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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 360 337 347
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 66 135 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.66% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 64 105 61
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
16934 20356 20992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.98% 96.58% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14151 17066 16412
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +29 18 £40,000 - 2
Surrey +28 17 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East Sussex -3 9 £30,000 -30.23% 1
West Sussex -12 9 £38,000 -7.31% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 7 £57,500 +64.28% 2
Hampshire -10 5 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Middlesex - 2 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 123 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (52.56%) Selenium
4 62 (39.74%) Java
5 53 (33.97%) Regression Testing
6 51 (32.69%) TDD
7 50 (32.05%) Test Automation
8 42 (26.92%) BDD
9 40 (25.64%) Scrum
10 38 (24.36%) WebDriver
11 37 (23.72%) ISTQB
12 36 (23.08%) Python
12 36 (23.08%) ISEB
13 34 (21.79%) Automated Testing
14 33 (21.15%) Finance
15 32 (20.51%) Cucumber
16 31 (19.87%) Manual Testing
17 29 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (17.95%) Jenkins
19 27 (17.31%) JIRA
20 26 (16.67%) Functional Testing
20 26 (16.67%) Automation Testing
20 26 (16.67%) Web Services
21 25 (16.03%) Ruby
21 25 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
22 24 (15.38%) XML
22 24 (15.38%) C#
23 21 (13.46%) SQL
23 21 (13.46%) Waterfall
23 21 (13.46%) Test Management

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 13 (8.33%) IIS
2 12 (7.69%) Confluence
3 6 (3.85%) CICS
4 1 (0.64%) CMS
4 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) SaaS
2 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.28%) IaaS
3 2 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (1.92%) GSM
2 3 (1.92%) LTE
2 3 (1.92%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.33%) MySQL
2 11 (7.05%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.21%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.28%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) HBase
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (52.56%) Selenium
2 38 (24.36%) WebDriver
3 32 (20.51%) Cucumber
4 28 (17.95%) Jenkins
5 27 (17.31%) JIRA
6 19 (12.18%) SoapUI
7 17 (10.90%) Git (software)
7 17 (10.90%) JMeter
8 16 (10.26%) Maven
9 14 (8.97%) JUnit
10 13 (8.33%) Hudson
10 13 (8.33%) jMock
11 12 (7.69%) Ant
11 12 (7.69%) Gradle
12 11 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (4.49%) Robot Framework
14 6 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
15 5 (3.21%) Appium
15 5 (3.21%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (21.15%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.49%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.56%) Back Office
4 4 (2.56%) Legal
4 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.92%) Electronics
5 3 (1.92%) Games
5 3 (1.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.28%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.67%) Web Services
2 24 (15.38%) XML
3 17 (10.90%) .NET
3 17 (10.90%) Java EE
4 16 (10.26%) REST
5 14 (8.97%) Spring
6 13 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 13 (8.33%) HTML
7 12 (7.69%) Ajax
7 12 (7.69%) JMS
7 12 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (7.05%) React
9 10 (6.41%) SOAP
10 8 (5.13%) JSON
11 7 (4.49%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.49%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (4.49%) RESTful
11 7 (4.49%) XHTML
12 6 (3.85%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.41%) Wiki
3 9 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.49%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.85%) VSAM
7 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.56%) User Experience
9 3 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.64%) RIA
11 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Linux
2 16 (10.26%) Windows
3 9 (5.77%) Android
3 9 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.49%) Unix
5 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.97%) Regression Testing
3 51 (32.69%) TDD
4 50 (32.05%) Test Automation
5 42 (26.92%) BDD
6 40 (25.64%) Scrum
7 34 (21.79%) Automated Testing
8 31 (19.87%) Manual Testing
9 29 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 26 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 25 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (13.46%) Test Management
12 21 (13.46%) Waterfall
13 19 (12.18%) Integration Testing
14 16 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
14 16 (10.26%) Unit Testing
15 15 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (9.62%) Test Strategy
16 13 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.74%) Java
2 36 (23.08%) Python
3 25 (16.03%) Ruby
4 24 (15.38%) C#
5 21 (13.46%) SQL
6 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
7 15 (9.62%) PHP
8 13 (8.33%) Groovy
9 10 (6.41%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.49%) COBOL
11 6 (3.85%) JCL
11 6 (3.85%) Perl
12 5 (3.21%) C
12 5 (3.21%) C++
13 2 (1.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (23.72%) ISTQB
2 36 (23.08%) ISEB
3 20 (12.82%) Degree
4 6 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.28%) IRCA
7 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.28%) EFQM
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (4.49%) Firmware
2 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.69%) Oracle
3 7 (4.49%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.49%) Rally
4 6 (3.85%) Sophos
5 4 (2.56%) HP
5 4 (2.56%) VMware
6 3 (1.92%) SAP
7 2 (1.28%) Cadence
8 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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