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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
UK
Rank 472 461 584
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +123
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 448 552 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.56% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.58% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 391 482 364
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +4 424 £45,000 - 83
London +23 251 £50,000 - 49
South East +59 74 £37,500 -6.25% 19
City of London +19 30 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Berkshire +58 28 £37,500 -30.23% 11
North West -13 28 £37,500 - 2
Manchester -6 26 £40,750 +25.38% 1
West Midlands +11 19 £35,500 -11.25% 2
East Midlands +24 17 £42,500 +33.85% 3
East of England -5 16 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Sussex +15 13 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire +1 12 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 12 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +30 10 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 10 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Milton Keynes - 10 £37,500 - 3
Reading +38 9 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Sheffield +6 9 £33,750 -25.00%
Nottinghamshire +6 9 £52,500 +61.53% 1
South Yorkshire 0 9 £33,750 +1.50%
Nottingham -9 9 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Oxfordshire +26 8 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Northern Ireland -1 8 £57,500 +35.29%
County Antrim - 8 £57,500 -
Belfast - 8 £57,500 -
Surrey +28 7 £50,000 +5.26%
Brighton +7 7 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Scotland +1 7 £40,000 -
Cambridge -6 7 £40,000 +6.66% 4
South West -5 6 £45,000 -10.00% 3

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 888 (100.00%) QA
2 619 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (56.76%) Selenium
4 350 (39.41%) Java
5 312 (35.14%) Test Automation
6 285 (32.09%) BDD
7 274 (30.86%) Automated Testing
8 243 (27.36%) Scrum
9 233 (26.24%) Cucumber
10 228 (25.68%) Manual Testing
11 223 (25.11%) SQL
12 202 (22.75%) TDD
13 188 (21.17%) Test Scripting
14 170 (19.14%) Finance
15 168 (18.92%) Regression Testing
16 161 (18.13%) C#
17 157 (17.68%) WebDriver
18 144 (16.22%) Automation Testing
19 139 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
20 133 (14.98%) Software Testing
20 133 (14.98%) Python
21 124 (13.96%) JIRA
22 119 (13.40%) QA Automation
23 115 (12.95%) JavaScript
24 113 (12.73%) Mobile App
25 108 (12.16%) Ruby
26 107 (12.05%) Git (software)
27 106 (11.94%) Degree
28 104 (11.71%) Test Strategy
29 103 (11.60%) Android

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 (1.91%) Confluence
2 12 (1.35%) IIS
3 6 (0.68%) Apache
4 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.45%) SAS
6 3 (0.34%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.23%) CMS
7 2 (0.23%) Jetty
8 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) nginx
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.11%) Maya
4 1 (0.11%) MODO
4 1 (0.11%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.94%) SaaS
2 22 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.35%) GitHub
5 4 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.45%) PaaS
6 3 (0.34%) Google Play
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.36%) Internet
2 14 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.23%) GSM
3 2 (0.23%) HTTP
3 2 (0.23%) LTE
3 2 (0.23%) Network Security
3 2 (0.23%) SSL
3 2 (0.23%) UMTS
3 2 (0.23%) VLAN
4 1 (0.11%) DNS
4 1 (0.11%) FTP
4 1 (0.11%) Skype
4 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.11%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.07%) MySQL
2 28 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.48%) MongoDB
4 17 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.80%) Big Data
6 14 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.24%) HBase
9 10 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.56%) SQLite
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.23%) InfluxDB
15 2 (0.23%) OLAP
15 2 (0.23%) OLTP
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 504 (56.76%) Selenium
2 233 (26.24%) Cucumber
3 157 (17.68%) WebDriver
4 124 (13.96%) JIRA
5 107 (12.05%) Git (software)
6 84 (9.46%) Appium
7 76 (8.56%) Jenkins
8 61 (6.87%) JMeter
9 58 (6.53%) JUnit
10 52 (5.86%) SoapUI
11 51 (5.74%) SpecFlow
12 43 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (3.72%) Subversion
14 31 (3.49%) Maven
15 25 (2.82%) Calabash
15 25 (2.82%) NUnit
15 25 (2.82%) Robotium
16 20 (2.25%) Xcode
17 19 (2.14%) Protractor
18 18 (2.03%) HP UFT
General
1 170 (19.14%) Finance
2 41 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.39%) Games
4 38 (4.28%) Banking
5 29 (3.27%) Retail
6 27 (3.04%) Marketing
7 13 (1.46%) Advertising
8 12 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.01%) Back Office
10 9 (1.01%) Electronics
11 7 (0.79%) Front Office
12 6 (0.68%) Automotive
12 6 (0.68%) Law
13 5 (0.56%) Legal
14 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.45%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.11%) Web Services
2 66 (7.43%) Gherkin
3 64 (7.21%) .NET
4 52 (5.86%) REST
5 42 (4.73%) XML
6 41 (4.62%) HTML
7 33 (3.72%) RESTful
8 21 (2.36%) SOAP
9 19 (2.14%) CSS
10 17 (1.91%) HTML5
11 16 (1.80%) AngularJS
11 16 (1.80%) JSON
12 13 (1.46%) React
13 12 (1.35%) Android SDK
13 12 (1.35%) Node.js
14 10 (1.13%) iOS SDK
15 8 (0.90%) .NET Framework
16 7 (0.79%) Ajax
16 7 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.79%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.73%) Mobile App
2 80 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 17 (1.91%) iPad
5 16 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 16 (1.80%) Fintech
6 15 (1.69%) User Experience
7 13 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 12 (1.35%) Blog
9 9 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.01%) Online Games
10 8 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.90%) EMV
10 8 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.90%) Smartcard
10 8 (0.90%) Wiki
11 7 (0.79%) RIA
12 6 (0.68%) Arduino
12 6 (0.68%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.68%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 103 (11.60%) Android
2 95 (10.70%) Apple iOS
3 80 (9.01%) Linux
4 76 (8.56%) Windows
5 68 (7.66%) Unix
6 13 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (35.14%) Test Automation
3 285 (32.09%) BDD
4 274 (30.86%) Automated Testing
5 243 (27.36%) Scrum
6 228 (25.68%) Manual Testing
7 202 (22.75%) TDD
8 188 (21.17%) Test Scripting
9 168 (18.92%) Regression Testing
10 144 (16.22%) Automation Testing
11 139 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
12 133 (14.98%) Software Testing
13 119 (13.40%) QA Automation
14 104 (11.71%) Test Strategy
15 94 (10.59%) Software Engineering
16 84 (9.46%) Functional Testing
17 71 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
18 68 (7.66%) Performance Testing
19 67 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing
19 67 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 350 (39.41%) Java
2 223 (25.11%) SQL
3 161 (18.13%) C#
4 133 (14.98%) Python
5 115 (12.95%) JavaScript
6 108 (12.16%) Ruby
7 38 (4.28%) C++
8 31 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.93%) PHP
10 21 (2.36%) Groovy
11 12 (1.35%) Perl
12 11 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.13%) C
13 10 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.13%) Scala
14 9 (1.01%) VBScript
15 8 (0.90%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.45%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 106 (11.94%) Degree
2 97 (10.92%) ISEB
3 96 (10.81%) ISTQB
4 20 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) IRCA
6 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 888 (100.00%) QA
2 41 (4.62%) SDET
3 13 (1.46%) ISO 14001
4 12 (1.35%) GCP
4 12 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) EFQM
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.56%) Docker
4 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.01%) Ansible
3 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.56%) Puppet
5 3 (0.34%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.34%) Salt
6 2 (0.23%) Grafana
Vendors
1 58 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.50%) Oracle
3 18 (2.03%) VMware
4 13 (1.46%) HP
5 10 (1.13%) MEDITECH
6 8 (0.90%) Google
6 8 (0.90%) SAP
7 7 (0.79%) Sophos
8 5 (0.56%) Apple
8 5 (0.56%) hybris
9 4 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.45%) Sun
10 3 (0.34%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.23%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.23%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.11%) Samsung
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benifits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits+Perks
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable, pension, Felxable-income
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicestershire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum + Share options
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Shares given + Unlimited holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago