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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Engineer
Rank 853 876 856
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 37 57 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.050% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 30 48 39
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Quality Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 25 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 24 April 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 -5 36 £45,000 +28.57% 12
South East +23 15 £47,500 +46.15%
London +14 14 £45,000 +5.88%
East Sussex - 9 £47,500 -
Brighton - 8 £48,750 -
East of England +20 4 £43,500 +27.94% 2
North West +11 4 £37,500 +3.44% 3
City of London +35 3 £55,000 +89.65%
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester +4 2 £37,500 +11.94% 1
Newbury - 2 £50,000 -
Luton - 2 £35,000 -
Aylesbury - 2 £35,000 -
Harlow - 2 £52,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Essex - 2 £52,000 - 2
Cheshire +12 1 - - 1
South West -21 1 - - 3
Lancashire - 1 £26,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £26,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £31,500 -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 75 (84.27%) QA
2 51 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.46%) Java
4 27 (30.34%) Automated Testing
5 26 (29.21%) Selenium
6 23 (25.84%) Manual Testing
6 23 (25.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
8 19 (21.35%) Web Services
9 18 (20.22%) C#
9 18 (20.22%) Performance Testing
9 18 (20.22%) Degree
9 18 (20.22%) Finance
9 18 (20.22%) Scrum
10 16 (17.98%) TDD
10 16 (17.98%) XML
10 16 (17.98%) Oracle
11 15 (16.85%) Integration Testing
12 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (15.73%) BDD
12 14 (15.73%) User Stories
13 13 (14.61%) Waterfall
14 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
14 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
15 11 (12.36%) Open Source
15 11 (12.36%) Gherkin
15 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
15 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
16 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
16 10 (11.24%) .NET

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (6.74%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) VoIP
1 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) MySQL
3 6 (6.74%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.37%) DB2
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) OLTP
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) OLAP
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (29.21%) Selenium
2 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
3 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.11%) Ranorex
5 8 (8.99%) JMeter
5 8 (8.99%) JIRA
6 7 (7.87%) JUnit
7 6 (6.74%) Zephyr
8 5 (5.62%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.37%) TestNG
11 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.25%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (1.12%) Appium
12 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
12 1 (1.12%) Ant
12 1 (1.12%) Subversion
12 1 (1.12%) Maven
12 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.12%) Electronics
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) Web Services
2 16 (17.98%) XML
3 11 (12.36%) Gherkin
4 10 (11.24%) .NET
5 7 (7.87%) HTML
6 2 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.25%) HTML5
6 2 (2.25%) Middleware
7 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.12%) Spring
7 1 (1.12%) Ajax
7 1 (1.12%) Java EE
7 1 (1.12%) JMS
7 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.12%) REST
7 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Open Source
2 10 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.74%) Wiki
4 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.62%) Animation
6 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.25%) Social Media
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Derivative
7 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.25%) Equities
8 1 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.12%) iPad
8 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) UNIX
4 3 (3.37%) Android
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.34%) Automated Testing
3 23 (25.84%) Manual Testing
3 23 (25.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
5 18 (20.22%) Performance Testing
5 18 (20.22%) Scrum
6 16 (17.98%) TDD
7 15 (16.85%) Integration Testing
8 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (15.73%) BDD
8 14 (15.73%) User Stories
9 13 (14.61%) Waterfall
10 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
10 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Compatibility Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Automation Testing
13 7 (7.87%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) Java
2 18 (20.22%) C#
3 6 (6.74%) SQL
3 6 (6.74%) Python
4 4 (4.49%) C++
5 3 (3.37%) C
6 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.25%) COBOL
7 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) Degree
2 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.24%) ISEB
4 7 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CCNA
9 1 (1.12%) IRCA
9 1 (1.12%) HND
9 1 (1.12%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (84.27%) QA
2 10 (11.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) Oracle
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.99%) HP
4 2 (2.25%) Juniper
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco
4 2 (2.25%) Redback
5 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) Tableau
5 1 (1.12%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.12%) Reuters
5 1 (1.12%) BT
North West
Advantage XPO
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Premier Engineering
Salary: £35 - £38 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competative Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leamington Spa
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago