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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 203 198 211
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 26 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.20% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.21% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 5
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £35,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
5842 4869 5463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.10% 95.02% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4832 4197 4844
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Wiltshire - 10 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £35,000 -
Bristol -7 4 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Dorset - 4 - -
Somerset -20 1 £50,000 +58.73% 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 47 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (80.85%) Scrum
3 36 (76.60%) Java
4 35 (74.47%) Selenium
5 29 (61.70%) Test Automation
6 24 (51.06%) Open Source
7 21 (44.68%) JUnit
8 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (40.43%) XML
9 19 (40.43%) JBehave
10 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
11 13 (27.66%) RESTful
11 13 (27.66%) Spring
11 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
11 13 (27.66%) Degree
11 13 (27.66%) JSON
11 13 (27.66%) jMock
12 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
12 12 (25.53%) UNIX
13 11 (23.40%) Windows
13 11 (23.40%) User Stories
14 10 (21.28%) Oracle
14 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
14 10 (21.28%) ISEB
15 9 (19.15%) Ruby
15 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
16 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
16 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
16 8 (17.02%) GitHub
16 8 (17.02%) Gherkin

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (12.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) RDBMS
2 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (74.47%) Selenium
2 21 (44.68%) JUnit
3 19 (40.43%) JBehave
4 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
5 13 (27.66%) jMock
6 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
7 8 (17.02%) WATIR
8 7 (14.89%) TestNG
9 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
11 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.13%) Hudson
11 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
11 1 (2.13%) Maven
11 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) XML
2 13 (27.66%) Spring
2 13 (27.66%) JSON
2 13 (27.66%) RESTful
3 8 (17.02%) Gherkin
4 6 (12.77%) REST
4 6 (12.77%) SOAP
4 6 (12.77%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (51.06%) Open Source
2 8 (17.02%) Blog
3 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Xbox
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) UNIX
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Scrum
2 29 (61.70%) Test Automation
3 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
5 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
6 11 (23.40%) User Stories
7 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.02%) ERP
7 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (17.02%) Benchmarking
8 7 (14.89%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Process Management
9 6 (12.77%) SOA
9 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Use Case
10 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) Ruby
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Google
2 2 (4.26%) Facebook
2 2 (4.26%) ForgeRock
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