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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 551 541 502
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 389 394 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 343 327 427
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,600 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -18 344 £42,500 - 37
London -31 195 £47,500 - 21
South East +3 65 £39,000 -2.50% 7
Scotland +21 32 £33,000 -17.50% 3
East of England -28 29 £33,750 -2.17% 4
Berkshire -4 27 £40,000 -11.11% 7
City of London -11 27 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North West +8 26 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Manchester -5 19 £33,750 -
Edinburgh +8 17 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey 0 15 £47,500 +35.71%
Cambridgeshire -18 14 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Yorkshire -16 11 £28,500 +1.78% 1
Bracknell -12 9 £55,000 +14.58% 1
Reading -15 9 £19,000 -41.53% 1
Hertfordshire -15 9 £29,000 -3.33%
Hampshire -16 9 £32,500 -18.75%
Peterborough - 8 £43,750 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £25,000 -
Fife - 8 £33,000 -
Sheffield - 8 £25,000 -
Farnborough - 8 £32,500 -
West Sussex +9 7 £35,000 -
Leatherhead +1 7 £50,000 +42.85%
Cheshire -5 7 £32,500 +58.53% 2
Newbury +9 6 £39,750 -0.62% 4
Brighton -2 6 £35,000 -12.50%
Crawley -3 6 £35,000 -
East Sussex -3 6 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridge -14 6 £33,750 -20.58% 1

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 939 (100.00%) QA
2 595 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
3 435 (46.33%) Selenium
4 293 (31.20%) Java
5 275 (29.29%) Scrum
6 270 (28.75%) Test Scripting
7 264 (28.12%) SQL
8 246 (26.20%) BDD
9 236 (25.13%) Cucumber
10 232 (24.71%) TDD
11 231 (24.60%) WebDriver
12 224 (23.86%) Test Automation
13 210 (22.36%) C#
14 205 (21.83%) Automated Testing
15 187 (19.91%) Continuous Integration
16 185 (19.70%) Degree
17 180 (19.17%) JIRA
18 169 (18.00%) Manual Testing
19 156 (16.61%) Finance
20 137 (14.59%) JavaScript
20 137 (14.59%) Regression Testing
21 129 (13.74%) Gherkin
22 128 (13.63%) ISEB
23 127 (13.53%) Ruby
23 127 (13.53%) Software Testing
24 125 (13.31%) Linux
25 121 (12.89%) Open Source
26 117 (12.46%) UNIX
27 116 (12.35%) .NET
28 114 (12.14%) Web Services

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 29 (3.09%) Confluence
2 25 (2.66%) IIS
3 18 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.49%) CMS
5 8 (0.85%) Node.js
6 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.21%) Drupal
9 1 (0.11%) JBoss
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.11%) uiautomator
Applications
1 32 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.28%) Magento
2 7 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.41%) GitHub
2 23 (2.45%) SaaS
3 11 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 29 (3.09%) Internet
3 10 (1.06%) HTTP
4 6 (0.64%) CTI
5 5 (0.53%) DSL
5 5 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.53%) NAS
6 4 (0.43%) DNS
7 3 (0.32%) 2G
7 3 (0.32%) HSDPA
7 3 (0.32%) Wireless
7 3 (0.32%) 3G
7 3 (0.32%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.32%) UMTS
7 3 (0.32%) VoIP
7 3 (0.32%) WAN
7 3 (0.32%) WCDMA
7 3 (0.32%) GPRS
7 3 (0.32%) GSM
7 3 (0.32%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 53 (5.64%) MySQL
4 42 (4.47%) RDBMS
5 33 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.24%) RavenDB
8 11 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.06%) DB2
10 9 (0.96%) Big Data
11 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.53%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.11%) OLTP
15 1 (0.11%) OLAP
15 1 (0.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 435 (46.33%) Selenium
2 236 (25.13%) Cucumber
3 231 (24.60%) WebDriver
4 180 (19.17%) JIRA
5 94 (10.01%) Git (software)
6 77 (8.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 71 (7.56%) Jenkins
8 63 (6.71%) WATIR
9 61 (6.50%) SoapUI
10 57 (6.07%) JMeter
11 56 (5.96%) TeamCity
12 54 (5.75%) JUnit
13 39 (4.15%) SpecFlow
14 38 (4.05%) NUnit
15 37 (3.94%) Visual Studio
16 36 (3.83%) Subversion
16 36 (3.83%) JBehave
17 35 (3.73%) RSpec
17 35 (3.73%) Behat
18 33 (3.51%) Calabash
General
1 156 (16.61%) Finance
2 44 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.73%) Retail
4 26 (2.77%) Games
5 24 (2.56%) Banking
6 20 (2.13%) Marketing
7 16 (1.70%) Legal
8 10 (1.06%) Advertising
8 10 (1.06%) Publishing
9 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.75%) Front Office
10 7 (0.75%) Back Office
10 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.64%) Law
12 5 (0.53%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.53%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.43%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (13.74%) Gherkin
2 116 (12.35%) .NET
3 114 (12.14%) Web Services
4 63 (6.71%) HTML
5 56 (5.96%) XML
6 53 (5.64%) SOAP
7 49 (5.22%) CSS
8 30 (3.19%) jQuery
9 29 (3.09%) RESTful
10 27 (2.88%) .NET Framework
10 27 (2.88%) ASP.NET
11 21 (2.24%) Spring.NET
11 21 (2.24%) NHibernate
11 21 (2.24%) Castle Windsor
11 21 (2.24%) REST
11 21 (2.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 21 (2.24%) StructureMap
11 21 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (2.24%) J2EE
11 21 (2.24%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.89%) Open Source
2 107 (11.40%) Computer Science
3 89 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.19%) Blog
6 25 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.02%) Online Gambling
8 18 (1.92%) User Experience
9 15 (1.60%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.49%) Animation
11 11 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.96%) Social Media
12 9 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (0.75%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.75%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.64%) iPad
15 6 (0.64%) Replication
15 6 (0.64%) Fixed Income
16 5 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 125 (13.31%) Linux
2 117 (12.46%) UNIX
3 104 (11.08%) Windows
4 50 (5.32%) Android
4 50 (5.32%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (29.29%) Scrum
3 270 (28.75%) Test Scripting
4 246 (26.20%) BDD
5 232 (24.71%) TDD
6 224 (23.86%) Test Automation
7 205 (21.83%) Automated Testing
8 187 (19.91%) Continuous Integration
9 169 (18.00%) Manual Testing
10 137 (14.59%) Regression Testing
11 127 (13.53%) Software Testing
12 111 (11.82%) E-Commerce
13 110 (11.71%) Test Strategy
14 108 (11.50%) Automation Testing
15 100 (10.65%) Software Engineering
16 82 (8.73%) User Stories
17 71 (7.56%) Integration Testing
18 62 (6.60%) Performance Testing
19 54 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
19 54 (5.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 293 (31.20%) Java
2 264 (28.12%) SQL
3 210 (22.36%) C#
4 137 (14.59%) JavaScript
5 127 (13.53%) Ruby
6 106 (11.29%) Python
7 84 (8.95%) C++
8 66 (7.03%) PHP
9 29 (3.09%) Perl
10 27 (2.88%) Groovy
11 23 (2.45%) C
12 22 (2.34%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.28%) Scala
14 9 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.75%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.75%) VB
16 6 (0.64%) VBScript
16 6 (0.64%) VBA
17 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 185 (19.70%) Degree
2 128 (13.63%) ISEB
3 82 (8.73%) ISTQB
4 31 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.21%) MCITP
7 2 (0.21%) HND
7 2 (0.21%) MCSE
7 2 (0.21%) CCNA
7 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) AAT
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 939 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.28%) TickIT
5 10 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.32%) Gluster
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) KVM
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 40 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.60%) Puppet
3 12 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.43%) Ansible
4 4 (0.43%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (4.69%) Oracle
2 43 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 26 (2.77%) HP
4 24 (2.56%) VMware
5 21 (2.24%) RedPrairie
5 21 (2.24%) Endeca
6 10 (1.06%) Cerillion
6 10 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.53%) Dell
8 4 (0.43%) Facebook
8 4 (0.43%) Google
9 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.32%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.21%) Lumesse
10 2 (0.21%) Zend
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco
10 2 (0.21%) Avaya
10 2 (0.21%) Perforce
11 1 (0.11%) Thunderhead
11 1 (0.11%) Sony
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £55,000 + 10%
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits , Healthcare , Pension
Posted: 6 days ago