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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 467 569 518
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 494 299 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 436 279 327
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103792 95991 105966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 85662 80321 91544
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Engineer
UK

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 July 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 July 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 +106 341 £47,500 +5.55% 29
South East -14 77 £42,500 +21.42% 8
South West -18 24 £35,000 -7.89% 3
East of England -20 22 £42,500 +21.42% 5
East Midlands +4 14 £31,250 -0.79% 2
North West -2 12 £35,000 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -28 8 £29,500 -1.66% 3
West Midlands +11 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North East - 1 £25,000 -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 939 (100.00%) QA
2 550 (58.57%) Selenium
3 395 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
4 323 (34.40%) Java
5 266 (28.33%) SQL
6 260 (27.69%) Scrum
7 255 (27.16%) Degree
8 249 (26.52%) Automated Testing
9 243 (25.88%) Test Scripting
10 236 (25.13%) Test Automation
11 216 (23.00%) Cucumber
12 214 (22.79%) C#
13 207 (22.04%) WebDriver
14 191 (20.34%) BDD
15 188 (20.02%) TDD
16 183 (19.49%) JIRA
17 177 (18.85%) Finance
18 173 (18.42%) .NET
19 160 (17.04%) Manual Testing
20 152 (16.19%) Linux
21 143 (15.23%) Python
22 142 (15.12%) JavaScript
23 141 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
24 131 (13.95%) ISEB
25 129 (13.74%) Regression Testing
26 120 (12.78%) Software Testing
27 119 (12.67%) Software Engineering
28 114 (12.14%) Ruby
29 110 (11.71%) Computer Science
30 107 (11.40%) Windows

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 45 (4.79%) Confluence
2 27 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.24%) IIS
4 15 (1.60%) Node.js
5 7 (0.75%) ColdFusion
5 7 (0.75%) Apache
6 6 (0.64%) CMS
7 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.11%) Lync
9 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 55 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.32%) Maya
3 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 19 (2.02%) Magento
2 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.11%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.28%) GitHub
2 12 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.41%) Internet
2 24 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.02%) HTTP
4 6 (0.64%) Firewall
4 6 (0.64%) DNS
4 6 (0.64%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.43%) LDAP
5 4 (0.43%) LAN
5 4 (0.43%) WAN
5 4 (0.43%) SSL
6 3 (0.32%) Network Security
6 3 (0.32%) NAS
7 2 (0.21%) IMAP
7 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.21%) Wireless
7 2 (0.21%) DVB
7 2 (0.21%) CTI
7 2 (0.21%) SMTP
7 2 (0.21%) SAN
8 1 (0.11%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 71 (7.56%) MySQL
3 49 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.77%) RDBMS
5 21 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.92%) RavenDB
7 16 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.49%) Big Data
8 14 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.38%) DB2
10 10 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.85%) Redis
12 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.21%) Riak
15 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 550 (58.57%) Selenium
2 216 (23.00%) Cucumber
3 207 (22.04%) WebDriver
4 183 (19.49%) JIRA
5 76 (8.09%) JUnit
6 72 (7.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 69 (7.35%) Git (software)
8 66 (7.03%) SoapUI
9 53 (5.64%) Subversion
10 49 (5.22%) JBehave
11 48 (5.11%) WATIR
11 48 (5.11%) Maven
12 45 (4.79%) FitNesse
13 42 (4.47%) JMeter
14 41 (4.37%) WinRunner
15 38 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (4.05%) Jenkins
16 37 (3.94%) TeamCity
17 36 (3.83%) Hudson
18 33 (3.51%) PHPUnit
General
1 177 (18.85%) Finance
2 50 (5.32%) Retail
3 39 (4.15%) Games
4 28 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.60%) Front Office
5 15 (1.60%) Marketing
6 13 (1.38%) Banking
7 11 (1.17%) Back Office
7 11 (1.17%) Automotive
8 7 (0.75%) Advertising
8 7 (0.75%) Publishing
8 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.64%) Legal
10 5 (0.53%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.32%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.21%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (18.42%) .NET
2 88 (9.37%) Gherkin
3 76 (8.09%) CSS
4 74 (7.88%) HTML
5 65 (6.92%) Web Services
6 62 (6.60%) XML
7 47 (5.01%) SOAP
7 47 (5.01%) .NET Framework
8 37 (3.94%) jQuery
9 29 (3.09%) ASP.NET
10 27 (2.88%) J2EE
11 25 (2.66%) RESTful
12 20 (2.13%) Spring
13 18 (1.92%) StructureMap
13 18 (1.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 18 (1.92%) Castle Windsor
13 18 (1.92%) HTML5
13 18 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (1.92%) Spring.NET
13 18 (1.92%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.71%) Computer Science
2 104 (11.08%) Open Source
3 48 (5.11%) Mathematics
3 48 (5.11%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 21 (2.24%) Online Gambling
5 21 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.92%) Derivative
7 12 (1.28%) Blog
8 11 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.06%) Animation
10 9 (0.96%) Social Media
10 9 (0.96%) iPad
11 7 (0.75%) iPhone
11 7 (0.75%) Online Games
12 6 (0.64%) EFT
13 5 (0.53%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.53%) Spread Betting
13 5 (0.53%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 152 (16.19%) Linux
2 107 (11.40%) Windows
3 86 (9.16%) UNIX
4 57 (6.07%) Android
5 48 (5.11%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (27.69%) Scrum
3 249 (26.52%) Automated Testing
4 243 (25.88%) Test Scripting
5 236 (25.13%) Test Automation
6 191 (20.34%) BDD
7 188 (20.02%) TDD
8 160 (17.04%) Manual Testing
9 141 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
10 129 (13.74%) Regression Testing
11 120 (12.78%) Software Testing
12 119 (12.67%) Software Engineering
13 106 (11.29%) Test Strategy
14 103 (10.97%) Automation Testing
15 99 (10.54%) E-Commerce
16 92 (9.80%) User Stories
17 69 (7.35%) Performance Testing
18 66 (7.03%) Integration Testing
19 60 (6.39%) System Testing
20 53 (5.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 323 (34.40%) Java
2 266 (28.33%) SQL
3 214 (22.79%) C#
4 143 (15.23%) Python
5 142 (15.12%) JavaScript
6 114 (12.14%) Ruby
7 84 (8.95%) PHP
7 84 (8.95%) C++
8 39 (4.15%) Perl
9 19 (2.02%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.70%) Scala
11 15 (1.60%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.49%) C
12 14 (1.49%) Delphi
13 7 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.53%) VBA
15 4 (0.43%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.43%) Groovy
15 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 255 (27.16%) Degree
2 131 (13.95%) ISEB
3 83 (8.84%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.77%) Security Cleared
5 21 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.75%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.43%) HND
9 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.11%) AAT
10 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 939 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.32%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) TickIT
5 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.32%) Gluster
4 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.11%) KVM
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 56 (5.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.96%) Oracle
3 18 (1.92%) RedPrairie
3 18 (1.92%) Endeca
4 15 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.28%) Cerillion
6 11 (1.17%) VMware
6 11 (1.17%) HP
7 10 (1.06%) IBM
8 9 (0.96%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.64%) Facebook
10 5 (0.53%) Informatica
10 5 (0.53%) JBoss
11 3 (0.32%) Adobe
11 3 (0.32%) SAP
12 2 (0.21%) Twitter
12 2 (0.21%) Google
12 2 (0.21%) Mitel
12 2 (0.21%) Avaya
12 2 (0.21%) ForgeRock
Central London / West End
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum +10% bonus+Share Options+Healthcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-50,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% bonus, share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £22500 - £30000 per annum + Great Base+Propects
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago