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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 349 346 396
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 93 76 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 45 72 43
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
21364 20207 21704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.69% 95.09% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16816 16650 18526
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +12 42 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Surrey -8 14 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Berkshire -19 14 £32,500 -10.34% 1
East Sussex -30 8 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £47,500 - 3
Sussex - 4 - -
Middlesex 0 3 £38,500 +22.22%
West Sussex - 2 £32,500 -
Kent - 1 £62,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 125 (69.44%) Selenium
3 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (45.56%) C#
5 75 (41.67%) .NET
6 70 (38.89%) WebDriver
7 68 (37.78%) SQL
8 63 (35.00%) Test Scripting
9 59 (32.78%) Java
10 57 (31.67%) Test Strategy
10 57 (31.67%) Degree
11 53 (29.44%) Cucumber
12 52 (28.89%) Test Automation
13 51 (28.33%) Scrum
14 50 (27.78%) SQL Server
15 49 (27.22%) Ruby
16 48 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (25.56%) Open Source
18 42 (23.33%) ISEB
19 40 (22.22%) E-Commerce
19 40 (22.22%) JavaScript
19 40 (22.22%) JIRA
20 39 (21.67%) TDD
20 39 (21.67%) Software Testing
20 39 (21.67%) BDD
20 39 (21.67%) Gherkin
20 39 (21.67%) HTML
21 37 (20.56%) Computer Science
22 35 (19.44%) .NET Framework
22 35 (19.44%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (14.44%) Confluence
2 24 (13.33%) IIS
3 7 (3.89%) ColdFusion
4 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 22 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.78%) GitHub
2 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.89%) Internet
2 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.33%) CTI
3 4 (2.22%) HTTP
4 3 (1.67%) Network Security
5 2 (1.11%) NAS
5 2 (1.11%) IMAP
5 2 (1.11%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.11%) SMTP
5 2 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.89%) RDBMS
2 34 (18.89%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.22%) RavenDB
4 7 (3.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 125 (69.44%) Selenium
2 70 (38.89%) WebDriver
3 53 (29.44%) Cucumber
4 40 (22.22%) JIRA
5 34 (18.89%) WATIR
6 32 (17.78%) Rhino Mocks
6 32 (17.78%) NUnit
7 29 (16.11%) WinRunner
8 28 (15.56%) Git (software)
9 26 (14.44%) TeamCity
10 23 (12.78%) Moq
11 22 (12.22%) ReSharper
11 22 (12.22%) Jenkins
11 22 (12.22%) NCrunch
12 18 (10.00%) TestComplete
13 17 (9.44%) JUnit
14 12 (6.67%) JMeter
14 12 (6.67%) Ranorex
15 11 (6.11%) Visual Studio
15 11 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (18.33%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Retail
3 10 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.89%) Automotive
5 4 (2.22%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.11%) Electronics
6 2 (1.11%) Military
6 2 (1.11%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (41.67%) .NET
2 39 (21.67%) HTML
2 39 (21.67%) Gherkin
3 35 (19.44%) .NET Framework
4 34 (18.89%) CSS
5 23 (12.78%) jQuery
6 22 (12.22%) Spring.NET
6 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 22 (12.22%) Dapper ORM
6 22 (12.22%) StructureMap
6 22 (12.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 22 (12.22%) Castle Windsor
6 22 (12.22%) MSMQ
6 22 (12.22%) NHibernate
6 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET
7 17 (9.44%) Web Services
8 10 (5.56%) CSS3
8 10 (5.56%) HTML5
9 6 (3.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (25.56%) Open Source
2 37 (20.56%) Computer Science
3 29 (16.11%) Mathematics
4 23 (12.78%) Blog
5 12 (6.67%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.33%) Replication
7 2 (1.11%) EFT
7 2 (1.11%) DTV
7 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.11%) Social Media
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.78%) Windows
2 11 (6.11%) Linux
3 10 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 57 (31.67%) Test Strategy
4 52 (28.89%) Test Automation
5 51 (28.33%) Scrum
6 48 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 39 (21.67%) TDD
8 39 (21.67%) Software Testing
8 39 (21.67%) BDD
9 35 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (18.89%) ERP
10 34 (18.89%) Automated Testing
11 27 (15.00%) Refactoring
12 26 (14.44%) Software Engineering
12 26 (14.44%) Pair Programming
12 26 (14.44%) Performance Testing
13 25 (13.89%) Benchmarking
14 24 (13.33%) Manual Testing
15 22 (12.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 82 (45.56%) C#
2 68 (37.78%) SQL
3 59 (32.78%) Java
4 49 (27.22%) Ruby
5 40 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 25 (13.89%) C++
7 22 (12.22%) VB.NET
8 19 (10.56%) PHP
9 14 (7.78%) Python
10 9 (5.00%) C
11 8 (4.44%) Perl
12 7 (3.89%) Delphi
13 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.11%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.11%) VBScript
15 1 (0.56%) VB
15 1 (0.56%) XPath
15 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (31.67%) Degree
2 42 (23.33%) ISEB
3 19 (10.56%) ISTQB
4 14 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.78%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.56%) HND
7 1 (0.56%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (3.89%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.11%) TickIT
3 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.22%) Endeca
2 22 (12.22%) RedPrairie
3 5 (2.78%) JBoss
4 4 (2.22%) HP
5 3 (1.67%) Oracle
6 2 (1.11%) SAP
6 2 (1.11%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.11%) VMware
6 2 (1.11%) Mitel
6 2 (1.11%) Avaya
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) Sage
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