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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 793 803 825
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 100 74 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.070% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.074% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 47 66 60
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £25,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £31,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -18.70%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 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 28 August 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 -2 87 £35,000 -3.44% 24
South East -1 36 £37,500 +19.04% 4
London +9 33 £38,500 +37.50% 5
Hampshire - 22 £40,000 - 2
Portsmouth - 19 - -
South West -18 9 £28,000 -46.66% 13
Yorkshire - 7 £27,500 -
Scotland - 6 £26,500 -
Wiltshire - 5 £28,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £26,500 -
Dorset - 4 - - 1
Sussex - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £27,500 -
Berkshire -1 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Middlesex -3 3 £25,000 -32.43%
South Yorkshire - 3 £33,000 -
Reading - 3 £60,000 -
Doncaster - 3 £33,000 -
Halifax - 3 £18,000 -
South Wales -2 2 £46,500 +63.15% 4
Wales -3 2 £46,500 +63.15% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £32,500 -18.75%
City of London -8 2 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Cambridge -13 2 £32,500 -18.75%
East of England -28 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Aylesbury - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £27,750 -
High Wycombe - 2 £60,000 -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 149 (94.90%) QA
2 65 (41.40%) Test Scripting
3 62 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (38.22%) Selenium
5 49 (31.21%) Cucumber
5 49 (31.21%) Scrum
6 47 (29.94%) Open Source
6 47 (29.94%) Gherkin
7 40 (25.48%) E-Commerce
8 35 (22.29%) Ruby
9 34 (21.66%) BDD
10 33 (21.02%) WebDriver
10 33 (21.02%) Relational Database
10 33 (21.02%) TDD
11 32 (20.38%) C#
11 32 (20.38%) Test Strategy
12 31 (19.75%) JIRA
12 31 (19.75%) RDBMS
13 30 (19.11%) Java
13 30 (19.11%) WATIR
14 29 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (18.47%) ERP
15 28 (17.83%) SQL
16 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
17 24 (15.29%) Degree
18 23 (14.65%) Test Automation
18 23 (14.65%) Automated Testing
18 23 (14.65%) .NET
19 22 (14.01%) ISO 9001
20 21 (13.38%) Linux

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.10%) Confluence
2 11 (7.01%) IIS
3 4 (2.55%) Node.js
3 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.10%) GitHub
2 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) SAN
2 1 (0.64%) CTI
2 1 (0.64%) SMTP
2 1 (0.64%) Wireless
2 1 (0.64%) IMAP
2 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.02%) Relational Database
2 31 (19.75%) RDBMS
3 18 (11.46%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.37%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (38.22%) Selenium
2 49 (31.21%) Cucumber
3 33 (21.02%) WebDriver
4 31 (19.75%) JIRA
5 30 (19.11%) WATIR
6 17 (10.83%) JMeter
7 14 (8.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (8.92%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.37%) ReSharper
8 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
8 10 (6.37%) Rhino Mocks
8 10 (6.37%) Moq
8 10 (6.37%) NCrunch
8 10 (6.37%) NUnit
9 8 (5.10%) Hudson
10 7 (4.46%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.18%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.55%) Maven
12 4 (2.55%) Subversion
12 4 (2.55%) Toad
General
1 12 (7.64%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Aerospace
3 8 (5.10%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.10%) Front Office
3 8 (5.10%) Electronics
3 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.46%) Games
5 5 (3.18%) Automotive
6 4 (2.55%) Back Office
6 4 (2.55%) Military
7 3 (1.91%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.64%) Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.94%) Gherkin
2 23 (14.65%) .NET
3 16 (10.19%) HTML
4 12 (7.64%) CSS
5 11 (7.01%) jQuery
6 10 (6.37%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.37%) Spring.NET
6 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (6.37%) StructureMap
6 10 (6.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (6.37%) Castle Windsor
6 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (6.37%) Dapper ORM
6 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET
6 10 (6.37%) MSMQ
6 10 (6.37%) NHibernate
7 5 (3.18%) XML
8 4 (2.55%) Sass
8 4 (2.55%) REST
8 4 (2.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.94%) Open Source
2 19 (12.10%) Blog
2 19 (12.10%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.82%) Derivative
4 5 (3.18%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.18%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.64%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.64%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Linux
2 19 (12.10%) Windows
3 6 (3.82%) UNIX
4 2 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (41.40%) Test Scripting
2 62 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (31.21%) Scrum
4 40 (25.48%) E-Commerce
5 34 (21.66%) BDD
6 33 (21.02%) TDD
7 32 (20.38%) Test Strategy
8 29 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (18.47%) ERP
9 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
10 23 (14.65%) Test Automation
10 23 (14.65%) Automated Testing
11 20 (12.74%) Benchmarking
11 20 (12.74%) Software Testing
12 16 (10.19%) Manual Testing
13 15 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (9.55%) Pair Programming
14 14 (8.92%) Regression Testing
14 14 (8.92%) Refactoring
15 13 (8.28%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.29%) Ruby
2 32 (20.38%) C#
3 30 (19.11%) Java
4 28 (17.83%) SQL
5 19 (12.10%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.64%) Python
6 12 (7.64%) C++
7 10 (6.37%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.82%) PHP
9 5 (3.18%) VBA
10 4 (2.55%) Perl
11 2 (1.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) C
12 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (15.29%) Degree
2 20 (12.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.92%) ISEB
4 12 (7.64%) ISTQB
5 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.27%) PMP
7 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (94.90%) QA
2 22 (14.01%) ISO 9001
3 11 (7.01%) TickIT
4 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (4.46%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) VMware
3 10 (6.37%) RedPrairie
3 10 (6.37%) Endeca
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle
5 2 (1.27%) Mitel
5 2 (1.27%) Avaya
6 1 (0.64%) Sybase
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Huxley Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 23 days holiday, pension and healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Tewkesbury
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + life insurance, pension, holiday
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + pension, bonus, 25 days holiday
Posted: 16 days ago
Newport
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Guildford
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + pension, bonus, 25 days holiday
Posted: 20 days ago
Dartmouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 20 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + pension, holiday, bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 22 days ago