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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank - 100 97
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.16% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.16% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 7
Average salary - £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
1361 1244 1243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.84% 96.81% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1077 1109
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (71.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Informix
4 1 (14.29%) Apache
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft