The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Slough 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 59 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.61% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.68% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £24,000 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
QA Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Slough 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
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
470 589 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 95.33% 96.72% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 411 502 491
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £25,000 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Slough

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Slough

QA Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 10 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (90.00%) ISEB
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
4 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (60.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Legal
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) E-business
6 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (30.00%) Web Development
7 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (10.00%) Windows
8 1 (10.00%) SQL
8 1 (10.00%) Open Source
8 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (10.00%) Capybara

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Capybara
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Scrum
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) E-business
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA