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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 334 356 331
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 105 64 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.32% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 100 57 102
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,200 £41,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
19596 19875 20253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.19% 94.67% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16006 15752 17153
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Berkshire +30 71 £42,500 -3.95% 5
Hampshire -8 11 £26,500 -3.63% 2
East Sussex - 9 £52,500 - 1
Surrey -18 5 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Sussex - 5 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire 0 2 £55,000 +69.23%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 174 (100.00%) QA
2 100 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (56.90%) Selenium
4 57 (32.76%) C#
5 53 (30.46%) Software Testing
6 46 (26.44%) Java
7 45 (25.86%) SQL
7 45 (25.86%) .NET
8 44 (25.29%) WebDriver
9 42 (24.14%) Automation Testing
9 42 (24.14%) Computer Science
10 41 (23.56%) Web Services
10 41 (23.56%) Test Automation
11 37 (21.26%) Degree
12 36 (20.69%) Test Scripting
12 36 (20.69%) Manual Testing
13 35 (20.11%) JavaScript
14 34 (19.54%) ISTQB
14 34 (19.54%) Finance
15 32 (18.39%) Scrum
16 29 (16.67%) Windows
17 28 (16.09%) Automated Testing
17 28 (16.09%) JIRA
18 27 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
19 25 (14.37%) Microsoft
20 24 (13.79%) Waterfall
21 23 (13.22%) MySQL
22 22 (12.64%) XML
22 22 (12.64%) Regression Testing
23 21 (12.07%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (5.17%) Confluence
2 8 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.72%) IIS
4 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Mingle
1 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Exchequer
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.02%) Network Security
3 2 (1.15%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) MySQL
2 21 (12.07%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.47%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.47%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 99 (56.90%) Selenium
2 44 (25.29%) WebDriver
3 28 (16.09%) JIRA
4 18 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (9.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (8.05%) Cucumber
7 12 (6.90%) SoapUI
7 12 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 11 (6.32%) JMeter
9 10 (5.75%) SpecFlow
10 9 (5.17%) Zephyr
11 7 (4.02%) LoadRunner
12 6 (3.45%) NUnit
12 6 (3.45%) Appium
13 5 (2.87%) Visual Studio
14 4 (2.30%) Robolectric
15 3 (1.72%) JUnit
16 2 (1.15%) RSpec
16 2 (1.15%) Capybara
17 1 (0.57%) Calabash
General
1 34 (19.54%) Finance
2 15 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.75%) Banking
4 7 (4.02%) Legal
5 3 (1.72%) Automotive
6 2 (1.15%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.86%) .NET
2 41 (23.56%) Web Services
3 22 (12.64%) XML
4 16 (9.20%) HTML
5 13 (7.47%) CSS
5 13 (7.47%) jQuery
6 11 (6.32%) LAMP
7 10 (5.75%) Gherkin
8 8 (4.60%) SOAP
8 8 (4.60%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.45%) REST
10 3 (1.72%) HTML5
11 2 (1.15%) CGI
11 2 (1.15%) JSON
11 2 (1.15%) WPF
11 2 (1.15%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.15%) Spring
12 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.57%) Ajax
12 1 (0.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.32%) Wiki
4 8 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.87%) Open Source
6 4 (2.30%) User Experience
7 2 (1.15%) Replication
7 2 (1.15%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.67%) Windows
2 16 (9.20%) UNIX
3 10 (5.75%) Linux
4 2 (1.15%) Android
4 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.46%) Software Testing
3 42 (24.14%) Automation Testing
4 41 (23.56%) Test Automation
5 36 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 36 (20.69%) Manual Testing
6 32 (18.39%) Scrum
7 28 (16.09%) Automated Testing
8 27 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (13.79%) Waterfall
10 22 (12.64%) Regression Testing
11 19 (10.92%) Test Strategy
12 18 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (10.34%) TDD
13 16 (9.20%) Software Engineering
13 16 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (8.05%) BDD
15 13 (7.47%) System Testing
16 10 (5.75%) Web Testing
16 10 (5.75%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.76%) C#
2 46 (26.44%) Java
3 45 (25.86%) SQL
4 35 (20.11%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.05%) PHP
6 9 (5.17%) Ruby
7 6 (3.45%) Python
8 4 (2.30%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.72%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) VB
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 37 (21.26%) Degree
2 34 (19.54%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (10.34%) ISEB
4 6 (3.45%) HND
4 6 (3.45%) AAT
5 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.34%) Oracle
3 13 (7.47%) HP
4 2 (1.15%) Sage
4 2 (1.15%) VMware
4 2 (1.15%) Telerik
5 1 (0.57%) Pega
5 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Brighton, South East, United Kingdom
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago