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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 95 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 7 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.52% 0.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £28,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%
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
1276 1258 1226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 95.37% 97.14% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1084 1076 1106
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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
North Wales +1 5 - -
South Wales +6 2 £28,500 -28.75%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (11.11%) Confluence
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Korn
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) CentOS
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat