The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 231 227 217
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 9 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 22
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
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
5430 5923 5699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.83% 97.45% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4551 4856 4770
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -15 4 £52,500 +23.52%
Devon - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £40,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £45,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (78.13%) Degree
3 24 (75.00%) Java
4 23 (71.88%) Software Engineering
4 23 (71.88%) Test Automation
5 21 (65.63%) Product Management
5 21 (65.63%) Open Source
6 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (43.75%) Google
7 14 (43.75%) Facebook
8 7 (21.88%) ForgeRock
8 7 (21.88%) Identity Management
9 4 (12.50%) Marketing
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
10 3 (9.38%) Electronics
10 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
10 3 (9.38%) C
10 3 (9.38%) C#
10 3 (9.38%) SQL
11 2 (6.25%) C++
11 2 (6.25%) SAP
11 2 (6.25%) CSS
11 2 (6.25%) Windows
11 2 (6.25%) Linux
11 2 (6.25%) SAS
11 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (6.25%) Python
11 2 (6.25%) Apple

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
1 2 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) JBehave
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.50%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Software Engineering
1 23 (71.88%) Test Automation
2 21 (65.63%) Open Source
2 21 (65.63%) Product Management
3 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Identity Management
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) C
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
3 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) R
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Facebook
1 14 (43.75%) Google
2 7 (21.88%) ForgeRock
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle