The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 460 550 509
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 499 317 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.33% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 393 296 337
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,100 £53,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
QA Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101839 94667 105264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.36% 94.21% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83149 79374 90534
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the England region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in England

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in England

QA Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 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
London +112 324 £50,000 +11.11% 30
South East -6 93 £37,500 +7.14% 10
East of England -32 27 £34,750 +6.92% 7
South West -12 24 £35,000 -6.66% 3
North West -22 11 £35,000 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +5 10 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -42 7 £26,000 -25.71% 4
West Midlands +1 4 £34,000 -15.00%
North East - 2 £45,000 - 2
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 978 (100.00%) QA
2 585 (59.82%) Selenium
3 409 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
4 334 (34.15%) Java
5 296 (30.27%) Scrum
6 289 (29.55%) Test Scripting
7 267 (27.30%) SQL
8 258 (26.38%) Degree
9 257 (26.28%) Cucumber
10 252 (25.77%) Test Automation
11 247 (25.26%) WebDriver
11 247 (25.26%) Automated Testing
12 234 (23.93%) BDD
13 220 (22.49%) TDD
14 218 (22.29%) JIRA
15 216 (22.09%) C#
16 202 (20.65%) Manual Testing
17 179 (18.30%) Finance
18 171 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
19 162 (16.56%) .NET
20 153 (15.64%) JavaScript
21 151 (15.44%) Ruby
22 150 (15.34%) Linux
23 148 (15.13%) Open Source
24 146 (14.93%) Regression Testing
25 143 (14.62%) ISEB
25 143 (14.62%) Software Testing
26 138 (14.11%) Python
27 135 (13.80%) Software Engineering
28 128 (13.09%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 50 (5.11%) Confluence
2 28 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.45%) IIS
4 14 (1.43%) Node.js
5 9 (0.92%) CMS
6 7 (0.72%) ColdFusion
7 6 (0.61%) Apache
8 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.10%) Drupal
10 1 (0.10%) Lync
Applications
1 50 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (2.25%) Magento
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.17%) GitHub
2 27 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.84%) SaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 31 (3.17%) Internet
3 23 (2.35%) HTTP
4 7 (0.72%) DNS
4 7 (0.72%) WAN
4 7 (0.72%) CTI
5 6 (0.61%) Firewall
5 6 (0.61%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.51%) LAN
7 4 (0.41%) LDAP
7 4 (0.41%) SSL
7 4 (0.41%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.31%) Network Security
8 3 (0.31%) VoIP
8 3 (0.31%) NAS
9 2 (0.20%) IMAP
9 2 (0.20%) Wireless
9 2 (0.20%) DVB
9 2 (0.20%) RTP
9 2 (0.20%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.24%) MySQL
3 60 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 46 (4.70%) RDBMS
5 22 (2.25%) RavenDB
6 21 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.23%) DB2
9 11 (1.12%) Big Data
10 10 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.82%) Redis
11 8 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 585 (59.82%) Selenium
2 257 (26.28%) Cucumber
3 247 (25.26%) WebDriver
4 218 (22.29%) JIRA
5 90 (9.20%) Git (software)
6 81 (8.28%) JUnit
7 74 (7.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 68 (6.95%) WATIR
9 59 (6.03%) SoapUI
10 57 (5.83%) Jenkins
11 54 (5.52%) TeamCity
11 54 (5.52%) JMeter
12 49 (5.01%) JBehave
13 48 (4.91%) Subversion
14 43 (4.40%) Maven
15 39 (3.99%) Hudson
15 39 (3.99%) SpecFlow
16 38 (3.89%) FitNesse
17 36 (3.68%) WinRunner
17 36 (3.68%) PHPUnit
General
1 179 (18.30%) Finance
2 47 (4.81%) Retail
3 33 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.37%) Games
4 15 (1.53%) Banking
5 13 (1.33%) Front Office
5 13 (1.33%) Marketing
6 11 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.02%) Publishing
8 8 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.72%) Back Office
9 7 (0.72%) Automotive
10 6 (0.61%) Advertising
11 5 (0.51%) Legal
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
11 5 (0.51%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.41%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (16.56%) .NET
2 121 (12.37%) Gherkin
3 83 (8.49%) HTML
4 73 (7.46%) CSS
5 67 (6.85%) Web Services
6 59 (6.03%) XML
7 46 (4.70%) SOAP
8 42 (4.29%) .NET Framework
9 40 (4.09%) RESTful
10 37 (3.78%) jQuery
11 31 (3.17%) ASP.NET
12 30 (3.07%) J2EE
13 22 (2.25%) MSMQ
13 22 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (2.25%) HTML5
13 22 (2.25%) NHibernate
13 22 (2.25%) Spring
13 22 (2.25%) Spring.NET
13 22 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (2.25%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 148 (15.13%) Open Source
2 110 (11.25%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.81%) Mathematics
4 43 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.17%) Blog
6 23 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.15%) Client/Server
8 18 (1.84%) Derivative
8 18 (1.84%) Online Gambling
9 12 (1.23%) Social Media
10 11 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.72%) iPad
12 6 (0.61%) iPhone
12 6 (0.61%) Animation
12 6 (0.61%) Replication
12 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.51%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.41%) Artificial Intelligence
15 3 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.31%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.34%) Linux
2 105 (10.74%) Windows
3 92 (9.41%) UNIX
4 55 (5.62%) Android
5 48 (4.91%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.10%) VMS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (30.27%) Scrum
3 289 (29.55%) Test Scripting
4 252 (25.77%) Test Automation
5 247 (25.26%) Automated Testing
6 234 (23.93%) BDD
7 220 (22.49%) TDD
8 202 (20.65%) Manual Testing
9 171 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
10 146 (14.93%) Regression Testing
11 143 (14.62%) Software Testing
12 135 (13.80%) Software Engineering
13 128 (13.09%) E-Commerce
14 122 (12.47%) Test Strategy
15 106 (10.84%) Automation Testing
16 98 (10.02%) User Stories
17 78 (7.98%) Performance Testing
18 73 (7.46%) Mentoring
19 64 (6.54%) Integration Testing
20 53 (5.42%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 334 (34.15%) Java
2 267 (27.30%) SQL
3 216 (22.09%) C#
4 153 (15.64%) JavaScript
5 151 (15.44%) Ruby
6 138 (14.11%) Python
7 94 (9.61%) PHP
8 87 (8.90%) C++
9 39 (3.99%) Perl
10 22 (2.25%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.94%) C
12 17 (1.74%) Scala
13 14 (1.43%) Delphi
14 11 (1.12%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.92%) Groovy
16 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.61%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.51%) VBScript
18 5 (0.51%) VBA
19 4 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 258 (26.38%) Degree
2 143 (14.62%) ISEB
3 99 (10.12%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.66%) Security Cleared
5 24 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.61%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.41%) HND
9 2 (0.20%) MCSE
9 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) CCNA
9 2 (0.20%) MCITP
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.10%) AAT
10 1 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 978 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.51%) TickIT
5 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.31%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 16 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.31%) Gluster
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.41%) Puppet
2 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 67 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.40%) Oracle
3 22 (2.25%) Endeca
3 22 (2.25%) RedPrairie
4 17 (1.74%) VMware
5 14 (1.43%) HP
6 13 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.33%) Cerillion
7 9 (0.92%) JD Edwards
8 7 (0.72%) IBM
9 6 (0.61%) Facebook
10 5 (0.51%) Informatica
10 5 (0.51%) JBoss
11 4 (0.41%) SAP
11 4 (0.41%) Avaya
12 3 (0.31%) Adobe
13 2 (0.20%) Cisco
13 2 (0.20%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.20%) Twitter
13 2 (0.20%) ForgeRock
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 to £48000 per annum
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
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Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: to £35k
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Stock options
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
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