The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / East Midlands
Rank 141 160 181
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 19 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.65% 0.19% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.19% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 3
Median salary £42,500 £33,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.78% -21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £33,800 £42,400
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 East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2827 3081 3292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.75% 97.35% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2257 2454 2683
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £54,000
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 East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +19 17 £46,250 +38.05% 2
Leicestershire - 2 £37,500 - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (68.42%) Selenium
2 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (57.89%) Automated Testing
4 20 (52.63%) Java
5 16 (42.11%) Manual Testing
6 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 14 (36.84%) Software Engineering
7 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
8 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
8 12 (31.58%) Defect Management
8 12 (31.58%) RESTful
8 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
8 12 (31.58%) JIRA
9 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
9 11 (28.95%) OO
10 10 (26.32%) C#
10 10 (26.32%) Functional Testing
11 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
11 9 (23.68%) User Stories
11 9 (23.68%) OOP
11 9 (23.68%) Ant
11 9 (23.68%) JDBC
11 9 (23.68%) MVC
11 9 (23.68%) Finance
11 9 (23.68%) Test Management
11 9 (23.68%) Maven
12 8 (21.05%) Ruby
13 7 (18.42%) Open Source

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (68.42%) Selenium
2 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (31.58%) JIRA
3 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
4 9 (23.68%) Ant
4 9 (23.68%) Maven
5 3 (7.89%) Appium
5 3 (7.89%) Subversion
6 2 (5.26%) Calabash
6 2 (5.26%) Capybara
6 2 (5.26%) Log4j
6 2 (5.26%) Protractor
6 2 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) RESTful
2 9 (23.68%) JDBC
3 7 (18.42%) .NET
4 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) Automated Testing
3 16 (42.11%) Manual Testing
4 14 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
6 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (31.58%) Defect Management
7 11 (28.95%) OO
8 10 (26.32%) Functional Testing
9 9 (23.68%) MVC
9 9 (23.68%) OOP
9 9 (23.68%) Test Management
9 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
9 9 (23.68%) User Stories
10 7 (18.42%) Open Source
10 7 (18.42%) Scrum
11 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) C#
3 8 (21.05%) Ruby
4 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 5 (13.16%) Perl
5 5 (13.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
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