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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 789 826 828
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 102 63 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.059% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.062% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 52 54 50
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
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%

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 1 October 2014 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 1 October 2014. 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 +10 89 £37,500 -6.25% 22
South East +27 34 £60,000 +41.17% 8
London +14 32 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Hampshire - 20 £40,000 - 4
Portsmouth - 17 - -
South West -11 9 £28,000 -46.66% 8
Tyne and Wear - 8 £45,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £45,000 - 1
North East - 8 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -2 7 £31,000 +19.23% 1
City of London +10 6 £35,000 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire +8 6 £60,000 +50.00%
Edinburgh -15 6 £30,000 +15.38%
East of England -13 5 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £28,000 - 2
Berkshire +9 4 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Reading - 4 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £23,000 - 1
Dorset - 4 - - 4
Sussex - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Cambridge -8 3 £32,500 -18.75%
High Wycombe - 3 £60,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £18,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
Halifax - 2 £18,000 -
Aylesbury - 2 - -
Essex +2 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £29,000 -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 160 (95.24%) QA
2 89 (52.98%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 57 (33.93%) Selenium
5 50 (29.76%) Cucumber
6 48 (28.57%) Open Source
6 48 (28.57%) Gherkin
7 46 (27.38%) Scrum
8 40 (23.81%) E-Commerce
9 37 (22.02%) Ruby
10 36 (21.43%) BDD
11 35 (20.83%) C#
12 33 (19.64%) Test Strategy
13 32 (19.05%) Relational Database
13 32 (19.05%) Java
13 32 (19.05%) TDD
14 31 (18.45%) ISO 9001
14 31 (18.45%) RDBMS
15 30 (17.86%) WebDriver
15 30 (17.86%) WATIR
16 29 (17.26%) JIRA
16 29 (17.26%) ERP
16 29 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (16.67%) SQL
17 28 (16.67%) Test Automation
18 26 (15.48%) Degree
19 24 (14.29%) Software Engineering
20 23 (13.69%) Computer Science
20 23 (13.69%) Mentoring
20 23 (13.69%) .NET

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 19 (11.31%) Confluence
2 11 (6.55%) IIS
3 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.31%) GitHub
2 2 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.60%) NAS
2 1 (0.60%) IMAP
2 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.60%) CTI
2 1 (0.60%) SAN
2 1 (0.60%) SMTP
2 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 31 (18.45%) RDBMS
3 19 (11.31%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.95%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (33.93%) Selenium
2 50 (29.76%) Cucumber
3 30 (17.86%) WebDriver
3 30 (17.86%) WATIR
4 29 (17.26%) JIRA
5 18 (10.71%) JMeter
6 15 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 12 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 10 (5.95%) NUnit
9 10 (5.95%) ReSharper
9 10 (5.95%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (5.95%) Moq
9 10 (5.95%) NCrunch
10 6 (3.57%) Subversion
11 5 (2.98%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.98%) Hudson
12 4 (2.38%) Maven
12 4 (2.38%) JUnit
12 4 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 11 (6.55%) Finance
2 9 (5.36%) Aerospace
2 9 (5.36%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.76%) Games
3 8 (4.76%) Electronics
4 7 (4.17%) Front Office
5 6 (3.57%) Banking
6 4 (2.38%) Military
6 4 (2.38%) Automotive
6 4 (2.38%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 23 (13.69%) .NET
3 16 (9.52%) HTML
4 12 (7.14%) CSS
5 11 (6.55%) jQuery
6 10 (5.95%) NHibernate
6 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET
6 10 (5.95%) MSMQ
6 10 (5.95%) .NET Framework
6 10 (5.95%) Spring.NET
6 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (5.95%) Dapper ORM
6 10 (5.95%) StructureMap
6 10 (5.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (5.95%) Castle Windsor
7 5 (2.98%) XML
8 4 (2.38%) SOAP
8 4 (2.38%) Web Services
8 4 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.57%) Open Source
2 23 (13.69%) Computer Science
3 19 (11.31%) Blog
4 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.57%) Derivative
6 6 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (2.98%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.60%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.60%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.71%) Linux
2 16 (9.52%) Windows
3 6 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (52.98%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 46 (27.38%) Scrum
4 40 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 36 (21.43%) BDD
6 33 (19.64%) Test Strategy
7 32 (19.05%) TDD
8 29 (17.26%) ERP
8 29 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 24 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 23 (13.69%) Mentoring
12 22 (13.10%) Software Testing
13 20 (11.90%) Benchmarking
13 20 (11.90%) Manual Testing
14 17 (10.12%) Automated Testing
15 16 (9.52%) Regression Testing
16 15 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (8.93%) Pair Programming
17 14 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.02%) Ruby
2 35 (20.83%) C#
3 32 (19.05%) Java
4 28 (16.67%) SQL
5 22 (13.10%) C++
6 20 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 16 (9.52%) Python
8 10 (5.95%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.57%) PHP
10 5 (2.98%) VBA
11 4 (2.38%) Perl
12 3 (1.79%) VBScript
13 2 (1.19%) VB
13 2 (1.19%) C
14 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (15.48%) Degree
2 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.71%) ISEB
4 15 (8.93%) ISTQB
5 8 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.19%) PMP
7 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (95.24%) QA
2 31 (18.45%) ISO 9001
3 18 (10.71%) TickIT
4 11 (6.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 8 (4.76%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.60%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (7.74%) VMware
1 13 (7.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.95%) Endeca
2 10 (5.95%) RedPrairie
3 2 (1.19%) Mitel
3 2 (1.19%) Perforce
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle
3 2 (1.19%) Avaya
4 1 (0.60%) HP
4 1 (0.60%) Sybase
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