The table below looks at the statistics for the Quality Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Quality Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Engineer
Rank 842 807 799
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 51 100 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.087% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.092% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 66
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £26,900 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.96%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Quality Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Quality Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quality Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quality Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK.

Quality Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Quality Engineer over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Quality Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Quality 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 Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -33 50 £37,500 +7.14% 25
South East +1 22 £47,500 +26.66% 5
London -3 18 £37,500 -2.59% 2
City of London +35 12 £37,500 -
Berkshire +14 6 £40,000 -33.33%
Yorkshire +9 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Surrey +8 5 £47,500 +35.71%
East of England +2 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Hampshire -11 5 £62,500 +56.25% 4
Newbury - 4 £40,000 -
Southampton - 4 £62,500 - 1
Guildford - 4 £47,500 -
Aylesbury +3 3 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £35,000 -41.66%
Bedfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Thames Valley - 3 - -
Luton - 3 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £32,500 -
South Yorkshire +4 2 £32,500 -1.51%
Sheffield - 2 £32,500 -
Cambridge +14 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 1 - - 1
Dorset +1 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands -2 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Reading -2 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Scotland -3 1 £18,000 -32.07% 2
Edinburgh -9 1 £18,000 -32.07% 1
South West -30 1 £52,500 +87.50% 12
Essex - 1 £55,000 -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title.

1 76 (89.41%) QA
2 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (34.12%) Degree
4 28 (32.94%) Java
5 25 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 20 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 15 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Finance
7 15 (17.65%) Oracle
7 15 (17.65%) Windows
8 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
8 14 (16.47%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (16.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
9 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
9 13 (15.29%) ISO 9001
10 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
10 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.76%) Selenium
11 10 (11.76%) UNIX
11 10 (11.76%) SQL
12 9 (10.59%) Web Services
12 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
12 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
12 9 (10.59%) TDD
12 9 (10.59%) Performance Testing
12 9 (10.59%) SDLC
13 8 (9.41%) Scrum
14 7 (8.24%) Banking
14 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Office
1 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Temenos T24
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) Wireless
3 1 (1.18%) Broadband
3 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (4.71%) Big Data
1 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.53%) OLTP
2 3 (3.53%) MySQL
3 2 (2.35%) DB2
4 1 (1.18%) OLAP
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Selenium
2 7 (8.24%) JIRA
3 5 (5.88%) Maven
3 5 (5.88%) JUnit
4 3 (3.53%) JMeter
4 3 (3.53%) Subversion
4 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.53%) Redmine
4 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.35%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.18%) Ant
6 1 (1.18%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.18%) Xcode
6 1 (1.18%) Hudson
6 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.18%) jMock
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.24%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Automotive
4 4 (4.71%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Games
6 1 (1.18%) Military
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 7 (8.24%) XML
3 6 (7.06%) RESTful
4 5 (5.88%) HTML5
4 5 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (3.53%) JSON
5 3 (3.53%) jQuery
6 2 (2.35%) .NET
6 2 (2.35%) Middleware
7 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.18%) Spring
7 1 (1.18%) Ajax
7 1 (1.18%) Java EE
7 1 (1.18%) JMS
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.18%) SOAP
7 1 (1.18%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.18%) REST
7 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.71%) User Experience
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) CCTV
4 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.35%) Derivative
5 2 (2.35%) Statistics
5 2 (2.35%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Wiki
6 1 (1.18%) iPhone
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) UNIX
3 6 (7.06%) Linux
4 4 (4.71%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 20 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 15 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 14 (16.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
6 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
6 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
7 9 (10.59%) SDLC
7 9 (10.59%) TDD
7 9 (10.59%) Performance Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Scrum
9 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.06%) Compatibility Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Six Sigma
10 6 (7.06%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Test Management
10 6 (7.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) Java
2 10 (11.76%) SQL
3 6 (7.06%) C#
4 5 (5.88%) Python
5 4 (4.71%) C
5 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.53%) Perl
6 3 (3.53%) C++
6 3 (3.53%) Groovy
7 2 (2.35%) Ruby
8 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) COBOL
8 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (34.12%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) ISEB
4 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 1 (1.18%) IRCA
8 1 (1.18%) HND
8 1 (1.18%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (89.41%) QA
2 13 (15.29%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.53%) ISO 14001
4 2 (2.35%) TickIT
5 1 (1.18%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.18%) SLA
5 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.18%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Firmware
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.24%) HP
4 2 (2.35%) Juniper
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco
4 2 (2.35%) Redback
4 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.35%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.18%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.18%) Reuters
5 1 (1.18%) BT
United Kingdom
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35k per year + typical benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewkerne
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tewkesbury
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Tewkesbury
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sparx
Salary: £competitive + depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Good DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Crewkerne
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £650000 per annum + 30 days hol, flexitime
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago