The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 192 216 295
Rank change year-on-year +24 +79  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 31 51 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.73% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.76% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30 46 20
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £32,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,500 £52,500
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 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 4809 6702 9653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.93% 95.54% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 5986 8221
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
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 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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the City of London

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 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 City of London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) QA
2 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (53.23%) Selenium
4 28 (45.16%) Test Automation
5 27 (43.55%) BDD
6 26 (41.94%) TDD
7 25 (40.32%) WebDriver
8 24 (38.71%) Automated Testing
9 20 (32.26%) Java
10 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
10 17 (27.42%) Regression Testing
11 15 (24.19%) Test Strategy
12 14 (22.58%) Mobile App
12 14 (22.58%) Stress Testing
13 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
13 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
14 11 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (17.74%) SaaS
14 11 (17.74%) Integration Testing
14 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
14 11 (17.74%) Finance
14 11 (17.74%) SQL
14 11 (17.74%) HTML
14 11 (17.74%) B2B
15 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (14.52%) QA Automation
16 9 (14.52%) Process Improvement
16 9 (14.52%) Appium
16 9 (14.52%) Android
16 9 (14.52%) Scrum

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.74%) SaaS
2 5 (8.06%) GitHub
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.61%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (53.23%) Selenium
2 25 (40.32%) WebDriver
3 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 9 (14.52%) Appium
5 7 (11.29%) JIRA
6 6 (9.68%) JMeter
7 5 (8.06%) Bitbucket
8 4 (6.45%) Protractor
8 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.84%) Calabash
9 3 (4.84%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.84%) Hudson
9 3 (4.84%) JUnit
9 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.23%) Gatling
10 2 (3.23%) Maven
11 1 (1.61%) gulp
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Advertising
3 4 (6.45%) Back Office
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Front Office
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) HTML
2 7 (11.29%) HTML5
3 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 6 (9.68%) Gherkin
4 5 (8.06%) SOAP
4 5 (8.06%) XML
5 4 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (6.45%) Node.js
5 4 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.84%) .NET
7 2 (3.23%) JSON
7 2 (3.23%) REST
8 1 (1.61%) Web Services
8 1 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Credit Derivative
3 4 (6.45%) Derivative
3 4 (6.45%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Android
2 8 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 8 (12.90%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.16%) Test Automation
3 27 (43.55%) BDD
4 26 (41.94%) TDD
5 24 (38.71%) Automated Testing
6 17 (27.42%) Regression Testing
7 15 (24.19%) Test Strategy
8 14 (22.58%) Stress Testing
9 11 (17.74%) B2B
9 11 (17.74%) Integration Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (14.52%) Process Improvement
11 9 (14.52%) QA Automation
11 9 (14.52%) Scrum
12 8 (12.90%) Manual Testing
12 8 (12.90%) Pair Programming
13 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
13 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.74%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) Python
5 4 (6.45%) VBScript
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) Groovy
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) HP
2 1 (1.61%) Google
2 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.61%) VMware
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