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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 494 444 568
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +124
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 438 633 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.60% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.62% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 387 533 399
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 2016 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 6 December 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 -32 413 £50,000 +11.11% 66
London +41 273 £50,000 - 47
South East -2 63 £40,000 - 5
City of London +31 32 £50,000 - 7
North West -28 21 £40,000 - 4
East Sussex +24 18 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Manchester -17 18 £40,750 +5.16% 4
Berkshire +47 17 £42,500 - 1
Scotland +22 15 £38,250 -4.37% 1
West Midlands -21 15 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Brighton +15 14 £30,000 -33.33% 1
East Midlands +5 14 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Yorkshire -6 11 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 11 £40,000 - 2
Surrey +13 10 £52,500 +10.52% 1
East of England -21 9 £40,000 +15.94% 5
Glasgow +19 8 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Oxfordshire +12 7 £22,500 -40.00%
South West -5 7 £47,500 -7.31%
Chessington - 7 £40,000 - 1
Derbyshire +17 6 £33,750 +15.38%
North Yorkshire +6 6 - -
Derby +6 6 £33,750 +15.38%
Cambridge +4 6 £38,750 +3.33% 4
Leicester -2 6 £42,500 +47.82%
Leicestershire -4 6 £42,500 +44.68%
Hampshire -6 6 £57,500 +79.68%
York - 6 - -
Ealing +29 5 £57,500 -

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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.

1 866 (100.00%) QA
2 596 (68.82%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (58.66%) Selenium
4 359 (41.45%) Java
5 303 (34.99%) BDD
6 297 (34.30%) Test Automation
7 263 (30.37%) Cucumber
8 248 (28.64%) Scrum
9 222 (25.64%) Manual Testing
10 218 (25.17%) Automated Testing
11 208 (24.02%) TDD
12 196 (22.63%) SQL
13 161 (18.59%) WebDriver
14 158 (18.24%) Test Scripting
15 156 (18.01%) Regression Testing
16 154 (17.78%) Finance
17 143 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
18 141 (16.28%) Automation Testing
19 140 (16.17%) C#
20 132 (15.24%) Software Testing
20 132 (15.24%) JIRA
21 122 (14.09%) ISEB
21 122 (14.09%) Python
22 113 (13.05%) Ruby
23 112 (12.93%) Degree
23 112 (12.93%) QA Automation
24 111 (12.82%) Android
25 110 (12.70%) ISTQB
25 110 (12.70%) JavaScript
26 109 (12.59%) Git (software)

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 21 (2.42%) Confluence
2 16 (1.85%) IIS
3 7 (0.81%) SAS
4 4 (0.46%) Apache
5 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.35%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.12%) CICS
7 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.12%) nginx
7 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.46%) MS Office
4 1 (0.12%) Maya
4 1 (0.12%) MODO
4 1 (0.12%) NUKE
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.16%) SaaS
2 19 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.96%) GitHub
5 6 (0.69%) PaaS
6 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.35%) Google Play
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.89%) Internet
2 16 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.81%) HTTP
4 2 (0.23%) GSM
4 2 (0.23%) LTE
4 2 (0.23%) Network Security
4 2 (0.23%) SSL
4 2 (0.23%) UMTS
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) Skype
5 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.31%) MySQL
2 32 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 15 (1.73%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.15%) HBase
8 8 (0.92%) Big Data
9 6 (0.69%) DB2
9 6 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.58%) SQLite
11 4 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.23%) OLAP
12 2 (0.23%) OLTP
12 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 508 (58.66%) Selenium
2 263 (30.37%) Cucumber
3 161 (18.59%) WebDriver
4 132 (15.24%) JIRA
5 109 (12.59%) Git (software)
6 91 (10.51%) Appium
7 86 (9.93%) Jenkins
8 75 (8.66%) JUnit
9 61 (7.04%) JMeter
10 51 (5.89%) SoapUI
11 47 (5.43%) SpecFlow
12 41 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (3.81%) Maven
14 30 (3.46%) Robotium
15 27 (3.12%) Subversion
16 26 (3.00%) JBehave
17 25 (2.89%) Calabash
18 20 (2.31%) HP UFT
18 20 (2.31%) Hudson
19 18 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 154 (17.78%) Finance
2 49 (5.66%) Games
3 39 (4.50%) Retail
3 39 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.16%) Marketing
5 31 (3.58%) Banking
6 17 (1.96%) Advertising
7 10 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.04%) Electronics
9 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.81%) Back Office
10 7 (0.81%) Law
11 5 (0.58%) Front Office
11 5 (0.58%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.46%) Polish Language
12 4 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (8.66%) Web Services
2 69 (7.97%) Gherkin
3 57 (6.58%) REST
4 53 (6.12%) HTML
5 52 (6.00%) XML
6 46 (5.31%) .NET
7 42 (4.85%) RESTful
8 31 (3.58%) CSS
9 30 (3.46%) SOAP
10 23 (2.66%) JSON
11 20 (2.31%) HTML5
12 19 (2.19%) AngularJS
13 16 (1.85%) React
14 13 (1.50%) Ajax
15 12 (1.39%) Node.js
16 10 (1.15%) Java EE
17 9 (1.04%) Spring
18 8 (0.92%) Android SDK
19 7 (0.81%) Hibernate
19 7 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 71 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (7.74%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.08%) Blog
5 15 (1.73%) Online Games
5 15 (1.73%) RIA
6 13 (1.50%) Wiki
7 12 (1.39%) User Experience
8 11 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.92%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.92%) iPad
11 7 (0.81%) Fintech
11 7 (0.81%) Social Network
12 6 (0.69%) Arduino
12 6 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.69%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.82%) Android
2 102 (11.78%) Apple iOS
3 87 (10.05%) Linux
4 78 (9.01%) Windows
5 73 (8.43%) Unix
6 13 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (68.82%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (34.99%) BDD
3 297 (34.30%) Test Automation
4 248 (28.64%) Scrum
5 222 (25.64%) Manual Testing
6 218 (25.17%) Automated Testing
7 208 (24.02%) TDD
8 158 (18.24%) Test Scripting
9 156 (18.01%) Regression Testing
10 143 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
11 141 (16.28%) Automation Testing
12 132 (15.24%) Software Testing
13 112 (12.93%) QA Automation
14 96 (11.09%) Test Strategy
15 84 (9.70%) Software Engineering
16 69 (7.97%) Performance Testing
17 68 (7.85%) Exploratory Testing
17 68 (7.85%) SDLC
17 68 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (7.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 359 (41.45%) Java
2 196 (22.63%) SQL
3 140 (16.17%) C#
4 122 (14.09%) Python
5 113 (13.05%) Ruby
6 110 (12.70%) JavaScript
7 42 (4.85%) Bash Shell
8 33 (3.81%) C++
9 31 (3.58%) PHP
10 18 (2.08%) Groovy
11 13 (1.50%) Scala
12 12 (1.39%) C
12 12 (1.39%) Perl
13 10 (1.15%) VBScript
14 9 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.69%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.69%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.58%) COBOL
17 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 122 (14.09%) ISEB
2 112 (12.93%) Degree
3 110 (12.70%) ISTQB
4 16 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) IRCA
8 2 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 866 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (2.77%) SDET
3 18 (2.08%) GCP
4 12 (1.39%) ISO 14001
5 11 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) EFQM
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.12%) TickIT
8 1 (0.12%) WAI
8 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.46%) Docker
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.58%) Ansible
2 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (7.04%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.62%) Oracle
3 19 (2.19%) VMware
4 18 (2.08%) HP
5 12 (1.39%) Google
6 10 (1.15%) MEDITECH
7 8 (0.92%) SAP
8 7 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.69%) Apple
10 5 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.58%) hybris
11 4 (0.46%) Sophos
11 4 (0.46%) Sun
12 2 (0.23%) IBM
12 2 (0.23%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.12%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.12%) Dynatrace
13 1 (0.12%) New Relic
13 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.12%) Samsung
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: 5% Pension & 28.5 days holiday
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus/Benefits
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
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London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Health,pension
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
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Salary: Up to £30k
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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