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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 98 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.079% - 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% - 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
Average salary £31,000 - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
1227 1104 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.38% 96.42% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1039 989 961
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
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
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 4 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Torfaen - 1 £31,000 -
QA Engineer
Wales

QA Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Informix
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (50.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA