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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 238 220 229
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 29 28 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.41% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.42% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 51
Average salary £33,750 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
7518 6602 8652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.60% 96.39% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6170 5312 7504
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 £60,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -10 13 £34,375 -19.11% 1
Hertfordshire -16 8 £29,000 -3.33%
Essex -10 4 £35,000 -
Suffolk +4 2 £25,250 -11.40% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £33,750 - 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 62 (100.00%) QA
2 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (41.94%) Selenium
4 23 (37.10%) ISEB
4 23 (37.10%) Automated Testing
5 21 (33.87%) C#
6 20 (32.26%) C++
6 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
7 18 (29.03%) Java
8 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
9 15 (24.19%) ISTQB
9 15 (24.19%) Manual Testing
9 15 (24.19%) Scrum
10 14 (22.58%) Automation Testing
11 13 (20.97%) TDD
12 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
12 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
13 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (14.52%) BDD
14 9 (14.52%) Windows
14 9 (14.52%) JUnit
14 9 (14.52%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (14.52%) CSS
14 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
15 8 (12.90%) JBehave
15 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (12.90%) .NET
15 8 (12.90%) Degree
15 8 (12.90%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (11.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
1 4 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Selenium
2 9 (14.52%) JUnit
2 9 (14.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
3 8 (12.90%) JBehave
4 6 (9.68%) JIRA
5 5 (8.06%) Subversion
6 3 (4.84%) JMeter
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.23%) TestComplete
7 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.61%) TestNG
8 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) CSS
2 8 (12.90%) .NET
3 7 (11.29%) J2EE
3 7 (11.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) REST
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.61%) SOAP
6 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) UNIX
3 3 (4.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) Automated Testing
3 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 15 (24.19%) Scrum
4 15 (24.19%) Manual Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Automation Testing
6 13 (20.97%) TDD
7 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
7 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.52%) BDD
10 8 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
12 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
13 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Validation
13 4 (6.45%) Compatibility Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Agile Testing
13 4 (6.45%) System Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) C#
2 20 (32.26%) C++
3 18 (29.03%) Java
4 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.90%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) C
7 2 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) ISEB
2 15 (24.19%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) VMware
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) HP
3 2 (3.23%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.61%) Quark
4 1 (1.61%) Thunderhead
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