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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 366 356 387
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 70 101 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 68 77 48
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £28,600 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
17759 20122 21917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.02% 96.60% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15042 16589 17128
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 21 £35,000 -12.50%
Surrey +33 15 £42,500 -5.55% 2
West Sussex -4 10 £37,750 -7.92%
Hampshire -4 9 £42,500 +36.00% 1
East Sussex -24 7 £30,000 -30.63%
Buckinghamshire +27 6 £57,500 +64.28% 2
Middlesex - 2 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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.

1 176 (100.00%) QA
2 135 (76.70%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (51.70%) Selenium
4 79 (44.89%) Java
5 67 (38.07%) Regression Testing
6 63 (35.80%) TDD
7 57 (32.39%) Test Automation
8 47 (26.70%) WebDriver
9 46 (26.14%) Manual Testing
10 44 (25.00%) BDD
10 44 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 43 (24.43%) Finance
12 42 (23.86%) Scrum
13 39 (22.16%) JIRA
14 38 (21.59%) ISTQB
15 37 (21.02%) Python
15 37 (21.02%) ISEB
15 37 (21.02%) Functional Testing
16 35 (19.89%) Web Services
17 34 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (18.18%) Automation Testing
18 32 (18.18%) Cucumber
19 30 (17.05%) Jenkins
19 30 (17.05%) C#
20 29 (16.48%) Waterfall
21 28 (15.91%) Integration Testing
22 27 (15.34%) SQL
22 27 (15.34%) XML
23 26 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
23 26 (14.77%) System Integration Testing

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 16 (9.09%) IIS
2 13 (7.39%) Confluence
3 9 (5.11%) CICS
4 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.11%) SaaS
2 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.14%) IaaS
3 2 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.41%) Internet
2 3 (1.70%) GSM
2 3 (1.70%) LTE
2 3 (1.70%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.95%) MySQL
3 13 (7.39%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.55%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.84%) DB2
7 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.14%) HBase
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 91 (51.70%) Selenium
2 47 (26.70%) WebDriver
3 39 (22.16%) JIRA
4 32 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 30 (17.05%) Jenkins
6 22 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 20 (11.36%) JMeter
8 17 (9.66%) Git (software)
8 17 (9.66%) Maven
9 16 (9.09%) JUnit
10 14 (7.95%) Hudson
10 14 (7.95%) jMock
10 14 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (7.39%) Ant
11 13 (7.39%) Gradle
12 10 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (3.98%) Robot Framework
14 6 (3.41%) SpecFlow
15 5 (2.84%) Mercurial
15 5 (2.84%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (24.43%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.98%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.70%) Electronics
5 3 (1.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.14%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.89%) Web Services
2 27 (15.34%) XML
3 19 (10.80%) .NET
4 18 (10.23%) Java EE
5 16 (9.09%) REST
5 16 (9.09%) Spring
6 15 (8.52%) HTML
7 14 (7.95%) Hibernate
8 13 (7.39%) Ajax
8 13 (7.39%) JMS
8 13 (7.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (6.82%) React
9 12 (6.82%) SOAP
10 10 (5.68%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.68%) RESTful
11 9 (5.11%) JSON
12 8 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (4.55%) XHTML
13 6 (3.41%) .NET Framework
14 4 (2.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.82%) Mainframe
3 11 (6.25%) Wiki
4 10 (5.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (5.11%) VSAM
6 7 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.27%) User Experience
9 3 (1.70%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.14%) Social Media
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.50%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Linux
3 12 (6.82%) Unix
4 11 (6.25%) Android
4 11 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Phone
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) AIX
6 1 (0.57%) HPUX
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (76.70%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (38.07%) Regression Testing
3 63 (35.80%) TDD
4 57 (32.39%) Test Automation
5 46 (26.14%) Manual Testing
6 44 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 44 (25.00%) BDD
7 42 (23.86%) Scrum
8 37 (21.02%) Functional Testing
9 34 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 29 (16.48%) Waterfall
12 28 (15.91%) Integration Testing
13 26 (14.77%) System Integration Testing
13 26 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 25 (14.20%) Unit Testing
15 21 (11.93%) SDLC
15 21 (11.93%) Test Management
16 18 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (9.66%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 79 (44.89%) Java
2 37 (21.02%) Python
3 30 (17.05%) C#
4 27 (15.34%) SQL
5 22 (12.50%) Ruby
6 20 (11.36%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.95%) Groovy
8 13 (7.39%) PHP
9 11 (6.25%) COBOL
10 9 (5.11%) JCL
11 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.55%) C++
11 8 (4.55%) Perl
12 5 (2.84%) C
13 2 (1.14%) VC++
14 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (21.59%) ISTQB
2 37 (21.02%) ISEB
3 24 (13.64%) Degree
4 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.14%) IRCA
7 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) EFQM
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) Firmware
2 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (11.36%) Oracle
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.82%) HP
4 10 (5.68%) Sophos
5 8 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.55%) Rally
6 5 (2.84%) Cadence
7 3 (1.70%) NICE Systems
7 3 (1.70%) Pega
7 3 (1.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.57%) VMware
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Aquilaheywood Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago