The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / South West
Rank 223 237 223
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.32% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 26
Median salary £42,500 £48,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.82% +14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £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 the South West. 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4866 5681 5920
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.61% 96.76% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4057 4702 4959
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the South West

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the South West

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the South West

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -6 6 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Gloucestershire +3 2 £22,500 -44.44%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) SAS
6 3 (18.75%) Apple
6 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
6 3 (18.75%) Jupyter
6 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
6 3 (18.75%) Pandas
6 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (18.75%) Jupyter
1 3 (18.75%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Pandas
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Statistical Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Apple
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago