Period
to 16 October 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 164 195
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 15 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.53% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 8
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% +50.00% -41.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £27,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £46,250 £62,500 £40,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2741 3005 4318
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 97.82% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2215 2493 3481
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,300
% change year-on-year - +3.93% +1.88%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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
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 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +3 13 £42,500 -26.09%
High Wycombe - 2 - -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (86.67%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
3 12 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (80.00%) QA Automation
3 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 12 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (80.00%) BDD
3 12 (80.00%) Selenium
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) JIRA
6 6 (40.00%) Kanban
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 6 (40.00%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (40.00%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) Ruby
6 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
7 5 (33.33%) API Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SDET
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 5 (33.33%) XML
7 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Degree
9 2 (13.33%) Electronics

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 12 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
1 12 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (80.00%) BDD
2 12 (80.00%) QA Automation
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (40.00%) Kanban
4 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) API Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) SDET
5 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Open Source
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Ruby
4 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware