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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 235 230 200
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 9 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.095% 0.15% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.16% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 28
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,600 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
6084 5624 5471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.93% 95.18% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5105 4776 4874
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Bristol 0 4 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wiltshire -3 1 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 28 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (75.00%) Scrum
4 20 (71.43%) Selenium
5 18 (64.29%) Java
6 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
6 16 (57.14%) Open Source
7 12 (42.86%) Degree
8 10 (35.71%) XML
8 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
9 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
9 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
9 9 (32.14%) UNIX
9 9 (32.14%) Oracle
9 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
10 8 (28.57%) Blog
10 8 (28.57%) WATIR
10 8 (28.57%) Ruby
10 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 8 (28.57%) SQL
10 8 (28.57%) Windows
10 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
10 8 (28.57%) ERP
10 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (28.57%) RDBMS
10 8 (28.57%) ISEB
10 8 (28.57%) Benchmarking
10 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
10 8 (28.57%) GitHub
10 8 (28.57%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (21.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
2 8 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 8 (28.57%) WATIR
4 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (21.43%) TestNG
6 5 (17.86%) JUnit
7 4 (14.29%) jMock
7 4 (14.29%) JBehave
8 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (3.57%) JIRA
8 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) XML
2 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 7 (25.00%) SOAP
3 7 (25.00%) Web Services
4 6 (21.43%) REST
5 4 (14.29%) Spring
5 4 (14.29%) JSON
5 4 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Open Source
2 8 (28.57%) Blog
3 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.71%) Xbox
5 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Scrum
3 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
5 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 8 (28.57%) ERP
5 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (28.57%) Benchmarking
5 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (21.43%) Process Management
6 6 (21.43%) SOA
6 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Use Case
6 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
7 3 (10.71%) Product Management
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Google
2 3 (10.71%) Facebook
2 3 (10.71%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.57%) HP
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