The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
UK
Rank 429 503 600
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 507 516 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 443 465 334
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Salary Trend

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 within the UK.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 +77 486 £45,000 - 75
London +69 270 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South East +77 100 £37,500 - 18
Berkshire +66 33 £35,000 -22.22% 6
North West 0 33 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Manchester -13 33 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +43 25 £37,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +27 25 £37,500 -
City of London +14 25 £55,000 +10.00% 13
East Midlands +23 21 £40,000 +15.94% 2
West Midlands +43 20 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +26 20 £35,750 +2.14% 6
East of England +23 16 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Sheffield +23 15 £27,500 -19.11%
Nottingham +15 15 £42,500 +23.18%
South Yorkshire +14 15 £27,500 +10.00%
Nottinghamshire +4 15 £42,500 +23.18% 1
Reading +52 13 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Chiswick - 11 £52,500 -
Hampshire +28 10 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Surrey +48 9 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Newbury +3 9 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
East Sussex +2 6 £31,500 -10.00% 1
West Sussex -1 6 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £40,000 -
Scotland +15 5 £42,500 +6.25%
Southampton +14 5 £36,500 -2.66% 1
Hertfordshire +11 5 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Belfast -2 5 £57,500 +109.09%

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, QA 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 QA Engineer in the job title.

1 938 (100.00%) QA
2 639 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
3 533 (56.82%) Selenium
4 396 (42.22%) Java
5 322 (34.33%) Automated Testing
6 307 (32.73%) Test Automation
7 273 (29.10%) BDD
8 241 (25.69%) SQL
9 235 (25.05%) Cucumber
10 215 (22.92%) Scrum
11 213 (22.71%) Manual Testing
12 205 (21.86%) Test Scripting
13 199 (21.22%) TDD
14 185 (19.72%) Regression Testing
15 184 (19.62%) Finance
16 182 (19.40%) WebDriver
17 169 (18.02%) C#
18 166 (17.70%) Automation Testing
19 151 (16.10%) Python
20 140 (14.93%) Software Testing
21 136 (14.50%) QA Automation
22 134 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
23 129 (13.75%) JIRA
23 129 (13.75%) JavaScript
24 127 (13.54%) Software Engineering
25 111 (11.83%) Mobile App
26 108 (11.51%) Degree
27 104 (11.09%) Test Strategy
27 104 (11.09%) Functional Testing
28 103 (10.98%) Ruby

QA 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 17 (1.81%) Confluence
2 11 (1.17%) IIS
3 9 (0.96%) Apache
4 7 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.43%) Jetty
6 3 (0.32%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.32%) SAS
6 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.21%) CMS
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.11%) Maya
4 1 (0.11%) MODO
4 1 (0.11%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.16%) SaaS
2 21 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.39%) Force.com
5 12 (1.28%) GitHub
6 5 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.32%) PaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.21%) Google Play
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.24%) Internet
2 13 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.85%) HTTP
4 4 (0.43%) Wireless
5 2 (0.21%) Network Security
5 2 (0.21%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) GSM
6 1 (0.11%) LTE
6 1 (0.11%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.48%) MySQL
2 28 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 24 (2.56%) Big Data
4 21 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.71%) HBase
6 15 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.39%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.32%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.32%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.21%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.21%) OLTP
14 2 (0.21%) Redis
14 2 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 533 (56.82%) Selenium
2 235 (25.05%) Cucumber
3 182 (19.40%) WebDriver
4 129 (13.75%) JIRA
5 99 (10.55%) Git (software)
6 94 (10.02%) Appium
7 83 (8.85%) Jenkins
8 80 (8.53%) JMeter
9 65 (6.93%) JUnit
9 65 (6.93%) SoapUI
10 57 (6.08%) SpecFlow
11 44 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (3.41%) Subversion
13 31 (3.30%) NUnit
14 30 (3.20%) Maven
15 29 (3.09%) TestNG
16 28 (2.99%) Protractor
17 25 (2.67%) Gatling
18 24 (2.56%) Calabash
19 23 (2.45%) Fiddler
General
1 184 (19.62%) Finance
2 47 (5.01%) Banking
3 36 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.24%) Marketing
5 20 (2.13%) Games
6 18 (1.92%) Retail
7 14 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.28%) Advertising
9 8 (0.85%) Electronics
10 7 (0.75%) Back Office
10 7 (0.75%) Front Office
10 7 (0.75%) Legal
10 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.64%) Automotive
12 5 (0.53%) Polish Language
13 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.32%) Law
15 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.10%) .NET
2 69 (7.36%) Gherkin
2 69 (7.36%) Web Services
3 50 (5.33%) REST
4 45 (4.80%) XML
5 35 (3.73%) HTML
6 34 (3.62%) RESTful
7 22 (2.35%) SOAP
8 20 (2.13%) HTML5
9 18 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.28%) Node.js
11 11 (1.17%) Android SDK
11 11 (1.17%) CSS
11 11 (1.17%) JSON
12 9 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.96%) iOS SDK
13 8 (0.85%) J2EE
13 8 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (0.75%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.83%) Mobile App
2 83 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (8.10%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.88%) Fintech
5 23 (2.45%) iPad
6 19 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.49%) User Experience
8 11 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 9 (0.96%) EMV
9 9 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.96%) Smartcard
10 6 (0.64%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.64%) Arduino
10 6 (0.64%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.64%) Derivative
10 6 (0.64%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
11 5 (0.53%) Blog
11 5 (0.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 98 (10.45%) Android
2 87 (9.28%) Apple iOS
2 87 (9.28%) Linux
3 75 (8.00%) Windows
4 73 (7.78%) Unix
5 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.21%) Debian
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (34.33%) Automated Testing
3 307 (32.73%) Test Automation
4 273 (29.10%) BDD
5 215 (22.92%) Scrum
6 213 (22.71%) Manual Testing
7 205 (21.86%) Test Scripting
8 199 (21.22%) TDD
9 185 (19.72%) Regression Testing
10 166 (17.70%) Automation Testing
11 140 (14.93%) Software Testing
12 136 (14.50%) QA Automation
13 134 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 127 (13.54%) Software Engineering
15 104 (11.09%) Functional Testing
15 104 (11.09%) Test Strategy
16 85 (9.06%) Performance Testing
17 83 (8.85%) OO
18 80 (8.53%) Exploratory Testing
19 72 (7.68%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 396 (42.22%) Java
2 241 (25.69%) SQL
3 169 (18.02%) C#
4 151 (16.10%) Python
5 129 (13.75%) JavaScript
6 103 (10.98%) Ruby
7 40 (4.26%) C++
8 35 (3.73%) PHP
9 28 (2.99%) Groovy
10 25 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.92%) Scala
13 14 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.39%) Perl
15 11 (1.17%) C
16 10 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.07%) VBScript
17 7 (0.75%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.53%) Apple Swift
18 5 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 108 (11.51%) Degree
2 85 (9.06%) ISTQB
3 80 (8.53%) ISEB
4 19 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 938 (100.00%) QA
2 57 (6.08%) SDET
3 12 (1.28%) ISO 14001
3 12 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.53%) GCP
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (1.17%) Docker
2 8 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.85%) Ansible
3 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.53%) Rancher
5 3 (0.32%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.32%) Grafana
5 3 (0.32%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) Salt
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 62 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.80%) Oracle
3 22 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (1.39%) HP
5 8 (0.85%) Apple
5 8 (0.85%) Google
5 8 (0.85%) MEDITECH
5 8 (0.85%) VMware
6 7 (0.75%) Sophos
7 6 (0.64%) SAP
8 5 (0.53%) hybris
9 3 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.21%) Apiary
10 2 (0.21%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.11%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.11%) ForgeRock
11 1 (0.11%) Samsung
11 1 (0.11%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.11%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.11%) Xamarin
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k- £40k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 DOE + Brilliant Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £42k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, equity, flexi working
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago