The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 366 377 377
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 77 66 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 54 63 57
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,900 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21473 20949 22153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.84% 95.00% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17169 17278 18929
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Engineer
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +19 26 £28,750 -23.33%
Surrey -3 22 £45,000 +7.78% 3
Berkshire -1 18 £32,500 -7.14% 1
West Sussex - 7 £32,500 -
East Sussex -25 2 £35,750 -4.66%
Oxfordshire -9 1 £29,000 -3.33%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 163 (100.00%) QA
2 113 (69.33%) Selenium
3 85 (52.15%) C#
4 79 (48.47%) .NET
5 74 (45.40%) SQL
6 71 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (34.97%) Test Automation
8 55 (33.74%) Degree
9 54 (33.13%) Java
10 52 (31.90%) WebDriver
11 45 (27.61%) Test Strategy
12 44 (26.99%) Test Scripting
13 41 (25.15%) SQL Server
13 41 (25.15%) Microsoft
14 40 (24.54%) ISEB
14 40 (24.54%) Scrum
15 39 (23.93%) Computer Science
16 38 (23.31%) Finance
17 36 (22.09%) JavaScript
18 35 (21.47%) .NET Framework
19 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
20 33 (20.25%) WinRunner
20 33 (20.25%) CSS
20 33 (20.25%) Mathematics
21 32 (19.63%) HTML
22 31 (19.02%) Automated Testing
23 30 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
23 30 (18.40%) TDD
24 28 (17.18%) NUnit
24 28 (17.18%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (12.27%) IIS
2 18 (11.04%) Confluence
3 7 (4.29%) ColdFusion
4 5 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.07%) Apache
5 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 23 (14.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.36%) GitHub
3 6 (3.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.04%) Internet
2 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.45%) HTTP
4 3 (1.84%) Network Security
5 2 (1.23%) NAS
5 2 (1.23%) IMAP
5 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.23%) SAN
5 2 (1.23%) CTI
5 2 (1.23%) SMTP
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.15%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.66%) RDBMS
2 19 (11.66%) Relational Database
3 18 (11.04%) RavenDB
4 5 (3.07%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) Riak
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 113 (69.33%) Selenium
2 52 (31.90%) WebDriver
3 33 (20.25%) WinRunner
4 28 (17.18%) NUnit
4 28 (17.18%) Rhino Mocks
5 27 (16.56%) Cucumber
6 23 (14.11%) JIRA
7 22 (13.50%) TestComplete
8 19 (11.66%) Git (software)
8 19 (11.66%) Moq
8 19 (11.66%) WATIR
9 18 (11.04%) TeamCity
9 18 (11.04%) ReSharper
9 18 (11.04%) NCrunch
10 16 (9.82%) Ranorex
11 12 (7.36%) JUnit
12 11 (6.75%) Visual Studio
12 11 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (5.52%) Jenkins
14 8 (4.91%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (23.31%) Finance
2 22 (13.50%) Retail
3 10 (6.13%) Automotive
4 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (48.47%) .NET
2 35 (21.47%) .NET Framework
3 33 (20.25%) CSS
4 32 (19.63%) HTML
5 22 (13.50%) jQuery
6 19 (11.66%) Gherkin
7 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 18 (11.04%) Dapper ORM
7 18 (11.04%) Spring.NET
7 18 (11.04%) StructureMap
7 18 (11.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 18 (11.04%) Castle Windsor
7 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (11.04%) NHibernate
7 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET
7 18 (11.04%) MSMQ
7 18 (11.04%) Web Services
8 10 (6.13%) CSS3
8 10 (6.13%) HTML5
9 5 (3.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.93%) Computer Science
2 33 (20.25%) Mathematics
3 28 (17.18%) Open Source
4 19 (11.66%) Client/Server
5 12 (7.36%) Blog
6 6 (3.68%) EFT
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.61%) DTV
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.59%) Windows
1 14 (8.59%) Linux
2 11 (6.75%) UNIX
3 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) SUSE
5 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.97%) Test Automation
3 45 (27.61%) Test Strategy
4 44 (26.99%) Test Scripting
5 40 (24.54%) Scrum
6 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
7 31 (19.02%) Automated Testing
8 30 (18.40%) TDD
8 30 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (17.18%) Manual Testing
10 25 (15.34%) BDD
10 25 (15.34%) Performance Testing
11 23 (14.11%) Analytics
12 21 (12.88%) E-Commerce
13 19 (11.66%) ERP
13 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (11.66%) MVC
13 19 (11.66%) Refactoring
14 18 (11.04%) Pair Programming
14 18 (11.04%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 85 (52.15%) C#
2 74 (45.40%) SQL
3 54 (33.13%) Java
4 36 (22.09%) JavaScript
5 26 (15.95%) C++
6 24 (14.72%) Ruby
7 19 (11.66%) VB.NET
8 15 (9.20%) Python
9 14 (8.59%) PHP
10 9 (5.52%) Perl
11 7 (4.29%) Delphi
12 5 (3.07%) C
13 2 (1.23%) VBScript
13 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.61%) XPath
14 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (33.74%) Degree
2 40 (24.54%) ISEB
3 15 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.20%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.98%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) HND
7 1 (0.61%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (25.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.04%) Endeca
2 18 (11.04%) RedPrairie
3 5 (3.07%) JBoss
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle
4 3 (1.84%) VMware
5 2 (1.23%) Mitel
5 2 (1.23%) Avaya
6 1 (0.61%) Informatica
6 1 (0.61%) Sage
6 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) IBM
6 1 (0.61%) Telerik
6 1 (0.61%) HP
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