The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 207 264
Rank change year-on-year -12 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 36 47 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.58% 0.69% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.72% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 41 28
Median salary £41,250 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £59,000 £47,500
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 East of England. 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 of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6024 6552 8038
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.22% 96.28% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4914 5554 6629
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,400
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 East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the East of England

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the East of England

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the East of England

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridgeshire -12 17 £41,250 -10.81% 7
Hertfordshire -12 14 £45,000 -
Suffolk +5 5 £23,500 -27.69% 2
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) QA
2 47 (94.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (70.00%) Selenium
5 29 (58.00%) Scrum
6 25 (50.00%) TDD
7 23 (46.00%) BDD
8 22 (44.00%) WebDriver
9 21 (42.00%) Cucumber
9 21 (42.00%) SQL
10 20 (40.00%) Java
11 19 (38.00%) Software Engineering
12 18 (36.00%) Web Services
12 18 (36.00%) QA Automation
13 16 (32.00%) RESTful
14 14 (28.00%) Gherkin
14 14 (28.00%) C#
14 14 (28.00%) ISEB
15 13 (26.00%) REST
16 12 (24.00%) SDET
16 12 (24.00%) JUnit
17 11 (22.00%) XML
17 11 (22.00%) Internet
17 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
17 11 (22.00%) API Testing
17 11 (22.00%) JBehave
17 11 (22.00%) RIA
18 10 (20.00%) Manual Testing
18 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
19 9 (18.00%) Windows

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (70.00%) Selenium
2 22 (44.00%) WebDriver
3 21 (42.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (24.00%) JUnit
5 11 (22.00%) JBehave
6 8 (16.00%) JIRA
7 6 (12.00%) HP UFT
8 5 (10.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.00%) JMeter
10 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
10 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
11 2 (4.00%) Subversion
11 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (4.00%) WATIR
12 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
12 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
12 1 (2.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) Web Services
2 16 (32.00%) RESTful
3 14 (28.00%) Gherkin
4 13 (26.00%) REST
5 11 (22.00%) XML
6 6 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (6.00%) .NET
8 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) RIA
2 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (6.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Unix
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (94.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (58.00%) Scrum
4 25 (50.00%) TDD
5 23 (46.00%) BDD
6 19 (38.00%) Software Engineering
7 18 (36.00%) QA Automation
8 12 (24.00%) SDET
9 11 (22.00%) API Testing
9 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (8.00%) Functional Testing
14 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
14 3 (6.00%) Defect Management
14 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (6.00%) Validation
14 3 (6.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.00%) Java
3 14 (28.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) ISEB
2 7 (14.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
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