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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 353 371 392
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 89 78 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 79 65 54
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
19955 21746 21098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.94% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16310 17614 17489
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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
East Sussex +48 29 £43,500 +21.67% 5
Berkshire +4 24 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Hampshire +1 14 £35,000 +27.85% 2
Surrey -6 8 £46,250 +2.77% 2
West Sussex +2 7 £25,000 -23.07% 2
Kent +8 2 £30,750 +23.00%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £35,000 +13.82%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 220 (100.00%) QA
2 155 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (40.45%) Selenium
4 85 (38.64%) Java
5 66 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 60 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 59 (26.82%) Automation Testing
7 59 (26.82%) Finance
8 58 (26.36%) Web Services
8 58 (26.36%) Software Testing
9 54 (24.55%) TDD
10 53 (24.09%) SQL
11 48 (21.82%) Regression Testing
11 48 (21.82%) Test Scripting
12 46 (20.91%) Test Automation
13 44 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
14 42 (19.09%) Oracle
15 41 (18.64%) C#
15 41 (18.64%) HP
15 41 (18.64%) Degree
16 40 (18.18%) WebDriver
17 38 (17.27%) Waterfall
18 37 (16.82%) Compatibility Testing
19 33 (15.00%) JIRA
19 33 (15.00%) .NET
20 31 (14.09%) ISEB
20 31 (14.09%) Unit Testing
20 31 (14.09%) Integration Testing
20 31 (14.09%) REST
21 30 (13.64%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 10 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.09%) Confluence
3 4 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.91%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.82%) Mingle
3 3 (1.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.64%) SaaS
2 4 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.09%) CTI
2 8 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.82%) HTTP
3 4 (1.82%) Network Security
4 3 (1.36%) SMTP
4 3 (1.36%) LAN
4 3 (1.36%) WAN
5 2 (0.91%) VoIP
5 2 (0.91%) SSL
6 1 (0.45%) Internet
6 1 (0.45%) IMAP
6 1 (0.45%) POP3
6 1 (0.45%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.73%) MySQL
2 15 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.36%) Big Data
6 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.91%) DB2
6 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 89 (40.45%) Selenium
2 40 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 33 (15.00%) JIRA
4 17 (7.73%) SpecFlow
5 15 (6.82%) SoapUI
5 15 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 14 (6.36%) JUnit
7 13 (5.91%) Maven
7 13 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.45%) HP UFT
8 12 (5.45%) Cucumber
9 9 (4.09%) Zephyr
10 8 (3.64%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.73%) jMock
11 6 (2.73%) Ant
11 6 (2.73%) Gradle
12 5 (2.27%) Appium
12 5 (2.27%) Hudson
12 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.82%) RSpec
General
1 59 (26.82%) Finance
2 19 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.91%) Retail
4 10 (4.55%) Banking
5 7 (3.18%) Electronics
6 6 (2.73%) Marketing
6 6 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.27%) Legal
8 4 (1.82%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (26.36%) Web Services
2 33 (15.00%) .NET
3 31 (14.09%) REST
4 26 (11.82%) XML
5 17 (7.73%) HTML
6 16 (7.27%) Hibernate
6 16 (7.27%) Spring
7 10 (4.55%) J2EE
8 9 (4.09%) Gherkin
9 8 (3.64%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.18%) Ajax
10 7 (3.18%) JMS
10 7 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (2.73%) CGI
11 6 (2.73%) Java EE
11 6 (2.73%) CSS
12 5 (2.27%) SOAP
12 5 (2.27%) jQuery
12 5 (2.27%) HTML5
13 3 (1.36%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 23 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.45%) User Experience
4 10 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.73%) Wiki
5 6 (2.73%) Replication
5 6 (2.73%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.73%) DTV
6 3 (1.36%) Social Media
7 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.27%) Windows
2 12 (5.45%) Linux
2 12 (5.45%) UNIX
3 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.36%) Android
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 60 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 59 (26.82%) Automation Testing
5 58 (26.36%) Software Testing
6 54 (24.55%) TDD
7 48 (21.82%) Regression Testing
7 48 (21.82%) Test Scripting
8 46 (20.91%) Test Automation
9 38 (17.27%) Waterfall
10 37 (16.82%) Compatibility Testing
11 31 (14.09%) Unit Testing
11 31 (14.09%) Integration Testing
12 30 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (13.64%) Performance Testing
13 29 (13.18%) System Integration Testing
13 29 (13.18%) Scrum
14 28 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (11.82%) SDLC
16 21 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.64%) Java
2 53 (24.09%) SQL
3 41 (18.64%) C#
4 17 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.73%) PHP
5 10 (4.55%) Ruby
6 5 (2.27%) Python
7 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.82%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.91%) COBOL
9 2 (0.91%) Perl
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) Jython
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) XPath
10 1 (0.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 41 (18.64%) Degree
2 31 (14.09%) ISEB
3 26 (11.82%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.27%) HND
4 5 (2.27%) AAT
5 4 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.91%) IC3 Certification
7 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 44 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (19.09%) Oracle
2 41 (18.64%) HP
3 15 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.55%) Pega
5 7 (3.18%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.73%) SAP
7 5 (2.27%) VMware
8 3 (1.36%) Verint
9 2 (0.91%) Telerik
9 2 (0.91%) Websense
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.45%) Sage
10 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.45%) Tableau
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
VIQU
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £0 per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 37,000 - 47,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus, pension and other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago