Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 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
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 329 315
Rank change year-on-year +33 -14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 34 12 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.11% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.11% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 9 40
South West median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -27.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £29,350 £25,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -11 19 £42,500 +41.67%
Dorset - 8 £31,250 - 1
Somerset -2 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Devon +13 2 £36,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
3 21 (61.76%) Software Testing
4 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
6 11 (32.35%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) Manual Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Kanban
7 9 (26.47%) SDLC
7 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
7 9 (26.47%) Windows
7 9 (26.47%) ETL
7 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (26.47%) ISEB
7 9 (26.47%) Marketing
8 8 (23.53%) Python
8 8 (23.53%) Linux
8 8 (23.53%) C++
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
9 7 (20.59%) .NET
10 6 (17.65%) OO
10 6 (17.65%) Perl
10 6 (17.65%) TDD
10 6 (17.65%) Data Management
10 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
10 6 (17.65%) Selenium
10 6 (17.65%) Fault Analysis
11 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (14.71%) BDD

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (2.94%) GPRS
1 1 (2.94%) GSM
1 1 (2.94%) LTE
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) UMTS
1 1 (2.94%) VoLTE
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) MSTest
4 1 (2.94%) NUnit
4 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (26.47%) Marketing
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.88%) LAMP
3 2 (5.88%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) Velocity
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) Laravel
4 1 (2.94%) Sass
4 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 21 (61.76%) Software Testing
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Manual Testing
5 9 (26.47%) ETL
5 9 (26.47%) Kanban
5 9 (26.47%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
7 6 (17.65%) Data Management
7 6 (17.65%) Fault Analysis
7 6 (17.65%) OO
7 6 (17.65%) TDD
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (14.71%) Validation
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 3 (8.82%) QA Automation
10 3 (8.82%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
3 8 (23.53%) C++
3 8 (23.53%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 6 (17.65%) Perl
6 3 (8.82%) Java
7 2 (5.88%) C#
7 2 (5.88%) VBScript
8 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.88%) ISO 14001
2 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com