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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 359 365 397
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 71 98 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.49% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 66 80 56
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +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
17905 20200 21828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.20% 96.83% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15247 16527 17404
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +7 18 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Hampshire -4 16 £45,000 +44.00%
Surrey +40 14 £41,250 -13.15% 3
West Sussex -6 11 £37,500 -8.53% 2
East Sussex -22 5 £38,000 -10.58% 3
Oxfordshire -18 4 £52,500 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +24 2 £33,500 -4.28% 2
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 193 (100.00%) QA
2 134 (69.43%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (50.78%) Selenium
4 87 (45.08%) Java
5 78 (40.41%) Regression Testing
6 64 (33.16%) TDD
7 59 (30.57%) Test Automation
8 53 (27.46%) Manual Testing
9 51 (26.42%) Automated Testing
10 50 (25.91%) Web Services
10 50 (25.91%) WebDriver
11 48 (24.87%) JIRA
12 46 (23.83%) BDD
13 45 (23.32%) Functional Testing
14 43 (22.28%) Finance
15 39 (20.21%) Python
16 37 (19.17%) Scrum
17 36 (18.65%) ISEB
17 36 (18.65%) ISTQB
18 35 (18.13%) Degree
19 34 (17.62%) Automation Testing
20 33 (17.10%) Waterfall
20 33 (17.10%) C#
20 33 (17.10%) System Integration Testing
21 32 (16.58%) Integration Testing
22 31 (16.06%) Unit Testing
22 31 (16.06%) SQL
22 31 (16.06%) SDLC
23 30 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
23 30 (15.54%) Cucumber

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 18 (9.33%) IIS
2 12 (6.22%) Confluence
3 9 (4.66%) CICS
4 2 (1.04%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (4.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.18%) SaaS
2 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.04%) IaaS
3 2 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.59%) Internet
2 2 (1.04%) GSM
2 2 (1.04%) LTE
2 2 (1.04%) UMTS
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) IMAP
3 1 (0.52%) NAS
3 1 (0.52%) SAN
3 1 (0.52%) SMTP
3 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.77%) MySQL
3 13 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.15%) Data Mining
6 7 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.59%) DB2
8 2 (1.04%) HBase
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 98 (50.78%) Selenium
2 50 (25.91%) WebDriver
3 48 (24.87%) JIRA
4 30 (15.54%) Cucumber
5 29 (15.03%) Jenkins
6 26 (13.47%) SoapUI
7 20 (10.36%) JMeter
8 16 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (7.77%) JUnit
9 15 (7.77%) Maven
10 14 (7.25%) Git (software)
11 13 (6.74%) Hudson
12 12 (6.22%) Ant
12 12 (6.22%) Gradle
12 12 (6.22%) jMock
13 10 (5.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (3.63%) Robot Framework
14 7 (3.63%) SpecFlow
15 6 (3.11%) Mercurial
15 6 (3.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 43 (22.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.18%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.11%) Electronics
3 6 (3.11%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.11%) Marketing
4 2 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.52%) Automotive
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.91%) Web Services
2 26 (13.47%) XML
3 21 (10.88%) SOAP
4 19 (9.84%) .NET
5 15 (7.77%) Java EE
5 15 (7.77%) RESTful
6 14 (7.25%) REST
6 14 (7.25%) Spring
7 13 (6.74%) HTML
7 13 (6.74%) JSON
8 12 (6.22%) Hibernate
9 11 (5.70%) Ajax
9 11 (5.70%) JMS
9 11 (5.70%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (5.18%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.66%) React
12 8 (4.15%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (4.15%) XHTML
13 7 (3.63%) .NET Framework
14 3 (1.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.51%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.77%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (5.18%) Wiki
4 9 (4.66%) VSAM
5 6 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.07%) User Experience
8 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.47%) Windows
2 24 (12.44%) Linux
3 15 (7.77%) Unix
4 9 (4.66%) Android
4 9 (4.66%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.07%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.52%) AIX
7 1 (0.52%) HPUX
7 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (69.43%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.41%) Regression Testing
3 64 (33.16%) TDD
4 59 (30.57%) Test Automation
5 53 (27.46%) Manual Testing
6 51 (26.42%) Automated Testing
7 46 (23.83%) BDD
8 45 (23.32%) Functional Testing
9 37 (19.17%) Scrum
10 34 (17.62%) Automation Testing
11 33 (17.10%) System Integration Testing
11 33 (17.10%) Waterfall
12 32 (16.58%) Integration Testing
13 31 (16.06%) SDLC
13 31 (16.06%) Unit Testing
14 30 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (13.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (12.44%) Compatibility Testing
16 24 (12.44%) Software Testing
17 22 (11.40%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (45.08%) Java
2 39 (20.21%) Python
3 33 (17.10%) C#
4 31 (16.06%) SQL
5 21 (10.88%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.84%) Ruby
7 13 (6.74%) Perl
7 13 (6.74%) PHP
8 12 (6.22%) Groovy
9 11 (5.70%) COBOL
10 9 (4.66%) C++
10 9 (4.66%) JCL
11 8 (4.15%) Bash Shell
12 6 (3.11%) C
13 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.55%) VB
14 2 (1.04%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (18.65%) ISEB
1 36 (18.65%) ISTQB
2 35 (18.13%) Degree
3 7 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) EFQM
System Software
1 7 (3.63%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.52%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 25 (12.95%) Oracle
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.33%) HP
4 12 (6.22%) Rally
5 10 (5.18%) Sophos
6 8 (4.15%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.63%) Pega
8 6 (3.11%) SAP
9 5 (2.59%) Cadence
10 3 (1.55%) CA
10 3 (1.55%) NICE Systems
11 1 (0.52%) Informatica
11 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.52%) VMware
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Brighton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Aylesbury
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Woking
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago