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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 304 352 396
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 135 90 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.39% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 120 85 48
Average salary £47,500 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.28% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%
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
19601 21628 21215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.13% 94.78% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15851 17539 17558
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 £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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
East Sussex +51 49 £52,500 +110.00% 5
Berkshire +18 40 £45,000 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +9 15 £35,000 +27.27% 3
West Sussex +11 12 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Surrey -3 12 £35,000 -26.31%
Oxfordshire +5 2 £30,500 -6.15%
Kent +8 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 227 (100.00%) QA
2 155 (68.28%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (46.26%) Selenium
4 81 (35.68%) Java
5 75 (33.04%) Automation Testing
6 72 (31.72%) Software Testing
7 70 (30.84%) Finance
8 69 (30.40%) Web Services
9 60 (26.43%) Automated Testing
10 58 (25.55%) Manual Testing
11 55 (24.23%) Test Automation
12 53 (23.35%) C#
12 53 (23.35%) SQL
13 50 (22.03%) Test Scripting
14 48 (21.15%) TDD
15 47 (20.70%) Scrum
15 47 (20.70%) WebDriver
16 45 (19.82%) .NET
17 43 (18.94%) Oracle
18 42 (18.50%) Degree
19 41 (18.06%) Regression Testing
20 40 (17.62%) HP
20 40 (17.62%) HP Quality Center
21 38 (16.74%) ISTQB
22 36 (15.86%) Waterfall
22 36 (15.86%) JIRA
23 35 (15.42%) Computer Science
23 35 (15.42%) Compatibility Testing
24 34 (14.98%) User Acceptance Testing
24 34 (14.98%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (5.73%) Confluence
2 7 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.32%) Mingle
2 2 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.88%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.01%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.96%) TCP/IP
1 9 (3.96%) CTI
2 7 (3.08%) Network Security
3 3 (1.32%) WAN
3 3 (1.32%) LAN
4 2 (0.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.44%) Internet
5 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.69%) MySQL
3 17 (7.49%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.49%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.88%) DB2
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 105 (46.26%) Selenium
2 47 (20.70%) WebDriver
3 36 (15.86%) JIRA
4 17 (7.49%) SoapUI
5 16 (7.05%) SpecFlow
6 15 (6.61%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (5.73%) Zephyr
7 13 (5.73%) Jenkins
8 11 (4.85%) JUnit
8 11 (4.85%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.96%) Maven
9 9 (3.96%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.64%) Appium
11 5 (2.20%) Ant
11 5 (2.20%) Hudson
11 5 (2.20%) Gradle
11 5 (2.20%) RSpec
11 5 (2.20%) jMock
12 4 (1.76%) Robolectric
General
1 70 (30.84%) Finance
2 19 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.29%) Banking
3 12 (5.29%) Retail
4 5 (2.20%) Electronics
5 4 (1.76%) Marketing
5 4 (1.76%) Automotive
5 4 (1.76%) Legal
5 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.40%) Web Services
2 45 (19.82%) .NET
3 30 (13.22%) XML
4 29 (12.78%) REST
5 16 (7.05%) HTML
6 15 (6.61%) Spring
6 15 (6.61%) Hibernate
7 13 (5.73%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.96%) J2EE
9 8 (3.52%) .NET Framework
9 8 (3.52%) jQuery
9 8 (3.52%) CSS
10 6 (2.64%) JMS
10 6 (2.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (2.64%) CGI
10 6 (2.64%) SOAP
10 6 (2.64%) Ajax
11 5 (2.20%) Java EE
12 4 (1.76%) HTML5
13 3 (1.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.42%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.29%) User Experience
4 11 (4.85%) Wiki
5 9 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.64%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.64%) Replication
7 5 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.20%) Open Source
8 4 (1.76%) DTV
9 3 (1.32%) Social Media
10 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.98%) Windows
2 15 (6.61%) UNIX
3 12 (5.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (68.28%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (33.04%) Automation Testing
3 72 (31.72%) Software Testing
4 60 (26.43%) Automated Testing
5 58 (25.55%) Manual Testing
6 55 (24.23%) Test Automation
7 50 (22.03%) Test Scripting
8 48 (21.15%) TDD
9 47 (20.70%) Scrum
10 41 (18.06%) Regression Testing
11 36 (15.86%) Waterfall
12 35 (15.42%) Compatibility Testing
13 34 (14.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (13.22%) Integration Testing
15 29 (12.78%) Unit Testing
16 28 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (11.89%) Performance Testing
18 25 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (8.81%) BDD
20 17 (7.49%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 81 (35.68%) Java
2 53 (23.35%) C#
2 53 (23.35%) SQL
3 20 (8.81%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.61%) PHP
5 10 (4.41%) Ruby
6 5 (2.20%) Python
7 4 (1.76%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.32%) Perl
9 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.88%) COBOL
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.44%) XPath
10 1 (0.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 42 (18.50%) Degree
2 38 (16.74%) ISTQB
3 27 (11.89%) ISEB
4 19 (8.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.64%) AAT
5 6 (2.64%) HND
6 2 (0.88%) IC3 Certification
7 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.20%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.88%) KVM
3 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (17.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (18.94%) Oracle
2 40 (17.62%) HP
3 25 (11.01%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.96%) Pega
5 6 (2.64%) VMware
6 5 (2.20%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.76%) SAP
8 3 (1.32%) Verint
9 2 (0.88%) Sage
9 2 (0.88%) Telerik
10 1 (0.44%) Xamarin
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex-Burgess...
American Express
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago