Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 176 270
Rank change year-on-year +58 +94 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 156 20 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.60% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 150 17 42
10th Percentile £41,013 £44,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £79,688 £62,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £72,500 £81,125
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% +4.55%

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 5,622 3,410 9,505
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 93.27% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,996 2,997 8,403
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.71% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £99,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 98 (62.82%) Selenium
3 89 (57.05%) Cucumber
4 81 (51.92%) Postman
5 80 (51.28%) API Testing
6 74 (47.44%) Test Automation
7 73 (46.79%) Java
8 70 (44.87%) REST
9 67 (42.95%) Jenkins
10 58 (37.18%) JavaScript
11 48 (30.77%) QA Automation
11 48 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (30.13%) Test Strategy
13 40 (25.64%) Python
14 36 (23.08%) SQL
15 35 (22.44%) Cypress.io
16 34 (21.79%) Git (software)
17 33 (21.15%) Decision-Making
18 30 (19.23%) Manual Testing
19 28 (17.95%) Finance
19 28 (17.95%) Fintech
20 26 (16.67%) JIRA
21 25 (16.03%) C#
22 24 (15.38%) Games
22 24 (15.38%) TeamCity
23 23 (14.74%) Regression Testing
24 21 (13.46%) Robot Framework
25 20 (12.82%) Front End Development
26 19 (12.18%) Retail
27 17 (10.90%) Gherkin

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 17 (10.90%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.77%) AWS
2 6 (3.85%) SaaS
2 6 (3.85%) Serverless
3 5 (3.21%) Azure
4 1 (0.64%) GCP
4 1 (0.64%) GitHub
4 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (6.41%) Data Lake
3 5 (3.21%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 98 (62.82%) Selenium
2 89 (57.05%) Cucumber
3 81 (51.92%) Postman
4 67 (42.95%) Jenkins
5 35 (22.44%) Cypress.io
6 34 (21.79%) Git (software)
7 26 (16.67%) JIRA
8 24 (15.38%) TeamCity
9 21 (13.46%) Robot Framework
10 14 (8.97%) Protractor
10 14 (8.97%) REST Assured
11 12 (7.69%) Ranorex
12 11 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (5.77%) GitLab
14 5 (3.21%) SoapUI
14 5 (3.21%) TestCafe
15 4 (2.56%) Android Studio
15 4 (2.56%) Charles Proxy
15 4 (2.56%) Xcode
16 2 (1.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 28 (17.95%) Finance
2 24 (15.38%) Games
3 19 (12.18%) Retail
4 17 (10.90%) Social Skills
5 16 (10.26%) Advertising
6 14 (8.97%) Legal
7 12 (7.69%) Law
8 3 (1.92%) Publishing
9 2 (1.28%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (44.87%) REST
2 17 (10.90%) Gherkin
3 8 (5.13%) Puppeteer
4 7 (4.49%) WebdriverIO
5 5 (3.21%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.92%) jQuery
6 3 (1.92%) JSON
6 3 (1.92%) Swagger
6 3 (1.92%) XML
7 2 (1.28%) GraphQL
7 2 (1.28%) Jest
7 2 (1.28%) React Native
7 2 (1.28%) RESTful
8 1 (0.64%) .NET
8 1 (0.64%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.64%) Nightwatchjs
8 1 (0.64%) Node.js
8 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.56%) Online Games
4 3 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.64%) Arduino
5 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.97%) Windows
2 12 (7.69%) Android
3 11 (7.05%) Linux
4 9 (5.77%) Unix
5 8 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (51.28%) API Testing
2 74 (47.44%) Test Automation
3 48 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.77%) QA Automation
4 47 (30.13%) Test Strategy
5 33 (21.15%) Decision-Making
6 30 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 28 (17.95%) Fintech
8 23 (14.74%) Regression Testing
9 20 (12.82%) Front End Development
10 16 (10.26%) Test Management
11 15 (9.62%) SDLC
12 14 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 14 (8.97%) Test Scripting
13 13 (8.33%) Test Planning
14 10 (6.41%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (6.41%) Performance Testing
15 8 (5.13%) Full Stack Development
15 8 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (4.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 73 (46.79%) Java
2 58 (37.18%) JavaScript
3 40 (25.64%) Python
4 36 (23.08%) SQL
5 25 (16.03%) C#
6 17 (10.90%) Groovy
7 13 (8.33%) C
8 12 (7.69%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.28%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.28%) C++
9 2 (1.28%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (3.21%) Degree
2 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (1.28%) Atlassian
2 1 (0.64%) HP