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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 348 359 367
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 87 51 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.27% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 86 40 72
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +46.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,800 £44,000
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
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +10 55 £42,500 -8.60% 7
Hampshire -10 12 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Surrey -8 10 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Sussex - 7 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire -1 2 £55,000 +46.66%
East Sussex -16 1 £37,500 -6.25%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 104 (58.76%) Selenium
3 103 (58.19%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (35.03%) C#
5 59 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 55 (31.07%) Software Testing
7 53 (29.94%) Test Scripting
8 47 (26.55%) .NET
9 45 (25.42%) SQL
10 43 (24.29%) Java
11 42 (23.73%) Scrum
12 40 (22.60%) Computer Science
13 39 (22.03%) JIRA
14 38 (21.47%) JavaScript
15 37 (20.90%) Test Automation
15 37 (20.90%) Cucumber
15 37 (20.90%) Test Strategy
16 36 (20.34%) Degree
16 36 (20.34%) Web Services
17 33 (18.64%) Automation Testing
18 32 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (18.08%) Windows
18 32 (18.08%) ISTQB
19 31 (17.51%) Ruby
20 29 (16.38%) Finance
21 28 (15.82%) Gherkin
22 26 (14.69%) BDD
22 26 (14.69%) Microsoft
22 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
23 25 (14.12%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (8.47%) Confluence
2 8 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.39%) IIS
4 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.78%) SaaS
2 11 (6.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.39%) Network Security
3 5 (2.82%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.56%) MySQL
3 15 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.47%) RDBMS
4 10 (5.65%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.26%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 104 (58.76%) Selenium
2 59 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 39 (22.03%) JIRA
4 37 (20.90%) Cucumber
5 25 (14.12%) Jenkins
6 18 (10.17%) JMeter
7 17 (9.60%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (8.47%) WATIR
10 12 (6.78%) SoapUI
11 10 (5.65%) NUnit
11 10 (5.65%) Git (software)
11 10 (5.65%) SpecFlow
12 9 (5.08%) LoadRunner
13 8 (4.52%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.95%) Zephyr
14 7 (3.95%) JUnit
15 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
15 4 (2.26%) NCrunch
15 4 (2.26%) ReSharper
General
1 29 (16.38%) Finance
2 17 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.95%) Legal
4 6 (3.39%) Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.13%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (26.55%) .NET
2 36 (20.34%) Web Services
3 28 (15.82%) Gherkin
4 20 (11.30%) HTML
5 18 (10.17%) XML
6 15 (8.47%) jQuery
6 15 (8.47%) CSS
7 14 (7.91%) LAMP
8 10 (5.65%) .NET Framework
9 9 (5.08%) SOAP
10 5 (2.82%) CGI
11 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.26%) MSMQ
11 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (2.26%) Dapper ORM
11 4 (2.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (2.26%) Castle Windsor
11 4 (2.26%) StructureMap
11 4 (2.26%) NHibernate
11 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.60%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.30%) Open Source
3 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.21%) Blog
5 7 (3.95%) Wiki
5 7 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.82%) Replication
7 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.13%) Social Media
8 1 (0.56%) DTV
8 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.08%) Windows
2 15 (8.47%) UNIX
3 10 (5.65%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (58.19%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.07%) Software Testing
3 53 (29.94%) Test Scripting
4 42 (23.73%) Scrum
5 37 (20.90%) Test Automation
5 37 (20.90%) Test Strategy
6 33 (18.64%) Automation Testing
7 32 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (14.69%) BDD
9 25 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (12.99%) Software Engineering
10 23 (12.99%) Manual Testing
11 22 (12.43%) Automated Testing
12 21 (11.86%) TDD
13 20 (11.30%) E-Commerce
14 18 (10.17%) Regression Testing
14 18 (10.17%) Mentoring
15 17 (9.60%) Waterfall
15 17 (9.60%) ERP
16 16 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.03%) C#
2 45 (25.42%) SQL
3 43 (24.29%) Java
4 38 (21.47%) JavaScript
5 31 (17.51%) Ruby
6 19 (10.73%) PHP
7 9 (5.08%) Python
8 5 (2.82%) C
8 5 (2.82%) Perl
9 4 (2.26%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.13%) C++
11 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (20.34%) Degree
2 32 (18.08%) ISTQB
3 23 (12.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (11.86%) ISEB
5 4 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) HND
6 2 (1.13%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (4.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.21%) Oracle
3 9 (5.08%) HP
4 4 (2.26%) RedPrairie
4 4 (2.26%) Endeca
5 2 (1.13%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.56%) Telerik
6 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.56%) Sage
6 1 (0.56%) SAP
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