The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 484 557 551
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 498 327 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 439 305 310
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +91 479 £45,000 +18.42% 50
London +77 327 £47,500 +5.55% 28
South East +6 74 £42,500 +17.24% 8
City of London +23 58 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West -3 27 £35,000 -9.09% 2
East of England -8 25 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Surrey +8 24 £47,500 +28.37%
Hampshire +12 20 £28,750 -36.11% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 19 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Scotland +4 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Cambridge +2 19 £40,000 +6.66%
Reigate +1 19 £42,500 -5.55%
Berkshire -5 17 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Portsmouth -1 15 - - 2
Edinburgh -5 13 £40,000 +14.28% 2
East Midlands -5 12 £28,750 -23.33% 2
North West +5 11 £35,000 +25.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 11 £35,000 -
Guildford +6 10 £47,500 +5.55%
Bristol -6 9 £36,000 -8.28% 1
Croydon +3 7 £47,500 +5.55%
West Midlands 0 7 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South Yorkshire -8 7 £26,000 -1.88%
Yorkshire -42 7 £26,000 -13.33% 2
West Sussex - 7 £32,500 -
Crawley - 7 £32,500 -
Birmingham +11 6 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicestershire - 6 £25,000 -
Surbiton - 6 £39,000 -
Cheshire -2 5 £30,000 +30.43% 1

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 987 (100.00%) QA
2 579 (58.66%) Selenium
3 411 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
4 324 (32.83%) Java
5 292 (29.58%) SQL
6 269 (27.25%) Automated Testing
7 266 (26.95%) Scrum
8 263 (26.65%) Degree
9 260 (26.34%) Test Scripting
10 243 (24.62%) Test Automation
11 228 (23.10%) C#
12 217 (21.99%) Cucumber
13 215 (21.78%) WebDriver
14 194 (19.66%) Finance
15 184 (18.64%) BDD
16 182 (18.44%) JIRA
17 180 (18.24%) .NET
18 176 (17.83%) TDD
19 173 (17.53%) Manual Testing
20 163 (16.51%) Python
21 161 (16.31%) Linux
22 147 (14.89%) Regression Testing
23 146 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
24 142 (14.39%) JavaScript
25 132 (13.37%) ISEB
26 125 (12.66%) Windows
27 124 (12.56%) Software Testing
28 115 (11.65%) Software Engineering
28 115 (11.65%) Computer Science
29 113 (11.45%) Test Strategy

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 43 (4.36%) Confluence
2 26 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 17 (1.72%) IIS
4 14 (1.42%) Node.js
5 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.71%) Apache
6 7 (0.71%) ColdFusion
7 5 (0.51%) CMS
7 5 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.30%) Moodle
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.10%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.10%) Drupal
11 1 (0.10%) Lync
Applications
1 61 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.30%) Maya
3 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 17 (1.72%) Magento
2 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.10%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.62%) SaaS
3 11 (1.11%) GitHub
4 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.75%) Internet
2 26 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.03%) HTTP
4 6 (0.61%) Firewall
4 6 (0.61%) DNS
4 6 (0.61%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.41%) SSL
5 4 (0.41%) LDAP
5 4 (0.41%) LAN
5 4 (0.41%) WAN
6 3 (0.30%) Network Security
7 2 (0.20%) DVB
7 2 (0.20%) VoIP
7 2 (0.20%) CTI
8 1 (0.10%) RIP
8 1 (0.10%) Wireless
8 1 (0.10%) IMAP
8 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.10%) SMTP
8 1 (0.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.80%) MySQL
3 50 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 16 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.62%) Big Data
7 15 (1.52%) RavenDB
8 14 (1.42%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.42%) DB2
9 11 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (0.81%) Redis
10 8 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.41%) Riak
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 579 (58.66%) Selenium
2 217 (21.99%) Cucumber
3 215 (21.78%) WebDriver
4 182 (18.44%) JIRA
5 78 (7.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 75 (7.60%) JUnit
7 66 (6.69%) SoapUI
8 62 (6.28%) Git (software)
9 55 (5.57%) Subversion
10 48 (4.86%) JBehave
11 47 (4.76%) Maven
12 46 (4.66%) WATIR
13 45 (4.56%) Jenkins
14 44 (4.46%) FitNesse
14 44 (4.46%) WinRunner
15 43 (4.36%) JMeter
16 42 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
17 41 (4.15%) Hudson
18 34 (3.44%) Capybara
19 33 (3.34%) TeamCity
General
1 194 (19.66%) Finance
2 49 (4.96%) Retail
3 45 (4.56%) Games
4 30 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.52%) Banking
6 14 (1.42%) Front Office
6 14 (1.42%) Marketing
7 11 (1.11%) Automotive
8 10 (1.01%) Back Office
9 8 (0.81%) Publishing
9 8 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.71%) Advertising
10 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.51%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.30%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.30%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (18.24%) .NET
2 84 (8.51%) Gherkin
3 75 (7.60%) HTML
3 75 (7.60%) CSS
4 66 (6.69%) Web Services
5 63 (6.38%) XML
6 47 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 45 (4.56%) SOAP
8 34 (3.44%) jQuery
9 27 (2.74%) ASP.NET
10 25 (2.53%) J2EE
11 24 (2.43%) RESTful
12 19 (1.93%) Spring
13 18 (1.82%) HTML5
14 15 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.52%) Spring.NET
14 15 (1.52%) StructureMap
14 15 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (1.52%) Castle Windsor
14 15 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 115 (11.65%) Computer Science
2 100 (10.13%) Open Source
3 53 (5.37%) Mobile App
4 51 (5.17%) Mathematics
5 33 (3.34%) Client/Server
6 22 (2.23%) Online Gambling
6 22 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.93%) Derivative
8 12 (1.22%) Animation
8 12 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.11%) Blog
9 11 (1.11%) iPad
10 10 (1.01%) Social Media
11 7 (0.71%) iPhone
11 7 (0.71%) Online Games
12 6 (0.61%) EFT
13 5 (0.51%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.51%) Spread Betting
13 5 (0.51%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 161 (16.31%) Linux
2 125 (12.66%) Windows
3 92 (9.32%) UNIX
4 65 (6.59%) Android
5 54 (5.47%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.10%) SUSE
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (27.25%) Automated Testing
3 266 (26.95%) Scrum
4 260 (26.34%) Test Scripting
5 243 (24.62%) Test Automation
6 184 (18.64%) BDD
7 176 (17.83%) TDD
8 173 (17.53%) Manual Testing
9 147 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 146 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
11 124 (12.56%) Software Testing
12 115 (11.65%) Software Engineering
13 113 (11.45%) Test Strategy
14 111 (11.25%) Automation Testing
15 97 (9.83%) E-Commerce
16 91 (9.22%) User Stories
17 73 (7.40%) Performance Testing
18 65 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 65 (6.59%) System Testing
18 65 (6.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 324 (32.83%) Java
2 292 (29.58%) SQL
3 228 (23.10%) C#
4 163 (16.51%) Python
5 142 (14.39%) JavaScript
6 109 (11.04%) Ruby
7 96 (9.73%) C++
8 83 (8.41%) PHP
9 42 (4.26%) Perl
10 17 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.62%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.42%) Scala
12 14 (1.42%) Delphi
13 13 (1.32%) C
14 9 (0.91%) VBA
14 9 (0.91%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.51%) VBScript
16 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.41%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.20%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 263 (26.65%) Degree
2 132 (13.37%) ISEB
3 84 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 25 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 20 (2.03%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.71%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.41%) HND
8 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.10%) PhD
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 987 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.41%) WAI
4 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.30%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.10%) TickIT
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) Gluster
4 1 (0.10%) KVM
4 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 57 (5.78%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.11%) Puppet
3 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 90 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.08%) Oracle
3 15 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (1.52%) RedPrairie
3 15 (1.52%) Endeca
4 11 (1.11%) Cerillion
5 10 (1.01%) IBM
6 9 (0.91%) HP
6 9 (0.91%) JD Edwards
7 8 (0.81%) VMware
8 6 (0.61%) Facebook
9 5 (0.51%) Informatica
10 4 (0.41%) JBoss
10 4 (0.41%) Telerik
11 3 (0.30%) SAP
11 3 (0.30%) Adobe
12 2 (0.20%) Avaya
12 2 (0.20%) Mitel
12 2 (0.20%) Twitter
12 2 (0.20%) ForgeRock
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum +10% bonus+Share Options+Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + generous benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Advantage XPO
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Car + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: £40,000 per annum Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 6 days ago