The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 205 266
Rank change year-on-year +8 +61  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 36 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.92% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.96% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 28 59 52
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £35,000 £37,650
10% offered a salary of more than £78,250 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 70 (100.00%) QA
2 64 (91.43%) Test Automation
3 60 (85.71%) Selenium
4 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (68.57%) BDD
6 42 (60.00%) WebDriver
7 38 (54.29%) TDD
8 36 (51.43%) Java
9 32 (45.71%) Mobile App
10 23 (32.86%) Process Improvement
11 22 (31.43%) Test Scripting
12 21 (30.00%) C#
13 19 (27.14%) OO
14 18 (25.71%) QA Automation
15 16 (22.86%) E-Commerce
16 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
16 15 (21.43%) OOP
16 15 (21.43%) JIRA
16 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
17 14 (20.00%) DevOps
18 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
18 13 (18.57%) Cucumber
18 13 (18.57%) Pair Programming
19 12 (17.14%) JMeter
19 12 (17.14%) Scenario Testing
20 11 (15.71%) Agile Testing
20 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
21 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
21 10 (14.29%) Confluence
21 10 (14.29%) .NET

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 10 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) GitHub
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.57%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.43%) Force.com
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (5.71%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (85.71%) Selenium
2 42 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 15 (21.43%) JIRA
4 13 (18.57%) Cucumber
5 12 (17.14%) JMeter
6 10 (14.29%) Bitbucket
6 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 7 (10.00%) Appium
8 3 (4.29%) Gatling
8 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.86%) Calabash
9 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.86%) JBehave
9 2 (2.86%) Maven
9 2 (2.86%) Protractor
10 1 (1.43%) Concordion
10 1 (1.43%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
1 9 (12.86%) Retail
2 5 (7.14%) Advertising
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) .NET
1 10 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.00%) HTML
3 5 (7.14%) Node.js
3 5 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (4.29%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.86%) HTML5
5 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.86%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) CSS
6 1 (1.43%) DOM
6 1 (1.43%) JSON
6 1 (1.43%) REST
6 1 (1.43%) RESTful
6 1 (1.43%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (45.71%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (2.86%) Derivative
3 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Android
1 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (91.43%) Test Automation
2 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (68.57%) BDD
4 38 (54.29%) TDD
5 23 (32.86%) Process Improvement
6 22 (31.43%) Test Scripting
7 19 (27.14%) OO
8 18 (25.71%) QA Automation
9 16 (22.86%) E-Commerce
10 15 (21.43%) OOP
11 14 (20.00%) DevOps
12 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
12 13 (18.57%) Pair Programming
13 12 (17.14%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (15.71%) Agile Testing
14 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
15 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (14.29%) Test Strategy
16 9 (12.86%) Scrum
17 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (51.43%) Java
2 21 (30.00%) C#
3 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.43%) SQL
5 5 (7.14%) Groovy
6 3 (4.29%) Python
7 2 (2.86%) C++
7 2 (2.86%) VBScript
8 1 (1.43%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.43%) ISEB
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.29%) HP
2 1 (1.43%) Fidessa
2 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.43%) Sybase
2 1 (1.43%) VMware
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