The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 241 227 219
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 13 21 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.18% 0.32% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.33% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 53
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,000 £33,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
QA Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6836 6380 8163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.39% 96.24% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5545 5161 7074
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in the East of England

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the East of England

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -9 7 £40,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -19 3 £43,750 +20.68%
Suffolk -6 1 £25,000 -12.28%
Essex -18 1 £40,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 57 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.09%) Selenium
3 20 (35.09%) Automated Testing
3 20 (35.09%) ISEB
4 19 (33.33%) C#
4 19 (33.33%) C++
5 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 14 (24.56%) Java
6 14 (24.56%) Scrum
7 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
8 12 (21.05%) ISTQB
9 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
10 10 (17.54%) Degree
10 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
10 10 (17.54%) Automation Testing
11 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 9 (15.79%) TDD
12 8 (14.04%) SQL
12 8 (14.04%) .NET
12 8 (14.04%) Windows
12 8 (14.04%) VMware
12 8 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
13 7 (12.28%) HP
13 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
14 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) HTTP
2 3 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Selenium
2 6 (10.53%) JUnit
2 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.77%) JBehave
3 5 (8.77%) Subversion
3 5 (8.77%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) TestComplete
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) TestNG
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) J2EE
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) REST
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Automated Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 14 (24.56%) Scrum
5 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Automation Testing
7 9 (15.79%) TDD
7 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) BDD
9 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.02%) Agile Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
11 4 (7.02%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.02%) System Testing
12 3 (5.26%) Validation
12 3 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) C#
1 19 (33.33%) C++
2 14 (24.56%) Java
3 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) Ruby
5 2 (3.51%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) ISEB
2 12 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 10 (17.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) VMware
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.75%) Quark
4 1 (1.75%) Thunderhead
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