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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / South East
Rank 310 370 367
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 77 85 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 63 68 87
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.87% -

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
14540 18881 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.78% 96.79% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12067 16058 16220
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +61 27 £35,000 -33.33% 12
East Sussex +9 14 £30,750 -12.14%
Buckinghamshire +31 11 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Oxfordshire +21 8 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Surrey +23 7 £50,000 +5.26%
Hampshire +14 6 £51,250 +38.51% 3
West Sussex -5 2 £58,750 +80.76% 1
Sussex - 2 £58,750 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) QA
2 97 (68.79%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (48.94%) Selenium
4 62 (43.97%) Java
5 47 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
6 42 (29.79%) Regression Testing
7 40 (28.37%) SQL
7 40 (28.37%) Scrum
8 37 (26.24%) Automated Testing
9 31 (21.99%) WebDriver
10 30 (21.28%) BDD
11 29 (20.57%) Test Strategy
11 29 (20.57%) Finance
12 26 (18.44%) Python
13 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 24 (17.02%) Cucumber
14 23 (16.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (14.89%) TDD
15 21 (14.89%) Manual Testing
16 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (14.18%) Automation Testing
16 20 (14.18%) QA Automation
17 19 (13.48%) Linux
18 18 (12.77%) MS Excel
19 17 (12.06%) Jenkins
19 17 (12.06%) Waterfall
19 17 (12.06%) JMeter
20 16 (11.35%) Degree
20 16 (11.35%) Web Testing

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 6 (4.26%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) SaaS
2 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) Internet
2 2 (1.42%) GSM
2 2 (1.42%) LTE
2 2 (1.42%) Network Security
2 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.42%) UMTS
3 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
1 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) MySQL
2 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.42%) Big Data
3 2 (1.42%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 69 (48.94%) Selenium
2 31 (21.99%) WebDriver
3 24 (17.02%) Cucumber
4 17 (12.06%) Jenkins
4 17 (12.06%) JMeter
5 13 (9.22%) Git (software)
5 13 (9.22%) JIRA
6 7 (4.96%) Gatling
6 7 (4.96%) Maven
7 6 (4.26%) Appium
7 6 (4.26%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.84%) Ant
8 4 (2.84%) Gradle
8 4 (2.84%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.84%) JUnit
8 4 (2.84%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.13%) jMock
General
1 29 (20.57%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.38%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.26%) Electronics
4 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.26%) Marketing
5 5 (3.55%) Banking
5 5 (3.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.84%) Back Office
6 4 (2.84%) Legal
7 2 (1.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.71%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.64%) XML
2 14 (9.93%) .NET
3 10 (7.09%) Web Services
4 8 (5.67%) Gherkin
5 7 (4.96%) REST
6 6 (4.26%) HTML
6 6 (4.26%) React
7 5 (3.55%) Java EE
7 5 (3.55%) SOAP
8 4 (2.84%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.13%) Ajax
9 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.13%) CSS
9 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.13%) JMS
9 3 (2.13%) JSON
9 3 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.13%) Node.js
9 3 (2.13%) Spring
9 3 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.84%) Wiki
5 3 (2.13%) iPad
5 3 (2.13%) iPhone
6 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) RIA
7 1 (0.71%) Telematics
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.48%) Linux
2 15 (10.64%) Windows
3 11 (7.80%) Unix
4 7 (4.96%) Android
5 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Debian
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (68.79%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 42 (29.79%) Regression Testing
3 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
4 40 (28.37%) Scrum
5 37 (26.24%) Automated Testing
6 30 (21.28%) BDD
7 29 (20.57%) Test Strategy
8 23 (16.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (14.89%) Manual Testing
9 21 (14.89%) TDD
10 20 (14.18%) Automation Testing
10 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (14.18%) QA Automation
11 17 (12.06%) Waterfall
12 16 (11.35%) Functional Testing
12 16 (11.35%) Web Testing
13 15 (10.64%) Integration Testing
13 15 (10.64%) Software Engineering
14 13 (9.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.97%) Java
2 40 (28.37%) SQL
3 26 (18.44%) Python
4 13 (9.22%) C#
4 13 (9.22%) Ruby
5 9 (6.38%) C++
6 8 (5.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.67%) PHP
6 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.13%) Groovy
10 2 (1.42%) C
10 2 (1.42%) Scala
11 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Degree
2 15 (10.64%) ISEB
2 15 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (9.22%) ISO 14001
3 12 (8.51%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.55%) SDET
5 1 (0.71%) EFQM
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.71%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.71%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.42%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Ansible
1 2 (1.42%) Grafana
1 2 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) Sophos
4 6 (4.26%) SAP
4 6 (4.26%) VMware
5 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Private medical insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum + Share options
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 14 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
View My Chain
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago