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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 110 105 108
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.28% 0.57% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.60% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 3
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
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
1726 1488 1510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.36% 93.53% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1320 1303
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,403 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) Java
3 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
6 10 (55.56%) User Stories
6 10 (55.56%) Scrum
7 8 (44.44%) JUnit
7 8 (44.44%) Selenium
7 8 (44.44%) Degree
8 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
8 7 (38.89%) UNIX
9 6 (33.33%) Windows
9 6 (33.33%) Sun Certification
9 6 (33.33%) BDD
9 6 (33.33%) JBehave
10 5 (27.78%) Kanban
10 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
10 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
10 5 (27.78%) ISEB
11 4 (22.22%) C++
11 4 (22.22%) Oracle
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 3 (16.67%) Middleware
12 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
12 3 (16.67%) System Testing
12 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
12 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) JUnit
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 6 (33.33%) JBehave
4 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.56%) WATIR
4 1 (5.56%) WatiN
4 1 (5.56%) TestNG
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) User Stories
4 10 (55.56%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
6 6 (33.33%) BDD
7 5 (27.78%) Kanban
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (16.67%) System Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Product Management
9 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
10 1 (5.56%) RUP
10 1 (5.56%) Project Management
10 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) Sun Certification
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Facebook
2 2 (11.11%) ForgeRock
2 2 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Compuware
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Empirix