The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 89 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.60% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.63% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
QA Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1196 1112 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.47% 95.45% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 944 861 747
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Essex region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Essex

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Colchester - 2 £35,000 -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA