The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 335 347 401
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 105 80 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.40% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 53 76 45
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Hampshire +24 44 £23,500 -16.07% 1
East Sussex -16 16 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Surrey -2 14 £50,000 +42.85%
Berkshire -17 14 £37,250 -12.35% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Sussex - 4 - -
Middlesex - 3 £38,500 -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Kent - 1 £62,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 182 (100.00%) QA
2 120 (65.93%) Selenium
3 110 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (42.86%) C#
5 72 (39.56%) WebDriver
6 69 (37.91%) .NET
7 66 (36.26%) Test Scripting
8 65 (35.71%) SQL
9 57 (31.32%) Cucumber
10 54 (29.67%) Java
11 53 (29.12%) Test Strategy
12 51 (28.02%) Test Automation
12 51 (28.02%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (28.02%) Scrum
13 50 (27.47%) SQL Server
14 49 (26.92%) Ruby
14 49 (26.92%) Degree
15 45 (24.73%) Open Source
15 45 (24.73%) JavaScript
16 44 (24.18%) JIRA
17 42 (23.08%) TDD
17 42 (23.08%) Software Testing
18 41 (22.53%) BDD
18 41 (22.53%) E-Commerce
19 40 (21.98%) Gherkin
20 38 (20.88%) Manual Testing
20 38 (20.88%) Computer Science
21 37 (20.33%) Automated Testing
21 37 (20.33%) HTML
22 36 (19.78%) ISEB

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 26 (14.29%) Confluence
2 24 (13.19%) IIS
3 7 (3.85%) ColdFusion
4 5 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.75%) Apache
4 5 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 22 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.64%) GitHub
2 13 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.79%) Internet
2 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.30%) CTI
4 4 (2.20%) HTTP
5 3 (1.65%) Network Security
6 2 (1.10%) NAS
6 2 (1.10%) IMAP
6 2 (1.10%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.10%) SMTP
6 2 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (27.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.68%) RDBMS
2 34 (18.68%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.09%) RavenDB
4 10 (5.49%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 120 (65.93%) Selenium
2 72 (39.56%) WebDriver
3 57 (31.32%) Cucumber
4 44 (24.18%) JIRA
5 34 (18.68%) WATIR
6 32 (17.58%) Rhino Mocks
6 32 (17.58%) NUnit
7 29 (15.93%) Git (software)
8 26 (14.29%) TeamCity
8 26 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 23 (12.64%) Moq
9 23 (12.64%) WinRunner
10 22 (12.09%) ReSharper
10 22 (12.09%) NCrunch
11 15 (8.24%) TestComplete
12 14 (7.69%) JUnit
12 14 (7.69%) JMeter
13 12 (6.59%) Visual Studio
14 11 (6.04%) SoapUI
14 11 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (17.03%) Finance
2 14 (7.69%) Retail
3 11 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.75%) Automotive
5 4 (2.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.10%) Electronics
6 2 (1.10%) Military
6 2 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (37.91%) .NET
2 40 (21.98%) Gherkin
3 37 (20.33%) HTML
4 34 (18.68%) CSS
5 32 (17.58%) .NET Framework
6 23 (12.64%) jQuery
7 22 (12.09%) Spring.NET
7 22 (12.09%) NHibernate
7 22 (12.09%) StructureMap
7 22 (12.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 22 (12.09%) Castle Windsor
7 22 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 22 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (12.09%) Dapper ORM
7 22 (12.09%) MSMQ
7 22 (12.09%) ASP.NET
8 17 (9.34%) Web Services
9 10 (5.49%) CSS3
9 10 (5.49%) HTML5
10 7 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.73%) Open Source
2 38 (20.88%) Computer Science
3 26 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (12.64%) Mathematics
4 23 (12.64%) Blog
5 9 (4.95%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.30%) Replication
7 2 (1.10%) DTV
7 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.10%) Social Media
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.69%) Windows
2 11 (6.04%) Linux
2 11 (6.04%) UNIX
3 2 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (36.26%) Test Scripting
3 53 (29.12%) Test Strategy
4 51 (28.02%) Test Automation
4 51 (28.02%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (28.02%) Scrum
5 42 (23.08%) TDD
5 42 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 41 (22.53%) E-Commerce
6 41 (22.53%) BDD
7 38 (20.88%) Manual Testing
8 37 (20.33%) Automated Testing
9 35 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (18.68%) ERP
11 29 (15.93%) Mentoring
12 27 (14.84%) Software Engineering
12 27 (14.84%) Refactoring
13 26 (14.29%) Pair Programming
14 25 (13.74%) Benchmarking
15 23 (12.64%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (42.86%) C#
2 65 (35.71%) SQL
3 54 (29.67%) Java
4 49 (26.92%) Ruby
5 45 (24.73%) JavaScript
6 22 (12.09%) C++
6 22 (12.09%) PHP
6 22 (12.09%) VB.NET
7 15 (8.24%) Python
8 9 (4.95%) C
9 8 (4.40%) Perl
10 4 (2.20%) Delphi
11 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.10%) VBScript
13 1 (0.55%) VB
13 1 (0.55%) XPath
13 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (26.92%) Degree
2 36 (19.78%) ISEB
3 16 (8.79%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.55%) HND
6 1 (0.55%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (3.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.10%) TickIT
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (10.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.09%) Endeca
2 22 (12.09%) RedPrairie
3 7 (3.85%) HP
4 5 (2.75%) JBoss
5 2 (1.10%) Avaya
5 2 (1.10%) SAP
5 2 (1.10%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.10%) VMware
5 2 (1.10%) Mitel
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle
6 1 (0.55%) Informatica
6 1 (0.55%) Sage
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