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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 496 554 520
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 500 464 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 449 378 507
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
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 £70,000 £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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +63 472 £45,000 +3.44% 48
London +60 283 £50,000 +5.26% 29
South East +27 90 £40,000 - 7
City of London +60 57 £50,000 +5.26% 5
East of England +52 48 £45,000 +34.32% 5
Berkshire +5 21 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Hertfordshire +33 20 £45,000 +63.63% 2
Hampshire +14 20 £52,500 +50.00% 2
North West +24 19 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Manchester +19 18 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 16 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Surrey +36 15 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +36 14 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Cambridge +5 12 £53,250 +18.33% 2
West Sussex -2 12 £37,500 +50.00%
Oxfordshire -3 12 £42,500 +21.42%
East Midlands +9 11 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Abingdon - 10 £52,500 -
Northern Ireland +16 9 £25,000 -
County Antrim +14 9 £25,000 -
Belfast +14 9 £25,000 -
Scotland -17 9 £35,000 +45.83%
Nottingham - 9 £37,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 9 £37,500 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £40,000 -
Stockport - 8 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow -12 7 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 7 £32,500 - 1
Bracknell - 7 £45,000 - 2
Petersfield - 7 - -

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1017 (100.00%) QA
2 724 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
3 570 (56.05%) Selenium
4 419 (41.20%) Java
5 332 (32.65%) BDD
6 320 (31.47%) Test Automation
7 289 (28.42%) Scrum
8 286 (28.12%) Cucumber
9 282 (27.73%) WebDriver
10 258 (25.37%) Manual Testing
11 256 (25.17%) TDD
12 242 (23.80%) SQL
13 213 (20.94%) Degree
14 209 (20.55%) C#
15 201 (19.76%) Automated Testing
16 189 (18.58%) Automation Testing
17 185 (18.19%) JIRA
18 179 (17.60%) Finance
19 177 (17.40%) Software Testing
20 167 (16.42%) QA Automation
21 153 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
22 146 (14.36%) Test Scripting
23 144 (14.16%) Regression Testing
24 139 (13.67%) ISEB
25 127 (12.49%) Microsoft
26 126 (12.39%) .NET
26 126 (12.39%) Computer Science
27 124 (12.19%) Ruby
27 124 (12.19%) Python
28 120 (11.80%) Android

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 37 (3.64%) Confluence
2 20 (1.97%) IIS
3 10 (0.98%) CICS
3 10 (0.98%) CMS
4 9 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.39%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.098%) Apache
6 1 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.098%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.08%) Maya
3 1 (0.098%) MS Office
3 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.098%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.65%) SaaS
2 24 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.59%) GitHub
5 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.54%) Internet
2 23 (2.26%) HTTP
3 6 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.49%) SSH
5 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.20%) GSM
6 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.20%) IMAP
6 2 (0.20%) LTE
6 2 (0.20%) NAS
6 2 (0.20%) SAN
6 2 (0.20%) SMTP
6 2 (0.20%) UMTS
7 1 (0.098%) Broadband
7 1 (0.098%) Firewall
7 1 (0.098%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 19 (1.87%) MySQL
5 15 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (0.88%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.79%) Big Data
9 8 (0.79%) DB2
10 4 (0.39%) HBase
10 4 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.098%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 570 (56.05%) Selenium
2 286 (28.12%) Cucumber
3 282 (27.73%) WebDriver
4 185 (18.19%) JIRA
5 116 (11.41%) Jenkins
6 99 (9.73%) JUnit
7 97 (9.54%) SoapUI
8 87 (8.55%) Git (software)
9 71 (6.98%) SpecFlow
10 66 (6.49%) Appium
11 64 (6.29%) JMeter
12 53 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 42 (4.13%) HP UFT
14 35 (3.44%) Subversion
15 33 (3.24%) Calabash
16 31 (3.05%) JBehave
17 29 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (2.56%) Hudson
19 24 (2.36%) Robot Framework
20 23 (2.26%) FitNesse
General
1 179 (17.60%) Finance
2 47 (4.62%) Games
3 40 (3.93%) Retail
4 35 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.34%) Marketing
6 18 (1.77%) Banking
7 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.08%) Electronics
9 9 (0.88%) Polish Language
10 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.79%) Law
10 8 (0.79%) Legal
11 7 (0.69%) Advertising
11 7 (0.69%) Back Office
12 5 (0.49%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
13 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (12.39%) .NET
2 112 (11.01%) Web Services
3 75 (7.37%) RESTful
4 74 (7.28%) XML
5 73 (7.18%) HTML
6 71 (6.98%) REST
7 61 (6.00%) SOAP
8 60 (5.90%) Gherkin
9 40 (3.93%) CSS
10 32 (3.15%) JSON
11 19 (1.87%) Spring
12 17 (1.67%) Ajax
13 16 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 15 (1.47%) HTML5
15 14 (1.38%) Hibernate
16 13 (1.28%) .NET Framework
17 11 (1.08%) Java EE
18 10 (0.98%) jQuery
18 10 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
19 9 (0.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.39%) Computer Science
2 110 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (9.54%) Mobile App
4 42 (4.13%) Fintech
5 24 (2.36%) Blog
6 23 (2.26%) RIA
6 23 (2.26%) User Experience
7 22 (2.16%) Online Games
8 21 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.77%) Digital Media
9 18 (1.77%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 10 (0.98%) Online Gambling
12 9 (0.88%) VSAM
13 8 (0.79%) Wiki
14 7 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
14 7 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 120 (11.80%) Android
2 109 (10.72%) Linux
3 100 (9.83%) Windows
4 95 (9.34%) Apple iOS
5 62 (6.10%) Unix
6 24 (2.36%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.88%) AIX
8 9 (0.88%) HPUX
8 9 (0.88%) Solaris
9 7 (0.69%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.098%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (32.65%) BDD
3 320 (31.47%) Test Automation
4 289 (28.42%) Scrum
5 258 (25.37%) Manual Testing
6 256 (25.17%) TDD
7 201 (19.76%) Automated Testing
8 189 (18.58%) Automation Testing
9 177 (17.40%) Software Testing
10 167 (16.42%) QA Automation
11 153 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
12 146 (14.36%) Test Scripting
13 144 (14.16%) Regression Testing
14 108 (10.62%) API Testing
15 107 (10.52%) SDLC
16 99 (9.73%) Functional Testing
17 94 (9.24%) Test Strategy
18 90 (8.85%) Software Engineering
18 90 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
19 89 (8.75%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 419 (41.20%) Java
2 242 (23.80%) SQL
3 209 (20.55%) C#
4 124 (12.19%) Python
4 124 (12.19%) Ruby
5 90 (8.85%) JavaScript
6 43 (4.23%) PHP
7 35 (3.44%) Scala
8 30 (2.95%) Clojure
9 28 (2.75%) Perl
10 23 (2.26%) Groovy
10 23 (2.26%) VBScript
11 22 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.06%) C++
13 18 (1.77%) C
14 13 (1.28%) COBOL
15 12 (1.18%) VB
16 9 (0.88%) JCL
17 5 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 213 (20.94%) Degree
2 139 (13.67%) ISEB
3 110 (10.82%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.49%) MBA
8 1 (0.098%) HND
8 1 (0.098%) IRCA
8 1 (0.098%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.098%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1017 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (2.56%) SDET
3 23 (2.26%) GCP
4 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.20%) MiFID
4 2 (0.20%) WCAG
5 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.098%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.79%) Firmware
4 7 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 44 (4.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.098%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 127 (12.49%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.23%) Oracle
3 38 (3.74%) HP
4 18 (1.77%) Google
4 18 (1.77%) Sophos
5 16 (1.57%) Atlassian
5 16 (1.57%) Rally
5 16 (1.57%) SAP
6 14 (1.38%) VMware
7 8 (0.79%) Facebook
8 7 (0.69%) Pega
9 5 (0.49%) Cadence
10 3 (0.29%) Apple
10 3 (0.29%) CA
10 3 (0.29%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.29%) New Relic
10 3 (0.29%) NICE Systems
10 3 (0.29%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.29%) StreamBase
10 3 (0.29%) WorldPay
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Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
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