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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Quality Engineer
Rank 893 933 879
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.006% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -48.14%
UK excluding London average salary - £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -17.64%

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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 6 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 4 May 2015. 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 +25 3 £42,500 +21.42%
South East - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
London +33 1 £42,500 -
City of London - 1 £42,500 -

Software Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) RAD
4 2 (40.00%) COBOL
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) DB2
4 2 (40.00%) JUnit
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) Social Media
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall

Software Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) RAD
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) COBOL
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Reuters
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle