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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 363 376 386
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 85 91 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 71 90 47
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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
18584 20269 19415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.42% 97.08% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15911 16523 15406
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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
Surrey +24 16 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Berkshire -44 16 £52,500 +31.25% 2
East Sussex +23 14 £35,000 -6.66%
West Sussex +7 14 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +2 10 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Hampshire +5 7 £34,000 +20.35% 1
Kent - 4 £44,000 - 1
Thames Valley - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £47,500 +35.71%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 222 (100.00%) QA
2 147 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (45.95%) Java
4 94 (42.34%) Manual Testing
5 93 (41.89%) Selenium
6 87 (39.19%) Automated Testing
7 84 (37.84%) Functional Testing
8 71 (31.98%) SDLC
9 70 (31.53%) TDD
10 65 (29.28%) Web Services
11 64 (28.83%) Regression Testing
12 55 (24.77%) Unit Testing
13 54 (24.32%) Waterfall
14 51 (22.97%) HP Quality Center
14 51 (22.97%) Software Testing
15 50 (22.52%) HP
16 48 (21.62%) Degree
17 47 (21.17%) Integration Testing
17 47 (21.17%) SQL
18 46 (20.72%) System Integration Testing
19 45 (20.27%) Automation Testing
19 45 (20.27%) C#
19 45 (20.27%) Compatibility Testing
20 44 (19.82%) Test Automation
21 42 (18.92%) ISEB
21 42 (18.92%) RAD
22 41 (18.47%) Finance
22 41 (18.47%) ISTQB
23 39 (17.57%) Continuous Improvement
24 38 (17.12%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 19 (8.56%) IIS
2 15 (6.76%) ColdFusion
3 5 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.25%) MS Office
2 5 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.35%) VoIP
2 2 (0.90%) IMAP
2 2 (0.90%) NAS
2 2 (0.90%) SAN
2 2 (0.90%) SMTP
2 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.41%) MySQL
3 9 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.15%) DB2
4 7 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.80%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.35%) Big Data
7 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.90%) HBase
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 93 (41.89%) Selenium
2 34 (15.32%) JIRA
2 34 (15.32%) WebDriver
3 24 (10.81%) Jenkins
4 22 (9.91%) JUnit
5 20 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (7.66%) Cucumber
7 16 (7.21%) SoapUI
8 11 (4.95%) Selenium IDE
9 10 (4.50%) Eclipse
9 10 (4.50%) PHPUnit
10 9 (4.05%) JMeter
10 9 (4.05%) LoadRunner
11 8 (3.60%) Hudson
11 8 (3.60%) Maven
12 7 (3.15%) HP UFT
13 6 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (2.25%) SpecFlow
15 4 (1.80%) JIRA Agile
15 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (18.47%) Finance
2 14 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.60%) Marketing
4 6 (2.70%) Electronics
4 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (29.28%) Web Services
2 37 (16.67%) .NET
3 22 (9.91%) XML
4 19 (8.56%) HTML
5 17 (7.66%) SOAP
6 14 (6.31%) JSON
7 10 (4.50%) HTML5
7 10 (4.50%) RESTful
8 8 (3.60%) REST
9 7 (3.15%) Java EE
9 7 (3.15%) LAMP
10 6 (2.70%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.70%) CSS
10 6 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (2.70%) React
10 6 (2.70%) Spring
11 5 (2.25%) Ajax
11 5 (2.25%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.80%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.80%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.86%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.60%) Mainframe
3 8 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.15%) Social Media
5 5 (2.25%) Wiki
6 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.71%) Windows
2 23 (10.36%) Linux
3 19 (8.56%) Unix
4 8 (3.60%) Android
4 8 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.25%) Solaris
6 2 (0.90%) AIX
6 2 (0.90%) HPUX
6 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (42.34%) Manual Testing
3 87 (39.19%) Automated Testing
4 84 (37.84%) Functional Testing
5 71 (31.98%) SDLC
6 70 (31.53%) TDD
7 64 (28.83%) Regression Testing
8 55 (24.77%) Unit Testing
9 54 (24.32%) Waterfall
10 51 (22.97%) Software Testing
11 47 (21.17%) Integration Testing
12 46 (20.72%) System Integration Testing
13 45 (20.27%) Automation Testing
13 45 (20.27%) Compatibility Testing
14 44 (19.82%) Test Automation
15 42 (18.92%) RAD
16 39 (17.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (16.22%) User Stories
18 35 (15.77%) Performance Testing
19 32 (14.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 102 (45.95%) Java
2 47 (21.17%) SQL
3 45 (20.27%) C#
4 34 (15.32%) PHP
5 28 (12.61%) Python
6 16 (7.21%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.31%) Perl
8 12 (5.41%) Ruby
9 9 (4.05%) C++
10 7 (3.15%) COBOL
11 6 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.25%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.80%) C
13 4 (1.80%) VB
14 3 (1.35%) VBA
15 2 (0.90%) Jython
16 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (21.62%) Degree
2 42 (18.92%) ISEB
3 41 (18.47%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) HND
6 1 (0.45%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SDET
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (22.97%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.15%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.90%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.90%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 50 (22.52%) HP
2 38 (17.12%) Oracle
3 28 (12.61%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.95%) Rally
5 8 (3.60%) Pega
6 7 (3.15%) SAP
7 6 (2.70%) Sophos
8 5 (2.25%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.80%) Cadence
9 4 (1.80%) Informatica
10 3 (1.35%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.90%) CA
11 2 (0.90%) Tableau
11 2 (0.90%) VMware
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