The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Quality Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Quality Engineer
Rank 898 868 889
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 6 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.003% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 7
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £45,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £45,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Quality Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
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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 -16 2 £41,250 -8.33% 1
Scotland - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £46,500 -
Wales - 2 £46,500 -
South West -17 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £45,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £48,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £45,000 -
Plymouth - 1 £37,500 -
Devon - 1 £37,500 -
North East - 1 £45,000 -

Software Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Quality Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (73.68%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) Aerospace
3 6 (31.58%) TickIT
3 6 (31.58%) ISO 9001
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.53%) ATDD
7 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Mitel
7 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (10.53%) CMMI
7 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (10.53%) VBScript
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) ISEB
7 2 (10.53%) Avaya
7 2 (10.53%) PMP

Software Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Quality Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (31.58%) Aerospace
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) ATDD
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) CMMI
5 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) PMP
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) HNC
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) QA
2 6 (31.58%) TickIT
2 6 (31.58%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Mitel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Avaya