The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 103 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.074% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
QA Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1289 1066 1117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 95.62% 96.38% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 903 973
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,779 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £45,000 £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 Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Wales region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Wales

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
South Wales -11 1 £26,000 +4.00%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) SOAP
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
5 2 (33.33%) SaaS
5 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (16.67%) User Experience
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
6 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (16.67%) Confluence
6 1 (16.67%) Groovy

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (16.67%) JBehave
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Korn
3 1 (16.67%) Groovy
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
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