The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 218 206 186
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 21 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 12
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
QA Engineer
England

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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5418 5675 5126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.66% 95.62% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4553 4725 4522
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 the South West

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Bristol -3 15 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Dorset - 3 £37,500 - 1
Somerset +17 2 £22,000 +15.78% 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 44 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (81.82%) Java
3 35 (79.55%) Software Engineering
4 34 (77.27%) Test Automation
5 31 (70.45%) Degree
6 26 (59.09%) Open Source
7 23 (52.27%) Product Management
7 23 (52.27%) ForgeRock
7 23 (52.27%) Identity Management
8 21 (47.73%) Google
8 21 (47.73%) Facebook
9 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (36.36%) Xbox
11 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
12 8 (18.18%) UNIX
12 8 (18.18%) Oracle
12 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
13 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
13 7 (15.91%) Selenium
13 7 (15.91%) Ruby
13 7 (15.91%) Scrum
13 7 (15.91%) Windows
13 7 (15.91%) Python
13 7 (15.91%) C#
13 7 (15.91%) C++
14 6 (13.64%) MySQL
14 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
14 6 (13.64%) ISEB
14 6 (13.64%) PostgreSQL

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (4.55%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
2 6 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
1 7 (15.91%) Selenium
2 3 (6.82%) JBehave
2 3 (6.82%) JUnit
3 2 (4.55%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.27%) OpenSTA
4 1 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 5 (11.36%) Financial Institution
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) OAuth
3 1 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Xbox
2 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Statistics
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) BBC
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) UNIX
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Software Engineering
2 34 (77.27%) Test Automation
3 26 (59.09%) Open Source
4 23 (52.27%) Product Management
4 23 (52.27%) Identity Management
5 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.64%) User Stories
8 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Kanban
10 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.55%) Project Management
11 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (4.55%) Resilience Testing
11 2 (4.55%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) Ruby
2 7 (15.91%) Python
2 7 (15.91%) C#
2 7 (15.91%) C++
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (70.45%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) ForgeRock
2 21 (47.73%) Google
2 21 (47.73%) Facebook
3 8 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Green Hat
5 1 (2.27%) HP
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