The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 207 198 214
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 22 30 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.55% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.57% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 11
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5606 5287 5359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 96.58% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4748 4671 4650
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
QA Engineer
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 19 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £31,000 - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (56.67%) Selenium
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
4 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
5 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (36.67%) Manual Testing
6 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
7 10 (33.33%) Scrum
7 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (30.00%) JUnit
8 9 (30.00%) UNIX
9 8 (26.67%) Windows
9 8 (26.67%) JBehave
9 8 (26.67%) Open Source
10 7 (23.33%) System Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Stress Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Middleware
11 6 (20.00%) BDD
11 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 5 (16.67%) User Stories
12 5 (16.67%) Sun Certification
12 5 (16.67%) Degree
12 5 (16.67%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
13 4 (13.33%) ISEB
13 4 (13.33%) Linux
14 3 (10.00%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (6.67%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (30.00%) JUnit
4 8 (26.67%) JBehave
5 2 (6.67%) jMock
5 2 (6.67%) WATIR
5 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.33%) JMeter
6 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
6 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.33%) Maven
6 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.33%) WatiN
6 1 (3.33%) TestNG
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) Xbox
3 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Debian
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
1 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (36.67%) Manual Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) System Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Stress Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.00%) BDD
6 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) TDD
9 3 (10.00%) Validation
9 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.00%) Test Management
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Sun Certification
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
3 3 (10.00%) HND
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Facebook
2 2 (6.67%) ForgeRock
2 2 (6.67%) Google
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Compuware
3 1 (3.33%) Empirix
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