The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 125 109
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.32% 0.58% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.60% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 22
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +23.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £24,000 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1796 1827 1873
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.08% 96.72% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1493 1602 1571
Median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago