Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 170 230
Rank change year-on-year -31 +60 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 19 8 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.40% 0.26% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.27% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 33
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,625 £37,050
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,313 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,250 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -11.90% +16.67%
75th Percentile £52,500 £53,438 £57,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,334 2,958 7,049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.18% 95.70% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,610 2,321 5,550
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,638 £35,000 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.15%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,864 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the East of England

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 6 months to 30 July 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire -43 7 £32,500 -43.48% 4
Hertfordshire -13 6 £52,500 +5.00%
Bedfordshire -10 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Essex +4 2 £50,000 +25.00%
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 of England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
4 9 (47.37%) Selenium
4 9 (47.37%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (42.11%) Scrum
6 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (31.58%) JIRA
8 5 (26.32%) C#
8 5 (26.32%) QA Automation
8 5 (26.32%) SaaS
9 4 (21.05%) RESTful
9 4 (21.05%) Azure
9 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Disruptive Innovation
9 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) Automotive
9 4 (21.05%) WATIR
9 4 (21.05%) Test Management
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Katalon Studio
9 4 (21.05%) Fintech
9 4 (21.05%) Analytical Thinking

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 2 (10.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) SaaS
2 4 (21.05%) Azure
3 2 (10.53%) AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) Katalon Studio
3 4 (21.05%) WATIR
4 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) QA Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (21.05%) Disruptive Innovation
6 4 (21.05%) Fintech
6 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) API Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.53%) DevOps
8 2 (10.53%) SDET
8 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
9 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) Accessibility
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Atlassian