The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 88 92 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.44% 0.46% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.49% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 1
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Engineer
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1094 1028 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.24% 94.66% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 962 929 792
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in South Wales

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in South Wales

QA Engineer
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -4 2 £35,000 +70.73%
Newport - 1 £34,000 -
Torfaen - 1 £22,500 -
QA Engineer
Wales

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
4 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (44.44%) SOAP
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) UNIX
6 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle
7 2 (22.22%) JUnit
7 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 2 (22.22%) Selenium
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (11.11%) Perl
8 1 (11.11%) Linux
8 1 (11.11%) Python
8 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
8 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (11.11%) ISEB
8 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) JBehave
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) SOAP
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (11.11%) User Stories
7 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
7 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Korn
3 1 (11.11%) Groovy
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat