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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 483 506 540
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 466 474 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 374 433 319
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 420 £45,000 +5.88% 44
London -17 216 £47,500 - 19
South East +48 135 £47,500 +17.28% 10
East Sussex +51 49 £52,500 +110.00% 5
City of London +33 44 £47,500 +26.66% 6
Berkshire +18 40 £45,000 +33.33% 1
Brighton +44 36 £52,500 +110.00% 4
Scotland +31 24 £32,000 -20.00%
South West -10 22 £42,500 +18.05% 6
Bristol -1 17 £42,500 - 2
East of England -16 16 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Edinburgh +22 15 £24,000 -40.00%
Hampshire +9 15 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Newbury +12 12 £52,500 +50.00%
West Sussex +11 12 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Surrey -3 12 £35,000 -26.31%
North West +3 10 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Glasgow +13 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Cheshire +4 9 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Southampton +7 8 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Wokingham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Horsham - 8 £25,000 -
Wales +7 7 £28,500 -28.75%
Hertfordshire +2 7 £27,500 - 2
West Midlands -10 6 £33,750 -25.00%
Chester +14 5 £40,000 -
Essex +7 5 £47,500 +31.03%
East Midlands +7 5 £37,500 +50.00%
North Wales +1 5 - -
Flintshire -1 5 - -

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 812 (100.00%) QA
2 544 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (44.09%) Selenium
4 319 (39.29%) Java
5 263 (32.39%) Test Automation
6 232 (28.57%) Scrum
7 225 (27.71%) SQL
8 223 (27.46%) Automated Testing
9 210 (25.86%) Manual Testing
10 205 (25.25%) Test Scripting
11 181 (22.29%) Degree
12 176 (21.67%) WebDriver
13 175 (21.55%) Finance
14 169 (20.81%) Cucumber
15 165 (20.32%) BDD
16 163 (20.07%) C#
17 154 (18.97%) TDD
18 152 (18.72%) Regression Testing
19 145 (17.86%) Web Services
20 137 (16.87%) Software Testing
21 133 (16.38%) JavaScript
22 132 (16.26%) Automation Testing
23 116 (14.29%) JIRA
24 113 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
25 110 (13.55%) ISEB
26 102 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
27 101 (12.44%) Ruby
28 100 (12.32%) .NET
29 97 (11.95%) Computer Science
30 93 (11.45%) Oracle

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (2.34%) Confluence
2 13 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.86%) Node.js
6 5 (0.62%) CMS
7 4 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.37%) WordPress
8 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) IIS
9 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 1 (0.12%) uiautomator
10 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.35%) MS Office
3 6 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.05%) SaaS
2 29 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.62%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.25%) Trello
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.71%) Internet
2 17 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.60%) HTTP
4 9 (1.11%) CTI
5 7 (0.86%) Network Security
6 4 (0.49%) DSL
6 4 (0.49%) DNS
6 4 (0.49%) LAN
6 4 (0.49%) WAN
7 3 (0.37%) NAS
7 3 (0.37%) Wireless
8 2 (0.25%) 3G
8 2 (0.25%) Intranet
8 2 (0.25%) WCDMA
8 2 (0.25%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.25%) UMTS
8 2 (0.25%) VoIP
8 2 (0.25%) GPRS
8 2 (0.25%) GSM
8 2 (0.25%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.90%) MySQL
3 37 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.83%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.46%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.22%) DB2
8 13 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (1.11%) Big Data
10 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.86%) OLTP
12 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
13 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.62%) OLAP
14 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 358 (44.09%) Selenium
2 176 (21.67%) WebDriver
3 169 (20.81%) Cucumber
4 116 (14.29%) JIRA
5 89 (10.96%) Jenkins
6 77 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 67 (8.25%) Git (software)
8 52 (6.40%) Subversion
8 52 (6.40%) JUnit
9 40 (4.93%) RSpec
10 39 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (4.43%) Maven
12 35 (4.31%) Visual Studio
13 32 (3.94%) SoapUI
14 29 (3.57%) Calabash
15 26 (3.20%) JMeter
15 26 (3.20%) Appium
16 25 (3.08%) SpecFlow
17 22 (2.71%) Firebug
17 22 (2.71%) TestNG
General
1 175 (21.55%) Finance
2 53 (6.53%) Telecoms
3 48 (5.91%) Games
4 41 (5.05%) Marketing
5 33 (4.06%) Banking
6 26 (3.20%) Retail
7 21 (2.59%) Polish Language
8 14 (1.72%) Advertising
9 11 (1.35%) Online Betting
9 11 (1.35%) Legal
9 11 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.86%) Law
10 7 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.74%) Electronics
12 4 (0.49%) Automotive
12 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (17.86%) Web Services
2 100 (12.32%) .NET
3 91 (11.21%) Gherkin
4 85 (10.47%) XML
5 75 (9.24%) HTML
6 48 (5.91%) REST
6 48 (5.91%) CSS
7 31 (3.82%) SOAP
7 31 (3.82%) JSON
8 27 (3.33%) Ajax
9 26 (3.20%) Spring
9 26 (3.20%) RESTful
10 24 (2.96%) Hibernate
11 18 (2.22%) jQuery
12 16 (1.97%) HTML5
13 14 (1.72%) JMS
14 12 (1.48%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.35%) J2EE
16 10 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 7 (0.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (11.95%) Computer Science
3 92 (11.33%) Mobile App
4 69 (8.50%) Open Source
5 36 (4.43%) User Experience
6 26 (3.20%) Online Gambling
7 23 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.46%) Xbox
10 18 (2.22%) Blackberry
11 17 (2.09%) iPhone
12 15 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.48%) Wiki
13 12 (1.48%) iPad
14 7 (0.86%) Online Games
14 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.74%) Replication
15 6 (0.74%) Social Gaming
16 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.33%) Windows
2 77 (9.48%) Android
3 75 (9.24%) Linux
4 64 (7.88%) Apple iOS
5 63 (7.76%) UNIX
6 14 (1.72%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (0.99%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.62%) VMS
10 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (32.39%) Test Automation
3 232 (28.57%) Scrum
4 223 (27.46%) Automated Testing
5 210 (25.86%) Manual Testing
6 205 (25.25%) Test Scripting
7 165 (20.32%) BDD
8 154 (18.97%) TDD
9 152 (18.72%) Regression Testing
10 137 (16.87%) Software Testing
11 132 (16.26%) Automation Testing
12 113 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
13 84 (10.34%) Software Engineering
14 83 (10.22%) Performance Testing
15 75 (9.24%) Integration Testing
16 69 (8.50%) User Stories
17 68 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (7.88%) E-Commerce
19 62 (7.64%) Compatibility Testing
20 51 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 319 (39.29%) Java
2 225 (27.71%) SQL
3 163 (20.07%) C#
4 133 (16.38%) JavaScript
5 101 (12.44%) Ruby
6 87 (10.71%) Python
7 44 (5.42%) PHP
8 27 (3.33%) C++
9 18 (2.22%) Objective-C
10 15 (1.85%) C
10 15 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.60%) VBScript
12 12 (1.48%) Perl
13 11 (1.35%) XPath
14 10 (1.23%) Scala
15 8 (0.99%) VBA
15 8 (0.99%) Groovy
15 8 (0.99%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.86%) VB
17 5 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 181 (22.29%) Degree
2 110 (13.55%) ISEB
3 73 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 29 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.74%) HND
5 6 (0.74%) AAT
6 2 (0.25%) IC3 Certification
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 812 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.25%) KVM
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (6.16%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (2.96%) Puppet
3 19 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.23%) Ansible
5 5 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.49%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.49%) Salt
7 1 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 93 (11.45%) Oracle
2 53 (6.53%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.05%) HP
4 31 (3.82%) Google
5 25 (3.08%) Facebook
6 23 (2.83%) ForgeRock
7 12 (1.48%) VMware
8 10 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.11%) Pega
10 5 (0.62%) SAP
11 4 (0.49%) Progress
12 3 (0.37%) Verint
13 2 (0.25%) Sage
13 2 (0.25%) Telerik
13 2 (0.25%) Sony
13 2 (0.25%) Green Hat
14 1 (0.12%) WorldPay
14 1 (0.12%) New Relic
14 1 (0.12%) Xamarin
14 1 (0.12%) OpenText
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Pharma Division
Salary: Competitive with fantastic benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Shoreditch, Somerset
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Private Medical and Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago