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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 222 229 219
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 25 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 8
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £32,500 £35,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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
5515 5870 5210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.04% 97.49% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 4993 4429
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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 +1 19 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Devon - 4 £50,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Somerset - 1 £37,500 - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 36 (76.60%) Java
3 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (70.21%) Degree
3 33 (70.21%) Test Automation
4 32 (68.09%) Software Engineering
5 29 (61.70%) Product Management
5 29 (61.70%) Open Source
6 20 (42.55%) Google
6 20 (42.55%) Facebook
7 9 (19.15%) Scrum
7 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
8 8 (17.02%) ForgeRock
9 7 (14.89%) Selenium
9 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.77%) HTML
11 5 (10.64%) C#
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
12 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
12 4 (8.51%) JIRA
12 4 (8.51%) Marketing
12 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.51%) TDD
12 4 (8.51%) Electronics
12 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
12 4 (8.51%) C
12 4 (8.51%) SQL
12 4 (8.51%) CSS
13 3 (6.38%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Selenium
2 4 (8.51%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) JUnit
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.26%) TestNG
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) Protractor
4 1 (2.13%) Redmine
4 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.13%) WATIR
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.51%) Electronics
1 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (70.21%) Test Automation
2 32 (68.09%) Software Engineering
3 29 (61.70%) Open Source
3 29 (61.70%) Product Management
4 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.26%) BDD
9 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) C
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
4 3 (6.38%) Objective-C
4 3 (6.38%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) R
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (70.21%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Facebook
1 20 (42.55%) Google
2 8 (17.02%) ForgeRock
3 3 (6.38%) Apple
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
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