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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 218 203 270
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 35 38 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.46% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.56% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 18
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £28,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.33%
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
7339 6778 8878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.32% 95.61% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5977 5824 7556
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 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +13 22 £32,500 -21.21% 4
Hertfordshire -24 10 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Bedfordshire -14 2 £31,000 -4.61%
Norfolk - 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 71 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (83.10%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (54.93%) Selenium
4 32 (45.07%) Automated Testing
5 30 (42.25%) C#
6 28 (39.44%) Test Scripting
7 27 (38.03%) ISEB
8 25 (35.21%) ISTQB
9 24 (33.80%) C++
9 24 (33.80%) Java
10 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
11 22 (30.99%) Degree
12 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
13 18 (25.35%) Manual Testing
13 18 (25.35%) Software Engineering
14 16 (22.54%) .NET
15 15 (21.13%) Windows
15 15 (21.13%) TDD
15 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (19.72%) Automation Testing
16 14 (19.72%) CSS
16 14 (19.72%) HTML
17 13 (18.31%) WebDriver
18 12 (16.90%) Linux
19 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
20 10 (14.08%) QuickTest Pro
21 9 (12.68%) Scrum
21 9 (12.68%) Test Strategy
22 8 (11.27%) BDD
22 8 (11.27%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Internet
2 7 (9.86%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (54.93%) Selenium
2 13 (18.31%) WebDriver
3 10 (14.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (11.27%) JIRA
5 7 (9.86%) WinRunner
6 6 (8.45%) JUnit
6 6 (8.45%) JBehave
6 6 (8.45%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (7.04%) FitNesse
7 5 (7.04%) Sahi
8 2 (2.82%) Subversion
8 2 (2.82%) WATIR
8 2 (2.82%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.41%) TestNG
9 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Publishing
2 1 (1.41%) Games
2 1 (1.41%) Military
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.54%) .NET
2 14 (19.72%) CSS
2 14 (19.72%) HTML
3 6 (8.45%) J2EE
4 4 (5.63%) jQuery
5 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.41%) SOAP
5 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.41%) Online Games
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Linux
3 6 (8.45%) UNIX
4 4 (5.63%) Android
4 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (83.10%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Automated Testing
3 28 (39.44%) Test Scripting
4 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
5 18 (25.35%) Software Engineering
5 18 (25.35%) Manual Testing
6 15 (21.13%) TDD
7 14 (19.72%) Automation Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Test Strategy
8 9 (12.68%) Scrum
9 8 (11.27%) BDD
9 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.86%) Analytics
10 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.86%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
11 6 (8.45%) User Stories
11 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (5.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) C#
2 24 (33.80%) C++
2 24 (33.80%) Java
3 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.27%) Python
5 7 (9.86%) Delphi
6 6 (8.45%) C
7 5 (7.04%) SQL
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 2 (2.82%) F#
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) ISEB
2 25 (35.21%) ISTQB
3 22 (30.99%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) HP
3 4 (5.63%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.41%) Quark
4 1 (1.41%) Perforce
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