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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 526 490 584
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 408 520 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 327 450 299
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -34 387 £41,000 -8.88% 55
London -89 195 £45,000 -5.26% 24
South East +53 101 £40,000 -5.88% 15
City of London -4 45 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East Sussex +40 32 £42,500 +18.88% 3
East of England +14 25 £28,750 -32.35% 5
Brighton +39 22 £42,000 +17.48% 3
South West -16 22 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Hampshire +2 21 £35,000 +21.73% 4
Berkshire -3 21 £40,000 +23.07% 3
North West +2 18 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Bristol -12 16 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +7 15 £40,000 +35.59% 2
West Yorkshire - 14 £41,250 -
Leeds - 14 £41,250 -
Hertfordshire +9 12 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Scotland 0 11 £27,500 -24.13% 3
West Sussex +4 8 £41,000 +26.15% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Borehamwood - 8 £27,500 -
Newbury +12 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Manchester +6 7 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Cheshire +3 7 £40,000 +33.33%
Cambridge +3 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Surrey -9 7 £47,500 +5.55% 2
West Midlands -13 7 £32,500 -27.77%
Farnborough -23 7 £35,000 +34.61%
Glasgow +10 6 - - 1
Southampton +13 5 £48,750 - 1
Luton +12 4 £35,000 -33.33%

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 851 (100.00%) QA
2 568 (66.75%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (41.72%) Selenium
4 347 (40.78%) Java
5 258 (30.32%) Test Automation
6 247 (29.02%) Automated Testing
7 225 (26.44%) SQL
7 225 (26.44%) Manual Testing
8 219 (25.73%) Scrum
9 204 (23.97%) Degree
10 196 (23.03%) Test Scripting
11 178 (20.92%) Finance
12 163 (19.15%) WebDriver
13 162 (19.04%) Cucumber
13 162 (19.04%) C#
14 159 (18.68%) TDD
15 158 (18.57%) Regression Testing
16 142 (16.69%) BDD
17 138 (16.22%) Web Services
18 136 (15.98%) Software Testing
19 134 (15.75%) JIRA
20 129 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
20 129 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
21 123 (14.45%) Ruby
22 121 (14.22%) ISEB
22 121 (14.22%) Automation Testing
23 118 (13.87%) JavaScript
24 108 (12.69%) Mobile App
24 108 (12.69%) Performance Testing
25 101 (11.87%) Integration Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.53%) WebLogic
2 13 (1.53%) Confluence
3 7 (0.82%) Node.js
4 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.59%) JBoss
5 5 (0.59%) CMS
6 4 (0.47%) TorqueBox
6 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.24%) nginx
7 2 (0.24%) WordPress
7 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.24%) Apache
7 2 (0.24%) IIS
8 1 (0.12%) SAS
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 47 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.41%) MS Office
3 7 (0.82%) Mingle
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.76%) SaaS
2 25 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.35%) Trello
5 2 (0.24%) GitHub
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.41%) Internet
2 11 (1.29%) HTTP
2 11 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.06%) CTI
4 5 (0.59%) VoIP
5 4 (0.47%) WAN
5 4 (0.47%) LAN
6 3 (0.35%) DNS
6 3 (0.35%) SSL
6 3 (0.35%) SMTP
7 2 (0.24%) LTE
7 2 (0.24%) Network Security
7 2 (0.24%) DSL
7 2 (0.24%) Intranet
7 2 (0.24%) UMTS
7 2 (0.24%) GSM
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) DHCP
8 1 (0.12%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.64%) MySQL
2 48 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 44 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.12%) DB2
4 18 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 16 (1.88%) Big Data
6 14 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.94%) OLTP
9 7 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (0.47%) OLAP
12 3 (0.35%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.24%) HBase
13 2 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 355 (41.72%) Selenium
2 163 (19.15%) WebDriver
3 162 (19.04%) Cucumber
4 134 (15.75%) JIRA
5 101 (11.87%) Jenkins
6 85 (9.99%) HP UFT
7 69 (8.11%) Git (software)
8 66 (7.76%) Subversion
9 57 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 51 (5.99%) Maven
11 47 (5.52%) JUnit
12 42 (4.94%) SoapUI
13 38 (4.47%) JMeter
14 33 (3.88%) Visual Studio
15 32 (3.76%) TeamCity
16 29 (3.41%) RSpec
17 28 (3.29%) SpecFlow
18 25 (2.94%) TestNG
19 23 (2.70%) Appium
20 22 (2.59%) FitNesse
General
1 178 (20.92%) Finance
2 67 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.99%) Marketing
4 43 (5.05%) Games
5 42 (4.94%) Banking
6 32 (3.76%) Retail
7 23 (2.70%) Polish Language
8 14 (1.65%) Electronics
9 12 (1.41%) Legal
10 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.18%) Advertising
12 8 (0.94%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.82%) Automotive
14 6 (0.71%) Law
15 3 (0.35%) Publishing
16 2 (0.24%) Front Office
16 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.12%) Back Office
17 1 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (16.22%) Web Services
2 91 (10.69%) .NET
3 76 (8.93%) XML
4 75 (8.81%) Gherkin
5 69 (8.11%) HTML
6 60 (7.05%) REST
7 56 (6.58%) SOAP
8 41 (4.82%) CSS
9 29 (3.41%) Spring
10 28 (3.29%) RESTful
11 26 (3.06%) Ajax
12 25 (2.94%) JSON
13 21 (2.47%) Hibernate
14 19 (2.23%) J2EE
15 16 (1.88%) JMS
15 16 (1.88%) HTML5
16 13 (1.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 12 (1.41%) jQuery
18 9 (1.06%) FIXML
18 9 (1.06%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 129 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (12.69%) Mobile App
3 100 (11.75%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.82%) User Experience
5 25 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (2.70%) Online Gambling
8 20 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.23%) Blackberry
10 17 (2.00%) iPhone
11 13 (1.53%) Xbox
11 13 (1.53%) iPad
12 9 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.94%) Online Games
13 8 (0.94%) DTV
14 7 (0.82%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.71%) Social Media
15 6 (0.71%) Wiki
15 6 (0.71%) Replication
16 5 (0.59%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 88 (10.34%) Windows
2 80 (9.40%) Android
3 68 (7.99%) Apple iOS
4 66 (7.76%) Linux
5 60 (7.05%) UNIX
6 17 (2.00%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.59%) VMS
8 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.35%) SUSE
9 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.24%) CentOS
10 2 (0.24%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (66.75%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (30.32%) Test Automation
3 247 (29.02%) Automated Testing
4 225 (26.44%) Manual Testing
5 219 (25.73%) Scrum
6 196 (23.03%) Test Scripting
7 159 (18.68%) TDD
8 158 (18.57%) Regression Testing
9 142 (16.69%) BDD
10 136 (15.98%) Software Testing
11 129 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
12 121 (14.22%) Automation Testing
13 108 (12.69%) Performance Testing
14 101 (11.87%) Integration Testing
15 91 (10.69%) Software Engineering
16 89 (10.46%) SDLC
17 85 (9.99%) User Stories
18 77 (9.05%) Unit Testing
19 69 (8.11%) Compatibility Testing
20 68 (7.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 347 (40.78%) Java
2 225 (26.44%) SQL
3 162 (19.04%) C#
4 123 (14.45%) Ruby
5 118 (13.87%) JavaScript
6 94 (11.05%) Python
7 53 (6.23%) PHP
8 32 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.82%) C++
10 21 (2.47%) C
11 17 (2.00%) Objective-C
12 16 (1.88%) VBScript
12 16 (1.88%) Perl
13 11 (1.29%) VBA
14 10 (1.18%) XPath
15 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.82%) VB
15 7 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 204 (23.97%) Degree
2 121 (14.22%) ISEB
3 76 (8.93%) ISTQB
4 20 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.71%) HND
6 4 (0.47%) AAT
6 4 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.47%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 851 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.24%) GAMP
2 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.47%) Firmware
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 72 (8.46%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (3.29%) Puppet
3 23 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.88%) Ansible
5 6 (0.71%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.71%) Salt
6 5 (0.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 101 (11.87%) Oracle
2 74 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 56 (6.58%) HP
4 33 (3.88%) Google
5 28 (3.29%) Facebook
6 21 (2.47%) ForgeRock
7 14 (1.65%) Pega
8 12 (1.41%) VMware
9 11 (1.29%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.06%) SAP
11 7 (0.82%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.47%) Progress
13 3 (0.35%) Telerik
13 3 (0.35%) Verint
13 3 (0.35%) Tableau
14 2 (0.24%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.24%) Green Hat
14 2 (0.24%) Websense
14 2 (0.24%) MicroStrategy
14 2 (0.24%) Temenos
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Herne Bay, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £47500 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southport, Lancashire
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £565000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago