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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 340 353 359
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 105 95 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 80 47 73
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £60,000 £47,450
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
19673 21309 20287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 94.78% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16421 16755 16735
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 £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Hampshire +5 23 £32,500 +2.36% 3
East Sussex +27 20 £43,000 +26.47% 1
West Sussex +2 20 £41,000 +26.15% 6
Berkshire +18 18 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Surrey +13 10 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Kent -4 6 £32,000 -48.80%
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £35,000 -21.34%
Thames Valley - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 - 2
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 232 (100.00%) QA
2 165 (71.12%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (46.98%) Java
4 90 (38.79%) Automated Testing
5 83 (35.78%) Selenium
5 83 (35.78%) Manual Testing
6 75 (32.33%) TDD
7 73 (31.47%) Regression Testing
8 71 (30.60%) Web Services
9 70 (30.17%) Finance
10 63 (27.16%) HP Quality Center
11 59 (25.43%) Software Testing
12 57 (24.57%) HP
13 54 (23.28%) Waterfall
14 53 (22.84%) Unit Testing
15 51 (21.98%) Compatibility Testing
15 51 (21.98%) Automation Testing
15 51 (21.98%) Oracle
16 49 (21.12%) SDLC
17 48 (20.69%) Integration Testing
18 47 (20.26%) Test Automation
18 47 (20.26%) System Integration Testing
18 47 (20.26%) SQL
19 46 (19.83%) Performance Testing
20 44 (18.97%) C#
21 42 (18.10%) ISEB
22 40 (17.24%) Test Scripting
23 38 (16.38%) Degree
24 35 (15.09%) RAD
24 35 (15.09%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.59%) Confluence
3 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.16%) ColdFusion
4 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.17%) SaaS
2 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.02%) CTI
2 6 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.16%) VoIP
4 4 (1.72%) HTTP
5 3 (1.29%) SMTP
5 3 (1.29%) WAN
5 3 (1.29%) LAN
6 2 (0.86%) UMTS
6 2 (0.86%) GSM
6 2 (0.86%) SSL
6 2 (0.86%) LTE
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.43%) Internet
7 1 (0.43%) IMAP
7 1 (0.43%) Network Security
7 1 (0.43%) DHCP
7 1 (0.43%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.17%) MySQL
3 10 (4.31%) Big Data
4 7 (3.02%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.86%) HBase
6 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 83 (35.78%) Selenium
2 35 (15.09%) WebDriver
3 32 (13.79%) JIRA
4 20 (8.62%) JUnit
4 20 (8.62%) Jenkins
5 17 (7.33%) SpecFlow
6 15 (6.47%) Cucumber
6 15 (6.47%) Maven
7 14 (6.03%) SoapUI
8 8 (3.45%) HP UFT
8 8 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.59%) PHPUnit
9 6 (2.59%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.16%) Ant
10 5 (2.16%) Subversion
10 5 (2.16%) jMock
10 5 (2.16%) PyUnit
10 5 (2.16%) Mockito
10 5 (2.16%) Gradle
10 5 (2.16%) Zephyr
General
1 70 (30.17%) Finance
2 27 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.60%) Retail
4 11 (4.74%) Electronics
5 9 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.45%) Marketing
7 7 (3.02%) Banking
8 4 (1.72%) Automotive
8 4 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (30.60%) Web Services
2 25 (10.78%) REST
3 21 (9.05%) .NET
4 18 (7.76%) XML
5 15 (6.47%) HTML
6 14 (6.03%) Hibernate
6 14 (6.03%) Spring
7 9 (3.88%) J2EE
8 8 (3.45%) SOAP
9 6 (2.59%) JMS
9 6 (2.59%) Ajax
9 6 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.59%) Gherkin
10 5 (2.16%) HTML5
10 5 (2.16%) Java EE
11 4 (1.72%) CGI
11 4 (1.72%) CSS
12 3 (1.29%) ODBC
12 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.45%) User Experience
4 8 (3.45%) DTV
5 6 (2.59%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.72%) Replication
7 4 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) Wiki
8 1 (0.43%) iPhone
8 1 (0.43%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.91%) Windows
2 17 (7.33%) Linux
3 15 (6.47%) UNIX
4 3 (1.29%) Solaris
5 2 (0.86%) Android
5 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (71.12%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (38.79%) Automated Testing
3 83 (35.78%) Manual Testing
4 75 (32.33%) TDD
5 73 (31.47%) Regression Testing
6 59 (25.43%) Software Testing
7 54 (23.28%) Waterfall
8 53 (22.84%) Unit Testing
9 51 (21.98%) Compatibility Testing
9 51 (21.98%) Automation Testing
10 49 (21.12%) SDLC
11 48 (20.69%) Integration Testing
12 47 (20.26%) Test Automation
12 47 (20.26%) System Integration Testing
13 46 (19.83%) Performance Testing
14 40 (17.24%) Test Scripting
15 35 (15.09%) RAD
16 33 (14.22%) Scrum
17 32 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (13.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 109 (46.98%) Java
2 47 (20.26%) SQL
3 44 (18.97%) C#
4 24 (10.34%) PHP
5 18 (7.76%) Python
6 16 (6.90%) Ruby
7 9 (3.88%) Perl
8 7 (3.02%) C++
8 7 (3.02%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.59%) C
10 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.16%) VB
10 5 (2.16%) Jython
11 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.29%) VBA
12 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.43%) XPath
14 1 (0.43%) PHP5
14 1 (0.43%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (18.10%) ISEB
2 38 (16.38%) Degree
3 32 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.86%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.29%) Firmware
4 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 63 (27.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (24.57%) HP
2 51 (21.98%) Oracle
3 22 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.47%) Pega
5 8 (3.45%) SAP
5 8 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.59%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.16%) VMware
7 5 (2.16%) Tableau
8 3 (1.29%) Verint
9 2 (0.86%) Websense
10 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
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