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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 341 365 402
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 90 104 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.49% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 72 91 72
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
17609 20683 22587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.92% 97.12% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14995 16855 18247
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +11 21 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Hampshire +17 19 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Surrey +39 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire +8 13 £42,500 +21.42%
West Sussex -1 12 £37,500 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +41 5 £31,750 -
East Sussex -26 4 £45,000 +4.65%
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 187 (100.00%) QA
2 120 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (49.20%) Selenium
4 75 (40.11%) Java
5 57 (30.48%) Manual Testing
5 57 (30.48%) Test Automation
6 52 (27.81%) TDD
6 52 (27.81%) Regression Testing
7 48 (25.67%) Web Services
7 48 (25.67%) JIRA
8 47 (25.13%) Automated Testing
9 46 (24.60%) Functional Testing
10 45 (24.06%) WebDriver
11 39 (20.86%) SQL
12 37 (19.79%) Finance
12 37 (19.79%) C#
13 36 (19.25%) Scrum
13 36 (19.25%) Degree
14 35 (18.72%) Automation Testing
15 34 (18.18%) BDD
15 34 (18.18%) SDLC
16 32 (17.11%) System Integration Testing
16 32 (17.11%) Python
16 32 (17.11%) ISEB
16 32 (17.11%) Waterfall
16 32 (17.11%) ISTQB
17 31 (16.58%) Integration Testing
18 30 (16.04%) Unit Testing
19 29 (15.51%) Computer Science
19 29 (15.51%) Microsoft

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 (9.63%) IIS
2 9 (4.81%) CICS
2 9 (4.81%) Confluence
3 4 (2.14%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) SaaS
2 4 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.07%) GSM
2 2 (1.07%) IMAP
2 2 (1.07%) LTE
2 2 (1.07%) NAS
2 2 (1.07%) SAN
2 2 (1.07%) SMTP
2 2 (1.07%) UMTS
2 2 (1.07%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.95%) MySQL
3 11 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.28%) Data Mining
5 8 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.21%) DB2
7 2 (1.07%) HBase
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 92 (49.20%) Selenium
2 48 (25.67%) JIRA
3 45 (24.06%) WebDriver
4 27 (14.44%) SoapUI
5 21 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (10.70%) Jenkins
7 19 (10.16%) Cucumber
8 17 (9.09%) JMeter
9 13 (6.95%) JUnit
10 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
11 9 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (4.81%) jMock
12 8 (4.28%) Maven
13 7 (3.74%) Ant
13 7 (3.74%) Gradle
13 7 (3.74%) Hudson
13 7 (3.74%) PHPUnit
13 7 (3.74%) Robot Framework
13 7 (3.74%) SpecFlow
14 6 (3.21%) Mercurial
General
1 37 (19.79%) Finance
2 10 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.81%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.21%) Electronics
4 6 (3.21%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.07%) Back Office
6 2 (1.07%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.67%) Web Services
2 25 (13.37%) .NET
3 22 (11.76%) XML
4 21 (11.23%) SOAP
5 14 (7.49%) RESTful
6 12 (6.42%) HTML
7 11 (5.88%) JSON
7 11 (5.88%) REST
7 11 (5.88%) Spring
8 9 (4.81%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.81%) Hibernate
8 9 (4.81%) Java EE
9 8 (4.28%) Ajax
9 8 (4.28%) JMS
9 8 (4.28%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (4.28%) XHTML
10 7 (3.74%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.74%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (3.74%) React
11 4 (2.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.51%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.56%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.81%) VSAM
4 8 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (4.28%) Wiki
5 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.14%) User Experience
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.60%) Social Media
8 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.44%) Windows
2 18 (9.63%) Linux
3 15 (8.02%) Unix
4 8 (4.28%) Android
4 8 (4.28%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.14%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) HPUX
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.48%) Manual Testing
2 57 (30.48%) Test Automation
3 52 (27.81%) Regression Testing
3 52 (27.81%) TDD
4 47 (25.13%) Automated Testing
5 46 (24.60%) Functional Testing
6 36 (19.25%) Scrum
7 35 (18.72%) Automation Testing
8 34 (18.18%) BDD
8 34 (18.18%) SDLC
9 32 (17.11%) System Integration Testing
9 32 (17.11%) Waterfall
10 31 (16.58%) Integration Testing
11 30 (16.04%) Unit Testing
12 29 (15.51%) Software Testing
13 24 (12.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (12.30%) Compatibility Testing
14 23 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (11.23%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 75 (40.11%) Java
2 39 (20.86%) SQL
3 37 (19.79%) C#
4 32 (17.11%) Python
5 18 (9.63%) JavaScript
6 13 (6.95%) PHP
7 12 (6.42%) COBOL
7 12 (6.42%) Perl
7 12 (6.42%) Ruby
8 9 (4.81%) C++
8 9 (4.81%) Groovy
8 9 (4.81%) JCL
9 5 (2.67%) C
10 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.60%) VB
11 2 (1.07%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (19.25%) Degree
2 32 (17.11%) ISEB
2 32 (17.11%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.74%) Firmware
2 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.07%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (10.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.07%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 29 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.76%) Oracle
3 19 (10.16%) HP
4 10 (5.35%) Rally
4 10 (5.35%) Sophos
5 7 (3.74%) Pega
6 6 (3.21%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.21%) SAP
7 5 (2.67%) Cadence
8 3 (1.60%) CA
8 3 (1.60%) NICE Systems
9 2 (1.07%) VMware
10 1 (0.53%) Informatica
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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