The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Quality Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Quality Engineer
Rank 917 973 960
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 15 5 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.004% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.005% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 25
Median salary £43,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £22,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+74.44% -35.71%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Quality Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Quality Engineer in the job title.

Software Quality Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer within the UK.

Software Quality Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 within the UK.

Software Quality Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 13 £39,250 +12.14% 1
London +26 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Hounslow - 5 - -
South East +37 4 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Reading - 3 £37,500 -
Brighton +9 1 - -
East Sussex +3 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
South West - 1 £41,000 -
Somerset - 1 £41,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £45,000 -

Software Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Software Quality Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) QA
3 12 (46.15%) Manual Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 9 (34.62%) SDLC
6 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
7 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
8 7 (26.92%) Java
8 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
8 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
9 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (23.08%) ISEB
9 6 (23.08%) TDD
10 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
10 5 (19.23%) XML
10 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
10 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
10 5 (19.23%) Appium
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (15.38%) Unix
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) MySQL
11 4 (15.38%) Web Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing

Software Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) Appium
2 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
3 3 (11.54%) JMeter
3 3 (11.54%) JUnit
3 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
4 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) HTML5
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Life Science
3 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 3 (11.54%) Social Media
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Android
2 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
5 9 (34.62%) SDLC
6 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
7 6 (23.08%) TDD
8 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
8 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
9 4 (15.38%) CMMI
9 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Web Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) COBOL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (73.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
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