Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 522 623
Rank change year-on-year +30 +101 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 928 981 853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 783 908 716
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £56,875
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 160291 183917 202207
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131332 156269 167596
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in England

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in England

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in England

QA Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
London -8 492 £55,000 +10.00% 37
South East +79 187 £41,250 +3.13% 18
North of England +18 95 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Midlands +75 71 £45,000 +26.76% 5
East of England -20 58 £40,000 - 7
North West -28 51 £40,000 +6.67% 6
West Midlands +63 45 £45,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire +32 37 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands +15 26 £50,000 +42.86% 5
South West +22 22 £42,500 -5.56% 5
North East +23 7 £35,000 +27.27% 1
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 928 (100.00%) QA
2 821 (88.47%) Test Automation
3 650 (70.04%) Agile Software Development
4 599 (64.55%) Selenium
5 451 (48.60%) Java
6 306 (32.97%) BDD
7 273 (29.42%) WebDriver
8 269 (28.99%) Cucumber
9 261 (28.13%) SQL
10 241 (25.97%) Test Scripting
11 227 (24.46%) Scrum
12 211 (22.74%) TDD
13 196 (21.12%) Manual Testing
14 193 (20.80%) JIRA
15 187 (20.15%) QA Automation
16 178 (19.18%) Finance
17 156 (16.81%) Python
18 154 (16.59%) Software Testing
19 153 (16.49%) Software Engineering
20 151 (16.27%) C#
21 143 (15.41%) Jenkins
22 139 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
23 136 (14.66%) JavaScript
24 131 (14.12%) Test Strategy
25 117 (12.61%) .NET
26 114 (12.28%) Degree
27 111 (11.96%) JMeter
28 110 (11.85%) Regression Testing
28 110 (11.85%) Git (software)
29 109 (11.75%) Performance Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 30 (3.23%) Confluence
2 9 (0.97%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.65%) Apache
3 6 (0.65%) CMS
4 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.11%) CICS
6 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.11%) JBoss
6 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.11%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.91%) SaaS
3 20 (2.16%) Force.com
3 20 (2.16%) GitHub
4 12 (1.29%) BrowserStack
5 9 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.22%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.09%) Internet
2 14 (1.51%) HTTP
3 8 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.54%) Wireless
5 3 (0.32%) ATM
6 2 (0.22%) NGN
7 1 (0.11%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.11%) GPRS
7 1 (0.11%) GSM
7 1 (0.11%) LTE
7 1 (0.11%) Network Security
7 1 (0.11%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) UMTS
7 1 (0.11%) VoIP
7 1 (0.11%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.09%) MySQL
2 35 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.72%) Big Data
6 16 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.29%) HBase
8 12 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
9 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.75%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.54%) DB2
14 4 (0.43%) Data Lake
15 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.11%) Redis
16 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 599 (64.55%) Selenium
2 273 (29.42%) WebDriver
3 269 (28.99%) Cucumber
4 193 (20.80%) JIRA
5 143 (15.41%) Jenkins
6 111 (11.96%) JMeter
7 110 (11.85%) Git (software)
8 82 (8.84%) Appium
9 79 (8.51%) JUnit
10 67 (7.22%) SoapUI
11 60 (6.47%) SpecFlow
12 52 (5.60%) JBehave
13 49 (5.28%) TeamCity
14 35 (3.77%) Gatling
15 32 (3.45%) HP UFT
16 29 (3.13%) Subversion
17 26 (2.80%) NUnit
18 25 (2.69%) Capybara
18 25 (2.69%) Protractor
19 23 (2.48%) WATIR
General
1 178 (19.18%) Finance
2 39 (4.20%) Retail
3 35 (3.77%) Banking
4 25 (2.69%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.05%) Marketing
6 17 (1.83%) Games
7 15 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.29%) Advertising
8 12 (1.29%) Front Office
9 11 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.08%) Polish Language
11 7 (0.75%) Electronics
12 5 (0.54%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.32%) Law
13 3 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (12.61%) .NET
2 99 (10.67%) Web Services
3 97 (10.45%) REST
4 96 (10.34%) RESTful
5 81 (8.73%) Gherkin
6 77 (8.30%) XML
7 53 (5.71%) HTML
7 53 (5.71%) SOAP
8 34 (3.66%) JSON
9 24 (2.59%) HTML5
10 15 (1.62%) ASP.NET
10 15 (1.62%) CSS
10 15 (1.62%) Node.js
11 14 (1.51%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.40%) JDBC
13 12 (1.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 11 (1.19%) React
14 11 (1.19%) WinForms
15 8 (0.86%) Symfony
16 7 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.45%) Mobile App
2 74 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (7.76%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.85%) Fintech
5 35 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (2.69%) RIA
7 22 (2.37%) iPad
8 13 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.40%) User Experience
9 12 (1.29%) Derivative
10 11 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
11 9 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
11 9 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.75%) Social Media
13 6 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.54%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 94 (10.13%) Windows
2 84 (9.05%) Linux
3 66 (7.11%) Unix
4 63 (6.79%) Apple iOS
5 59 (6.36%) Android
6 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.11%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (88.47%) Test Automation
2 650 (70.04%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (32.97%) BDD
4 241 (25.97%) Test Scripting
5 227 (24.46%) Scrum
6 211 (22.74%) TDD
7 196 (21.12%) Manual Testing
8 187 (20.15%) QA Automation
9 154 (16.59%) Software Testing
10 153 (16.49%) Software Engineering
11 139 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
12 131 (14.12%) Test Strategy
13 110 (11.85%) Regression Testing
14 109 (11.75%) Performance Testing
15 92 (9.91%) SDET
16 87 (9.38%) OO
17 84 (9.05%) Functional Testing
18 80 (8.62%) API Testing
19 72 (7.76%) E-Commerce
19 72 (7.76%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 451 (48.60%) Java
2 261 (28.13%) SQL
3 156 (16.81%) Python
4 151 (16.27%) C#
5 136 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 94 (10.13%) Ruby
7 44 (4.74%) C++
8 33 (3.56%) PHP
9 30 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.80%) C
11 24 (2.59%) Groovy
12 18 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.72%) VB
15 14 (1.51%) VBScript
16 12 (1.29%) Perl
17 11 (1.19%) VB6
18 7 (0.75%) Scala
19 6 (0.65%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 114 (12.28%) Degree
2 92 (9.91%) ISEB
3 91 (9.81%) ISTQB
4 35 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (1.72%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.32%) PMP
8 3 (0.32%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 928 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) MiFID
3 2 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (0.97%) Docker
2 8 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.43%) Firmware
4 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) ACF2
5 1 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.32%) Ansible
2 3 (0.32%) Rancher
3 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.11%) Grafana
4 1 (0.11%) Kibana
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 67 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 65 (7.00%) Oracle
3 25 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (1.94%) HP
5 15 (1.62%) Apple
6 11 (1.19%) Facebook
7 10 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (0.97%) Google
9 6 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.54%) IBM
11 4 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.32%) Apiary
12 3 (0.32%) Foundry
12 3 (0.32%) Sony
12 3 (0.32%) Talend
12 3 (0.32%) VMware
13 2 (0.22%) SAP
13 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.22%) Sybase
13 2 (0.22%) Xamarin
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Exceptional Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago