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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 342 459 385
Rank change year-on-year
+117 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 341 162 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 299 150 244
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,850 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,250 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
QA Engineer
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 London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44357 41423 48051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.41% 93.52% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 37081 34736 41760
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in London

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in London

QA Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
City of London +22 68 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Surbiton - 6 £39,000 -
Ealing +10 2 £40,000 -
Croydon -7 2 £47,000 +4.44% 1
Hounslow - 1 £60,000 - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 624 (100.00%) QA
2 367 (58.81%) Selenium
3 262 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
4 203 (32.53%) Java
5 173 (27.72%) Scrum
6 172 (27.56%) BDD
7 171 (27.40%) SQL
7 171 (27.40%) Degree
7 171 (27.40%) Cucumber
8 168 (26.92%) Test Scripting
9 158 (25.32%) JIRA
10 157 (25.16%) Test Automation
10 157 (25.16%) WebDriver
11 156 (25.00%) TDD
11 156 (25.00%) Automated Testing
12 148 (23.72%) Finance
13 113 (18.11%) Regression Testing
14 110 (17.63%) Linux
15 109 (17.47%) Python
16 106 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
17 98 (15.71%) C#
18 89 (14.26%) Manual Testing
19 87 (13.94%) Ruby
20 85 (13.62%) JavaScript
21 74 (11.86%) Software Engineering
22 73 (11.70%) .NET
22 73 (11.70%) Automation Testing
23 72 (11.54%) PHP
24 70 (11.22%) E-Commerce
25 67 (10.74%) Open Source

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 25 (4.01%) Tomcat
1 25 (4.01%) Confluence
2 14 (2.24%) Node.js
3 9 (1.44%) CMS
4 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.32%) Apache
4 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.16%) Lync
5 1 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) Maya
5 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 22 (3.53%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.76%) HTTP
3 7 (1.12%) DNS
4 6 (0.96%) HTTPS
4 6 (0.96%) Firewall
4 6 (0.96%) Internet
5 4 (0.64%) WAN
5 4 (0.64%) SSL
5 4 (0.64%) LDAP
5 4 (0.64%) LAN
6 2 (0.32%) DVB
7 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.16%) 3G
7 1 (0.16%) DSL
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) UMTS
7 1 (0.16%) GPRS
7 1 (0.16%) GSM
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.97%) MySQL
2 24 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.08%) Big Data
6 12 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.60%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.28%) Redis
8 8 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (0.96%) DB2
10 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.16%) HBase
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 367 (58.81%) Selenium
2 171 (27.40%) Cucumber
3 158 (25.32%) JIRA
4 157 (25.16%) WebDriver
5 57 (9.13%) Git (software)
6 49 (7.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 47 (7.53%) Subversion
8 44 (7.05%) SoapUI
9 39 (6.25%) JMeter
10 37 (5.93%) JUnit
11 36 (5.77%) Maven
12 34 (5.45%) Hudson
12 34 (5.45%) PHPUnit
13 33 (5.29%) FitNesse
14 32 (5.13%) SpecFlow
14 32 (5.13%) Jenkins
15 28 (4.49%) Capybara
16 27 (4.33%) Calabash
17 25 (4.01%) JBehave
18 23 (3.69%) WATIR
General
1 148 (23.72%) Finance
2 25 (4.01%) Games
3 24 (3.85%) Retail
4 19 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.24%) Front Office
6 12 (1.92%) Banking
7 9 (1.44%) Publishing
8 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.28%) Marketing
8 8 (1.28%) Back Office
8 8 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.80%) Advertising
9 5 (0.80%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.64%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.48%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.32%) Law
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.70%) .NET
2 65 (10.42%) Gherkin
3 53 (8.49%) Web Services
4 38 (6.09%) XML
5 37 (5.93%) SOAP
6 29 (4.65%) HTML
7 25 (4.01%) CSS
8 22 (3.53%) RESTful
9 19 (3.04%) .NET Framework
9 19 (3.04%) J2EE
10 14 (2.24%) REST
11 11 (1.76%) HTML5
12 10 (1.60%) jQuery
13 9 (1.44%) Spring
14 8 (1.28%) Natural Language Processing
15 6 (0.96%) Qt
15 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET
15 6 (0.96%) QML
16 5 (0.80%) J2SE
16 5 (0.80%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.74%) Open Source
2 57 (9.13%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.53%) Client/Server
5 20 (3.21%) Mathematics
6 18 (2.88%) Derivative
6 18 (2.88%) Online Gambling
7 15 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.12%) Social Media
8 7 (1.12%) iPad
9 6 (0.96%) iPhone
9 6 (0.96%) Animation
9 6 (0.96%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.64%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.32%) Social Network
11 2 (0.32%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 110 (17.63%) Linux
2 58 (9.29%) UNIX
3 51 (8.17%) Windows
4 47 (7.53%) Android
5 41 (6.57%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (27.72%) Scrum
3 172 (27.56%) BDD
4 168 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 157 (25.16%) Test Automation
6 156 (25.00%) TDD
6 156 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 113 (18.11%) Regression Testing
8 106 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (14.26%) Manual Testing
10 74 (11.86%) Software Engineering
11 73 (11.70%) Automation Testing
12 70 (11.22%) E-Commerce
13 59 (9.46%) User Stories
13 59 (9.46%) Test Strategy
14 58 (9.29%) Software Testing
15 55 (8.81%) Integration Testing
16 48 (7.69%) System Testing
17 45 (7.21%) Performance Testing
18 38 (6.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 203 (32.53%) Java
2 171 (27.40%) SQL
3 109 (17.47%) Python
4 98 (15.71%) C#
5 87 (13.94%) Ruby
6 85 (13.62%) JavaScript
7 72 (11.54%) PHP
8 32 (5.13%) C++
9 29 (4.65%) Perl
10 17 (2.72%) Scala
11 7 (1.12%) Groovy
11 7 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.80%) VBA
12 5 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.64%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.48%) PowerHouse
15 2 (0.32%) C
15 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 171 (27.40%) Degree
2 60 (9.62%) ISEB
3 46 (7.37%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.64%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) HND
7 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 624 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.48%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 40 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (4.81%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.49%) Oracle
3 12 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (1.92%) Cerillion
4 9 (1.44%) JD Edwards
5 7 (1.12%) IBM
6 6 (0.96%) VMware
7 5 (0.80%) HP
8 4 (0.64%) Informatica
8 4 (0.64%) Facebook
9 2 (0.32%) Twitter
9 2 (0.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.16%) Charles River
10 1 (0.16%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.16%) Zend
10 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
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