The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 336 338 390
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 111 136 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.64% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.66% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83 118 86
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
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
18504 20599 22826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.84% 96.99% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15728 16476 18291
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -23 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Sussex +3 23 £37,500 +25.00%
Hampshire +11 17 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Oxfordshire +14 16 £38,750 +27.04% 2
East Sussex -19 12 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £37,500 - 1
Surrey -3 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Kent -2 1 £25,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 196 (100.00%) QA
2 119 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (45.41%) Selenium
4 83 (42.35%) Java
5 65 (33.16%) Manual Testing
6 57 (29.08%) Functional Testing
6 57 (29.08%) Automated Testing
7 55 (28.06%) SQL
7 55 (28.06%) Test Automation
8 53 (27.04%) SDLC
9 51 (26.02%) Web Services
10 50 (25.51%) C#
10 50 (25.51%) TDD
11 46 (23.47%) Regression Testing
12 45 (22.96%) JIRA
13 42 (21.43%) WebDriver
14 41 (20.92%) Degree
15 40 (20.41%) Finance
16 39 (19.90%) .NET
17 38 (19.39%) Automation Testing
18 37 (18.88%) ISTQB
19 36 (18.37%) Software Testing
19 36 (18.37%) ISEB
20 35 (17.86%) Python
20 35 (17.86%) Scrum
21 34 (17.35%) Microsoft
21 34 (17.35%) SQL Server
21 34 (17.35%) Waterfall
21 34 (17.35%) System Integration Testing
22 32 (16.33%) Unit Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (10.71%) IIS
2 10 (5.10%) ColdFusion
3 9 (4.59%) CICS
4 4 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.53%) MS Office
2 3 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.12%) SaaS
2 4 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) GSM
1 2 (1.02%) IMAP
1 2 (1.02%) LTE
1 2 (1.02%) NAS
1 2 (1.02%) SAN
1 2 (1.02%) SMTP
1 2 (1.02%) UMTS
1 2 (1.02%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) DB2
2 10 (5.10%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.10%) MySQL
3 9 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.08%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.04%) HBase
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 89 (45.41%) Selenium
2 45 (22.96%) JIRA
3 42 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 26 (13.27%) SoapUI
5 25 (12.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (8.67%) JUnit
7 15 (7.65%) Cucumber
7 15 (7.65%) Jenkins
7 15 (7.65%) JMeter
8 10 (5.10%) Selenium IDE
9 9 (4.59%) Eclipse
10 8 (4.08%) LoadRunner
11 7 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (3.57%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.06%) PHPUnit
13 5 (2.55%) jMock
13 5 (2.55%) Maven
14 4 (2.04%) Ant
14 4 (2.04%) HP UFT
14 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (20.41%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.55%) Electronics
5 5 (2.55%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (26.02%) Web Services
2 39 (19.90%) .NET
3 21 (10.71%) XML
4 17 (8.67%) SOAP
5 14 (7.14%) HTML
6 12 (6.12%) RESTful
7 9 (4.59%) JSON
8 8 (4.08%) HTML5
8 8 (4.08%) Spring
9 7 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.06%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.06%) Java EE
10 6 (3.06%) REST
10 6 (3.06%) XHTML
11 5 (2.55%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (2.55%) React
12 4 (2.04%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.04%) Ajax
12 4 (2.04%) JMS
12 4 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 20 (10.20%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.59%) VSAM
4 7 (3.57%) Social Media
5 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.55%) Wiki
6 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.04%) User Experience
7 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.31%) Windows
2 19 (9.69%) Unix
3 17 (8.67%) Linux
4 12 (6.12%) Android
4 12 (6.12%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.06%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.53%) AIX
7 3 (1.53%) HPUX
7 3 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.16%) Manual Testing
3 57 (29.08%) Automated Testing
3 57 (29.08%) Functional Testing
4 55 (28.06%) Test Automation
5 53 (27.04%) SDLC
6 50 (25.51%) TDD
7 46 (23.47%) Regression Testing
8 38 (19.39%) Automation Testing
9 36 (18.37%) Software Testing
10 35 (17.86%) Scrum
11 34 (17.35%) System Integration Testing
11 34 (17.35%) Waterfall
12 32 (16.33%) Integration Testing
12 32 (16.33%) Unit Testing
13 28 (14.29%) BDD
14 26 (13.27%) RAD
15 25 (12.76%) Compatibility Testing
16 21 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (10.20%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (42.35%) Java
2 55 (28.06%) SQL
3 50 (25.51%) C#
4 35 (17.86%) Python
5 18 (9.18%) PHP
6 16 (8.16%) COBOL
7 14 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.14%) Perl
8 11 (5.61%) Ruby
9 10 (5.10%) C++
10 9 (4.59%) JCL
11 5 (2.55%) Groovy
12 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.53%) VB
13 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.51%) C
14 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (20.92%) Degree
2 37 (18.88%) ISTQB
3 36 (18.37%) ISEB
4 5 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) HND
7 1 (0.51%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) Firmware
2 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (12.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.04%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.53%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.02%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 34 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.76%) HP
2 25 (12.76%) Oracle
3 15 (7.65%) Sophos
4 8 (4.08%) Cadence
4 8 (4.08%) Rally
5 7 (3.57%) Pega
6 5 (2.55%) SAP
7 4 (2.04%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.53%) CA
8 3 (1.53%) NICE Systems
9 2 (1.02%) VMware
10 1 (0.51%) Informatica
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Middlesex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxford
Elsevier
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago