The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 509 582 493
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -89
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 467 442 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 427 362 512
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £29,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 27 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 436 £45,000 +9.75% 54
London +67 246 £50,000 +5.26% 26
South East -12 76 £40,000 - 11
East of England +43 44 £43,000 +34.37% 6
City of London +39 30 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +23 22 £35,000 - 6
North West +16 20 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Berkshire +7 20 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Hertfordshire +26 19 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Nottinghamshire - 19 £36,000 - 6
Nottingham - 19 £36,000 - 6
Manchester +19 17 £32,500 -
Hampshire -3 17 £43,750 +29.62%
Cambridgeshire +9 15 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Scotland +5 15 £36,000 +30.90% 1
Surrey +32 14 £41,250 -13.15% 3
Yorkshire +21 13 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Cambridge +10 12 £46,250 +23.33% 4
West Sussex -5 11 £37,500 -8.53% 2
Watford +29 10 £45,000 +63.63%
Bracknell -5 10 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Farnborough +9 9 £42,500 +21.42%
Belfast +4 9 £26,000 -
County Antrim +4 9 £26,000 -
Northern Ireland +3 9 £26,000 -
Glasgow -11 9 £35,000 - 1
Suffolk - 8 £36,250 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £40,000 -
Stockport +6 7 £32,500 -
Newbury +4 7 £32,500 -18.75% 1

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 1018 (100.00%) QA
2 745 (73.18%) Agile Software Development
3 578 (56.78%) Selenium
4 430 (42.24%) Java
5 355 (34.87%) BDD
6 315 (30.94%) Test Automation
7 300 (29.47%) Cucumber
7 300 (29.47%) Scrum
8 275 (27.01%) WebDriver
9 269 (26.42%) Manual Testing
10 266 (26.13%) TDD
11 241 (23.67%) SQL
12 202 (19.84%) C#
13 197 (19.35%) Degree
14 194 (19.06%) Automation Testing
14 194 (19.06%) Finance
15 190 (18.66%) Automated Testing
16 181 (17.78%) Software Testing
17 178 (17.49%) JIRA
18 177 (17.39%) Regression Testing
19 166 (16.31%) QA Automation
20 158 (15.52%) ISEB
21 153 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
22 140 (13.75%) Test Scripting
23 127 (12.48%) ISTQB
24 123 (12.08%) Ruby
24 123 (12.08%) Web Services
25 120 (11.79%) Computer Science
26 118 (11.59%) Microsoft
27 117 (11.49%) Android

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (4.03%) Confluence
2 22 (2.16%) IIS
3 10 (0.98%) CICS
4 9 (0.88%) CMS
4 9 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.29%) SAS
6 2 (0.20%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.098%) Apache
7 1 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.098%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.098%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.79%) Maya
3 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.098%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.098%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.26%) SaaS
3 20 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.08%) GitHub
5 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.62%) Internet
2 25 (2.46%) HTTP
3 6 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.49%) SSH
5 2 (0.20%) GSM
5 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.20%) LTE
5 2 (0.20%) UMTS
5 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.098%) Broadband
6 1 (0.098%) DNS
6 1 (0.098%) Firewall
6 1 (0.098%) IMAP
6 1 (0.098%) NAS
6 1 (0.098%) SAN
6 1 (0.098%) SMTP
6 1 (0.098%) SSL
6 1 (0.098%) Wireless
6 1 (0.098%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.55%) MongoDB
3 24 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.26%) MySQL
5 15 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.08%) DB2
7 11 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.88%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.79%) Big Data
9 8 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.49%) HBase
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.098%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 578 (56.78%) Selenium
2 300 (29.47%) Cucumber
3 275 (27.01%) WebDriver
4 178 (17.49%) JIRA
5 113 (11.10%) JUnit
6 102 (10.02%) Jenkins
7 93 (9.14%) Git (software)
8 88 (8.64%) SoapUI
9 79 (7.76%) JMeter
10 69 (6.78%) Appium
11 66 (6.48%) SpecFlow
12 53 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 45 (4.42%) JBehave
14 36 (3.54%) HP UFT
15 33 (3.24%) Subversion
16 29 (2.85%) Calabash
17 28 (2.75%) FitNesse
17 28 (2.75%) Hudson
18 27 (2.65%) Robot Framework
19 25 (2.46%) RSpec
General
1 194 (19.06%) Finance
2 57 (5.60%) Games
3 49 (4.81%) Retail
4 37 (3.63%) Marketing
4 37 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.77%) Banking
6 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.47%) Advertising
8 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.98%) Electronics
10 7 (0.69%) Legal
10 7 (0.69%) Polish Language
11 6 (0.59%) Back Office
11 6 (0.59%) Law
12 5 (0.49%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.29%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (12.08%) Web Services
2 112 (11.00%) .NET
3 87 (8.55%) XML
4 85 (8.35%) RESTful
5 82 (8.06%) HTML
6 75 (7.37%) REST
7 63 (6.19%) Gherkin
8 55 (5.40%) SOAP
9 45 (4.42%) CSS
10 34 (3.34%) JSON
11 20 (1.96%) Ajax
11 20 (1.96%) Spring
12 18 (1.77%) HTML5
13 16 (1.57%) Hibernate
13 16 (1.57%) Java EE
14 15 (1.47%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.28%) .NET Framework
16 11 (1.08%) JMS
16 11 (1.08%) jQuery
16 11 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 120 (11.79%) Computer Science
2 109 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (8.64%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.34%) Fintech
5 31 (3.05%) RIA
6 28 (2.75%) Blog
7 24 (2.36%) Online Games
8 22 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (2.06%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.96%) User Experience
11 14 (1.38%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.38%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.28%) Wiki
13 10 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.88%) VSAM
15 8 (0.79%) Online Gambling
16 7 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
16 7 (0.69%) Blackberry
17 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 117 (11.49%) Android
2 106 (10.41%) Linux
3 94 (9.23%) Apple iOS
4 91 (8.94%) Windows
5 63 (6.19%) Unix
6 20 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.88%) AIX
8 9 (0.88%) HPUX
8 9 (0.88%) Solaris
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.20%) CentOS
11 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.098%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (73.18%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (34.87%) BDD
3 315 (30.94%) Test Automation
4 300 (29.47%) Scrum
5 269 (26.42%) Manual Testing
6 266 (26.13%) TDD
7 194 (19.06%) Automation Testing
8 190 (18.66%) Automated Testing
9 181 (17.78%) Software Testing
10 177 (17.39%) Regression Testing
11 166 (16.31%) QA Automation
12 153 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
13 140 (13.75%) Test Scripting
14 108 (10.61%) SDLC
15 104 (10.22%) API Testing
16 96 (9.43%) Software Engineering
17 95 (9.33%) Functional Testing
18 94 (9.23%) Test Strategy
19 93 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
20 89 (8.74%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 430 (42.24%) Java
2 241 (23.67%) SQL
3 202 (19.84%) C#
4 123 (12.08%) Ruby
5 116 (11.39%) Python
6 104 (10.22%) JavaScript
7 41 (4.03%) PHP
8 32 (3.14%) Scala
9 29 (2.85%) Bash Shell
9 29 (2.85%) Perl
10 25 (2.46%) C++
10 25 (2.46%) Clojure
11 21 (2.06%) VBScript
12 19 (1.87%) C
13 18 (1.77%) Groovy
14 16 (1.57%) COBOL
15 13 (1.28%) VB
16 9 (0.88%) JCL
17 8 (0.79%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 197 (19.35%) Degree
2 158 (15.52%) ISEB
3 127 (12.48%) ISTQB
4 29 (2.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (1.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (0.69%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.49%) MBA
9 3 (0.29%) IRCA
9 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1018 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (3.34%) SDET
3 28 (2.75%) GCP
4 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) EFQM
5 2 (0.20%) MiFID
5 2 (0.20%) WAI
5 2 (0.20%) WCAG
6 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.79%) Firmware
4 6 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.098%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 47 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.098%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.098%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 118 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.62%) Oracle
3 41 (4.03%) HP
4 19 (1.87%) Rally
5 18 (1.77%) Sophos
6 16 (1.57%) Google
7 15 (1.47%) Atlassian
7 15 (1.47%) SAP
7 15 (1.47%) VMware
8 7 (0.69%) Pega
9 5 (0.49%) Apple
9 5 (0.49%) Cadence
9 5 (0.49%) Facebook
10 3 (0.29%) CA
10 3 (0.29%) New Relic
10 3 (0.29%) NICE Systems
10 3 (0.29%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.29%) StreamBase
10 3 (0.29%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.20%) Splunk
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