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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 456 557 544
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 554 331 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 427 309 338
Average salary £42,750 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,450 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +97 517 £45,000 +20.00% 46
London +133 338 £50,000 +11.11% 23
South East -3 93 £38,500 +10.00% 10
City of London +26 64 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Hampshire +12 42 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Portsmouth +12 32 £47,500 +8.57%
Scotland +3 32 £32,500 -7.14% 1
East of England -19 30 £34,500 +6.15% 5
South West -3 26 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 21 £32,500 -25.71% 5
Edinburgh +4 20 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Cambridge +3 20 £32,500 -25.71% 5
Surrey -8 14 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Berkshire -19 14 £32,500 -10.34% 1
North West -13 11 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +2 10 £29,250 -22.00%
Wiltshire - 10 £40,000 -
East Midlands -13 9 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Brighton -24 8 £34,000 +13.33% 2
East Sussex -30 8 £34,000 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire -43 7 £26,000 -25.71% 4
Buckinghamshire - 7 £47,500 - 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £35,000 -
Reading -6 6 £48,500 +4.30%
Cheshire -9 6 £32,500 +41.30% 1
South Yorkshire -15 6 £28,000 -17.64% 3
Hertfordshire -32 6 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Southampton - 6 - -
Surbiton - 6 £39,000 -
Swindon - 6 £40,000 -

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1032 (100.00%) QA
2 607 (58.82%) Selenium
3 425 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 350 (33.91%) Java
5 309 (29.94%) Scrum
6 303 (29.36%) Test Scripting
7 279 (27.03%) SQL
8 272 (26.36%) Degree
9 267 (25.87%) Automated Testing
10 262 (25.39%) Test Automation
11 258 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 258 (25.00%) Cucumber
12 236 (22.87%) BDD
13 224 (21.71%) TDD
14 221 (21.41%) C#
15 218 (21.12%) JIRA
16 187 (18.12%) Finance
17 183 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
18 168 (16.28%) .NET
19 164 (15.89%) Regression Testing
20 160 (15.50%) Python
21 159 (15.41%) Linux
22 155 (15.02%) JavaScript
23 153 (14.83%) Ruby
24 150 (14.53%) ISEB
25 147 (14.24%) Open Source
26 146 (14.15%) Software Testing
27 143 (13.86%) Manual Testing
28 136 (13.18%) Software Engineering
29 129 (12.50%) E-Commerce

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 50 (4.84%) Confluence
2 28 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.33%) IIS
4 14 (1.36%) Node.js
5 12 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.87%) CMS
7 7 (0.68%) ColdFusion
8 6 (0.58%) Apache
9 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.097%) Lync
11 1 (0.097%) Drupal
Applications
1 50 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.97%) MS Office
3 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Maya
5 1 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (2.13%) Magento
2 6 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.097%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.097%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.097%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.00%) GitHub
2 27 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.74%) SaaS
4 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.097%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.29%) Internet
2 31 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.23%) HTTP
4 7 (0.68%) DNS
4 7 (0.68%) CTI
5 6 (0.58%) Firewall
5 6 (0.58%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.58%) WAN
6 5 (0.48%) LAN
7 4 (0.39%) LDAP
7 4 (0.39%) SSL
8 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.29%) Network Security
8 3 (0.29%) NAS
9 2 (0.19%) IMAP
9 2 (0.19%) DVB
9 2 (0.19%) Wireless
9 2 (0.19%) VoIP
9 2 (0.19%) SAN
9 2 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.01%) MySQL
3 61 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 46 (4.46%) RDBMS
5 22 (2.13%) RavenDB
6 20 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.45%) Big Data
8 12 (1.16%) DB2
9 11 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.97%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.78%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.78%) Redis
11 8 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.58%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.097%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.097%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 607 (58.82%) Selenium
2 258 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 258 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 218 (21.12%) JIRA
4 91 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 84 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 82 (7.95%) JUnit
7 68 (6.59%) WATIR
8 65 (6.30%) Jenkins
9 59 (5.72%) SoapUI
10 54 (5.23%) JMeter
11 53 (5.14%) TeamCity
12 49 (4.75%) JBehave
12 49 (4.75%) Subversion
13 44 (4.26%) Maven
14 40 (3.88%) Hudson
15 39 (3.78%) SpecFlow
16 38 (3.68%) FitNesse
17 36 (3.49%) WinRunner
17 36 (3.49%) PHPUnit
General
1 187 (18.12%) Finance
2 47 (4.55%) Retail
3 40 (3.88%) Games
4 32 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.45%) Banking
6 14 (1.36%) Front Office
6 14 (1.36%) Marketing
7 10 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.97%) Publishing
8 8 (0.78%) Back Office
8 8 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.68%) Automotive
10 6 (0.58%) Advertising
11 5 (0.48%) Legal
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
11 5 (0.48%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.39%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.39%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (16.28%) .NET
2 121 (11.72%) Gherkin
3 84 (8.14%) HTML
4 73 (7.07%) CSS
5 70 (6.78%) Web Services
6 64 (6.20%) XML
7 46 (4.46%) SOAP
8 42 (4.07%) .NET Framework
9 38 (3.68%) RESTful
10 37 (3.59%) jQuery
11 32 (3.10%) ASP.NET
12 30 (2.91%) J2EE
13 23 (2.23%) HTML5
14 22 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (2.13%) StructureMap
14 22 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 22 (2.13%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (2.13%) REST
14 22 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (2.13%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 147 (14.24%) Open Source
2 117 (11.34%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 43 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.00%) Blog
6 23 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 18 (1.74%) Derivative
8 18 (1.74%) Online Gambling
9 11 (1.07%) Social Media
10 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.68%) iPad
12 6 (0.58%) Animation
12 6 (0.58%) Replication
12 6 (0.58%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.58%) iPhone
13 5 (0.48%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.39%) Artificial Intelligence
15 3 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.29%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 159 (15.41%) Linux
2 117 (11.34%) Windows
3 104 (10.08%) UNIX
4 62 (6.01%) Android
5 48 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.097%) VMS
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (29.94%) Scrum
3 303 (29.36%) Test Scripting
4 267 (25.87%) Automated Testing
5 262 (25.39%) Test Automation
6 236 (22.87%) BDD
7 224 (21.71%) TDD
8 183 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
9 164 (15.89%) Regression Testing
10 146 (14.15%) Software Testing
11 143 (13.86%) Manual Testing
12 136 (13.18%) Software Engineering
13 129 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 129 (12.50%) Test Strategy
14 109 (10.56%) Automation Testing
15 97 (9.40%) User Stories
16 80 (7.75%) Performance Testing
17 63 (6.10%) Integration Testing
18 62 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 54 (5.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 350 (33.91%) Java
2 279 (27.03%) SQL
3 221 (21.41%) C#
4 160 (15.50%) Python
5 155 (15.02%) JavaScript
6 153 (14.83%) Ruby
7 100 (9.69%) PHP
8 99 (9.59%) C++
9 47 (4.55%) Perl
10 24 (2.33%) C
11 23 (2.23%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.65%) Scala
13 14 (1.36%) Delphi
14 12 (1.16%) VBA
15 11 (1.07%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.87%) Groovy
18 8 (0.78%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.68%) VBScript
20 4 (0.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 272 (26.36%) Degree
2 150 (14.53%) ISEB
3 106 (10.27%) ISTQB
4 29 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 20 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.58%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.39%) HND
9 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.097%) AAT
10 1 (0.097%) MCITP
10 1 (0.097%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.097%) MCSE
10 1 (0.097%) PhD
10 1 (0.097%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1032 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (1.36%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.48%) TickIT
4 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 15 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.29%) Gluster
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 58 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.16%) Puppet
3 8 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.097%) Ansible
4 1 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.46%) Oracle
3 22 (2.13%) Endeca
3 22 (2.13%) RedPrairie
4 16 (1.55%) VMware
5 14 (1.36%) HP
6 13 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.26%) Cerillion
7 9 (0.87%) JD Edwards
8 7 (0.68%) IBM
9 6 (0.58%) Facebook
10 5 (0.48%) Informatica
10 5 (0.48%) Dell
10 5 (0.48%) JBoss
11 4 (0.39%) SAP
12 3 (0.29%) Avaya
12 3 (0.29%) Adobe
12 3 (0.29%) Twitter
13 2 (0.19%) ForgeRock
13 2 (0.19%) Mitel
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum £25,000-£35,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000 - 25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago