Period
to 21 September 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Test Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 254 306
Rank change year-on-year +121 +52 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Engineer 2 27 36
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.10% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 29
Median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +38.46%
10th Percentile £40,500 £54,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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 1,894 6,725 10,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.19% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,498 4,968 8,099
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £72,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +3.09%

QA Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Engineer in the East of England

QA Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA Test Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for QA Test Engineer in the East of England

QA Test 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 Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 September 2020. 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
Hertfordshire +88 1 £45,000 -21.74%
Essex - 1 £40,000 -
QA Test Engineer
England

QA Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, QA Test 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) GitLab
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Jest
2 1 (50.00%) Enzyme
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Lean Software Development

QA Test 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) GitLab
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Enzyme
1 1 (50.00%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Lean Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA