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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 307 372 372
Rank change year-on-year
+65 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 135 85 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 117 80 70
Average salary £47,500 £40,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.01% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £25,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +5.71%
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
20363 22203 21325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.93% 94.80% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16368 17762 17621
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +27 54 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East Sussex +22 40 £52,500 +110.00%
West Sussex - 12 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire -1 11 £45,000 +63.63%
Surrey -10 10 £45,000 -5.26%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Kent +9 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -2 1 £26,000 -20.00% 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 224 (100.00%) QA
2 148 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (51.79%) Selenium
4 79 (35.27%) Java
5 72 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 72 (32.14%) Automation Testing
6 66 (29.46%) Finance
7 64 (28.57%) Web Services
8 59 (26.34%) C#
9 55 (24.55%) Automated Testing
9 55 (24.55%) Test Automation
10 54 (24.11%) WebDriver
10 54 (24.11%) SQL
11 50 (22.32%) Manual Testing
12 48 (21.43%) Test Scripting
13 46 (20.54%) Degree
14 44 (19.64%) .NET
15 43 (19.20%) Computer Science
16 42 (18.75%) Scrum
17 41 (18.30%) TDD
18 40 (17.86%) ISTQB
19 37 (16.52%) JIRA
19 37 (16.52%) Oracle
19 37 (16.52%) User Acceptance Testing
19 37 (16.52%) Waterfall
20 35 (15.63%) Regression Testing
20 35 (15.63%) HP
20 35 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
21 32 (14.29%) Windows
22 30 (13.39%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (5.36%) Confluence
2 6 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.34%) IIS
4 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Mingle
2 2 (0.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.89%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.57%) Network Security
3 6 (2.68%) CTI
4 2 (0.89%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) LAN
5 1 (0.45%) VoIP
5 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.38%) MySQL
3 16 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 16 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.89%) DB2
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 116 (51.79%) Selenium
2 54 (24.11%) WebDriver
3 37 (16.52%) JIRA
4 20 (8.93%) SoapUI
5 19 (8.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 14 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 13 (5.80%) LoadRunner
9 12 (5.36%) Zephyr
10 11 (4.91%) Cucumber
11 10 (4.46%) JUnit
12 8 (3.57%) Maven
13 6 (2.68%) JMeter
13 6 (2.68%) NUnit
13 6 (2.68%) Appium
14 5 (2.23%) Hudson
14 5 (2.23%) Gradle
14 5 (2.23%) Ant
14 5 (2.23%) jMock
General
1 66 (29.46%) Finance
2 19 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.36%) Banking
4 10 (4.46%) Retail
5 5 (2.23%) Legal
6 4 (1.79%) Electronics
6 4 (1.79%) Automotive
7 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (28.57%) Web Services
2 44 (19.64%) .NET
3 30 (13.39%) XML
4 26 (11.61%) REST
5 17 (7.59%) HTML
6 14 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 14 (6.25%) Spring
7 12 (5.36%) Gherkin
8 11 (4.91%) jQuery
8 11 (4.91%) CSS
8 11 (4.91%) .NET Framework
9 10 (4.46%) SOAP
10 8 (3.57%) J2EE
11 5 (2.23%) Java EE
11 5 (2.23%) JMS
11 5 (2.23%) CGI
11 5 (2.23%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (2.23%) Ajax
12 4 (1.79%) HTML5
12 4 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.20%) Computer Science
2 25 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.91%) Wiki
4 10 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.46%) User Experience
5 6 (2.68%) Open Source
6 5 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.23%) Replication
7 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.34%) DTV
8 3 (1.34%) Social Media
9 2 (0.89%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.29%) Windows
2 17 (7.59%) UNIX
3 11 (4.91%) Linux
4 2 (0.89%) Android
4 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (32.14%) Software Testing
2 72 (32.14%) Automation Testing
3 55 (24.55%) Test Automation
3 55 (24.55%) Automated Testing
4 50 (22.32%) Manual Testing
5 48 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 42 (18.75%) Scrum
7 41 (18.30%) TDD
8 37 (16.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (16.52%) Waterfall
9 35 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 28 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
11 27 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (10.71%) Integration Testing
12 24 (10.71%) Performance Testing
13 23 (10.27%) Unit Testing
14 20 (8.93%) BDD
15 18 (8.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.27%) Java
2 59 (26.34%) C#
3 54 (24.11%) SQL
4 24 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.14%) PHP
6 11 (4.91%) Ruby
7 6 (2.68%) Python
8 4 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.34%) Perl
10 2 (0.89%) COBOL
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) C++
11 1 (0.45%) XPath
11 1 (0.45%) PHP5
11 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (20.54%) Degree
2 40 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 28 (12.50%) ISEB
4 18 (8.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.68%) HND
5 6 (2.68%) AAT
6 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.89%) KVM
2 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (16.52%) Oracle
2 35 (15.63%) HP
3 23 (10.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.23%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.23%) Pega
5 4 (1.79%) VMware
6 3 (1.34%) SAP
7 2 (0.89%) Sage
7 2 (0.89%) Telerik
8 1 (0.45%) Verint
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago