Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 319 315
Rank change year-on-year +60 -4 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 91 42 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.75% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.33% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 83 41 76
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,500 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -0.58%

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 11657 12674 14813
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9570 10516 12291
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -6 38 £45,000 +13.21% 4
Hertfordshire +9 25 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Suffolk +21 12 £24,000 -40.00%
Norfolk - 6 £35,000 -
Essex - 5 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £30,000 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 91 (100.00%) QA
2 88 (96.70%) Test Automation
3 50 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (52.75%) Selenium
5 35 (38.46%) Manual Testing
6 34 (37.36%) WebDriver
7 31 (34.07%) Java
8 29 (31.87%) Test Strategy
9 27 (29.67%) TDD
10 25 (27.47%) Scrum
10 25 (27.47%) Python
10 25 (27.47%) BDD
11 24 (26.37%) Software Testing
12 20 (21.98%) C#
13 19 (20.88%) Degree
14 18 (19.78%) SQL
15 16 (17.58%) QA Automation
15 16 (17.58%) Windows
16 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
17 14 (15.38%) ISEB
17 14 (15.38%) JIRA
17 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
17 14 (15.38%) SDLC
18 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (14.29%) SDET
18 13 (14.29%) API Testing
19 11 (12.09%) JBehave
19 11 (12.09%) .NET
19 11 (12.09%) JUnit
20 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering

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 6 (6.59%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Internet
1 6 (6.59%) Skype
1 6 (6.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (52.75%) Selenium
2 34 (37.36%) WebDriver
3 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.38%) JIRA
4 11 (12.09%) JBehave
4 11 (12.09%) JUnit
5 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.59%) HP UFT
6 6 (6.59%) NUnit
6 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.49%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.10%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Electronics
2 3 (3.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Games
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) .NET
2 8 (8.79%) SOAP
3 7 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) REST
5 3 (3.30%) RESTful
5 3 (3.30%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.69%) Fintech
2 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.30%) Internet of Things
4 3 (3.30%) RIA
4 3 (3.30%) Smart Home
5 2 (2.20%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.58%) Windows
2 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (96.70%) Test Automation
2 50 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (38.46%) Manual Testing
4 29 (31.87%) Test Strategy
5 27 (29.67%) TDD
6 25 (27.47%) BDD
6 25 (27.47%) Scrum
7 24 (26.37%) Software Testing
8 16 (17.58%) QA Automation
9 14 (15.38%) SDLC
10 13 (14.29%) API Testing
10 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (14.29%) SDET
11 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
12 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
13 8 (8.79%) Mathematics
14 7 (7.69%) Case Management
14 7 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
15 6 (6.59%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.07%) Java
2 25 (27.47%) Python
3 20 (21.98%) C#
4 18 (19.78%) SQL
5 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.79%) Ruby
7 4 (4.40%) PHP
8 3 (3.30%) R
9 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.10%) C++
10 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Degree
2 14 (15.38%) ISEB
3 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) MCITP
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Apple
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) HP
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle