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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 95 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.54% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.56% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -16.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
1246 1242 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.51% 96.20% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1077 1104 891
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 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
South Wales -3 2 £35,000 +22.80% 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (40.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (40.00%) QMS
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (40.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
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