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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 454 547 553
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 555 353 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 429 318 344
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +83 513 £42,500 +6.25% 49
London +67 305 £50,000 +11.11% 22
South East +12 105 £38,500 +10.00% 11
City of London +18 55 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Hampshire +24 44 £23,500 -16.07% 1
East of England -29 33 £32,500 - 4
Portsmouth +11 31 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland +3 30 £30,000 -1.63% 3
South West -11 23 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 21 £32,500 -21.21% 3
Edinburgh +2 20 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Cambridge -3 19 £32,500 -21.21% 2
North West -9 17 £35,000 +25.00% 3
East Sussex -16 16 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Brighton -17 15 £34,500 +15.00% 3
Surrey -2 14 £50,000 +42.85%
Berkshire -17 14 £37,250 -12.35% 3
East Midlands +7 11 £35,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire - 11 £40,000 - 2
Manchester +6 10 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire -30 10 £26,000 -25.71% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Hertfordshire -18 9 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Glasgow +5 8 £29,250 -22.00%
Nottinghamshire +4 7 £33,750 +7.14%
Reading -6 7 £60,000 +29.03% 2
South Yorkshire -7 7 £23,000 -36.98% 2
North East - 7 £45,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £45,000 - 1

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1043 (100.00%) QA
2 674 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
3 585 (56.09%) Selenium
4 351 (33.65%) Java
5 316 (30.30%) Scrum
6 305 (29.24%) Test Scripting
7 285 (27.33%) SQL
8 272 (26.08%) Cucumber
9 271 (25.98%) Test Automation
10 266 (25.50%) Automated Testing
11 261 (25.02%) Degree
12 254 (24.35%) WebDriver
13 251 (24.07%) BDD
14 233 (22.34%) TDD
15 226 (21.67%) C#
16 224 (21.48%) JIRA
17 210 (20.13%) Manual Testing
18 191 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
19 188 (18.02%) Finance
20 160 (15.34%) Regression Testing
21 159 (15.24%) Linux
22 158 (15.15%) Python
23 157 (15.05%) .NET
24 156 (14.96%) JavaScript
25 154 (14.77%) Software Testing
26 153 (14.67%) Ruby
27 152 (14.57%) Open Source
28 150 (14.38%) ISEB
29 142 (13.61%) Software Engineering
30 138 (13.23%) Analytical Skills

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (4.60%) Confluence
2 26 (2.49%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.30%) IIS
4 13 (1.25%) Node.js
5 12 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.05%) CMS
7 7 (0.67%) ColdFusion
8 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.48%) Apache
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.19%) Drupal
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.096%) Lync
Applications
1 49 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.096%) Maya
Business Applications
1 22 (2.11%) Magento
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.096%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.096%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.096%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.97%) GitHub
2 21 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.92%) SaaS
4 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.096%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 31 (2.97%) Internet
3 22 (2.11%) HTTP
4 7 (0.67%) CTI
5 6 (0.58%) DNS
5 6 (0.58%) WAN
6 5 (0.48%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.48%) Firewall
7 4 (0.38%) LAN
8 3 (0.29%) LDAP
8 3 (0.29%) SSL
8 3 (0.29%) VoIP
8 3 (0.29%) Network Security
8 3 (0.29%) NAS
9 2 (0.19%) IMAP
9 2 (0.19%) VLAN
9 2 (0.19%) Wireless
9 2 (0.19%) DSL
9 2 (0.19%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.94%) MySQL
3 58 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.22%) RDBMS
5 26 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.11%) RavenDB
7 18 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.05%) DB2
8 11 (1.05%) Big Data
9 10 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (0.77%) Redis
10 8 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 585 (56.09%) Selenium
2 272 (26.08%) Cucumber
3 254 (24.35%) WebDriver
4 224 (21.48%) JIRA
5 99 (9.49%) Git (software)
6 80 (7.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 78 (7.48%) JUnit
8 72 (6.90%) Jenkins
9 69 (6.62%) WATIR
10 61 (5.85%) SoapUI
11 58 (5.56%) JMeter
12 56 (5.37%) TeamCity
13 48 (4.60%) JBehave
13 48 (4.60%) Subversion
14 45 (4.31%) SpecFlow
15 39 (3.74%) Hudson
15 39 (3.74%) Maven
16 36 (3.45%) PHPUnit
17 35 (3.36%) NUnit
17 35 (3.36%) FitNesse
General
1 188 (18.02%) Finance
2 43 (4.12%) Retail
3 38 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.26%) Games
5 20 (1.92%) Banking
6 15 (1.44%) Marketing
7 14 (1.34%) Front Office
8 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.96%) Publishing
10 9 (0.86%) Advertising
10 9 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.77%) Back Office
12 7 (0.67%) Legal
13 5 (0.48%) Electronics
13 5 (0.48%) Automotive
13 5 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.38%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.29%) Law
15 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (15.05%) .NET
2 129 (12.37%) Gherkin
3 78 (7.48%) HTML
4 76 (7.29%) Web Services
5 69 (6.62%) CSS
6 56 (5.37%) XML
7 51 (4.89%) SOAP
8 41 (3.93%) RESTful
9 36 (3.45%) .NET Framework
9 36 (3.45%) jQuery
10 31 (2.97%) ASP.NET
11 30 (2.88%) J2EE
12 23 (2.21%) Spring
12 23 (2.21%) HTML5
12 23 (2.21%) REST
13 22 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (2.11%) StructureMap
13 22 (2.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (2.11%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 152 (14.57%) Open Source
2 138 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (11.22%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 42 (4.03%) Mathematics
6 31 (2.97%) Blog
7 23 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.82%) User Experience
8 19 (1.82%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.73%) Online Gambling
10 16 (1.53%) Derivative
11 11 (1.05%) Social Media
12 9 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.58%) Replication
13 6 (0.58%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.58%) iPad
13 6 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.48%) iPhone
14 5 (0.48%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 159 (15.24%) Linux
2 119 (11.41%) UNIX
3 113 (10.83%) Windows
4 69 (6.62%) Android
5 57 (5.47%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.096%) VMS
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (30.30%) Scrum
3 305 (29.24%) Test Scripting
4 271 (25.98%) Test Automation
5 266 (25.50%) Automated Testing
6 251 (24.07%) BDD
7 233 (22.34%) TDD
8 210 (20.13%) Manual Testing
9 191 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
10 160 (15.34%) Regression Testing
11 154 (14.77%) Software Testing
12 142 (13.61%) Software Engineering
13 135 (12.94%) E-Commerce
14 122 (11.70%) Test Strategy
15 104 (9.97%) Automation Testing
16 97 (9.30%) User Stories
17 78 (7.48%) Performance Testing
18 67 (6.42%) Mentoring
19 58 (5.56%) Integration Testing
19 58 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 351 (33.65%) Java
2 285 (27.33%) SQL
3 226 (21.67%) C#
4 158 (15.15%) Python
5 156 (14.96%) JavaScript
6 153 (14.67%) Ruby
7 105 (10.07%) PHP
8 101 (9.68%) C++
9 47 (4.51%) Perl
10 25 (2.40%) C
11 23 (2.21%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.63%) Scala
13 12 (1.15%) Groovy
13 12 (1.15%) VBA
14 11 (1.05%) Delphi
14 11 (1.05%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.67%) VBScript
18 4 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 261 (25.02%) Degree
2 150 (14.38%) ISEB
3 105 (10.07%) ISTQB
4 28 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (2.40%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.63%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.48%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.29%) HND
9 2 (0.19%) MCSE
9 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.19%) MCITP
9 2 (0.19%) CCNA
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.096%) AAT
10 1 (0.096%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1043 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.96%) TickIT
4 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.29%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 16 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.29%) Gluster
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.096%) KVM
Systems Management
1 63 (6.04%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.15%) Puppet
3 8 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.096%) Ansible
5 1 (0.096%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 62 (5.94%) Microsoft
2 40 (3.84%) Oracle
3 22 (2.11%) Endeca
3 22 (2.11%) RedPrairie
3 22 (2.11%) VMware
4 20 (1.92%) HP
5 13 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.25%) Cerillion
6 9 (0.86%) JD Edwards
7 7 (0.67%) IBM
8 6 (0.58%) Facebook
9 5 (0.48%) Informatica
9 5 (0.48%) Dell
9 5 (0.48%) JBoss
10 4 (0.38%) SAP
10 4 (0.38%) Avaya
11 3 (0.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.29%) Perforce
11 3 (0.29%) Twitter
12 2 (0.19%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Resource On Demand Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 to £29000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago