Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 178 162
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 19 6 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.50% 0.19% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.19% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 33
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -33.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £25,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £53,750
South West median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -27.78% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3734 3125 3676
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.96% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3107 2679 3184
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Bristol

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Bristol

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Bristol

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Manual Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
4 9 (47.37%) ISTQB
4 9 (47.37%) Marketing
4 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (47.37%) ETL
5 8 (42.11%) Kanban
6 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 7 (36.84%) .NET
6 7 (36.84%) SDLC
7 5 (26.32%) Validation
8 4 (21.05%) BDD
8 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Selenium
9 3 (15.79%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) Java
10 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
10 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
10 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
10 2 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (10.53%) SAP
10 2 (10.53%) Finance

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (5.26%) GPRS
1 1 (5.26%) GSM
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) UMTS
1 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (47.37%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) Laravel
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Sass
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.26%) Velocity
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
1 1 (5.26%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Manual Testing
3 9 (47.37%) ETL
3 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Kanban
5 7 (36.84%) SDLC
5 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) Validation
7 4 (21.05%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) Requirements Engineering
9 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
9 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
9 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
9 2 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
1 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
1 9 (47.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com