Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
England > East Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 176 228
Rank change year-on-year +5 +52 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 46 62 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.04% 1.18% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.21% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 36 53 29
East Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +18.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £33,000 £32,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £48,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 4,268 5,135 6,200
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.36% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,282 4,290 4,929
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,275 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire +10 40 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Derbyshire +17 6 £36,250 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 East Midlands region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (95.65%) Test Automation
3 37 (80.43%) Java
4 35 (76.09%) Selenium
5 33 (71.74%) C#
5 33 (71.74%) SDLC
6 30 (65.22%) Zephyr
6 30 (65.22%) Test Management
6 30 (65.22%) JIRA
7 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (56.52%) WebDriver
9 25 (54.35%) SoapUI
9 25 (54.35%) JMeter
9 25 (54.35%) OOP
9 25 (54.35%) OO
10 23 (50.00%) Scrum
10 23 (50.00%) Defect Management
11 21 (45.65%) Scenario Testing
12 17 (36.96%) QA Automation
12 17 (36.96%) API Testing
13 16 (34.78%) Web Services
14 15 (32.61%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (30.43%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
15 14 (30.43%) Functional Testing
15 14 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (30.43%) User Stories
15 14 (30.43%) Project Planning
15 14 (30.43%) Unit Testing
15 14 (30.43%) Subversion

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 35 (76.09%) Selenium
2 30 (65.22%) JIRA
2 30 (65.22%) Zephyr
3 26 (56.52%) WebDriver
4 25 (54.35%) JMeter
4 25 (54.35%) SoapUI
5 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
5 14 (30.43%) Subversion
6 9 (19.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) Web Services
2 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 33 (71.74%) SDLC
3 30 (65.22%) Test Management
4 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (54.35%) OO
5 25 (54.35%) OOP
6 23 (50.00%) Defect Management
6 23 (50.00%) Scrum
7 21 (45.65%) Scenario Testing
8 17 (36.96%) API Testing
8 17 (36.96%) QA Automation
9 15 (32.61%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (30.43%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (30.43%) Functional Testing
10 14 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (30.43%) Project Planning
10 14 (30.43%) Unit Testing
10 14 (30.43%) User Stories
11 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
12 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) Java
2 33 (71.74%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
1 8 (17.39%) ISEB
1 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Reuters
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft