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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 550 522 464
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 341 372 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 306 311 436
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
98061 95266 102493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.72% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82304 78117 89013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -61 189 £47,500 - 9
South East +9 75 £40,000 - 9
East of England -20 27 £34,375 -1.78% 2
North West -3 23 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Yorkshire -7 12 £29,250 +4.46% 3
South West -13 6 £45,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands +18 3 £30,000 -3.22% 1
North East - 3 £45,000 -
West Midlands -18 2 £34,500 -42.50% 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 848 (100.00%) QA
2 543 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (49.65%) Selenium
4 251 (29.60%) Scrum
5 248 (29.25%) Java
6 247 (29.13%) SQL
7 241 (28.42%) Test Scripting
8 232 (27.36%) WebDriver
9 223 (26.30%) Cucumber
9 223 (26.30%) BDD
10 210 (24.76%) Test Automation
11 209 (24.65%) TDD
12 201 (23.70%) C#
13 187 (22.05%) Automated Testing
14 178 (20.99%) JIRA
15 169 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
16 161 (18.99%) Manual Testing
17 151 (17.81%) Degree
18 140 (16.51%) Finance
19 126 (14.86%) Software Testing
19 126 (14.86%) Gherkin
20 122 (14.39%) JavaScript
21 118 (13.92%) .NET
21 118 (13.92%) Ruby
22 116 (13.68%) Regression Testing
23 115 (13.56%) Linux
24 113 (13.33%) Open Source
25 112 (13.21%) Windows
26 110 (12.97%) ISEB
27 108 (12.74%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (3.30%) Confluence
2 23 (2.71%) IIS
3 16 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.53%) CMS
5 8 (0.94%) Node.js
6 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.24%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.12%) JBoss
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.12%) uiautomator
Applications
1 26 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Magento
2 6 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.12%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.54%) GitHub
2 25 (2.95%) SaaS
3 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.36%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.83%) Internet
3 10 (1.18%) HTTP
4 6 (0.71%) CTI
5 5 (0.59%) DSL
5 5 (0.59%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.59%) NAS
6 4 (0.47%) Network Security
6 4 (0.47%) DNS
7 3 (0.35%) 3G
7 3 (0.35%) GPRS
7 3 (0.35%) GSM
7 3 (0.35%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.35%) UMTS
7 3 (0.35%) VoIP
7 3 (0.35%) WAN
7 3 (0.35%) WCDMA
7 3 (0.35%) Wireless
7 3 (0.35%) HSDPA
7 3 (0.35%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.25%) MySQL
3 48 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 40 (4.72%) RDBMS
5 33 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.24%) RavenDB
8 10 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.94%) DB2
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.47%) Big Data
13 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.12%) OLAP
15 1 (0.12%) OLTP
15 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 421 (49.65%) Selenium
2 232 (27.36%) WebDriver
3 223 (26.30%) Cucumber
4 178 (20.99%) JIRA
5 88 (10.38%) Git (software)
6 70 (8.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 60 (7.08%) WATIR
8 58 (6.84%) Jenkins
9 56 (6.60%) JMeter
10 54 (6.37%) TeamCity
11 53 (6.25%) SoapUI
12 52 (6.13%) JUnit
13 38 (4.48%) Visual Studio
13 38 (4.48%) SpecFlow
14 35 (4.13%) NUnit
14 35 (4.13%) RSpec
15 33 (3.89%) Subversion
15 33 (3.89%) Behat
15 33 (3.89%) JBehave
16 31 (3.66%) Calabash
General
1 140 (16.51%) Finance
2 40 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.77%) Retail
4 19 (2.24%) Banking
5 17 (2.00%) Games
6 16 (1.89%) Legal
7 13 (1.53%) Marketing
8 10 (1.18%) Advertising
8 10 (1.18%) Publishing
9 8 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.71%) Law
11 5 (0.59%) Front Office
11 5 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.47%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.24%) French Language
13 2 (0.24%) Military
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (14.86%) Gherkin
2 118 (13.92%) .NET
3 105 (12.38%) Web Services
4 59 (6.96%) HTML
5 52 (6.13%) XML
6 46 (5.42%) CSS
6 46 (5.42%) SOAP
7 28 (3.30%) jQuery
7 28 (3.30%) RESTful
8 25 (2.95%) .NET Framework
9 24 (2.83%) ASP.NET
10 20 (2.36%) J2EE
11 19 (2.24%) MSMQ
11 19 (2.24%) LAMP
11 19 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (2.24%) Spring.NET
11 19 (2.24%) NHibernate
11 19 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 19 (2.24%) Dapper ORM
11 19 (2.24%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 113 (13.33%) Open Source
2 91 (10.73%) Computer Science
3 77 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.30%) Blog
6 25 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.00%) Online Gambling
7 17 (2.00%) User Experience
8 14 (1.65%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.65%) Animation
9 8 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
9 8 (0.94%) Social Media
10 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.71%) Replication
10 6 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.59%) iPad
11 5 (0.59%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.56%) Linux
2 112 (13.21%) Windows
3 103 (12.15%) UNIX
4 45 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 42 (4.95%) Android
6 11 (1.30%) Mac OS
7 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (29.60%) Scrum
3 241 (28.42%) Test Scripting
4 223 (26.30%) BDD
5 210 (24.76%) Test Automation
6 209 (24.65%) TDD
7 187 (22.05%) Automated Testing
8 169 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
9 161 (18.99%) Manual Testing
10 126 (14.86%) Software Testing
11 116 (13.68%) Regression Testing
12 108 (12.74%) E-Commerce
13 106 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 99 (11.67%) Test Strategy
15 93 (10.97%) Software Engineering
16 75 (8.84%) User Stories
17 66 (7.78%) Integration Testing
18 58 (6.84%) Performance Testing
19 52 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
20 51 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 248 (29.25%) Java
2 247 (29.13%) SQL
3 201 (23.70%) C#
4 122 (14.39%) JavaScript
5 118 (13.92%) Ruby
6 82 (9.67%) Python
7 69 (8.14%) C++
8 53 (6.25%) PHP
9 26 (3.07%) Groovy
10 19 (2.24%) VB.NET
11 18 (2.12%) C
12 16 (1.89%) Perl
13 12 (1.42%) Scala
14 7 (0.83%) VB
15 5 (0.59%) VBScript
15 5 (0.59%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.47%) Clojure
16 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 151 (17.81%) Degree
2 110 (12.97%) ISEB
3 75 (8.84%) ISTQB
4 31 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) HND
7 2 (0.24%) MCSE
7 2 (0.24%) CCNA
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.24%) MCITP
8 1 (0.12%) AAT
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 848 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (1.77%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.42%) TickIT
5 10 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.35%) Gluster
5 3 (0.35%) KVM
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.59%) Puppet
4 4 (0.47%) AppDNA
4 4 (0.47%) Ansible
5 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (5.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.25%) Oracle
3 24 (2.83%) HP
4 23 (2.71%) VMware
5 19 (2.24%) Endeca
5 19 (2.24%) RedPrairie
6 9 (1.06%) Cerillion
6 9 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.47%) Google
7 4 (0.47%) Facebook
8 3 (0.35%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.24%) Lumesse
9 2 (0.24%) Perforce
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco
9 2 (0.24%) Avaya
10 1 (0.12%) Informatica
10 1 (0.12%) Nokia
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.12%) Sage
10 1 (0.12%) Quark
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000 - 28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bacton, Stowmarket, Suffolk (IP14)
Guru Careers
Salary: £23 - 28k
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits pension, healthcare, free parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits pension, healthcare, free parking
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago