The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the East of England region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 207 254 234
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 49 22 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.74% 0.29% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.30% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 44 20 53
Median salary £41,250 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +17.14%
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
6335 7292 8228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.93% 97.64% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5335 6001 6841
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +31 21 £44,250 +60.90% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 16 £41,250 -13.15% 7
Essex +13 7 £40,000 -15.78%
Suffolk - 5 £32,500 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (48.65%) Selenium
4 30 (40.54%) Java
5 29 (39.19%) Scrum
6 28 (37.84%) SQL
7 26 (35.14%) Degree
8 23 (31.08%) Test Automation
9 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
10 20 (27.03%) QA Automation
11 18 (24.32%) WebDriver
11 18 (24.32%) BDD
11 18 (24.32%) TDD
11 18 (24.32%) Manual Testing
12 16 (21.62%) Python
13 14 (18.92%) JUnit
13 14 (18.92%) XML
14 13 (17.57%) Web Services
14 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
14 13 (17.57%) Automation Testing
15 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
15 12 (16.22%) REST
15 12 (16.22%) RESTful
16 11 (14.86%) JBehave
16 11 (14.86%) RIA
16 11 (14.86%) Linux
16 11 (14.86%) Internet
17 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
17 10 (13.51%) C#
17 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (48.65%) Selenium
2 18 (24.32%) WebDriver
3 14 (18.92%) JUnit
4 11 (14.86%) JBehave
5 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.81%) JIRA
7 5 (6.76%) Bugzilla
8 3 (4.05%) Calabash
8 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.05%) JMeter
8 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.70%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.70%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.35%) Subversion
10 1 (1.35%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.35%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Games
2 3 (4.05%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) XML
2 13 (17.57%) Web Services
3 12 (16.22%) REST
3 12 (16.22%) RESTful
4 7 (9.46%) J2EE
5 6 (8.11%) HTML
6 5 (6.76%) .NET
7 4 (5.41%) Android SDK
7 4 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.41%) Middleware
8 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) RIA
2 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.05%) Online Games
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Android
3 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.19%) Scrum
3 23 (31.08%) Test Automation
4 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
5 20 (27.03%) QA Automation
6 18 (24.32%) BDD
6 18 (24.32%) Manual Testing
6 18 (24.32%) TDD
7 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
7 13 (17.57%) Automation Testing
8 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.46%) API Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (8.11%) Multithreading
13 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (6.76%) Functional Testing
13 5 (6.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Java
2 28 (37.84%) SQL
3 16 (21.62%) Python
4 10 (13.51%) C#
5 7 (9.46%) Perl
6 4 (5.41%) Ruby
7 3 (4.05%) C++
7 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (35.14%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (10.81%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Perforce
2 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
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