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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 238 219 202
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.077% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 19
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,450 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
6241 5377 5394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.69% 95.68% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5228 4651 4786
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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
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 27 November 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
(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 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Wiltshire - 2 £37,500 - 2
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (87.10%) Scrum
4 25 (80.65%) Selenium
5 23 (74.19%) Java
6 18 (58.06%) Open Source
7 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
8 14 (45.16%) XML
9 13 (41.94%) Degree
10 11 (35.48%) UNIX
10 11 (35.48%) Oracle
10 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
11 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
11 10 (32.26%) Windows
11 10 (32.26%) ISEB
11 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
12 9 (29.03%) Ruby
12 9 (29.03%) SQL
12 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
12 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
13 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
13 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
13 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
13 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
13 8 (25.81%) GitHub
13 8 (25.81%) JUnit
13 8 (25.81%) SOAP
13 8 (25.81%) Web Services
13 8 (25.81%) Benchmarking
13 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
3 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
4 7 (22.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (80.65%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
3 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
4 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
4 8 (25.81%) JUnit
4 8 (25.81%) WATIR
5 7 (22.58%) jMock
5 7 (22.58%) TestNG
5 7 (22.58%) JBehave
6 2 (6.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) XML
2 8 (25.81%) SOAP
2 8 (25.81%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
3 7 (22.58%) Spring
3 7 (22.58%) JSON
3 7 (22.58%) RESTful
3 7 (22.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (58.06%) Open Source
2 8 (25.81%) Blog
3 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.45%) Xbox
6 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) UNIX
2 10 (32.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (87.10%) Scrum
3 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
4 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
5 8 (25.81%) ERP
5 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (25.81%) Benchmarking
5 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
6 7 (22.58%) Process Management
6 7 (22.58%) SOA
6 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Use Case
7 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) User Stories
8 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.68%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Ruby
3 3 (9.68%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 10 (32.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) Facebook
2 2 (6.45%) ForgeRock
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