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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 480 598 544
Rank change year-on-year
+118 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 534 380 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 476 340 410
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 +128 497 £45,000 +5.88% 84
London +121 290 £50,000 +11.11% 55
South East -10 80 £37,500 -6.25% 12
City of London +103 52 £50,000 +17.64% 10
East of England +4 31 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire +30 29 £35,000 +16.66% 8
North West +51 27 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South West 0 24 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Manchester +38 21 £36,750 +4.25% 3
West Yorkshire +22 18 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Leeds +22 18 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Bristol -4 18 £48,750 +14.70%
Cambridge +1 17 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire +1 17 £37,500 -16.66%
East Sussex +25 16 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Surrey +19 15 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Scotland -18 15 £40,000 -11.11%
West Sussex +7 14 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Berkshire -49 14 £52,500 +27.27% 3
Brighton +11 13 £35,000 -6.66%
Glasgow -14 13 £40,000 -11.11%
West Midlands -12 11 £42,500 +117.94%
South Yorkshire +16 10 £28,750 -11.53% 3
Crawley +10 10 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Hertfordshire +2 9 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland -1 9 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Coventry - 9 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +1 8 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Stockport - 8 £35,000 -
Newbury +10 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1143 (100.00%) QA
2 754 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
3 589 (51.53%) Selenium
4 475 (41.56%) Java
5 347 (30.36%) Test Automation
6 294 (25.72%) Scrum
7 290 (25.37%) BDD
8 274 (23.97%) Manual Testing
9 271 (23.71%) Automated Testing
10 270 (23.62%) Degree
11 266 (23.27%) TDD
12 264 (23.10%) WebDriver
13 249 (21.78%) C#
14 240 (21.00%) Cucumber
15 234 (20.47%) SQL
16 222 (19.42%) Test Scripting
17 219 (19.16%) Software Testing
18 186 (16.27%) SDLC
19 183 (16.01%) Python
19 183 (16.01%) Functional Testing
20 181 (15.84%) JIRA
21 177 (15.49%) Jenkins
22 175 (15.31%) Automation Testing
23 172 (15.05%) QA Automation
24 164 (14.35%) Regression Testing
25 163 (14.26%) Finance
26 159 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
27 146 (12.77%) Computer Science
28 145 (12.69%) Web Services
29 137 (11.99%) Windows

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 22 (1.92%) IIS
2 14 (1.22%) ColdFusion
3 12 (1.05%) Apache
4 9 (0.79%) Confluence
5 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.61%) CMS
7 4 (0.35%) Node.js
7 4 (0.35%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.26%) SAS
8 3 (0.26%) TorqueBox
9 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.087%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.087%) JBoss
10 1 (0.087%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.79%) MS Office
3 7 (0.61%) Maya
4 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.26%) Mingle
6 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.087%) Mudbox
7 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.087%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.89%) SaaS
2 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.70%) GitHub
5 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.087%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.29%) Internet
2 17 (1.49%) HTTP
3 9 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.52%) VoIP
5 5 (0.44%) PuTTY
5 5 (0.44%) WinSCP
6 4 (0.35%) Firewall
7 3 (0.26%) Broadband
7 3 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.26%) SAN
7 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.17%) DNS
8 2 (0.17%) IMAP
8 2 (0.17%) NAS
8 2 (0.17%) SMTP
9 1 (0.087%) DSL
9 1 (0.087%) LAN
9 1 (0.087%) Skype
9 1 (0.087%) SS7
9 1 (0.087%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.54%) MySQL
3 26 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.87%) Big Data
6 10 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
6 10 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.61%) DB2
9 5 (0.44%) HBase
9 5 (0.44%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.087%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.087%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 589 (51.53%) Selenium
2 264 (23.10%) WebDriver
3 240 (21.00%) Cucumber
4 181 (15.84%) JIRA
5 177 (15.49%) Jenkins
6 101 (8.84%) JUnit
7 71 (6.21%) HP UFT
8 64 (5.60%) Appium
9 60 (5.25%) Git (software)
9 60 (5.25%) JMeter
10 59 (5.16%) SpecFlow
11 52 (4.55%) SoapUI
11 52 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 46 (4.02%) Visual Studio
13 40 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 39 (3.41%) Maven
15 37 (3.24%) RSpec
16 34 (2.97%) Calabash
17 33 (2.89%) WATIR
18 31 (2.71%) NUnit
General
1 163 (14.26%) Finance
2 63 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.24%) Retail
4 36 (3.15%) Marketing
5 32 (2.80%) Games
6 23 (2.01%) Banking
7 18 (1.57%) Electronics
8 15 (1.31%) Legal
9 14 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.96%) Law
11 10 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.79%) Polish Language
13 8 (0.70%) Publishing
14 7 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.35%) Advertising
17 3 (0.26%) Back Office
17 3 (0.26%) Billing
17 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (12.69%) Web Services
2 121 (10.59%) .NET
3 96 (8.40%) XML
4 67 (5.86%) REST
5 64 (5.60%) HTML
6 45 (3.94%) CSS
6 45 (3.94%) SOAP
7 41 (3.59%) Gherkin
8 40 (3.50%) JSON
9 27 (2.36%) RESTful
10 20 (1.75%) HTML5
10 20 (1.75%) J2EE
11 17 (1.49%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.40%) WPF
13 13 (1.14%) Spring
14 11 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (0.96%) LAMP
15 10 (0.87%) Ajax
15 10 (0.87%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 146 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 131 (11.46%) Mobile App
3 120 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.89%) Fintech
5 24 (2.10%) iPhone
6 22 (1.92%) User Experience
7 19 (1.66%) Digital Media
8 16 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.31%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.14%) Online Games
11 13 (1.14%) Physics
12 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.87%) Online Gambling
13 10 (0.87%) RIA
13 10 (0.87%) Social Network
14 9 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.79%) Wiki
15 8 (0.70%) iPad
15 8 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 137 (11.99%) Windows
2 130 (11.37%) Android
3 122 (10.67%) Apple iOS
4 115 (10.06%) Linux
5 70 (6.12%) Unix
6 19 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.96%) Windows Phone
8 10 (0.87%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.70%) CentOS
10 7 (0.61%) Solaris
11 4 (0.35%) AIX
11 4 (0.35%) HPUX
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.087%) SUSE
13 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (30.36%) Test Automation
3 294 (25.72%) Scrum
4 290 (25.37%) BDD
5 274 (23.97%) Manual Testing
6 271 (23.71%) Automated Testing
7 266 (23.27%) TDD
8 222 (19.42%) Test Scripting
9 219 (19.16%) Software Testing
10 186 (16.27%) SDLC
11 183 (16.01%) Functional Testing
12 175 (15.31%) Automation Testing
13 172 (15.05%) QA Automation
14 164 (14.35%) Regression Testing
15 159 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
16 135 (11.81%) Software Engineering
17 125 (10.94%) Test Strategy
18 110 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
19 98 (8.57%) Performance Testing
20 92 (8.05%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 475 (41.56%) Java
2 249 (21.78%) C#
3 234 (20.47%) SQL
4 183 (16.01%) Python
5 127 (11.11%) Ruby
6 88 (7.70%) PHP
7 69 (6.04%) JavaScript
8 36 (3.15%) Scala
9 33 (2.89%) Perl
10 30 (2.62%) C++
11 24 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.01%) Groovy
13 19 (1.66%) C
14 12 (1.05%) Clojure
15 11 (0.96%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.96%) VBScript
16 7 (0.61%) COBOL
16 7 (0.61%) VB
17 5 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 270 (23.62%) Degree
2 132 (11.55%) ISEB
3 104 (9.10%) ISTQB
4 29 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.14%) HND
6 9 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.17%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.087%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1143 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (2.01%) SDET
3 6 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.44%) GCP
5 2 (0.17%) HL7
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (0.79%) Docker
2 8 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.26%) Firmware
5 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 96 (8.40%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (2.36%) Puppet
3 16 (1.40%) Ansible
4 7 (0.61%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.52%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.26%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.17%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.17%) Salt
7 2 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.087%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 116 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.70%) HP
3 62 (5.42%) Oracle
4 27 (2.36%) Google
5 23 (2.01%) SAP
6 20 (1.75%) Facebook
6 20 (1.75%) Rally
7 12 (1.05%) Atlassian
8 11 (0.96%) Telerik
9 10 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.79%) Pega
11 8 (0.70%) ForgeRock
11 8 (0.70%) Sophos
11 8 (0.70%) VMware
12 6 (0.52%) Perforce
13 4 (0.35%) Apple
13 4 (0.35%) Cadence
13 4 (0.35%) Informatica
14 3 (0.26%) CA
15 2 (0.17%) WorldPay
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
DCM Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Cube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £28,000 - £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Salary is negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: Salary is negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago