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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 227 210 255
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 41 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.52% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 34 31 29
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
7451 6737 8950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.38% 95.71% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6058 5692 7631
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 £54,250 £55,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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 23 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Hertfordshire -14 11 £29,000 -3.33%
Bedfordshire -16 3 £32,500 -
Essex -10 2 £35,000 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £25,500 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 65 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (49.23%) Selenium
4 31 (47.69%) Automated Testing
5 29 (44.62%) ISEB
6 25 (38.46%) Test Scripting
7 24 (36.92%) C#
8 23 (35.38%) ISTQB
9 20 (30.77%) C++
9 20 (30.77%) Java
10 19 (29.23%) JavaScript
11 17 (26.15%) Software Testing
12 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
12 15 (23.08%) Automation Testing
13 14 (21.54%) TDD
14 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 13 (20.00%) Degree
15 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
15 12 (18.46%) Scrum
15 12 (18.46%) HTML
15 12 (18.46%) CSS
15 12 (18.46%) Windows
16 11 (16.92%) .NET
17 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (12.31%) BDD
19 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
19 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
20 7 (10.77%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Internet
2 6 (9.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.77%) JIRA
3 7 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (9.23%) JUnit
4 6 (9.23%) JBehave
5 5 (7.69%) Subversion
6 4 (6.15%) FitNesse
6 4 (6.15%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (4.62%) WinRunner
8 2 (3.08%) JMeter
8 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.08%) WATIR
8 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.08%) Sahi
8 2 (3.08%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.54%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Publishing
2 1 (1.54%) Games
2 1 (1.54%) Military
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) HTML
1 12 (18.46%) CSS
2 11 (16.92%) .NET
3 6 (9.23%) J2EE
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.62%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Online Games
5 1 (1.54%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (47.69%) Automated Testing
3 25 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 17 (26.15%) Software Testing
5 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 15 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 14 (21.54%) TDD
7 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 12 (18.46%) Scrum
9 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.31%) BDD
10 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.23%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
13 4 (6.15%) System Testing
13 4 (6.15%) Agile Testing
13 4 (6.15%) User Stories
13 4 (6.15%) Regression Testing
14 3 (4.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) C#
2 20 (30.77%) C++
2 20 (30.77%) Java
3 19 (29.23%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.77%) Python
5 5 (7.69%) C
6 4 (6.15%) SQL
7 3 (4.62%) Delphi
8 2 (3.08%) Ruby
8 2 (3.08%) F#
Qualifications
1 29 (44.62%) ISEB
2 23 (35.38%) ISTQB
3 13 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) HP
2 7 (10.77%) VMware
3 2 (3.08%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.54%) Quark
4 1 (1.54%) Perforce
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