The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 112 122 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 14 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.73% 0.34% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.36% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 23
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
QA Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1858 1665 1670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.57% 95.42% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1538 1380 1482
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,753 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Bristol region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Bristol

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (80.00%) Degree
4 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
5 9 (60.00%) Open Source
5 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (40.00%) Identity Management
7 6 (40.00%) C++
7 6 (40.00%) UNIX
7 6 (40.00%) Windows
7 6 (40.00%) Scrum
7 6 (40.00%) Facebook
7 6 (40.00%) User Stories
7 6 (40.00%) Xbox
7 6 (40.00%) ForgeRock
7 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (40.00%) Oracle
7 6 (40.00%) Product Management
7 6 (40.00%) Google
8 4 (26.67%) Selenium
8 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (20.00%) Kanban
9 3 (20.00%) JBehave
9 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) JBehave
2 3 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Open Source
2 6 (40.00%) Xbox
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Identity Management
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) User Stories
4 6 (40.00%) Product Management
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.67%) TDD
8 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Facebook
1 6 (40.00%) ForgeRock
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
1 6 (40.00%) Google