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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 815 855 842
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 71 47 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.045% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 57 34 31
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £24,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -13.51%

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +17 58 £38,000 -5.00% 31
London +6 25 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Scotland +3 11 £32,000 +23.07% 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £45,000 -
North East - 9 £45,000 -
North West - 9 £38,000 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £45,000 -
Manchester - 7 £38,000 -
Edinburgh -3 6 £31,000 +19.23%
South East -17 6 £45,750 +14.37% 7
East of England -33 6 £33,750 - 3
City of London +37 5 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Essex -4 3 £48,500 - 1
Fife - 3 £37,500 -
Dunfermline - 3 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £35,000 - 6
Surrey - 2 £30,750 - 3
Cambridge - 2 £33,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £33,750 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £32,500 - 4
Berkshire +11 1 £60,000 - 2
Reading +4 1 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £29,000 -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £42,500 - 1
Helensburgh - 1 £27,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £60,000 -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 164 (94.25%) QA
2 94 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (37.36%) Test Scripting
4 59 (33.91%) Selenium
5 55 (31.61%) Cucumber
6 53 (30.46%) Open Source
6 53 (30.46%) Gherkin
7 41 (23.56%) Scrum
8 39 (22.41%) BDD
9 38 (21.84%) E-Commerce
10 36 (20.69%) TDD
10 36 (20.69%) Ruby
10 36 (20.69%) Degree
11 35 (20.11%) SQL
12 34 (19.54%) Test Strategy
13 32 (18.39%) C#
14 31 (17.82%) ISO 9001
14 31 (17.82%) WebDriver
15 30 (17.24%) Test Automation
15 30 (17.24%) WATIR
15 30 (17.24%) Relational Database
16 29 (16.67%) ERP
16 29 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (16.67%) RDBMS
16 29 (16.67%) C++
17 28 (16.09%) Java
18 26 (14.94%) Linux
19 24 (13.79%) JMeter
20 23 (13.22%) Python
20 23 (13.22%) Mentoring

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 14 (8.05%) Confluence
2 11 (6.32%) IIS
3 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.92%) GitHub
2 2 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.57%) SAN
2 1 (0.57%) Wireless
2 1 (0.57%) IMAP
2 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.57%) NAS
2 1 (0.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 29 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 21 (12.07%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 59 (33.91%) Selenium
2 55 (31.61%) Cucumber
3 31 (17.82%) WebDriver
4 30 (17.24%) WATIR
5 24 (13.79%) JMeter
6 20 (11.49%) JIRA
7 18 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (8.62%) TeamCity
9 12 (6.90%) Git (software)
10 10 (5.75%) ReSharper
10 10 (5.75%) NUnit
10 10 (5.75%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (5.75%) Moq
10 10 (5.75%) NCrunch
11 7 (4.02%) Subversion
12 5 (2.87%) JUnit
13 4 (2.30%) Maven
13 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.30%) Hudson
13 4 (2.30%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (10.34%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.60%) Banking
3 8 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.45%) Electronics
5 4 (2.30%) Games
5 4 (2.30%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.72%) Military
6 3 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.72%) Back Office
7 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.15%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (30.46%) Gherkin
2 19 (10.92%) .NET
3 15 (8.62%) HTML
4 11 (6.32%) CSS
5 10 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.75%) MSMQ
5 10 (5.75%) NHibernate
5 10 (5.75%) .NET Framework
5 10 (5.75%) jQuery
5 10 (5.75%) Spring.NET
5 10 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (5.75%) StructureMap
5 10 (5.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (5.75%) Castle Windsor
5 10 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 10 (5.75%) Dapper ORM
6 5 (2.87%) XML
7 4 (2.30%) SOAP
7 4 (2.30%) Web Services
7 4 (2.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (30.46%) Open Source
2 23 (13.22%) Computer Science
3 21 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (10.92%) Blog
5 9 (5.17%) Mathematics
6 8 (4.60%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (4.60%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (4.02%) Animation
7 7 (4.02%) Client/Server
8 6 (3.45%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.15%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.15%) Equities
11 1 (0.57%) Derivative
11 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.57%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.57%) Video Editing
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.94%) Linux
2 17 (9.77%) Windows
3 8 (4.60%) UNIX
4 1 (0.57%) Android
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (37.36%) Test Scripting
3 41 (23.56%) Scrum
4 39 (22.41%) BDD
5 38 (21.84%) E-Commerce
6 36 (20.69%) TDD
7 34 (19.54%) Test Strategy
8 30 (17.24%) Test Automation
9 29 (16.67%) ERP
9 29 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (13.22%) Manual Testing
10 23 (13.22%) Mentoring
11 22 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (12.07%) Integration Testing
13 20 (11.49%) Benchmarking
13 20 (11.49%) Performance Testing
14 19 (10.92%) User Stories
15 18 (10.34%) Test Planning
16 17 (9.77%) Automated Testing
16 17 (9.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.69%) Ruby
2 35 (20.11%) SQL
3 32 (18.39%) C#
4 29 (16.67%) C++
5 28 (16.09%) Java
6 23 (13.22%) Python
7 18 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.75%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.87%) PHP
10 4 (2.30%) C
11 3 (1.72%) Perl
12 1 (0.57%) VBScript
12 1 (0.57%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 36 (20.69%) Degree
2 17 (9.77%) ISEB
3 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 8 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.15%) PMP
8 2 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.15%) HND
9 1 (0.57%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (94.25%) QA
2 31 (17.82%) ISO 9001
3 14 (8.05%) TickIT
4 13 (7.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (5.75%) PCI DSS
5 10 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.90%) VMware
3 10 (5.75%) Endeca
3 10 (5.75%) RedPrairie
4 7 (4.02%) Oracle
5 2 (1.15%) Perforce
6 1 (0.57%) HP
6 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.57%) Cerillion
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits
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