The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 466 541 507
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 534 499 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 472 403 530
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 within the UK.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
England +68 509 £45,000 - 75
London +101 310 £50,000 +5.26% 39
South East 0 104 £40,000 -14.43% 12
City of London +76 63 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East of England +58 49 £41,250 +17.85% 8
Berkshire +6 23 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Hertfordshire +36 21 £44,250 +60.90% 1
North West +24 19 £36,250 -9.37% 4
Hampshire +12 19 £52,500 +50.00% 4
Manchester +14 18 £35,000 -6.66% 4
West Sussex +4 18 £38,750 +55.00%
Oxfordshire +6 17 £45,000 +47.54%
Cambridgeshire +5 16 £41,250 -13.15% 7
Abingdon -16 15 £52,500 +101.92%
Surrey +3 12 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +24 11 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Cambridge +5 11 £59,000 +24.21% 6
East Midlands +17 8 £36,250 -3.33% 3
Buckinghamshire - 8 £37,500 - 2
Petersfield - 8 - - 1
Reading +26 7 £35,000 -8.49% 1
Essex +20 7 £40,000 -15.78%
West Yorkshire +14 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Scotland -16 7 £35,500 +10.93% 1
East Sussex -24 7 £45,000 -12.19%
Bracknell +3 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
South West -14 6 £48,750 +14.70% 3
Leeds - 6 £35,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +25 5 £30,000 +39.53%
Northern Ireland +21 5 £25,000 -20.00%

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 1055 (100.00%) QA
2 723 (68.53%) Agile Software Development
3 577 (54.69%) Selenium
4 437 (41.42%) Java
5 346 (32.80%) Test Automation
6 322 (30.52%) BDD
7 307 (29.10%) Scrum
8 294 (27.87%) WebDriver
9 282 (26.73%) Cucumber
10 266 (25.21%) Manual Testing
11 254 (24.08%) SQL
12 250 (23.70%) TDD
13 239 (22.65%) Degree
14 235 (22.27%) C#
15 220 (20.85%) Automated Testing
16 186 (17.63%) JIRA
17 184 (17.44%) Automation Testing
18 183 (17.35%) Finance
19 181 (17.16%) Software Testing
20 172 (16.30%) QA Automation
21 153 (14.50%) Test Scripting
22 152 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
23 145 (13.74%) Python
24 143 (13.55%) Computer Science
25 142 (13.46%) .NET
26 140 (13.27%) Ruby
27 136 (12.89%) Regression Testing
28 134 (12.70%) Jenkins
29 131 (12.42%) ISEB
30 129 (12.23%) SDLC

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 32 (3.03%) Confluence
2 19 (1.80%) IIS
3 10 (0.95%) CMS
4 9 (0.85%) CICS
5 6 (0.57%) ColdFusion
6 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.19%) SAS
8 1 (0.095%) Apache
8 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.095%) Node.js
8 1 (0.095%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.095%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 70 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.23%) Maya
3 4 (0.38%) MS Office
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.095%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.37%) SaaS
2 22 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.47%) GitHub
5 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.41%) Internet
2 21 (1.99%) HTTP
3 6 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.47%) SSH
5 2 (0.19%) GSM
5 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.19%) IMAP
5 2 (0.19%) LTE
5 2 (0.19%) NAS
5 2 (0.19%) SAN
5 2 (0.19%) SMTP
5 2 (0.19%) UMTS
5 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.095%) Broadband
6 1 (0.095%) Firewall
6 1 (0.095%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.99%) MongoDB
4 18 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
5 14 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.23%) MySQL
7 9 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.76%) Big Data
9 7 (0.66%) DB2
10 6 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.38%) HBase
11 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 577 (54.69%) Selenium
2 294 (27.87%) WebDriver
3 282 (26.73%) Cucumber
4 186 (17.63%) JIRA
5 134 (12.70%) Jenkins
6 90 (8.53%) JUnit
7 84 (7.96%) SoapUI
8 82 (7.77%) Git (software)
9 70 (6.64%) Appium
10 69 (6.54%) SpecFlow
11 67 (6.35%) JMeter
12 51 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 47 (4.45%) HP UFT
14 40 (3.79%) Subversion
15 33 (3.13%) Calabash
16 31 (2.94%) JBehave
17 30 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 29 (2.75%) Hudson
19 26 (2.46%) WATIR
20 25 (2.37%) TeamCity
General
1 183 (17.35%) Finance
2 47 (4.45%) Games
3 41 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.70%) Retail
5 30 (2.84%) Marketing
6 16 (1.52%) Banking
6 16 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.23%) Law
7 13 (1.23%) Polish Language
8 11 (1.04%) Electronics
9 10 (0.95%) Legal
9 10 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.66%) Back Office
12 6 (0.57%) Advertising
13 5 (0.47%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.28%) Front Office
14 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.28%) Publishing
15 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (13.46%) .NET
2 114 (10.81%) Web Services
3 81 (7.68%) XML
4 72 (6.82%) REST
5 71 (6.73%) HTML
6 69 (6.54%) RESTful
7 56 (5.31%) Gherkin
8 52 (4.93%) SOAP
9 38 (3.60%) CSS
10 32 (3.03%) JSON
11 17 (1.61%) Spring
12 14 (1.33%) Ajax
12 14 (1.33%) HTML5
12 14 (1.33%) J2EE
12 14 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 12 (1.14%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.14%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.14%) Hibernate
14 10 (0.95%) Java EE
15 8 (0.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 143 (13.55%) Computer Science
2 114 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (9.86%) Mobile App
4 49 (4.64%) Fintech
5 26 (2.46%) User Experience
6 25 (2.37%) Online Games
7 23 (2.18%) RIA
8 22 (2.09%) Blog
9 19 (1.80%) Digital Media
9 19 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.61%) Mainframe
10 17 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.23%) Online Gambling
12 11 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.95%) iPad
14 9 (0.85%) VSAM
15 7 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
15 7 (0.66%) Wiki
16 6 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 124 (11.75%) Android
2 122 (11.56%) Linux
3 106 (10.05%) Windows
4 102 (9.67%) Apple iOS
5 66 (6.26%) Unix
6 26 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.80%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.04%) AIX
8 11 (1.04%) HPUX
8 11 (1.04%) Solaris
9 7 (0.66%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (68.53%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (32.80%) Test Automation
3 322 (30.52%) BDD
4 307 (29.10%) Scrum
5 266 (25.21%) Manual Testing
6 250 (23.70%) TDD
7 220 (20.85%) Automated Testing
8 184 (17.44%) Automation Testing
9 181 (17.16%) Software Testing
10 172 (16.30%) QA Automation
11 153 (14.50%) Test Scripting
12 152 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
13 136 (12.89%) Regression Testing
14 129 (12.23%) SDLC
15 111 (10.52%) Functional Testing
16 104 (9.86%) API Testing
17 94 (8.91%) Test Strategy
18 93 (8.82%) Software Engineering
19 90 (8.53%) User Acceptance Testing
20 84 (7.96%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 437 (41.42%) Java
2 254 (24.08%) SQL
3 235 (22.27%) C#
4 145 (13.74%) Python
5 140 (13.27%) Ruby
6 80 (7.58%) JavaScript
7 48 (4.55%) PHP
8 36 (3.41%) Scala
9 31 (2.94%) Perl
10 30 (2.84%) Clojure
11 27 (2.56%) C++
12 26 (2.46%) Groovy
13 24 (2.27%) VBScript
14 23 (2.18%) C
15 22 (2.09%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.23%) COBOL
16 13 (1.23%) VB
17 9 (0.85%) JCL
18 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 239 (22.65%) Degree
2 131 (12.42%) ISEB
3 104 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.47%) MBA
7 5 (0.47%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.38%) HND
9 2 (0.19%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.095%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1055 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (2.27%) SDET
3 21 (1.99%) GCP
4 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.66%) Firmware
4 2 (0.19%) Docker
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.47%) Puppet
3 3 (0.28%) Ansible
3 3 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.19%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.095%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.095%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 120 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.17%) Oracle
3 38 (3.60%) HP
4 21 (1.99%) Sophos
5 20 (1.90%) Rally
5 20 (1.90%) SAP
6 18 (1.71%) Google
7 15 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.23%) VMware
9 11 (1.04%) Facebook
10 7 (0.66%) Pega
11 6 (0.57%) Cadence
11 6 (0.57%) ForgeRock
12 5 (0.47%) Apple
13 4 (0.38%) Telerik
14 3 (0.28%) CA
14 3 (0.28%) NICE Systems
14 3 (0.28%) Perforce
14 3 (0.28%) StreamBase
14 3 (0.28%) WorldPay
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago