The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 255 250
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 14 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 24
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,500 £49,250
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 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 5925 7156 7405
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.03% 96.23% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4731 5778 5964
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
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 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 28 March 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 28 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
Hertfordshire +24 10 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Suffolk +27 1 £25,000 -47.36% 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 of England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (62.96%) Scrum
3 17 (62.96%) Selenium
4 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
5 12 (44.44%) C#
6 11 (40.74%) TDD
6 11 (40.74%) BDD
7 10 (37.04%) SQL
8 9 (33.33%) Java
8 9 (33.33%) Python
9 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
10 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Automation Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
11 6 (22.22%) Ruby
11 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
12 5 (18.52%) Subversion
12 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
13 4 (14.81%) Degree
13 4 (14.81%) ISEB
13 4 (14.81%) .NET
13 4 (14.81%) JUnit
13 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
14 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (18.52%) Subversion
4 4 (14.81%) JUnit
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.41%) JBehave
6 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.70%) JMeter
7 1 (3.70%) WATIR
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) RIA
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Scrum
3 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
4 11 (40.74%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Automation Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.11%) QA Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) API Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) C
6 2 (7.41%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
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