77%) VMware