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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 838 844 811
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 59 46 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.044% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 49 30 45
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+34.51% -13.07%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 19 December 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 December 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 +3 48 £42,500 +13.33% 50
London +19 20 £46,250 +12.12% 6
Scotland +11 10 £33,750 - 1
South East +7 9 £55,000 +94.69% 25
North West - 9 £38,000 - 1
Manchester - 7 £38,000 -
Berkshire +3 6 £55,000 - 2
Edinburgh 0 5 £30,000 -
Bracknell - 5 £55,000 -
Fife - 4 £37,500 - 1
Dunfermline - 4 £37,500 -
West Midlands -6 3 £35,000 +40.00% 3
East of England -19 3 £38,750 - 7
Tyne and Wear - 3 £45,000 -
North East - 3 £45,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +28 2 £43,750 +16.66% 5
Essex -10 2 £48,500 - 4
Surrey - 2 £30,750 - 6
Chiswick - 2 £20,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire -25 1 £27,500 - 1
South Wales - 1 £45,000 - 3
Argyll and Bute - 1 £27,000 -
Wales - 1 £45,000 - 3
Newbury - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £29,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 157 (95.73%) QA
2 98 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (39.02%) Test Scripting
4 58 (35.37%) Selenium
5 53 (32.32%) Cucumber
6 52 (31.71%) Gherkin
7 51 (31.10%) Open Source
8 44 (26.83%) Scrum
9 39 (23.78%) C#
10 38 (23.17%) BDD
11 37 (22.56%) E-Commerce
12 36 (21.95%) Ruby
13 35 (21.34%) Degree
13 35 (21.34%) Test Strategy
14 33 (20.12%) TDD
15 32 (19.51%) WebDriver
16 31 (18.90%) SQL
17 30 (18.29%) Test Automation
17 30 (18.29%) Relational Database
17 30 (18.29%) WATIR
18 29 (17.68%) RDBMS
18 29 (17.68%) ERP
18 29 (17.68%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (17.68%) Java
19 27 (16.46%) C++
20 25 (15.24%) SQL Server
21 24 (14.63%) ISO 9001
21 24 (14.63%) Computer Science
22 23 (14.02%) Finance
22 23 (14.02%) Mentoring

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (9.15%) Confluence
2 11 (6.71%) IIS
3 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) MS Office
1 6 (3.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.59%) GitHub
2 3 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) SAN
2 1 (0.61%) IMAP
2 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.61%) NAS
2 1 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.29%) Relational Database
2 29 (17.68%) RDBMS
3 25 (15.24%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.10%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (35.37%) Selenium
2 53 (32.32%) Cucumber
3 32 (19.51%) WebDriver
4 30 (18.29%) WATIR
5 22 (13.41%) JMeter
6 21 (12.80%) JIRA
7 15 (9.15%) TeamCity
8 14 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (7.32%) Git (software)
10 10 (6.10%) NCrunch
10 10 (6.10%) NUnit
10 10 (6.10%) ReSharper
10 10 (6.10%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (6.10%) Moq
11 7 (4.27%) Subversion
12 5 (3.05%) JUnit
13 4 (2.44%) Maven
13 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.44%) Ranorex
13 4 (2.44%) Hudson
General
1 23 (14.02%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.44%) Games
5 4 (2.44%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.83%) Back Office
7 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.22%) Front Office
7 2 (1.22%) Military
7 2 (1.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (31.71%) Gherkin
2 22 (13.41%) .NET
3 17 (10.37%) HTML
4 11 (6.71%) CSS
5 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.10%) MSMQ
5 10 (6.10%) NHibernate
5 10 (6.10%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.10%) jQuery
5 10 (6.10%) Spring.NET
5 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (6.10%) StructureMap
5 10 (6.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (6.10%) Castle Windsor
5 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 10 (6.10%) Dapper ORM
6 8 (4.88%) Web Services
7 7 (4.27%) XML
8 4 (2.44%) REST
8 4 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 51 (31.10%) Open Source
2 24 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (11.59%) Blog
5 9 (5.49%) Mathematics
6 8 (4.88%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (4.88%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (4.27%) Client/Server
7 7 (4.27%) Animation
8 6 (3.66%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.22%) Equities
12 1 (0.61%) Derivative
12 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.61%) Video Editing
12 1 (0.61%) Wiki
12 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.80%) Windows
1 21 (12.80%) Linux
2 4 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (0.61%) Android
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (39.02%) Test Scripting
3 44 (26.83%) Scrum
4 38 (23.17%) BDD
5 37 (22.56%) E-Commerce
6 35 (21.34%) Test Strategy
7 33 (20.12%) TDD
8 30 (18.29%) Test Automation
9 29 (17.68%) ERP
9 29 (17.68%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (14.02%) Mentoring
11 22 (13.41%) Manual Testing
11 22 (13.41%) Benchmarking
12 21 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (12.20%) Performance Testing
14 19 (11.59%) Integration Testing
15 18 (10.98%) Test Planning
15 18 (10.98%) Software Engineering
16 17 (10.37%) Software Testing
16 17 (10.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.78%) C#
2 36 (21.95%) Ruby
3 31 (18.90%) SQL
4 29 (17.68%) Java
5 27 (16.46%) C++
6 19 (11.59%) Python
7 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.10%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.05%) PHP
10 3 (1.83%) C
10 3 (1.83%) Perl
11 1 (0.61%) VBScript
11 1 (0.61%) VB
11 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (21.34%) Degree
2 18 (10.98%) ISEB
3 17 (10.37%) ISTQB
4 13 (7.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.27%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.22%) HND
9 1 (0.61%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (95.73%) QA
2 24 (14.63%) ISO 9001
3 13 (7.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (7.32%) TickIT
5 10 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 10 (6.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) Endeca
2 10 (6.10%) RedPrairie
3 9 (5.49%) VMware
4 8 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (1.22%) Perforce
6 1 (0.61%) HP
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) Cerillion
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City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
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Farnham
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus
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Berkshire
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Salary: £34000 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus
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Kent
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + negot Pension and Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnham
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
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