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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 364 380 413
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 69 58 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 68 42 52
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £31,800 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
20864 20617 22302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.86% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16795 16577 19450
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Berkshire -2 31 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Surrey +1 15 £47,500 +35.71%
Hampshire -8 9 £32,500 -18.75%
West Sussex +5 7 £35,000 -
East Sussex -1 6 £35,000 -12.50%
Oxfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 173 (100.00%) QA
2 110 (63.58%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (60.12%) Selenium
4 72 (41.62%) WebDriver
5 71 (41.04%) C#
6 69 (39.88%) Test Scripting
7 55 (31.79%) .NET
8 54 (31.21%) Test Strategy
9 52 (30.06%) JavaScript
9 52 (30.06%) Cucumber
10 50 (28.90%) JIRA
11 48 (27.75%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (27.17%) Ruby
12 47 (27.17%) Scrum
13 44 (25.43%) Software Testing
14 43 (24.86%) SQL
15 42 (24.28%) SQL Server
16 41 (23.70%) Gherkin
17 39 (22.54%) BDD
18 38 (21.97%) Open Source
18 38 (21.97%) E-Commerce
19 37 (21.39%) Java
19 37 (21.39%) TDD
20 36 (20.81%) HTML
21 34 (19.65%) Degree
22 33 (19.08%) WATIR
22 33 (19.08%) ERP
22 33 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
23 32 (18.50%) RDBMS
23 32 (18.50%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (15.61%) Confluence
2 25 (14.45%) IIS
3 6 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.72%) GitHub
2 3 (1.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) Internet
2 7 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.47%) CTI
4 3 (1.73%) Network Security
5 2 (1.16%) NAS
5 2 (1.16%) IMAP
5 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.16%) SMTP
5 2 (1.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (24.28%) SQL Server
2 32 (18.50%) RDBMS
2 32 (18.50%) Relational Database
3 21 (12.14%) RavenDB
4 17 (9.83%) MySQL
5 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 104 (60.12%) Selenium
2 72 (41.62%) WebDriver
3 52 (30.06%) Cucumber
4 50 (28.90%) JIRA
5 33 (19.08%) WATIR
6 29 (16.76%) NUnit
7 28 (16.18%) Git (software)
7 28 (16.18%) Jenkins
8 25 (14.45%) TeamCity
9 23 (13.29%) Rhino Mocks
10 21 (12.14%) Moq
10 21 (12.14%) NCrunch
10 21 (12.14%) ReSharper
11 19 (10.98%) JMeter
12 14 (8.09%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (6.36%) SoapUI
15 9 (5.20%) LoadRunner
16 8 (4.62%) SpecFlow
17 7 (4.05%) JUnit
General
1 22 (12.72%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.36%) Retail
4 7 (4.05%) Legal
5 3 (1.73%) Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Military
6 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (31.79%) .NET
2 41 (23.70%) Gherkin
3 36 (20.81%) HTML
4 32 (18.50%) CSS
5 31 (17.92%) Web Services
6 29 (16.76%) jQuery
7 24 (13.87%) .NET Framework
8 21 (12.14%) NHibernate
8 21 (12.14%) MSMQ
8 21 (12.14%) ASP.NET
8 21 (12.14%) Spring.NET
8 21 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (12.14%) StructureMap
8 21 (12.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 21 (12.14%) Castle Windsor
8 21 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 21 (12.14%) Dapper ORM
9 15 (8.67%) LAMP
10 9 (5.20%) SOAP
11 7 (4.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.97%) Open Source
2 32 (18.50%) Computer Science
3 22 (12.72%) Blog
4 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.47%) Replication
6 4 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) Social Media
7 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) Windows
2 10 (5.78%) UNIX
3 6 (3.47%) Linux
4 2 (1.16%) Android
5 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (63.58%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (39.88%) Test Scripting
3 54 (31.21%) Test Strategy
4 48 (27.75%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (27.17%) Scrum
6 44 (25.43%) Software Testing
7 39 (22.54%) BDD
8 38 (21.97%) E-Commerce
9 37 (21.39%) TDD
10 33 (19.08%) ERP
10 33 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (16.76%) Test Automation
12 28 (16.18%) Mentoring
13 25 (14.45%) Pair Programming
13 25 (14.45%) Refactoring
14 24 (13.87%) Benchmarking
15 21 (12.14%) MVC
15 21 (12.14%) Automation Testing
16 20 (11.56%) Automated Testing
16 20 (11.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (41.04%) C#
2 52 (30.06%) JavaScript
3 47 (27.17%) Ruby
4 43 (24.86%) SQL
5 37 (21.39%) Java
6 22 (12.72%) PHP
7 21 (12.14%) VB.NET
8 8 (4.62%) Python
9 6 (3.47%) C++
10 5 (2.89%) C
11 4 (2.31%) Perl
12 3 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (19.65%) Degree
2 27 (15.61%) ISTQB
3 25 (14.45%) ISEB
4 19 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) AAT
6 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (2.89%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (3.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.14%) Endeca
2 21 (12.14%) RedPrairie
3 10 (5.78%) HP
4 3 (1.73%) Oracle
4 3 (1.73%) VMware
5 1 (0.58%) SAP
5 1 (0.58%) Informatica
5 1 (0.58%) Sage
5 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
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