The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 500 454 534
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 460 465 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 409 399 365
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,825 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106804 98560 112219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.70% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87442 82989 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
QA Engineer
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -31 281 £45,000 -5.26% 31
South East -10 84 £40,000 +14.28% 7
East of England -17 52 £34,000 +4.61% 9
North West +19 22 £33,750 +35.00%
South West -14 21 £38,750 +13.97% 8
West Midlands +1 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands -21 5 £19,250 -39.37% 1
North East -13 1 £21,500 -38.57%
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 842 (100.00%) QA
2 437 (51.90%) Selenium
3 354 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
4 296 (35.15%) Java
5 291 (34.56%) SQL
6 254 (30.17%) Automated Testing
7 230 (27.32%) Degree
8 208 (24.70%) Test Scripting
9 191 (22.68%) C#
10 189 (22.45%) Test Automation
11 186 (22.09%) Manual Testing
12 163 (19.36%) Scrum
13 161 (19.12%) .NET
13 161 (19.12%) Python
14 155 (18.41%) Cucumber
15 148 (17.58%) WebDriver
16 145 (17.22%) Linux
17 134 (15.91%) Computer Science
18 127 (15.08%) Finance
19 118 (14.01%) JavaScript
20 117 (13.90%) ISEB
20 117 (13.90%) Automation Testing
21 116 (13.78%) C++
22 107 (12.71%) Windows
23 106 (12.59%) Test Strategy
24 99 (11.76%) JIRA
25 94 (11.16%) MySQL
26 92 (10.93%) Software Engineering
27 91 (10.81%) Software Testing
28 90 (10.69%) Microsoft

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (2.02%) Confluence
1 17 (2.02%) Apache
2 5 (0.59%) Node.js
3 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.36%) Moodle
4 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 47 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.19%) MS Office
3 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.36%) Maya
3 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.66%) SaaS
3 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.73%) Internet
3 19 (2.26%) HTTP
4 6 (0.71%) NAS
5 5 (0.59%) Firewall
5 5 (0.59%) LAN
5 5 (0.59%) LDAP
5 5 (0.59%) DNS
5 5 (0.59%) WAN
5 5 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.59%) SSL
6 4 (0.48%) FTP
7 2 (0.24%) SMS
7 2 (0.24%) VoIP
8 1 (0.12%) CTI
8 1 (0.12%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.16%) MySQL
2 88 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 61 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (7.01%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.61%) DB2
7 20 (2.38%) Big Data
8 19 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (1.90%) Riak
10 16 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.59%) HBase
14 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 437 (51.90%) Selenium
2 155 (18.41%) Cucumber
3 148 (17.58%) WebDriver
4 99 (11.76%) JIRA
5 81 (9.62%) SoapUI
6 73 (8.67%) JUnit
7 58 (6.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 52 (6.18%) Subversion
9 48 (5.70%) Maven
10 41 (4.87%) FitNesse
11 40 (4.75%) Visual Studio
12 33 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (3.80%) JBehave
14 31 (3.68%) WinRunner
15 30 (3.56%) JMeter
16 29 (3.44%) WATIR
17 28 (3.33%) TestNG
18 27 (3.21%) Git (software)
19 26 (3.09%) Jenkins
20 24 (2.85%) TestComplete
General
1 127 (15.08%) Finance
2 72 (8.55%) Games
3 31 (3.68%) Retail
4 24 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.49%) Banking
6 19 (2.26%) Marketing
7 13 (1.54%) Front Office
8 11 (1.31%) Back Office
8 11 (1.31%) Automotive
9 8 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.83%) Advertising
10 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.48%) Legal
11 4 (0.48%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.48%) French Language
11 4 (0.48%) German Language
11 4 (0.48%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (19.12%) .NET
2 65 (7.72%) Gherkin
3 60 (7.13%) Web Services
4 55 (6.53%) HTML
5 48 (5.70%) XML
6 45 (5.34%) SOAP
7 37 (4.39%) CSS
8 31 (3.68%) .NET Framework
9 18 (2.14%) Spring
10 17 (2.02%) LAMP
11 13 (1.54%) J2EE
12 11 (1.31%) REST
13 10 (1.19%) CGI
13 10 (1.19%) jQuery
14 8 (0.95%) Middleware
14 8 (0.95%) JSON
14 8 (0.95%) RESTful
15 7 (0.83%) PowerMock
15 7 (0.83%) Ajax
16 6 (0.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 134 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 53 (6.29%) Open Source
3 47 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 37 (4.39%) Mathematics
5 30 (3.56%) Client/Server
6 28 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.38%) Online Gambling
9 19 (2.26%) Animation
10 17 (2.02%) Derivative
11 14 (1.66%) Digital Media
12 11 (1.31%) Online Games
13 10 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (0.95%) Replication
15 7 (0.83%) iPad
15 7 (0.83%) Spread Betting
15 7 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
16 6 (0.71%) EFT
17 5 (0.59%) iPhone
17 5 (0.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 145 (17.22%) Linux
2 107 (12.71%) Windows
3 63 (7.48%) UNIX
4 62 (7.36%) Android
5 51 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.07%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.83%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.36%) Debian
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) SUSE
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (30.17%) Automated Testing
3 208 (24.70%) Test Scripting
4 189 (22.45%) Test Automation
5 186 (22.09%) Manual Testing
6 163 (19.36%) Scrum
7 117 (13.90%) Automation Testing
8 106 (12.59%) Test Strategy
9 92 (10.93%) Software Engineering
10 91 (10.81%) Software Testing
11 87 (10.33%) BDD
12 84 (9.98%) TDD
13 82 (9.74%) E-Commerce
14 75 (8.91%) Regression Testing
15 67 (7.96%) User Stories
16 65 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
16 65 (7.72%) Performance Testing
17 58 (6.89%) Integration Testing
18 52 (6.18%) OO
19 49 (5.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 296 (35.15%) Java
2 291 (34.56%) SQL
3 191 (22.68%) C#
4 161 (19.12%) Python
5 118 (14.01%) JavaScript
6 116 (13.78%) C++
7 58 (6.89%) PHP
8 56 (6.65%) Ruby
9 46 (5.46%) Perl
10 24 (2.85%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.90%) C
12 11 (1.31%) Delphi
13 9 (1.07%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.59%) VBA
15 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.36%) VBScript
16 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.24%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 230 (27.32%) Degree
2 117 (13.90%) ISEB
3 50 (5.94%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.59%) HND
7 5 (0.59%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 842 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) WAI
3 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (0.71%) NFS
2 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.77%) Oracle
3 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (0.59%) HP
5 4 (0.48%) Hitachi
6 3 (0.36%) Cerillion
6 3 (0.36%) SAP
6 3 (0.36%) IBM
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe
7 2 (0.24%) Apple
7 2 (0.24%) Telerik
7 2 (0.24%) Google
7 2 (0.24%) VMware
7 2 (0.24%) Facebook
7 2 (0.24%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.12%) Charles River
8 1 (0.12%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.12%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.12%) Empirix
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Guru Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £Neg. (DOE) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £42000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Grey Bridge
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Source Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex
Roc Search
Salary: £34000 - £39000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago