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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 514 516 493
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 457 481 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 370 428 370
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £56,050
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -4 404 £45,000 +3.44% 43
London -40 204 £47,500 - 26
South East +64 136 £47,500 +31.03% 5
Berkshire +23 50 £45,000 +38.46% 2
East Sussex +42 45 £52,500 +110.00%
City of London +24 38 £46,250 +15.62% 10
Brighton +21 34 £52,500 +110.00%
Scotland +30 28 £42,500 +13.33% 3
South West -8 22 £42,500 +9.67% 4
Bristol +1 20 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Edinburgh +16 19 £30,750 -23.12% 2
Newbury +18 15 £52,500 +50.00%
West Sussex - 13 £30,000 - 1
East of England -31 12 £36,250 +3.57% 3
Hampshire +5 11 £45,000 +63.63%
Surrey -8 10 £35,000 -26.31% 2
North West -14 10 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Glasgow +13 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Cheshire +5 9 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Horsham - 9 £25,000 -
Southampton -6 8 £45,000 +63.63%
Wokingham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Chester +20 6 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Wales 0 6 £26,000 -35.00%
East Midlands +11 5 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Essex +8 5 £47,500 +31.03% 1
Flintshire -3 5 - -
North Wales -6 5 - -
Reading -9 5 £38,250 -5.55%
West Midlands -15 5 £35,000 -22.22%

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 818 (100.00%) QA
2 557 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (44.25%) Selenium
4 314 (38.39%) Java
5 260 (31.78%) Test Automation
6 237 (28.97%) Scrum
7 223 (27.26%) Automated Testing
8 222 (27.14%) SQL
9 207 (25.31%) Test Scripting
10 197 (24.08%) Manual Testing
11 185 (22.62%) WebDriver
12 181 (22.13%) Finance
13 172 (21.03%) C#
14 171 (20.90%) BDD
15 170 (20.78%) Cucumber
15 170 (20.78%) Degree
16 165 (20.17%) TDD
17 150 (18.34%) Web Services
18 149 (18.22%) Regression Testing
19 142 (17.36%) Software Testing
20 140 (17.11%) JavaScript
21 132 (16.14%) Automation Testing
22 119 (14.55%) JIRA
23 116 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
24 104 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
25 102 (12.47%) ISEB
26 99 (12.10%) Ruby
27 98 (11.98%) .NET
28 96 (11.74%) Computer Science
29 95 (11.61%) Windows

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (2.08%) Confluence
2 10 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.86%) Node.js
4 6 (0.73%) CMS
5 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.37%) WordPress
8 2 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) uiautomator
Applications
1 21 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.61%) Mingle
3 4 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.52%) SaaS
2 30 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.49%) GitHub
6 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.32%) Internet
3 13 (1.59%) HTTP
4 8 (0.98%) CTI
4 8 (0.98%) Network Security
5 6 (0.73%) DSL
6 5 (0.61%) DNS
7 3 (0.37%) NAS
8 2 (0.24%) HSUPA
8 2 (0.24%) Wireless
8 2 (0.24%) HSDPA
8 2 (0.24%) 2G
8 2 (0.24%) Intranet
8 2 (0.24%) 3G
8 2 (0.24%) GPRS
8 2 (0.24%) GSM
8 2 (0.24%) LAN
8 2 (0.24%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.24%) UMTS
8 2 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.48%) MySQL
3 37 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.32%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.20%) DB2
8 14 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.98%) Big Data
12 6 (0.73%) OLTP
12 6 (0.73%) OLAP
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 362 (44.25%) Selenium
2 185 (22.62%) WebDriver
3 170 (20.78%) Cucumber
4 119 (14.55%) JIRA
5 85 (10.39%) Jenkins
6 81 (9.90%) QuickTest Pro
7 69 (8.44%) Git (software)
8 54 (6.60%) JUnit
9 48 (5.87%) Subversion
10 40 (4.89%) RSpec
11 37 (4.52%) Visual Studio
12 35 (4.28%) SoapUI
13 32 (3.91%) Maven
14 31 (3.79%) JMeter
14 31 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 31 (3.79%) Calabash
15 25 (3.06%) SpecFlow
16 24 (2.93%) Appium
17 22 (2.69%) Firebug
18 21 (2.57%) Fiddler
General
1 181 (22.13%) Finance
2 54 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 49 (5.99%) Games
4 37 (4.52%) Marketing
5 36 (4.40%) Banking
6 29 (3.55%) Retail
7 19 (2.32%) Polish Language
8 11 (1.34%) Online Betting
8 11 (1.34%) Legal
8 11 (1.34%) Advertising
8 11 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.86%) Publishing
11 6 (0.73%) Electronics
11 6 (0.73%) Law
12 4 (0.49%) Automotive
12 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.24%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (18.34%) Web Services
2 98 (11.98%) .NET
3 94 (11.49%) Gherkin
4 82 (10.02%) XML
5 72 (8.80%) HTML
6 50 (6.11%) CSS
7 44 (5.38%) REST
8 32 (3.91%) SOAP
9 31 (3.79%) JSON
10 26 (3.18%) RESTful
10 26 (3.18%) Ajax
11 23 (2.81%) Hibernate
12 22 (2.69%) Spring
13 21 (2.57%) jQuery
14 14 (1.71%) HTML5
15 13 (1.59%) .NET Framework
16 12 (1.47%) J2EE
17 11 (1.34%) JMS
18 9 (1.10%) Java EE
18 9 (1.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (11.74%) Computer Science
3 86 (10.51%) Mobile App
4 71 (8.68%) Open Source
5 30 (3.67%) User Experience
6 25 (3.06%) Online Gambling
7 21 (2.57%) Xbox
8 20 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.83%) iPhone
11 14 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.71%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.59%) iPad
13 12 (1.47%) Wiki
14 8 (0.98%) Online Games
15 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.86%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.73%) Social Gaming
16 6 (0.73%) Replication
17 5 (0.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.61%) Windows
2 85 (10.39%) Linux
3 73 (8.92%) Android
4 70 (8.56%) UNIX
5 61 (7.46%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.34%) Mac OS
6 11 (1.34%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.61%) VMS
9 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (31.78%) Test Automation
3 237 (28.97%) Scrum
4 223 (27.26%) Automated Testing
5 207 (25.31%) Test Scripting
6 197 (24.08%) Manual Testing
7 171 (20.90%) BDD
8 165 (20.17%) TDD
9 149 (18.22%) Regression Testing
10 142 (17.36%) Software Testing
11 132 (16.14%) Automation Testing
12 116 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
13 81 (9.90%) Software Engineering
14 75 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 73 (8.92%) Performance Testing
15 73 (8.92%) User Stories
16 71 (8.68%) Integration Testing
17 69 (8.44%) E-Commerce
18 54 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (6.60%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 314 (38.39%) Java
2 222 (27.14%) SQL
3 172 (21.03%) C#
4 140 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 99 (12.10%) Ruby
6 85 (10.39%) Python
7 42 (5.13%) PHP
8 25 (3.06%) C++
9 17 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 13 (1.59%) Groovy
11 12 (1.47%) Scala
11 12 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.47%) VBScript
11 12 (1.47%) C
12 11 (1.34%) Perl
13 9 (1.10%) XPath
14 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.73%) VB
15 6 (0.73%) VBA
16 4 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 170 (20.78%) Degree
2 102 (12.47%) ISEB
3 71 (8.68%) ISTQB
4 25 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.73%) HND
5 6 (0.73%) AAT
6 2 (0.24%) IC3 Certification
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 818 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (0.61%) Hyper-V
1 5 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.24%) KVM
3 1 (0.12%) HDFS
3 1 (0.12%) Firmware
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.69%) Puppet
3 17 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.98%) Ansible
5 5 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.24%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.24%) Salt
7 1 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 87 (10.64%) Oracle
2 49 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 39 (4.77%) HP
4 32 (3.91%) Google
5 26 (3.18%) Facebook
6 22 (2.69%) ForgeRock
7 12 (1.47%) VMware
8 10 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.86%) Pega
10 4 (0.49%) SAP
10 4 (0.49%) Progress
11 2 (0.24%) Sage
11 2 (0.24%) Sony
11 2 (0.24%) Verint
11 2 (0.24%) Telerik
12 1 (0.12%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.12%) New Relic
12 1 (0.12%) LexisNexis
12 1 (0.12%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.12%) OpenText
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
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Central London / West End
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Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
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Wokingham, Berkshire
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Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
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Salary: 35,000 - 55,000
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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