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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 508 468 556
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 447 537 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.50% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 360 409 316
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 -43 422 £41,000 -6.81% 70
London -81 203 £47,500 -5.00% 28
South East +20 105 £40,000 +6.66% 16
City of London +16 42 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North West +9 27 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Hampshire -2 23 £32,500 +2.36% 3
East of England -8 23 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Yorkshire +25 22 £35,000 +16.66% 3
South West -16 22 £45,000 +28.57% 4
East Sussex +28 20 £43,000 +26.47% 1
West Sussex +9 20 £41,000 +26.15% 6
Bristol +9 19 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Berkshire +22 18 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Manchester +17 18 £36,250 -9.37% 3
West Yorkshire +24 17 £40,000 +25.98%
Leeds +22 17 £40,000 +25.98%
Brighton +22 16 £44,500 +30.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 15 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Scotland -7 15 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Cambridge +8 13 £35,000 +7.69% 3
West Midlands +3 10 £32,500 -5.79% 4
Surrey +2 10 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Newbury +15 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Edinburgh -15 8 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Southampton +11 7 £62,500 - 2
East Midlands -5 7 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Glasgow 0 6 - - 2
Kent -2 6 £32,000 -48.80%
Birmingham - 6 £32,500 - 1
Merseyside +15 5 - -

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 898 (100.00%) QA
2 594 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (45.32%) Selenium
4 366 (40.76%) Java
5 266 (29.62%) Test Automation
6 261 (29.06%) Automated Testing
7 253 (28.17%) Manual Testing
8 235 (26.17%) SQL
9 233 (25.95%) Scrum
10 212 (23.61%) Test Scripting
11 205 (22.83%) Degree
12 197 (21.94%) C#
13 192 (21.38%) Finance
14 178 (19.82%) Regression Testing
15 177 (19.71%) TDD
16 158 (17.59%) Software Testing
17 151 (16.82%) WebDriver
18 149 (16.59%) JIRA
19 148 (16.48%) Cucumber
20 140 (15.59%) BDD
21 139 (15.48%) Web Services
22 135 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
22 135 (15.03%) Performance Testing
23 132 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
24 128 (14.25%) ISEB
25 122 (13.59%) Automation Testing
26 115 (12.81%) Windows
26 115 (12.81%) Python
27 114 (12.69%) Mobile App
28 113 (12.58%) Ruby

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 14 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.56%) Confluence
3 11 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.78%) JBoss
5 7 (0.78%) TorqueBox
6 6 (0.67%) Apache
7 5 (0.56%) ColdFusion
7 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.33%) Node.js
8 3 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
Applications
1 61 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.45%) MS Office
3 7 (0.78%) Mingle
4 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.45%) SaaS
2 18 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.45%) GitHub
4 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.33%) Trello
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.56%) Internet
2 13 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.22%) HTTP
4 9 (1.00%) VoIP
5 7 (0.78%) CTI
6 5 (0.56%) DNS
6 5 (0.56%) LAN
7 4 (0.45%) WAN
8 3 (0.33%) SMTP
8 3 (0.33%) SSL
9 2 (0.22%) LTE
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
9 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.22%) GSM
9 2 (0.22%) UMTS
9 2 (0.22%) DSL
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.11%) Wireless
10 1 (0.11%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 42 (4.68%) MySQL
4 39 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.45%) Big Data
6 15 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.34%) DB2
8 11 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.67%) OLTP
10 6 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.33%) HBase
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.22%) OLAP
14 2 (0.22%) Redis
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 407 (45.32%) Selenium
2 151 (16.82%) WebDriver
3 149 (16.59%) JIRA
4 148 (16.48%) Cucumber
5 110 (12.25%) Jenkins
6 101 (11.25%) HP UFT
7 67 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (7.02%) Git (software)
9 61 (6.79%) JUnit
10 55 (6.12%) Subversion
11 52 (5.79%) Maven
12 48 (5.35%) SoapUI
13 45 (5.01%) Visual Studio
14 40 (4.45%) JMeter
15 34 (3.79%) SpecFlow
16 32 (3.56%) TeamCity
17 31 (3.45%) TestNG
18 27 (3.01%) RSpec
19 25 (2.78%) WATIR
20 24 (2.67%) Ant
General
1 192 (21.38%) Finance
2 75 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.68%) Marketing
4 44 (4.90%) Banking
5 34 (3.79%) Retail
6 30 (3.34%) Games
7 18 (2.00%) Polish Language
8 14 (1.56%) Electronics
9 12 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.00%) Advertising
10 9 (1.00%) Legal
11 8 (0.89%) Law
12 6 (0.67%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.56%) Automotive
13 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) Front Office
16 2 (0.22%) Back Office
16 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (15.48%) Web Services
2 94 (10.47%) .NET
3 70 (7.80%) XML
4 69 (7.68%) REST
4 69 (7.68%) Gherkin
5 65 (7.24%) SOAP
6 58 (6.46%) HTML
7 35 (3.90%) CSS
8 26 (2.90%) Ajax
9 25 (2.78%) Spring
10 24 (2.67%) J2EE
11 18 (2.00%) RESTful
12 16 (1.78%) JSON
12 16 (1.78%) Hibernate
12 16 (1.78%) JMS
13 12 (1.34%) HTML5
14 11 (1.22%) J2SE
14 11 (1.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 10 (1.11%) WPF
16 9 (1.00%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (12.69%) Mobile App
3 98 (10.91%) Computer Science
4 36 (4.01%) User Experience
5 28 (3.12%) iPhone
6 25 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.12%) Blackberry
10 18 (2.00%) Online Gambling
11 11 (1.22%) iPad
12 10 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.00%) DTV
14 7 (0.78%) Online Games
15 6 (0.67%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.67%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.67%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.67%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.56%) Xbox
17 4 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 115 (12.81%) Windows
2 77 (8.57%) Android
3 72 (8.02%) UNIX
4 68 (7.57%) Linux
5 62 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.56%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (0.89%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.56%) SUSE
9 5 (0.56%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (29.62%) Test Automation
3 261 (29.06%) Automated Testing
4 253 (28.17%) Manual Testing
5 233 (25.95%) Scrum
6 212 (23.61%) Test Scripting
7 178 (19.82%) Regression Testing
8 177 (19.71%) TDD
9 158 (17.59%) Software Testing
10 140 (15.59%) BDD
11 135 (15.03%) Performance Testing
12 132 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
13 122 (13.59%) Automation Testing
14 107 (11.92%) Integration Testing
15 102 (11.36%) SDLC
15 102 (11.36%) Software Engineering
16 99 (11.02%) User Stories
17 91 (10.13%) Unit Testing
18 79 (8.80%) Test Strategy
18 79 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 366 (40.76%) Java
2 235 (26.17%) SQL
3 197 (21.94%) C#
4 115 (12.81%) Python
5 113 (12.58%) Ruby
6 84 (9.35%) JavaScript
7 59 (6.57%) PHP
8 36 (4.01%) T-SQL
9 27 (3.01%) Perl
10 26 (2.90%) C++
11 22 (2.45%) C
12 14 (1.56%) VBA
13 13 (1.45%) Scala
13 13 (1.45%) VBScript
14 10 (1.11%) VB
14 10 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.00%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.00%) XPath
16 7 (0.78%) Groovy
16 7 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 205 (22.83%) Degree
2 128 (14.25%) ISEB
3 85 (9.47%) ISTQB
4 22 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.56%) HND
6 5 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 898 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.22%) GAMP
2 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.67%) Firmware
3 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 91 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (3.01%) Puppet
3 25 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.34%) Ansible
5 6 (0.67%) Salt
5 6 (0.67%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 103 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 98 (10.91%) Oracle
3 73 (8.13%) HP
4 26 (2.90%) Google
5 24 (2.67%) Facebook
6 15 (1.67%) Pega
7 14 (1.56%) ForgeRock
7 14 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.11%) SAP
10 8 (0.89%) VMware
11 5 (0.56%) Telerik
11 5 (0.56%) Tableau
12 3 (0.33%) Verint
12 3 (0.33%) Progress
13 2 (0.22%) PeopleSoft
13 2 (0.22%) Temenos
13 2 (0.22%) Websense
13 2 (0.22%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.22%) Xamarin
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