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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 359 371 377
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 90 68 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 58 60 58
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,050 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
20681 20579 21307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 95.02% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16344 16975 18242
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,500
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Hampshire +9 28 £23,500 -9.61% 1
East Sussex +5 17 £35,000 +16.66%
Surrey -4 16 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Berkshire -24 13 £38,500 -14.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £50,750 +26.87%
Sussex - 4 - -
Middlesex - 3 £38,500 -
Oxfordshire +10 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Kent - 1 £62,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) QA
2 102 (61.08%) Selenium
2 102 (61.08%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (42.51%) WebDriver
4 68 (40.72%) Test Scripting
5 65 (38.92%) C#
6 57 (34.13%) SQL
6 57 (34.13%) Cucumber
7 54 (32.34%) .NET
8 51 (30.54%) JavaScript
9 50 (29.94%) Test Strategy
9 50 (29.94%) Ruby
10 49 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (28.74%) JIRA
12 47 (28.14%) SQL Server
13 44 (26.35%) Open Source
14 42 (25.15%) BDD
14 42 (25.15%) Scrum
14 42 (25.15%) Java
15 41 (24.55%) E-Commerce
15 41 (24.55%) Test Automation
16 40 (23.95%) Gherkin
17 39 (23.35%) Software Testing
18 38 (22.75%) TDD
18 38 (22.75%) HTML
19 36 (21.56%) Degree
20 34 (20.36%) WATIR
20 34 (20.36%) CSS
20 34 (20.36%) ERP
20 34 (20.36%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 26 (15.57%) Confluence
2 25 (14.97%) IIS
3 7 (4.19%) ColdFusion
4 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.99%) JBoss
5 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.77%) GitHub
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.19%) Internet
2 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.59%) CTI
4 3 (1.80%) Network Security
5 2 (1.20%) NAS
5 2 (1.20%) IMAP
5 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.20%) SMTP
5 2 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (28.14%) SQL Server
2 33 (19.76%) RDBMS
2 33 (19.76%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.17%) RavenDB
4 12 (7.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 102 (61.08%) Selenium
2 71 (42.51%) WebDriver
3 57 (34.13%) Cucumber
4 48 (28.74%) JIRA
5 34 (20.36%) WATIR
6 31 (18.56%) NUnit
6 31 (18.56%) Rhino Mocks
7 29 (17.37%) Git (software)
7 29 (17.37%) Jenkins
8 26 (15.57%) TeamCity
9 22 (13.17%) ReSharper
9 22 (13.17%) NCrunch
9 22 (13.17%) Moq
10 17 (10.18%) JMeter
11 14 (8.38%) WinRunner
12 13 (7.78%) JUnit
12 13 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (6.59%) Visual Studio
13 11 (6.59%) TestComplete
14 10 (5.99%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (13.77%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Retail
3 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Military
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (32.34%) .NET
2 40 (23.95%) Gherkin
3 38 (22.75%) HTML
4 34 (20.36%) CSS
5 27 (16.17%) .NET Framework
6 24 (14.37%) jQuery
7 22 (13.17%) Spring.NET
7 22 (13.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (13.17%) StructureMap
7 22 (13.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 22 (13.17%) Castle Windsor
7 22 (13.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 22 (13.17%) Dapper ORM
7 22 (13.17%) NHibernate
7 22 (13.17%) MSMQ
7 22 (13.17%) ASP.NET
8 18 (10.78%) Web Services
9 11 (6.59%) LAMP
10 9 (5.39%) CSS3
10 9 (5.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.35%) Open Source
2 29 (17.37%) Computer Science
3 23 (13.77%) Blog
4 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.38%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.59%) Replication
6 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.78%) Windows
2 8 (4.79%) Linux
3 7 (4.19%) UNIX
4 2 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (61.08%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (40.72%) Test Scripting
3 50 (29.94%) Test Strategy
4 49 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (25.15%) BDD
5 42 (25.15%) Scrum
6 41 (24.55%) E-Commerce
6 41 (24.55%) Test Automation
7 39 (23.35%) Software Testing
8 38 (22.75%) TDD
9 34 (20.36%) ERP
9 34 (20.36%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (18.56%) Automated Testing
11 29 (17.37%) Manual Testing
12 28 (16.77%) Mentoring
13 26 (15.57%) Refactoring
13 26 (15.57%) Pair Programming
14 25 (14.97%) Benchmarking
15 23 (13.77%) Regression Testing
16 22 (13.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 65 (38.92%) C#
2 57 (34.13%) SQL
3 51 (30.54%) JavaScript
4 50 (29.94%) Ruby
5 42 (25.15%) Java
6 25 (14.97%) PHP
7 22 (13.17%) VB.NET
8 14 (8.38%) C++
9 7 (4.19%) Python
10 6 (3.59%) C
11 4 (2.40%) Perl
12 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.20%) VBScript
14 1 (0.60%) VB
14 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (21.56%) Degree
2 27 (16.17%) ISEB
3 14 (8.38%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.79%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) AAT
6 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (11.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
1 22 (13.17%) Endeca
1 22 (13.17%) RedPrairie
2 8 (4.79%) HP
3 2 (1.20%) Avaya
3 2 (1.20%) VMware
3 2 (1.20%) Mitel
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle
4 1 (0.60%) SAP
4 1 (0.60%) Informatica
4 1 (0.60%) Sage
4 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
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