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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 200 198 210
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 28 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.24% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.25% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 4
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
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
5906 4836 5430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 94.88% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4154 4807
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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
Wiltshire - 10 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £35,000 -
Bristol -11 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Dorset -8 4 - -
Somerset -19 1 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Devon - 1 £37,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 50 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (76.00%) Scrum
3 36 (72.00%) Java
3 36 (72.00%) Selenium
4 30 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 24 (48.00%) Open Source
6 21 (42.00%) JUnit
7 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (38.00%) XML
8 19 (38.00%) JBehave
9 16 (32.00%) Cucumber
10 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
11 14 (28.00%) Degree
12 13 (26.00%) UNIX
12 13 (26.00%) Spring
12 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
12 13 (26.00%) JSON
12 13 (26.00%) jMock
12 13 (26.00%) RESTful
13 12 (24.00%) Windows
14 11 (22.00%) ISEB
14 11 (22.00%) User Stories
15 10 (20.00%) Oracle
15 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 10 (20.00%) Ruby
16 9 (18.00%) WATIR
16 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
16 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
17 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
17 8 (16.00%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (12.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
2 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (72.00%) Selenium
2 21 (42.00%) JUnit
3 19 (38.00%) JBehave
4 16 (32.00%) Cucumber
5 13 (26.00%) jMock
6 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
6 9 (18.00%) WATIR
7 7 (14.00%) TestNG
8 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
10 1 (2.00%) Maven
10 1 (2.00%) JIRA
10 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
10 1 (2.00%) JMeter
10 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.00%) WatiN
10 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) XML
2 13 (26.00%) Spring
2 13 (26.00%) JSON
2 13 (26.00%) RESTful
3 8 (16.00%) Gherkin
4 6 (12.00%) REST
4 6 (12.00%) SOAP
4 6 (12.00%) Web Services
5 4 (8.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) Open Source
2 8 (16.00%) Blog
3 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Xbox
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) UNIX
2 12 (24.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Scrum
2 30 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (22.00%) User Stories
7 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.00%) Automation Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
8 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.00%) ERP
8 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (16.00%) Benchmarking
9 7 (14.00%) BDD
10 6 (12.00%) Process Management
10 6 (12.00%) SOA
10 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Use Case
11 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
11 5 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (72.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) Ruby
3 7 (14.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) C++
5 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Degree
2 11 (22.00%) ISEB
3 6 (12.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Google
2 2 (4.00%) Facebook
2 2 (4.00%) ForgeRock
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Compuware
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Empirix
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