The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 71 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.86% - 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% - 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £28,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
QA Engineer
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield 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
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
678 670 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.86% 97.95% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 584 558 491
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Sheffield

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) Selenium
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (18.18%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (18.18%) CAD
7 2 (18.18%) CAE
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) TestComplete
7 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) User Stories

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (18.18%) TestComplete
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) CAD
5 2 (18.18%) CAE
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) C
4 1 (9.09%) XQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft