The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Brighton 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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 69 108 82
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 22 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 2.62% 0.16% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 0.17% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 7
Average salary £42,000 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.48% -4.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
QA Engineer
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brighton 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
Brighton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 1212 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 96.54% 98.46% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 682 1033 657
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Brighton

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Brighton

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Brighton

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the Brighton 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 53 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (98.11%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (64.15%) TDD
3 34 (64.15%) Automated Testing
4 32 (60.38%) Java
4 32 (60.38%) Web Services
5 31 (58.49%) HP
5 31 (58.49%) HP Quality Center
6 30 (56.60%) Manual Testing
6 30 (56.60%) Compatibility Testing
7 29 (54.72%) Regression Testing
8 22 (41.51%) Unit Testing
8 22 (41.51%) Integration Testing
8 22 (41.51%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (37.74%) Performance Testing
9 20 (37.74%) Oracle
10 19 (35.85%) Waterfall
11 17 (32.08%) SDLC
12 15 (28.30%) Finance
13 14 (26.42%) RAD
14 13 (24.53%) User Stories
15 11 (20.75%) Selenium
16 10 (18.87%) Pega
16 10 (18.87%) Automation Testing
16 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (15.09%) Extreme Programming
18 7 (13.21%) Hibernate
18 7 (13.21%) Spring
18 7 (13.21%) Maven
18 7 (13.21%) JUnit

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the Brighton 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 2 (3.77%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Selenium
2 7 (13.21%) Maven
2 7 (13.21%) JUnit
2 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.32%) JIRA
4 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.55%) Hudson
5 4 (7.55%) Ant
5 4 (7.55%) Gradle
5 4 (7.55%) jMock
5 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) Web Services
2 7 (13.21%) Hibernate
2 7 (13.21%) Spring
3 6 (11.32%) REST
4 5 (9.43%) JMS
4 5 (9.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (9.43%) Ajax
5 4 (7.55%) Java EE
5 4 (7.55%) J2EE
6 2 (3.77%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) HTML5
6 2 (3.77%) HTML
7 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Android
1 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (64.15%) TDD
2 34 (64.15%) Automated Testing
3 30 (56.60%) Compatibility Testing
3 30 (56.60%) Manual Testing
4 29 (54.72%) Regression Testing
5 22 (41.51%) Unit Testing
5 22 (41.51%) Integration Testing
5 22 (41.51%) System Integration Testing
6 20 (37.74%) Performance Testing
7 19 (35.85%) Waterfall
8 17 (32.08%) SDLC
9 14 (26.42%) RAD
10 13 (24.53%) User Stories
11 10 (18.87%) Automation Testing
11 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (15.09%) Extreme Programming
13 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (9.43%) Domain-Driven Design
15 4 (7.55%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) COBOL
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ISEB
1 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (58.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) HP
2 20 (37.74%) Oracle
3 10 (18.87%) Pega
4 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
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