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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / South West
Rank 226 225 242
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.48% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 12
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
4786 5423 5795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.63% 97.22% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3995 4633 4906
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,862 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -4 4 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Devon -5 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £45,000 - 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Python
4 5 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) SAS
6 3 (25.00%) Apple
6 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Pandas
6 3 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) Jupyter
6 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing

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 3 (25.00%) Jupyter
1 3 (25.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Pandas
2 1 (8.33%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
2 3 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Apple
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago