The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 87 118 129
Rank change year-on-year +31 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 23 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.65% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 0.30% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 2
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1350 1670 1909
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.84% 95.43% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1112 1335 1463
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Milton Keynes +25 22 £37,500 -2.59% 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (96.15%) Selenium
3 21 (80.77%) QA Automation
4 20 (76.92%) Java
4 20 (76.92%) Regression Testing
5 18 (69.23%) SQL
5 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (65.38%) WebDriver
7 15 (57.69%) Finance
8 14 (53.85%) BDD
9 13 (50.00%) XML
9 13 (50.00%) PL/SQL
10 11 (42.31%) Performance Testing
10 11 (42.31%) Integration Testing
10 11 (42.31%) Web Testing
10 11 (42.31%) API Testing
10 11 (42.31%) SDET
11 10 (38.46%) JIRA
12 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
12 6 (23.08%) Workflow
12 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
13 5 (19.23%) Degree
13 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
14 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
14 4 (15.38%) TDD
14 4 (15.38%) Scrum
14 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
15 3 (11.54%) iPad
15 3 (11.54%) .NET

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Development Applications
1 25 (96.15%) Selenium
2 17 (65.38%) WebDriver
3 10 (38.46%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) iPad
2 3 (11.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) QA Automation
2 20 (76.92%) Regression Testing
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) BDD
5 11 (42.31%) API Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Integration Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Performance Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Web Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Workflow
7 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
7 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Scrum
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
9 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) Kanban
9 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Java
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (42.31%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft