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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 514 475 566
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 411 508 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.50% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 334 405 286
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,750 £51,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -80 197 £47,500 -5.00% 16
South East +29 107 £40,000 +3.89% 8
North West +16 24 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East of England -7 24 £33,750 -2.17% 6
Yorkshire +24 20 £35,000 +34.61% 4
South West -28 20 £45,000 +28.57% 4
West Midlands 0 9 £32,500 -4.41% 3
East Midlands -5 6 £31,250 -10.71% 2
North East -2 5 £32,500 -27.77% 3
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 820 (100.00%) QA
2 547 (66.71%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (45.00%) Selenium
4 332 (40.49%) Java
5 249 (30.37%) Automated Testing
6 248 (30.24%) Manual Testing
7 222 (27.07%) Test Automation
8 212 (25.85%) SQL
9 192 (23.41%) Scrum
10 186 (22.68%) Degree
11 185 (22.56%) Test Scripting
12 171 (20.85%) Finance
13 168 (20.49%) C#
14 163 (19.88%) TDD
15 156 (19.02%) Regression Testing
16 146 (17.80%) JIRA
16 146 (17.80%) WebDriver
17 145 (17.68%) Cucumber
18 137 (16.71%) Software Testing
19 130 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
20 129 (15.73%) Performance Testing
21 127 (15.49%) Web Services
22 122 (14.88%) BDD
23 119 (14.51%) ISEB
24 116 (14.15%) Automation Testing
24 116 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
25 111 (13.54%) Integration Testing
25 111 (13.54%) Ruby
26 103 (12.56%) Windows
27 101 (12.32%) Jenkins

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.59%) Confluence
3 11 (1.34%) Tomcat
3 11 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.85%) JBoss
5 7 (0.85%) TorqueBox
6 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.61%) Apache
7 4 (0.49%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.37%) CMS
9 2 (0.24%) nginx
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.24%) Node.js
10 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) SAS
10 1 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 58 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.59%) MS Office
3 8 (0.98%) Mingle
4 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.66%) SaaS
2 13 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.37%) Trello
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.24%) GitHub
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.78%) Internet
2 13 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.34%) HTTP
4 7 (0.85%) CTI
5 6 (0.73%) VoIP
6 5 (0.61%) LAN
6 5 (0.61%) DNS
7 4 (0.49%) WAN
8 3 (0.37%) SMTP
8 3 (0.37%) SSL
9 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.24%) Intranet
9 2 (0.24%) LTE
9 2 (0.24%) UMTS
9 2 (0.24%) GSM
9 2 (0.24%) DSL
10 1 (0.12%) Firewall
10 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.12%) Wireless
10 1 (0.12%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.73%) SQL Server
1 47 (5.73%) Relational Database
2 42 (5.12%) MySQL
3 38 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.56%) Big Data
5 15 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.46%) DB2
7 11 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
7 11 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.73%) OLTP
9 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.37%) HBase
12 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.24%) OLAP
13 2 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 369 (45.00%) Selenium
2 146 (17.80%) JIRA
2 146 (17.80%) WebDriver
3 145 (17.68%) Cucumber
4 101 (12.32%) Jenkins
5 87 (10.61%) HP UFT
6 65 (7.93%) Git (software)
7 63 (7.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 56 (6.83%) Subversion
9 54 (6.59%) Maven
9 54 (6.59%) JUnit
10 46 (5.61%) SoapUI
11 40 (4.88%) Visual Studio
12 38 (4.63%) JMeter
13 33 (4.02%) SpecFlow
14 32 (3.90%) TeamCity
15 30 (3.66%) TestNG
16 25 (3.05%) RSpec
17 24 (2.93%) WATIR
18 23 (2.80%) FitNesse
General
1 171 (20.85%) Finance
2 60 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.39%) Marketing
4 35 (4.27%) Retail
5 32 (3.90%) Banking
6 31 (3.78%) Games
7 18 (2.20%) Polish Language
8 14 (1.71%) Electronics
9 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.98%) Advertising
10 8 (0.98%) Law
10 8 (0.98%) Legal
11 6 (0.73%) Automotive
11 6 (0.73%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
12 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Front Office
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (15.49%) Web Services
2 92 (11.22%) .NET
3 69 (8.41%) REST
4 68 (8.29%) Gherkin
5 67 (8.17%) XML
6 64 (7.80%) SOAP
7 51 (6.22%) HTML
8 30 (3.66%) CSS
9 26 (3.17%) Spring
10 25 (3.05%) J2EE
11 21 (2.56%) Ajax
12 20 (2.44%) RESTful
13 17 (2.07%) JSON
13 17 (2.07%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.34%) J2SE
14 11 (1.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 10 (1.22%) HTML5
16 8 (0.98%) JMS
16 8 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
17 7 (0.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 130 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (11.34%) Mobile App
3 91 (11.10%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.51%) User Experience
5 26 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.56%) iPhone
8 19 (2.32%) Blackberry
9 18 (2.20%) Online Gambling
10 11 (1.34%) iPad
11 10 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.10%) DTV
13 7 (0.85%) Online Games
14 6 (0.73%) Data Integration
14 6 (0.73%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.61%) Social Media
15 5 (0.61%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.56%) Windows
2 68 (8.29%) Android
3 62 (7.56%) Linux
4 55 (6.71%) UNIX
5 52 (6.34%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.71%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.61%) SUSE
10 3 (0.37%) Solaris
11 2 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (66.71%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (30.37%) Automated Testing
3 248 (30.24%) Manual Testing
4 222 (27.07%) Test Automation
5 192 (23.41%) Scrum
6 185 (22.56%) Test Scripting
7 163 (19.88%) TDD
8 156 (19.02%) Regression Testing
9 137 (16.71%) Software Testing
10 129 (15.73%) Performance Testing
11 122 (14.88%) BDD
12 116 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (14.15%) Automation Testing
13 111 (13.54%) Integration Testing
14 99 (12.07%) User Stories
15 93 (11.34%) Unit Testing
15 93 (11.34%) Software Engineering
16 86 (10.49%) SDLC
17 70 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
18 69 (8.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 332 (40.49%) Java
2 212 (25.85%) SQL
3 168 (20.49%) C#
4 111 (13.54%) Ruby
5 92 (11.22%) Python
6 73 (8.90%) JavaScript
7 52 (6.34%) PHP
8 36 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 23 (2.80%) Perl
9 23 (2.80%) C++
10 20 (2.44%) C
11 14 (1.71%) VBScript
12 10 (1.22%) VB
12 10 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.98%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.85%) XPath
15 7 (0.85%) Groovy
15 7 (0.85%) Scala
16 5 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 186 (22.68%) Degree
2 119 (14.51%) ISEB
3 73 (8.90%) ISTQB
4 20 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.73%) HND
6 5 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.61%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.12%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 820 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.24%) GAMP
2 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.73%) Firmware
3 5 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 88 (10.73%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.56%) Ansible
3 17 (2.07%) Puppet
4 13 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.73%) Salt
5 6 (0.73%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.49%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 99 (12.07%) Oracle
2 89 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 70 (8.54%) HP
4 25 (3.05%) Google
5 23 (2.80%) Facebook
6 16 (1.95%) Pega
7 14 (1.71%) ForgeRock
8 13 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.22%) SAP
11 9 (1.10%) VMware
12 5 (0.61%) Telerik
12 5 (0.61%) Tableau
13 3 (0.37%) Verint
13 3 (0.37%) Progress
14 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft
14 2 (0.24%) MicroStrategy
14 2 (0.24%) Temenos
14 2 (0.24%) Websense
14 2 (0.24%) JD Edwards
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