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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 797 804 832
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 105 72 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.067% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.072% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 53 64 56
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £22,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 93 £37,500 -6.25% 22
South East +12 36 £60,000 +41.17% 6
London -8 36 £36,250 +27.19% 3
Hampshire - 22 £40,000 - 3
Portsmouth - 19 - -
South West -24 9 £28,000 -46.66% 6
Tyne and Wear - 7 £45,000 -
North East - 7 £45,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £60,000 +50.00%
City of London +6 6 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Scotland -10 6 £32,000 +23.07% 1
Edinburgh -7 5 £29,250 +12.50%
Wiltshire - 5 £28,000 - 3
Berkshire +3 4 £60,000 +60.00%
East of England -35 4 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £23,000 -
Sussex - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 - - 1
Reading - 4 £60,000 -
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Cambridge -14 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 -1 1 - - 1
Cheshire -12 1 £40,000 +97.53%

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 161 (95.27%) QA
2 88 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 58 (34.32%) Selenium
5 50 (29.59%) Cucumber
6 48 (28.40%) Open Source
6 48 (28.40%) Gherkin
7 47 (27.81%) Scrum
8 40 (23.67%) E-Commerce
9 37 (21.89%) Ruby
10 36 (21.30%) BDD
11 34 (20.12%) C#
12 33 (19.53%) TDD
13 32 (18.93%) Java
13 32 (18.93%) Test Strategy
13 32 (18.93%) Relational Database
14 31 (18.34%) WebDriver
14 31 (18.34%) RDBMS
15 30 (17.75%) ISO 9001
15 30 (17.75%) JIRA
15 30 (17.75%) WATIR
16 29 (17.16%) ERP
16 29 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (16.57%) SQL
17 28 (16.57%) Test Automation
18 25 (14.79%) Software Engineering
18 25 (14.79%) Degree
19 23 (13.61%) Mentoring
19 23 (13.61%) Software Testing
20 22 (13.02%) .NET

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.24%) Confluence
2 11 (6.51%) IIS
3 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.24%) GitHub
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.59%) SAN
2 1 (0.59%) CTI
2 1 (0.59%) Wireless
2 1 (0.59%) IMAP
2 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.59%) NAS
2 1 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.93%) Relational Database
2 31 (18.34%) RDBMS
3 19 (11.24%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.92%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (34.32%) Selenium
2 50 (29.59%) Cucumber
3 31 (18.34%) WebDriver
4 30 (17.75%) JIRA
4 30 (17.75%) WATIR
5 18 (10.65%) JMeter
6 15 (8.88%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (8.28%) TeamCity
8 12 (7.10%) Git (software)
9 10 (5.92%) ReSharper
9 10 (5.92%) NUnit
9 10 (5.92%) NCrunch
9 10 (5.92%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (5.92%) Moq
10 6 (3.55%) Hudson
10 6 (3.55%) Subversion
11 5 (2.96%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.96%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.37%) Maven
12 4 (2.37%) Toad
General
1 10 (5.92%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Aerospace
2 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.73%) Games
3 8 (4.73%) Electronics
3 8 (4.73%) Front Office
4 5 (2.96%) Banking
5 4 (2.37%) Italian Language
5 4 (2.37%) Military
5 4 (2.37%) Back Office
5 4 (2.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.40%) Gherkin
2 22 (13.02%) .NET
3 16 (9.47%) HTML
4 12 (7.10%) CSS
5 11 (6.51%) jQuery
6 10 (5.92%) Spring.NET
6 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (5.92%) StructureMap
6 10 (5.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (5.92%) Castle Windsor
6 10 (5.92%) NHibernate
6 10 (5.92%) .NET Framework
6 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET
6 10 (5.92%) MSMQ
6 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (5.92%) Dapper ORM
7 5 (2.96%) XML
8 4 (2.37%) SOAP
8 4 (2.37%) Web Services
8 4 (2.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.40%) Open Source
2 21 (12.43%) Computer Science
3 19 (11.24%) Blog
4 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.55%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.55%) Derivative
6 5 (2.96%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.96%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.96%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.59%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.59%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.83%) Linux
2 19 (11.24%) Windows
3 6 (3.55%) UNIX
4 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 47 (27.81%) Scrum
4 40 (23.67%) E-Commerce
5 36 (21.30%) BDD
6 33 (19.53%) TDD
7 32 (18.93%) Test Strategy
8 29 (17.16%) ERP
8 29 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (16.57%) Test Automation
10 25 (14.79%) Software Engineering
11 23 (13.61%) Mentoring
11 23 (13.61%) Software Testing
12 20 (11.83%) Benchmarking
12 20 (11.83%) Manual Testing
13 18 (10.65%) Automated Testing
14 16 (9.47%) Regression Testing
15 15 (8.88%) Pair Programming
15 15 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (8.28%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.89%) Ruby
2 34 (20.12%) C#
3 32 (18.93%) Java
4 28 (16.57%) SQL
5 21 (12.43%) C++
6 20 (11.83%) JavaScript
7 15 (8.88%) Python
8 10 (5.92%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.55%) PHP
10 5 (2.96%) VBA
11 4 (2.37%) Perl
12 3 (1.78%) VBScript
13 2 (1.18%) VB
13 2 (1.18%) C
14 1 (0.59%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (14.79%) Degree
2 20 (11.83%) Security Cleared
3 16 (9.47%) ISEB
4 14 (8.28%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) PMP
6 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.59%) HNC
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (95.27%) QA
2 30 (17.75%) ISO 9001
3 17 (10.06%) TickIT
4 10 (5.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (4.14%) PCI DSS
5 7 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.59%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 13 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 13 (7.69%) VMware
2 10 (5.92%) Endeca
2 10 (5.92%) RedPrairie
3 2 (1.18%) Mitel
3 2 (1.18%) Avaya
3 2 (1.18%) Perforce
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle
4 1 (0.59%) Sybase
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: good engineering salary available
Posted: 15 hours ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £44000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Camberley
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Weymouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnborough
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Farnborough
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Huxley Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Guildford
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago