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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 228 210 263
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 30 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.39% 0.49% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.52% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27 35 19
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
7384 6793 8634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.15% 95.06% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6070 5824 7339
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +13 21 £32,500 -25.71% 5
Hertfordshire -22 6 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Bedfordshire -7 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 28 August 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 73 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (57.53%) Selenium
3 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (45.21%) Automated Testing
5 27 (36.99%) ISTQB
6 26 (35.62%) Test Scripting
6 26 (35.62%) ISEB
7 25 (34.25%) C#
7 25 (34.25%) Degree
8 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
8 23 (31.51%) Software Testing
9 22 (30.14%) Java
10 19 (26.03%) C++
10 19 (26.03%) Linux
11 18 (24.66%) Windows
12 16 (21.92%) .NET
12 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
13 15 (20.55%) Automation Testing
13 15 (20.55%) TDD
14 14 (19.18%) CSS
14 14 (19.18%) HTML
15 13 (17.81%) WebDriver
16 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
16 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
17 10 (13.70%) SQL
17 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
18 9 (12.33%) JIRA
18 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
18 9 (12.33%) Python
19 8 (10.96%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (4.11%) Photoshop
1 3 (4.11%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Internet
2 7 (9.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) SMS
3 1 (1.37%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (57.53%) Selenium
2 13 (17.81%) WebDriver
3 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (12.33%) JIRA
5 7 (9.59%) WinRunner
6 6 (8.22%) JUnit
6 6 (8.22%) JBehave
6 6 (8.22%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (8.22%) FitNesse
7 5 (6.85%) Sahi
8 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.74%) WATIR
8 2 (2.74%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.37%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.37%) TestNG
9 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
3 1 (1.37%) Military
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) .NET
2 14 (19.18%) CSS
2 14 (19.18%) HTML
3 6 (8.22%) J2EE
4 4 (5.48%) jQuery
5 3 (4.11%) Web Services
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.59%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Online Games
5 1 (1.37%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 18 (24.66%) Windows
3 7 (9.59%) UNIX
4 4 (5.48%) Android
4 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.21%) Automated Testing
3 26 (35.62%) Test Scripting
4 23 (31.51%) Software Testing
5 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
6 15 (20.55%) Automation Testing
6 15 (20.55%) TDD
7 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
8 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.96%) Scrum
9 8 (10.96%) BDD
9 8 (10.96%) Multithreading
10 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.59%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.59%) Analytics
10 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
11 6 (8.22%) User Stories
12 4 (5.48%) Financial Modelling
12 4 (5.48%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) C#
2 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
3 22 (30.14%) Java
4 19 (26.03%) C++
5 10 (13.70%) SQL
6 9 (12.33%) Python
7 7 (9.59%) Delphi
8 6 (8.22%) C
9 3 (4.11%) Ruby
10 2 (2.74%) F#
11 1 (1.37%) Perl
11 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) ISTQB
2 26 (35.62%) ISEB
3 25 (34.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.37%) HND
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) TickIT
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Adobe
3 1 (1.37%) Quark
3 1 (1.37%) Perforce
3 1 (1.37%) HP
3 1 (1.37%) Lumesse
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