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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 501 496 503
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 433 548 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 392 449 454
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,150
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -28 397 £45,000 +5.88% 49
London +58 241 £50,000 +5.26% 32
South East -4 66 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Scotland +30 25 £36,000 +20.00% 2
East of England +14 23 £42,500 +21.42% 1
East Midlands +20 21 £35,000 +16.66% 1
City of London +31 18 £50,000 - 4
North West -11 18 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire +33 17 £40,000 -
Surrey +20 16 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Manchester -6 16 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 15 £35,000 +16.66%
Nottingham +19 15 £35,000 +16.66%
Glasgow +24 11 £37,500 - 2
Hertfordshire +19 11 £42,500 -
Edinburgh +19 11 £36,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire +13 10 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Cambridge +6 10 £28,000 -25.33%
East Sussex -5 10 £30,000 -30.23% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £28,000 -22.75% 1
Newbury +6 9 £35,000 -12.50%
Brighton -2 9 £30,000 -32.58% 2
West Midlands -29 9 £35,000 +7.69%
West Sussex -11 8 £36,750 -10.36% 1
Milton Keynes +23 7 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £57,500 +64.28% 2
North Yorkshire - 7 £31,000 - 2
Farnborough 0 6 £43,750 +59.09% 1
Hampshire -7 6 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Bracknell - 6 £43,500 -

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 935 (100.00%) QA
2 683 (73.05%) Agile Software Development
3 539 (57.65%) Selenium
4 382 (40.86%) Java
5 336 (35.94%) BDD
6 300 (32.09%) Test Automation
7 298 (31.87%) Cucumber
8 287 (30.70%) Scrum
9 251 (26.84%) Manual Testing
10 238 (25.45%) TDD
11 214 (22.89%) SQL
12 203 (21.71%) WebDriver
13 173 (18.50%) Finance
14 170 (18.18%) ISEB
15 168 (17.97%) Automated Testing
16 165 (17.65%) Degree
17 163 (17.43%) Software Testing
18 160 (17.11%) C#
19 158 (16.90%) Regression Testing
19 158 (16.90%) JIRA
20 154 (16.47%) Automation Testing
21 153 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
22 146 (15.61%) ISTQB
23 131 (14.01%) Test Scripting
24 128 (13.69%) QA Automation
25 113 (12.09%) Ruby
26 109 (11.66%) Python
27 108 (11.55%) Android
28 106 (11.34%) Git (software)
29 101 (10.80%) Analytical Skills

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 40 (4.28%) Confluence
2 19 (2.03%) IIS
3 10 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.75%) CICS
5 4 (0.43%) SAS
6 3 (0.32%) CMS
7 2 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) nginx
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.53%) Maya
3 4 (0.43%) MS Office
4 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.99%) SaaS
2 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.60%) GitHub
4 13 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.21%) Google Play
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.60%) Internet
2 14 (1.50%) HTTP
3 11 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.53%) SSH
5 3 (0.32%) GSM
5 3 (0.32%) LTE
5 3 (0.32%) UMTS
6 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.21%) SSL
7 1 (0.11%) Broadband
7 1 (0.11%) DNS
7 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.11%) Wireless
7 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.11%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.96%) MySQL
3 29 (3.10%) MongoDB
4 16 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.96%) HBase
8 8 (0.86%) DB2
8 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.53%) Big Data
10 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.53%) SQLite
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 539 (57.65%) Selenium
2 298 (31.87%) Cucumber
3 203 (21.71%) WebDriver
4 158 (16.90%) JIRA
5 106 (11.34%) Git (software)
6 95 (10.16%) JUnit
7 91 (9.73%) Appium
8 88 (9.41%) Jenkins
9 65 (6.95%) JMeter
10 64 (6.84%) SoapUI
11 54 (5.78%) SpecFlow
12 44 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 40 (4.28%) JBehave
14 35 (3.74%) HP UFT
15 34 (3.64%) Robotium
16 33 (3.53%) Calabash
17 29 (3.10%) Subversion
18 28 (2.99%) Maven
19 24 (2.57%) Hudson
19 24 (2.57%) Robot Framework
General
1 173 (18.50%) Finance
2 61 (6.52%) Games
3 43 (4.60%) Retail
4 39 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.53%) Marketing
6 23 (2.46%) Banking
7 16 (1.71%) Advertising
8 10 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.75%) Back Office
10 7 (0.75%) Electronics
10 7 (0.75%) Legal
11 6 (0.64%) Law
11 6 (0.64%) Polish Language
12 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.43%) Automotive
12 4 (0.43%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Front Office
13 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.30%) Web Services
2 74 (7.91%) .NET
3 73 (7.81%) Gherkin
3 73 (7.81%) HTML
4 70 (7.49%) XML
5 67 (7.17%) REST
6 65 (6.95%) RESTful
7 42 (4.49%) CSS
8 34 (3.64%) SOAP
9 23 (2.46%) JSON
10 21 (2.25%) Ajax
11 16 (1.71%) Java EE
12 15 (1.60%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.60%) Spring
13 14 (1.50%) Hibernate
14 13 (1.39%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.39%) HTML5
15 12 (1.28%) React
16 11 (1.18%) JMS
16 11 (1.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (10.59%) Computer Science
3 94 (10.05%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.10%) RIA
5 28 (2.99%) Blog
6 22 (2.35%) Fintech
7 19 (2.03%) Online Games
8 18 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.50%) Wiki
10 13 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.07%) User Experience
13 8 (0.86%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.64%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.64%) Social Network
14 6 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.64%) VSAM
15 5 (0.53%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.53%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.55%) Android
2 90 (9.63%) Apple iOS
3 78 (8.34%) Linux
4 71 (7.59%) Windows
5 57 (6.10%) Unix
6 21 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.32%) AIX
9 3 (0.32%) HPUX
9 3 (0.32%) Solaris
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (73.05%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (35.94%) BDD
3 300 (32.09%) Test Automation
4 287 (30.70%) Scrum
5 251 (26.84%) Manual Testing
6 238 (25.45%) TDD
7 168 (17.97%) Automated Testing
8 163 (17.43%) Software Testing
9 158 (16.90%) Regression Testing
10 154 (16.47%) Automation Testing
11 153 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
12 131 (14.01%) Test Scripting
13 128 (13.69%) QA Automation
14 87 (9.30%) Software Engineering
15 79 (8.45%) Test Strategy
16 76 (8.13%) Performance Testing
17 74 (7.91%) Functional Testing
18 73 (7.81%) API Testing
18 73 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
19 72 (7.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 382 (40.86%) Java
2 214 (22.89%) SQL
3 160 (17.11%) C#
4 113 (12.09%) Ruby
5 109 (11.66%) Python
6 100 (10.70%) JavaScript
7 40 (4.28%) PHP
8 30 (3.21%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.46%) C++
10 21 (2.25%) C
11 18 (1.93%) Scala
12 17 (1.82%) Groovy
12 17 (1.82%) VBScript
13 15 (1.60%) Perl
14 12 (1.28%) Clojure
14 12 (1.28%) COBOL
15 10 (1.07%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.07%) VB
16 6 (0.64%) JCL
17 4 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 170 (18.18%) ISEB
2 165 (17.65%) Degree
3 146 (15.61%) ISTQB
4 30 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (0.53%) MBA
6 5 (0.53%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.32%) IRCA
8 3 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 935 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (3.32%) SDET
3 28 (2.99%) GCP
4 5 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.43%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.21%) EFQM
7 2 (0.21%) WAI
7 2 (0.21%) WCAG
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.64%) Firmware
4 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.11%) Docker
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Ansible
3 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 84 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.96%) Oracle
3 27 (2.89%) HP
4 23 (2.46%) VMware
5 14 (1.50%) Google
6 10 (1.07%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.96%) Rally
8 8 (0.86%) Sophos
9 7 (0.75%) SAP
10 4 (0.43%) hybris
10 4 (0.43%) MEDITECH
10 4 (0.43%) Sun
11 3 (0.32%) New Relic
12 2 (0.21%) Apple
12 2 (0.21%) IBM
12 2 (0.21%) Splunk
13 1 (0.11%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.11%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Amazing Perks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
4 Pentonville Road - London
Ticketmaster
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DreamTek
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 40,000-45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reco Group
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 per year + Package
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest Group PLC
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago