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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 225 214 192
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 22 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.40% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22 21 16
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +5.71%
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
5921 5524 5277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.07% 95.37% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4880 4671 4662
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +6 20 £42,500 -
Somerset - 2 £22,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (85.71%) Java
3 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
4 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
5 27 (77.14%) Degree
6 23 (65.71%) Open Source
7 19 (54.29%) Facebook
7 19 (54.29%) ForgeRock
7 19 (54.29%) Product Management
7 19 (54.29%) Google
7 19 (54.29%) Identity Management
8 16 (45.71%) Xbox
9 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 7 (20.00%) Windows
11 7 (20.00%) C++
12 6 (17.14%) C#
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle
12 6 (17.14%) UNIX
12 6 (17.14%) Scrum
12 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
12 6 (17.14%) User Stories
12 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
13 5 (14.29%) Selenium
13 5 (14.29%) Ruby
13 5 (14.29%) Python
14 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
14 4 (11.43%) MySQL
14 4 (11.43%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.57%) JBehave
3 3 (8.57%) JUnit
4 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (65.71%) Open Source
2 16 (45.71%) Xbox
3 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
2 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (54.29%) Product Management
3 19 (54.29%) Identity Management
4 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
5 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
5 6 (17.14%) User Stories
6 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Kanban
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Coaching
9 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.86%) TDD
9 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) C++
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Google
1 19 (54.29%) Facebook
1 19 (54.29%) ForgeRock
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) HP