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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / South East
Rank 293 360 372
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 99 86 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.46% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 84 73 89
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
14214 18588 20173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.72% 96.68% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11781 15972 16502
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.27% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +48 34 £35,000 -28.20% 7
Buckinghamshire +39 25 £37,500 - 3
Surrey +40 9 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Hampshire +22 9 £40,000 +6.66% 2
East Sussex 0 6 £31,500 -10.00%
West Sussex +3 5 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +8 4 £22,500 -50.00% 2
Kent +13 2 £45,000 +2.27%
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 160 (100.00%) QA
2 101 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (53.75%) Selenium
4 79 (49.38%) Java
5 62 (38.75%) Test Scripting
6 57 (35.63%) SQL
7 53 (33.13%) Regression Testing
8 42 (26.25%) Test Automation
9 41 (25.63%) Finance
9 41 (25.63%) Automated Testing
10 38 (23.75%) BDD
11 35 (21.88%) Scrum
12 34 (21.25%) QA Automation
12 34 (21.25%) WebDriver
13 29 (18.13%) Test Strategy
13 29 (18.13%) Python
14 28 (17.50%) Automation Testing
15 25 (15.63%) Cucumber
15 25 (15.63%) Degree
15 25 (15.63%) Microsoft
16 24 (15.00%) Linux
16 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
16 24 (15.00%) Web Testing
17 23 (14.38%) Functional Testing
18 22 (13.75%) JMeter
18 22 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (13.75%) Integration Testing
19 21 (13.13%) JIRA
19 21 (13.13%) Software Testing
19 21 (13.13%) Windows

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 8 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) Wireless
2 2 (1.25%) GSM
2 2 (1.25%) Internet
2 2 (1.25%) LTE
2 2 (1.25%) Network Security
2 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.25%) UMTS
3 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.13%) Big Data
2 5 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.88%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.88%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.25%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 86 (53.75%) Selenium
2 34 (21.25%) WebDriver
3 25 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 22 (13.75%) JMeter
5 21 (13.13%) JIRA
6 11 (6.88%) Git (software)
7 10 (6.25%) Gatling
8 9 (5.63%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.75%) HP UFT
10 5 (3.13%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.50%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.50%) Maven
11 4 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.88%) Appium
13 2 (1.25%) Ant
13 2 (1.25%) Calabash
13 2 (1.25%) Gradle
13 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (25.63%) Finance
2 15 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.00%) Banking
5 5 (3.13%) Electronics
5 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.13%) Marketing
6 4 (2.50%) Legal
6 4 (2.50%) Retail
7 3 (1.88%) Advertising
7 3 (1.88%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.25%) XML
2 15 (9.38%) .NET
3 12 (7.50%) Gherkin
4 7 (4.38%) Web Services
5 6 (3.75%) REST
6 5 (3.13%) Play Framework
7 4 (2.50%) HTML
7 4 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.88%) CSS
8 3 (1.88%) jQuery
8 3 (1.88%) WCF
9 2 (1.25%) SOAP
10 1 (0.63%) Ajax
10 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.63%) Java EE
10 1 (0.63%) JMS
10 1 (0.63%) Spring
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.88%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.50%) iPad
4 3 (1.88%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (1.88%) iPhone
4 3 (1.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) RIA
6 1 (0.63%) Social Media
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.00%) Linux
2 21 (13.13%) Windows
3 18 (11.25%) Unix
4 4 (2.50%) Android
5 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) Debian
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (38.75%) Test Scripting
3 53 (33.13%) Regression Testing
4 42 (26.25%) Test Automation
5 41 (25.63%) Automated Testing
6 38 (23.75%) BDD
7 35 (21.88%) Scrum
8 34 (21.25%) QA Automation
9 29 (18.13%) Test Strategy
10 28 (17.50%) Automation Testing
11 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
11 24 (15.00%) Web Testing
12 23 (14.38%) Functional Testing
13 22 (13.75%) Integration Testing
13 22 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (13.13%) Software Testing
15 20 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 18 (11.25%) TDD
17 15 (9.38%) Performance Testing
18 14 (8.75%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (49.38%) Java
2 57 (35.63%) SQL
3 29 (18.13%) Python
4 17 (10.63%) C#
5 14 (8.75%) C++
5 14 (8.75%) Ruby
6 13 (8.13%) PL/SQL
7 12 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.38%) C
10 5 (3.13%) Scala
11 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.63%) Groovy
13 1 (0.63%) Perl
13 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.63%) VB
13 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (15.63%) Degree
2 20 (12.50%) ISEB
3 15 (9.38%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) HND
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (8.75%) SDET
3 12 (7.50%) ISO 14001
3 12 (7.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.25%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) Ansible
1 2 (1.25%) Grafana
1 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 7 (4.38%) Sophos
4 5 (3.13%) SAP
4 5 (3.13%) VMware
5 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.63%) Apple
6 1 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.63%) Facebook
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