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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank - 99 80
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.17% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £28,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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
1116 1184 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.07% 98.58% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1037 730
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle