The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 530 537 510
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 429 393 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 374 325 396
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 November 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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
England -23 383 £40,000 -5.88% 54
London -20 207 £47,500 - 28
South East -1 70 £37,500 +2.73% 11
East of England -12 35 £32,500 - 3
North West +10 33 £33,500 -4.28% 3
City of London +8 33 £42,500 -10.52% 7
Scotland +10 30 £32,000 -20.00% 4
Manchester +7 23 £34,000 -13.92% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 19 £33,750 -20.58% 2
Surrey -6 18 £48,750 +39.28% 4
Edinburgh -7 17 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Berkshire -9 16 £38,000 -8.43% 5
East Sussex +11 14 £35,000 -12.50%
Brighton +13 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridge -3 12 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Yorkshire -27 12 £26,000 -7.14% 3
Hampshire -8 11 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Farnborough +13 10 £28,750 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -16 10 £29,000 -3.33%
North East - 9 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £45,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £45,000 - 1
Reading -4 8 £19,000 -43.70% 1
Leatherhead -8 8 £50,000 +42.85%
South Yorkshire - 8 £25,000 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
Stevenage - 7 £28,500 -
Peterborough - 7 £43,750 - 1
East Midlands +16 6 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 6 £32,500 +4.83% 1

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 976 (100.00%) QA
2 615 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 469 (48.05%) Selenium
4 309 (31.66%) Java
5 279 (28.59%) Scrum
5 279 (28.59%) Test Scripting
6 270 (27.66%) SQL
7 252 (25.82%) BDD
8 250 (25.61%) Cucumber
9 236 (24.18%) TDD
10 235 (24.08%) WebDriver
11 234 (23.98%) Test Automation
12 216 (22.13%) Automated Testing
13 209 (21.41%) C#
14 205 (21.00%) Degree
15 199 (20.39%) JIRA
16 194 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
17 172 (17.62%) Manual Testing
18 167 (17.11%) Finance
19 148 (15.16%) Regression Testing
20 143 (14.65%) JavaScript
21 142 (14.55%) Linux
22 140 (14.34%) ISEB
23 137 (14.04%) Open Source
23 137 (14.04%) Ruby
24 131 (13.42%) Gherkin
25 130 (13.32%) Software Testing
26 129 (13.22%) UNIX
27 121 (12.40%) Python
28 120 (12.30%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 31 (3.18%) Confluence
2 26 (2.66%) IIS
3 25 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.54%) CMS
5 10 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.02%) Node.js
6 5 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.31%) JBoss
8 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.20%) Drupal
9 2 (0.20%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.10%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.10%) uiautomator
Applications
1 42 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.23%) MS Office
3 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.43%) Magento
2 7 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.38%) GitHub
2 18 (1.84%) SaaS
3 9 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 31 (3.18%) Internet
3 13 (1.33%) HTTP
4 6 (0.61%) CTI
5 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.41%) Network Security
6 4 (0.41%) DSL
7 3 (0.31%) DNS
7 3 (0.31%) VoIP
7 3 (0.31%) WAN
7 3 (0.31%) NAS
8 2 (0.20%) IMAP
8 2 (0.20%) VLAN
8 2 (0.20%) SMTP
8 2 (0.20%) DHCP
8 2 (0.20%) SAN
8 2 (0.20%) RTP
8 2 (0.20%) H.323
9 1 (0.10%) Wireless
9 1 (0.10%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 53 (5.43%) MySQL
4 42 (4.30%) RDBMS
5 33 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.25%) RavenDB
7 21 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.13%) DB2
8 11 (1.13%) Big Data
9 10 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.31%) Redis
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 469 (48.05%) Selenium
2 250 (25.61%) Cucumber
3 235 (24.08%) WebDriver
4 199 (20.39%) JIRA
5 94 (9.63%) Git (software)
6 80 (8.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 72 (7.38%) Jenkins
8 66 (6.76%) WATIR
9 65 (6.66%) SoapUI
10 64 (6.56%) JMeter
11 60 (6.15%) TeamCity
12 59 (6.05%) JUnit
13 43 (4.41%) JBehave
13 43 (4.41%) SpecFlow
14 42 (4.30%) Subversion
15 38 (3.89%) NUnit
16 36 (3.69%) Behat
17 32 (3.28%) Calabash
17 32 (3.28%) Hudson
18 31 (3.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 167 (17.11%) Finance
2 41 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.69%) Retail
4 24 (2.46%) Banking
5 23 (2.36%) Games
6 16 (1.64%) Marketing
7 14 (1.43%) Publishing
7 14 (1.43%) Legal
8 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.92%) Advertising
10 7 (0.72%) Front Office
10 7 (0.72%) Back Office
11 6 (0.61%) Law
12 5 (0.51%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.31%) Military
14 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (13.42%) Gherkin
2 113 (11.58%) .NET
3 107 (10.96%) Web Services
4 70 (7.17%) HTML
5 57 (5.84%) CSS
6 56 (5.74%) SOAP
7 54 (5.53%) XML
8 33 (3.38%) jQuery
9 32 (3.28%) ASP.NET
10 30 (3.07%) RESTful
11 28 (2.87%) J2EE
12 27 (2.77%) .NET Framework
13 23 (2.36%) REST
14 22 (2.25%) Spring.NET
14 22 (2.25%) StructureMap
14 22 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 22 (2.25%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (2.25%) Dapper ORM
14 22 (2.25%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.04%) Open Source
2 111 (11.37%) Computer Science
3 98 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.18%) Blog
6 26 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.95%) Online Gambling
8 18 (1.84%) User Experience
9 17 (1.74%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.33%) Animation
10 13 (1.33%) Social Media
11 11 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.72%) iPad
15 6 (0.61%) iPhone
15 6 (0.61%) Replication
15 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 142 (14.55%) Linux
2 129 (13.22%) UNIX
3 103 (10.55%) Windows
4 54 (5.53%) Android
4 54 (5.53%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (28.59%) Scrum
2 279 (28.59%) Test Scripting
3 252 (25.82%) BDD
4 236 (24.18%) TDD
5 234 (23.98%) Test Automation
6 216 (22.13%) Automated Testing
7 194 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
8 172 (17.62%) Manual Testing
9 148 (15.16%) Regression Testing
10 130 (13.32%) Software Testing
11 120 (12.30%) E-Commerce
12 110 (11.27%) Test Strategy
12 110 (11.27%) Automation Testing
13 107 (10.96%) Software Engineering
14 89 (9.12%) User Stories
15 74 (7.58%) Integration Testing
16 66 (6.76%) Performance Testing
17 62 (6.35%) Mentoring
18 55 (5.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 309 (31.66%) Java
2 270 (27.66%) SQL
3 209 (21.41%) C#
4 143 (14.65%) JavaScript
5 137 (14.04%) Ruby
6 121 (12.40%) Python
7 90 (9.22%) C++
8 78 (7.99%) PHP
9 33 (3.38%) Perl
10 24 (2.46%) C
10 24 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 23 (2.36%) Groovy
12 14 (1.43%) Scala
13 9 (0.92%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.82%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.72%) VBA
16 6 (0.61%) VB
17 5 (0.51%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.51%) VBScript
18 4 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 205 (21.00%) Degree
2 140 (14.34%) ISEB
3 91 (9.32%) ISTQB
4 27 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (1.84%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.20%) CCNA
7 2 (0.20%) HND
7 2 (0.20%) MCSE
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.20%) MCITP
8 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 976 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (1.84%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.33%) TickIT
3 13 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.31%) Gluster
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 45 (4.61%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.43%) Puppet
3 11 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.41%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.31%) Ansible
6 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (4.71%) Oracle
2 40 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 26 (2.66%) VMware
4 25 (2.56%) HP
5 22 (2.25%) Endeca
5 22 (2.25%) RedPrairie
6 12 (1.23%) Cerillion
6 12 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.61%) Facebook
8 5 (0.51%) Dell
9 3 (0.31%) IBM
9 3 (0.31%) Twitter
10 2 (0.20%) Lumesse
10 2 (0.20%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.20%) Google
10 2 (0.20%) Zend
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco
10 2 (0.20%) Perforce
10 2 (0.20%) Avaya
10 2 (0.20%) Informatica
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Good benefits
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Salary: £38000 per annum
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Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum
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