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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 464 539 543
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 508 328 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 400 299 344
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,300 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
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
99334 94125 105556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81237 79015 90798
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 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 17 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 +78 301 £48,750 +8.33% 24
South East +24 105 £38,500 +10.00% 11
East of England -22 31 £32,500 - 4
South West -9 24 £35,000 -6.66% 3
North West -8 18 £35,000 +25.00% 5
East Midlands +1 11 £35,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire -27 10 £26,000 -25.71% 3
North East - 6 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -2 5 £34,500 -8.00% 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 982 (100.00%) QA
2 637 (64.87%) Agile Software Development
3 563 (57.33%) Selenium
4 333 (33.91%) Java
5 299 (30.45%) Scrum
6 288 (29.33%) Test Scripting
7 272 (27.70%) SQL
8 266 (27.09%) Cucumber
9 253 (25.76%) Test Automation
10 249 (25.36%) Degree
11 245 (24.95%) Automated Testing
12 242 (24.64%) WebDriver
13 239 (24.34%) BDD
14 223 (22.71%) TDD
15 219 (22.30%) C#
15 219 (22.30%) JIRA
16 195 (19.86%) Manual Testing
17 178 (18.13%) Finance
18 175 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
19 153 (15.58%) .NET
20 151 (15.38%) JavaScript
20 151 (15.38%) Ruby
21 150 (15.27%) Linux
22 149 (15.17%) Open Source
23 147 (14.97%) Software Testing
24 145 (14.77%) Regression Testing
25 140 (14.26%) ISEB
25 140 (14.26%) Software Engineering
26 137 (13.95%) Python
27 132 (13.44%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 48 (4.89%) Confluence
2 27 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.44%) IIS
4 13 (1.32%) Node.js
5 10 (1.02%) CMS
6 7 (0.71%) ColdFusion
7 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.51%) Apache
8 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.10%) Lync
9 1 (0.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 47 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.12%) MS Office
3 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Maya
Business Applications
1 22 (2.24%) Magento
2 7 (0.71%) 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 (3.16%) GitHub
2 23 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.04%) SaaS
4 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.67%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.85%) Internet
3 22 (2.24%) HTTP
4 7 (0.71%) CTI
5 6 (0.61%) DNS
5 6 (0.61%) WAN
6 5 (0.51%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.51%) Firewall
7 4 (0.41%) LAN
8 3 (0.31%) LDAP
8 3 (0.31%) SSL
8 3 (0.31%) VoIP
8 3 (0.31%) Network Security
8 3 (0.31%) NAS
9 2 (0.20%) IMAP
9 2 (0.20%) VLAN
9 2 (0.20%) Wireless
9 2 (0.20%) DSL
9 2 (0.20%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.31%) MySQL
3 57 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.48%) RDBMS
5 24 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.24%) RavenDB
7 18 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.12%) DB2
9 10 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.81%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.81%) Redis
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.71%) Big Data
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 563 (57.33%) Selenium
2 266 (27.09%) Cucumber
3 242 (24.64%) WebDriver
4 219 (22.30%) JIRA
5 96 (9.78%) Git (software)
6 78 (7.94%) JUnit
7 71 (7.23%) QuickTest Pro
8 69 (7.03%) WATIR
9 62 (6.31%) Jenkins
10 58 (5.91%) SoapUI
11 56 (5.70%) JMeter
12 54 (5.50%) TeamCity
13 49 (4.99%) Subversion
14 48 (4.89%) JBehave
15 45 (4.58%) SpecFlow
16 41 (4.18%) Maven
17 39 (3.97%) Hudson
18 36 (3.67%) PHPUnit
19 35 (3.56%) NUnit
19 35 (3.56%) FitNesse
General
1 178 (18.13%) Finance
2 43 (4.38%) Retail
3 38 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.75%) Games
5 18 (1.83%) Banking
6 13 (1.32%) Front Office
6 13 (1.32%) Marketing
7 11 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.02%) Publishing
9 8 (0.81%) Advertising
9 8 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.71%) Legal
10 7 (0.71%) Back Office
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
12 4 (0.41%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.31%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.31%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (15.58%) .NET
2 128 (13.03%) Gherkin
3 78 (7.94%) HTML
4 73 (7.43%) Web Services
5 69 (7.03%) CSS
6 53 (5.40%) XML
7 48 (4.89%) SOAP
8 41 (4.18%) RESTful
9 37 (3.77%) .NET Framework
10 36 (3.67%) jQuery
11 30 (3.05%) J2EE
11 30 (3.05%) ASP.NET
12 23 (2.34%) Spring
12 23 (2.34%) REST
13 22 (2.24%) Spring.NET
13 22 (2.24%) StructureMap
13 22 (2.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (2.24%) Castle Windsor
13 22 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (2.24%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 149 (15.17%) Open Source
2 122 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (11.10%) Computer Science
4 43 (4.38%) Mathematics
5 42 (4.28%) Mobile App
6 31 (3.16%) Blog
7 23 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.93%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.83%) Online Gambling
9 18 (1.83%) User Experience
10 16 (1.63%) Derivative
11 11 (1.12%) Social Media
12 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.61%) Animation
13 6 (0.61%) Replication
13 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.61%) iPad
14 5 (0.51%) iPhone
14 5 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.27%) Linux
2 102 (10.39%) UNIX
3 101 (10.29%) Windows
4 60 (6.11%) Android
5 54 (5.50%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
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
1 637 (64.87%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (30.45%) Scrum
3 288 (29.33%) Test Scripting
4 253 (25.76%) Test Automation
5 245 (24.95%) Automated Testing
6 239 (24.34%) BDD
7 223 (22.71%) TDD
8 195 (19.86%) Manual Testing
9 175 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
10 147 (14.97%) Software Testing
11 145 (14.77%) Regression Testing
12 140 (14.26%) Software Engineering
13 132 (13.44%) E-Commerce
14 117 (11.91%) Test Strategy
15 100 (10.18%) Automation Testing
16 95 (9.67%) User Stories
17 76 (7.74%) Performance Testing
18 69 (7.03%) Mentoring
19 57 (5.80%) Integration Testing
20 53 (5.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 333 (33.91%) Java
2 272 (27.70%) SQL
3 219 (22.30%) C#
4 151 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 151 (15.38%) Ruby
5 137 (13.95%) Python
6 96 (9.78%) PHP
7 91 (9.27%) C++
8 36 (3.67%) Perl
9 22 (2.24%) VB.NET
10 20 (2.04%) C
11 17 (1.73%) Scala
12 12 (1.22%) Groovy
12 12 (1.22%) Delphi
13 11 (1.12%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.81%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.51%) VBScript
15 5 (0.51%) VBA
15 5 (0.51%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.41%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 249 (25.36%) Degree
2 140 (14.26%) ISEB
3 97 (9.88%) ISTQB
4 25 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 21 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (1.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.51%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.31%) HND
9 2 (0.20%) MCSE
9 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) MCITP
9 2 (0.20%) CCNA
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.10%) AAT
10 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 982 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.92%) TickIT
5 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.31%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.02%) 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%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (6.31%) 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
4 1 (0.10%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 59 (6.01%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.07%) Oracle
3 22 (2.24%) Endeca
3 22 (2.24%) RedPrairie
4 20 (2.04%) VMware
5 19 (1.93%) HP
6 13 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.32%) Cerillion
7 9 (0.92%) JD Edwards
8 7 (0.71%) 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%) Perforce
13 2 (0.20%) Mitel
13 2 (0.20%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.20%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.20%) Cisco
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £26000 to £29000 per annum
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Stock options
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Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
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City, London
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