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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 481 547 531
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 553 479 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 483 386 511
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +86 534 £45,000 - 66
London +92 325 £50,000 +5.26% 43
South East +2 115 £40,000 -15.78% 11
City of London +77 59 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East of England +25 38 £40,000 - 5
Berkshire -9 27 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex +7 23 £40,000 +33.33%
North West +39 18 £37,500 -10.17% 5
Manchester +27 18 £37,500 - 3
Hertfordshire +28 17 £43,500 +68.93%
Hampshire +17 17 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +16 17 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Oxfordshire +8 17 £45,000 +73.07% 3
Abingdon -7 15 £45,000 +73.07% 1
West Yorkshire +28 14 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Leeds - 13 £35,000 - 1
East Sussex -8 12 £65,000 +23.80% 2
Surrey +3 9 £40,000 -
South West -4 9 £52,500 +23.52%
Newbury -7 9 £45,000 -14.28%
Cambridgeshire -8 9 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Reading +26 8 £36,250 +43.56%
Buckinghamshire +22 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +14 8 £34,000 -9.33%
Essex +7 8 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Cambridge -5 7 £59,000 +24.21% 3
Nottingham +13 6 £42,500 +0.59%
Nottinghamshire +6 6 £42,500 +0.59%
West Midlands -19 6 £46,250 +48.00% 1
Petersfield - 6 - - 1

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 1101 (100.00%) QA
2 744 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (53.32%) Selenium
4 463 (42.05%) Java
5 357 (32.43%) Test Automation
6 326 (29.61%) BDD
7 321 (29.16%) Scrum
8 309 (28.07%) WebDriver
9 284 (25.79%) Cucumber
10 269 (24.43%) Manual Testing
11 255 (23.16%) TDD
12 253 (22.98%) Automated Testing
13 251 (22.80%) Degree
14 250 (22.71%) SQL
15 244 (22.16%) C#
16 191 (17.35%) Automation Testing
17 190 (17.26%) Software Testing
17 190 (17.26%) Finance
17 190 (17.26%) JIRA
18 182 (16.53%) QA Automation
19 165 (14.99%) Test Scripting
20 164 (14.90%) Python
21 158 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
21 158 (14.35%) SDLC
22 152 (13.81%) Jenkins
23 146 (13.26%) .NET
23 146 (13.26%) Ruby
24 144 (13.08%) Regression Testing
24 144 (13.08%) Computer Science
25 142 (12.90%) 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 26 (2.36%) Confluence
2 21 (1.91%) IIS
3 10 (0.91%) CMS
3 10 (0.91%) ColdFusion
4 8 (0.73%) CICS
5 4 (0.36%) Node.js
6 3 (0.27%) Apache
7 2 (0.18%) SAS
7 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.091%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.091%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 76 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.09%) Maya
3 6 (0.54%) MS Office
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.091%) Mudbox
6 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.091%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.091%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.36%) SaaS
2 24 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.54%) GitHub
5 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.63%) Internet
2 21 (1.91%) HTTP
3 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.27%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.27%) SSH
4 3 (0.27%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.18%) GSM
5 2 (0.18%) IMAP
5 2 (0.18%) LTE
5 2 (0.18%) NAS
5 2 (0.18%) SAN
5 2 (0.18%) SMTP
5 2 (0.18%) UMTS
5 2 (0.18%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.091%) Firewall
6 1 (0.091%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.091%) Skype
6 1 (0.091%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 21 (1.91%) MySQL
5 16 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (0.91%) DB2
9 9 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.73%) Big Data
11 7 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.54%) HBase
13 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.091%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 587 (53.32%) Selenium
2 309 (28.07%) WebDriver
3 284 (25.79%) Cucumber
4 190 (17.26%) JIRA
5 152 (13.81%) Jenkins
6 88 (7.99%) JUnit
7 80 (7.27%) Git (software)
8 76 (6.90%) JMeter
9 75 (6.81%) SoapUI
10 68 (6.18%) SpecFlow
11 64 (5.81%) Appium
12 51 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (4.18%) HP UFT
14 37 (3.36%) Subversion
15 34 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 32 (2.91%) Calabash
16 32 (2.91%) WATIR
17 30 (2.72%) JBehave
18 29 (2.63%) Hudson
19 27 (2.45%) RSpec
General
1 190 (17.26%) Finance
2 45 (4.09%) Games
3 44 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.81%) Retail
5 32 (2.91%) Marketing
6 17 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.45%) Banking
8 14 (1.27%) Electronics
8 14 (1.27%) Law
9 12 (1.09%) Legal
9 12 (1.09%) Polish Language
10 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.54%) Back Office
12 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.45%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.36%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (13.26%) .NET
2 117 (10.63%) Web Services
3 88 (7.99%) XML
4 72 (6.54%) HTML
5 70 (6.36%) REST
6 63 (5.72%) RESTful
7 51 (4.63%) Gherkin
8 46 (4.18%) SOAP
9 43 (3.91%) CSS
10 40 (3.63%) JSON
11 20 (1.82%) HTML5
12 19 (1.73%) Spring
13 17 (1.54%) AngularJS
13 17 (1.54%) J2EE
14 13 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 12 (1.09%) Hibernate
16 11 (1.00%) Ajax
17 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
17 8 (0.73%) Java EE
17 8 (0.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 144 (13.08%) Computer Science
2 125 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (10.17%) Mobile App
4 46 (4.18%) Fintech
5 28 (2.54%) User Experience
6 24 (2.18%) Online Games
7 19 (1.73%) Digital Media
7 19 (1.73%) Mainframe
7 19 (1.73%) RIA
8 18 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.54%) Blog
10 16 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.09%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.09%) iPad
11 12 (1.09%) Online Gambling
12 8 (0.73%) Social Media
12 8 (0.73%) VSAM
12 8 (0.73%) Wiki
13 6 (0.54%) Derivative
13 6 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 142 (12.90%) Android
2 126 (11.44%) Linux
3 122 (11.08%) Apple iOS
4 116 (10.54%) Windows
5 72 (6.54%) Unix
6 20 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 20 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.09%) AIX
7 12 (1.09%) HPUX
7 12 (1.09%) Solaris
8 11 (1.00%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.45%) CentOS
9 5 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 326 (29.61%) BDD
4 321 (29.16%) Scrum
5 269 (24.43%) Manual Testing
6 255 (23.16%) TDD
7 253 (22.98%) Automated Testing
8 191 (17.35%) Automation Testing
9 190 (17.26%) Software Testing
10 182 (16.53%) QA Automation
11 165 (14.99%) Test Scripting
12 158 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
12 158 (14.35%) SDLC
13 144 (13.08%) Regression Testing
14 128 (11.63%) Functional Testing
15 112 (10.17%) Test Strategy
16 104 (9.45%) Software Engineering
17 100 (9.08%) API Testing
18 99 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
19 76 (6.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 463 (42.05%) Java
2 250 (22.71%) SQL
3 244 (22.16%) C#
4 164 (14.90%) Python
5 146 (13.26%) Ruby
6 84 (7.63%) JavaScript
7 60 (5.45%) PHP
8 33 (3.00%) Scala
9 31 (2.82%) Perl
10 29 (2.63%) C++
11 26 (2.36%) Clojure
12 24 (2.18%) Groovy
13 22 (2.00%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.82%) C
15 17 (1.54%) VBScript
16 15 (1.36%) COBOL
17 9 (0.82%) VB
18 8 (0.73%) JCL
19 6 (0.54%) PL/SQL
20 5 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 251 (22.80%) Degree
2 128 (11.63%) ISEB
3 108 (9.81%) ISTQB
4 24 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (0.64%) HND
7 6 (0.54%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.27%) MBA
10 2 (0.18%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.091%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1101 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (2.09%) SDET
3 16 (1.45%) GCP
4 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 10 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.54%) Firmware
3 5 (0.45%) Docker
4 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 50 (4.54%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.09%) Puppet
3 8 (0.73%) Ansible
4 6 (0.54%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.45%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.18%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.18%) Salt
7 2 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.091%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 115 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.72%) Oracle
3 46 (4.18%) HP
4 25 (2.27%) Sophos
5 23 (2.09%) SAP
6 22 (2.00%) Google
7 20 (1.82%) Rally
8 15 (1.36%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.27%) Facebook
10 10 (0.91%) VMware
11 9 (0.82%) Cadence
12 7 (0.64%) ForgeRock
12 7 (0.64%) Pega
13 6 (0.54%) Telerik
14 5 (0.45%) Apple
15 3 (0.27%) CA
15 3 (0.27%) Perforce
15 3 (0.27%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.27%) StreamBase
15 3 (0.27%) WorldPay
West London
Winter Court Consulting Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Great Office
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Xcede
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Orwell Group
Salary: Competitive salary + Equity (Share Options)
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Eze Software Group
Salary: From £35 to £50 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive salary and amazing benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
asos
Salary: Competitive salary and amazing benefits
Posted: 26 days ago