Period
to 19 March 2019

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 145 206
Rank change year-on-year -21 +61 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 45 95 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.09% 1.79% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.83% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 41 67 30
East Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% - +30.77%
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 3,995 5,187 5,841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.54% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,956 4,381 4,680
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -22 35 £55,000 +29.41%
Derbyshire +25 8 £37,500 +44.23%
Leicestershire -16 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 45 (100.00%) QA
2 40 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (71.11%) SDLC
5 30 (66.67%) C#
6 29 (64.44%) Java
7 27 (60.00%) JIRA
8 26 (57.78%) Test Management
8 26 (57.78%) Zephyr
9 25 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
9 25 (55.56%) Selenium
9 25 (55.56%) Scrum
10 23 (51.11%) Exploratory Testing
10 23 (51.11%) Functional Testing
11 22 (48.89%) Non-Functional Testing
11 22 (48.89%) User Stories
11 22 (48.89%) Git (software)
11 22 (48.89%) Subversion
11 22 (48.89%) Project Planning
11 22 (48.89%) Unit Testing
11 22 (48.89%) OOP
11 22 (48.89%) OO
11 22 (48.89%) JMeter
12 21 (46.67%) WebDriver
12 21 (46.67%) SoapUI
13 17 (37.78%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
15 6 (13.33%) API Testing
16 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
16 5 (11.11%) QA Automation

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Softphone
2 1 (2.22%) Multicast
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) JIRA
2 26 (57.78%) Zephyr
3 25 (55.56%) Selenium
4 22 (48.89%) Git (software)
4 22 (48.89%) JMeter
4 22 (48.89%) Subversion
5 21 (46.67%) SoapUI
5 21 (46.67%) WebDriver
6 17 (37.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.22%) Automotive
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Solaris
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (71.11%) SDLC
4 26 (57.78%) Test Management
5 25 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
5 25 (55.56%) Scrum
6 23 (51.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 23 (51.11%) Functional Testing
7 22 (48.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 22 (48.89%) OO
7 22 (48.89%) OOP
7 22 (48.89%) Project Planning
7 22 (48.89%) Unit Testing
7 22 (48.89%) User Stories
8 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.33%) API Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.11%) QA Automation
10 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) C#
2 29 (64.44%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Groovy
4 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Reuters
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle