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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 549 522 462
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 362 411 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.42% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 327 359 459
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 -54 317 £42,500 -5.55% 46
London -78 173 £45,000 -5.26% 30
South East +11 87 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Berkshire +10 55 £42,500 -8.60% 7
Scotland +19 33 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Bracknell 0 21 £55,000 +14.58% 1
City of London -23 19 £40,750 -9.44% 5
Edinburgh +11 16 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West -4 16 £41,250 +10.00%
Newbury +6 14 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Bristol +2 14 £41,250 +10.00%
East of England -17 13 £40,000 - 3
Hampshire -10 12 £30,000 -25.00% 2
North West -23 12 £32,500 -7.14%
Yorkshire -1 11 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Surrey -8 10 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Reading -8 10 £19,000 -64.81% 1
Farnborough - 10 £28,250 -
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £40,000 - 2
Manchester -12 7 £32,500 -10.95%
Fife - 7 £33,000 -
West Sussex - 7 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £28,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £28,500 -
Crawley - 6 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +3 5 £30,000 +7.14%
Cheshire -2 5 £32,500 +44.44%
West Yorkshire -2 5 £30,000 +7.14%
Guildford -9 5 £40,000 -15.78% 1

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 840 (100.00%) QA
2 536 (63.81%) Agile Software Development
3 372 (44.29%) Selenium
4 259 (30.83%) Java
5 247 (29.40%) Scrum
6 242 (28.81%) Test Scripting
7 240 (28.57%) SQL
8 214 (25.48%) Test Automation
9 211 (25.12%) WebDriver
10 202 (24.05%) BDD
11 201 (23.93%) Cucumber
12 198 (23.57%) C#
13 187 (22.26%) Automated Testing
14 185 (22.02%) TDD
15 166 (19.76%) Degree
16 162 (19.29%) Manual Testing
17 157 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
18 150 (17.86%) Finance
19 144 (17.14%) JIRA
20 132 (15.71%) Software Testing
21 129 (15.36%) Regression Testing
22 119 (14.17%) Web Services
23 111 (13.21%) ISEB
24 108 (12.86%) Gherkin
25 107 (12.74%) Computer Science
25 107 (12.74%) .NET
26 106 (12.62%) JavaScript
26 106 (12.62%) Automation Testing
27 103 (12.26%) Linux
28 99 (11.79%) UNIX

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (1.90%) Confluence
2 11 (1.31%) CMS
3 8 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.71%) IIS
5 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.36%) Node.js
7 2 (0.24%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.12%) uiautomator
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
8 1 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Magento
2 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.57%) SaaS
2 21 (2.50%) GitHub
3 20 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Trello
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.93%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.67%) Internet
3 11 (1.31%) HTTP
4 6 (0.71%) Network Security
4 6 (0.71%) DSL
5 5 (0.60%) CTI
5 5 (0.60%) DNS
6 3 (0.36%) VoIP
6 3 (0.36%) WAN
6 3 (0.36%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.24%) HSUPA
7 2 (0.24%) NAS
7 2 (0.24%) RTP
7 2 (0.24%) H.323
7 2 (0.24%) 3G
7 2 (0.24%) WCDMA
7 2 (0.24%) DHCP
7 2 (0.24%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.24%) UMTS
7 2 (0.24%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.43%) MySQL
3 37 (4.40%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (2.98%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.83%) DB2
11 6 (0.71%) Big Data
12 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.48%) RavenDB
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.24%) OLTP
13 2 (0.24%) OLAP
14 1 (0.12%) Cognos Impromptu
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 372 (44.29%) Selenium
2 211 (25.12%) WebDriver
3 201 (23.93%) Cucumber
4 144 (17.14%) JIRA
5 74 (8.81%) Git (software)
6 68 (8.10%) Jenkins
7 63 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 53 (6.31%) JUnit
9 49 (5.83%) SoapUI
10 48 (5.71%) JMeter
11 42 (5.00%) WATIR
12 41 (4.88%) Visual Studio
13 37 (4.40%) TeamCity
14 36 (4.29%) SpecFlow
15 31 (3.69%) Calabash
15 31 (3.69%) RSpec
16 30 (3.57%) Subversion
17 28 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 26 (3.10%) Behat
19 24 (2.86%) JBehave
General
1 150 (17.86%) Finance
2 52 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.57%) Banking
4 28 (3.33%) Games
5 23 (2.74%) Marketing
6 22 (2.62%) Retail
7 16 (1.90%) Legal
8 12 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.43%) Advertising
9 10 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.83%) Publishing
11 6 (0.71%) Law
12 5 (0.60%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.48%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.48%) Front Office
14 3 (0.36%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Military
15 2 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (14.17%) Web Services
2 108 (12.86%) Gherkin
3 107 (12.74%) .NET
4 62 (7.38%) XML
5 48 (5.71%) HTML
6 41 (4.88%) SOAP
7 28 (3.33%) CSS
8 20 (2.38%) RESTful
9 18 (2.14%) jQuery
9 18 (2.14%) LAMP
10 14 (1.67%) REST
10 14 (1.67%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.55%) JSON
12 11 (1.31%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.31%) Spring
13 9 (1.07%) J2EE
14 7 (0.83%) XMPP
14 7 (0.83%) HTML5
15 6 (0.71%) Middleware
16 5 (0.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.74%) Computer Science
2 89 (10.60%) Open Source
3 83 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (5.36%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.38%) Blog
7 19 (2.26%) Online Gambling
8 15 (1.79%) User Experience
9 14 (1.67%) Animation
10 12 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.07%) Xbox
12 8 (0.95%) Wiki
12 8 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
12 8 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.71%) Social Media
14 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.71%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.26%) Linux
2 99 (11.79%) UNIX
2 99 (11.79%) Windows
3 40 (4.76%) Android
4 39 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.43%) Mac OS
6 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.24%) CentOS
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (63.81%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (29.40%) Scrum
3 242 (28.81%) Test Scripting
4 214 (25.48%) Test Automation
5 202 (24.05%) BDD
6 187 (22.26%) Automated Testing
7 185 (22.02%) TDD
8 162 (19.29%) Manual Testing
9 157 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
10 132 (15.71%) Software Testing
11 129 (15.36%) Regression Testing
12 106 (12.62%) Automation Testing
13 88 (10.48%) Software Engineering
14 86 (10.24%) E-Commerce
15 84 (10.00%) Test Strategy
16 72 (8.57%) User Stories
17 62 (7.38%) Integration Testing
18 59 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
19 47 (5.60%) Performance Testing
20 43 (5.12%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 259 (30.83%) Java
2 240 (28.57%) SQL
3 198 (23.57%) C#
4 106 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 95 (11.31%) Ruby
6 84 (10.00%) Python
7 67 (7.98%) C++
8 40 (4.76%) PHP
9 23 (2.74%) Groovy
10 19 (2.26%) Perl
11 18 (2.14%) C
12 10 (1.19%) Scala
13 6 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.71%) VB
14 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.60%) VBScript
15 4 (0.48%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.36%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 166 (19.76%) Degree
2 111 (13.21%) ISEB
3 76 (9.05%) ISTQB
4 34 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.83%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.36%) HND
8 2 (0.24%) AAT
8 2 (0.24%) CCNA
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.24%) MCSE
8 2 (0.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 840 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.43%) TickIT
5 10 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 11 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.36%) KVM
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.43%) Puppet
3 8 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.60%) Ansible
5 4 (0.48%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.36%) Oracle
3 19 (2.26%) VMware
4 18 (2.14%) HP
5 10 (1.19%) Google
6 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (0.83%) Cerillion
7 6 (0.71%) Facebook
7 6 (0.71%) ForgeRock
8 4 (0.48%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.48%) Dell
8 4 (0.48%) Endeca
9 3 (0.36%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.24%) Lumesse
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco
10 2 (0.24%) Avaya
10 2 (0.24%) Perforce
10 2 (0.24%) Sony
11 1 (0.12%) Thunderhead
11 1 (0.12%) Telerik
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + +benefits + stock options
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Broadmargins
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago