Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 301 348
Rank change year-on-year +20 +47 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 49 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.47% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 72
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £32,575 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,625 £62,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9643 11276 16563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.38% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8738 10274 14384
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,675 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the City of London

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the City of London

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the City of London

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 39 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (75.51%) Java
5 35 (71.43%) Selenium
6 30 (61.22%) BDD
7 22 (44.90%) Test Strategy
8 21 (42.86%) TDD
9 18 (36.73%) WebDriver
10 17 (34.69%) C#
11 16 (32.65%) SQL
12 15 (30.61%) Degree
12 15 (30.61%) Scrum
12 15 (30.61%) Cucumber
13 14 (28.57%) Computer Science
13 14 (28.57%) Finance
14 12 (24.49%) JIRA
14 12 (24.49%) Mobile App
15 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
15 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
15 10 (20.41%) C++
16 9 (18.37%) Android
16 9 (18.37%) User Stories
16 9 (18.37%) Apple iOS
16 9 (18.37%) Appium
16 9 (18.37%) Innovative Thinking
17 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
18 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 7 (14.29%) Python
18 7 (14.29%) Hedge funds

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (2.04%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.04%) FastStats
1 1 (2.04%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (71.43%) Selenium
2 18 (36.73%) WebDriver
3 15 (30.61%) Cucumber
4 12 (24.49%) JIRA
5 9 (18.37%) Appium
6 6 (12.24%) JUnit
7 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.04%) Firebug
9 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.04%) JBehave
9 1 (2.04%) JMeter
9 1 (2.04%) Protractor
9 1 (2.04%) TestNG
9 1 (2.04%) TestRail
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
3 4 (8.16%) Front Office
3 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) FIX Protocol
1 5 (10.20%) Hibernate
1 5 (10.20%) Node.js
1 5 (10.20%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (10.20%) React
1 5 (10.20%) RESTful
1 5 (10.20%) Spring
2 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
2 4 (8.16%) Vue (Vue.js)
3 3 (6.12%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) Java EE
5 1 (2.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 12 (24.49%) Mobile App
3 7 (14.29%) Fintech
3 7 (14.29%) Hedge funds
4 4 (8.16%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.08%) Derivative
5 2 (4.08%) Equities
5 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.04%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) Online Games
6 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Android
1 9 (18.37%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 39 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (61.22%) BDD
4 22 (44.90%) Test Strategy
5 21 (42.86%) TDD
6 15 (30.61%) Scrum
7 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.37%) Innovative Thinking
8 9 (18.37%) User Stories
9 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
10 7 (14.29%) Physics
10 7 (14.29%) Process Improvement
11 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.24%) QA Automation
12 5 (10.20%) Agile Testing
12 5 (10.20%) ATDD
12 5 (10.20%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) Java
2 17 (34.69%) C#
3 16 (32.65%) SQL
4 10 (20.41%) C++
5 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) Python
6 5 (10.20%) ES6
7 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
7 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
8 3 (6.12%) Groovy
9 2 (4.08%) PHP
9 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.04%) R
10 1 (2.04%) Scala
10 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) ISEB
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Fidessa
2 2 (4.08%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Apteco
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle