Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 534 530
Rank change year-on-year +128 -4 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1,167 817 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 973 671 816
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £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 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 149,264 157,329 175,667
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,214 127,003 149,044
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +152 646 £55,000 - 59
South East +74 266 £45,000 +5.88% 23
North of England +25 82 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East of England +13 70 £43,500 -0.57% 10
South West +36 59 £38,000 -10.59% 3
Yorkshire +55 53 £50,000 +53.85% 3
Midlands -3 44 £40,000 -7.51% 13
East Midlands +11 32 £40,000 -20.00% 6
North West -3 28 £37,500 -6.25% 6
West Midlands -8 12 £43,750 +16.67% 7
North East -18 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 1,167 (100.00%) QA
2 944 (80.89%) Test Automation
3 768 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
4 609 (52.19%) Selenium
5 483 (41.39%) Java
6 367 (31.45%) C#
7 309 (26.48%) BDD
8 291 (24.94%) Cucumber
9 272 (23.31%) Python
10 255 (21.85%) Finance
11 242 (20.74%) JIRA
12 231 (19.79%) Scrum
13 229 (19.62%) TDD
14 221 (18.94%) WebDriver
15 218 (18.68%) Manual Testing
16 216 (18.51%) JavaScript
17 208 (17.82%) QA Automation
18 207 (17.74%) SQL
19 199 (17.05%) Jenkins
20 175 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
21 146 (12.51%) .NET
22 144 (12.34%) API Testing
23 140 (12.00%) Software Testing
24 130 (11.14%) Software Engineering
25 125 (10.71%) Git (software)
26 118 (10.11%) SDLC
27 116 (9.94%) Test Scripting
28 115 (9.85%) Test Strategy
29 113 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
30 111 (9.51%) Degree

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 66 (5.66%) Confluence
2 11 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.51%) Apache
5 5 (0.43%) Apache Solr
5 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.43%) CMS
5 5 (0.43%) EPiServer
5 5 (0.43%) WordPress
6 4 (0.34%) Mule
7 3 (0.26%) CICS
7 3 (0.26%) Ethereum
7 3 (0.26%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.26%) SAS
7 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Tornado
8 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.086%) JBoss
9 1 (0.086%) nginx
9 1 (0.086%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.086%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 92 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (3.43%) GitHub
4 36 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.80%) BrowserStack
6 20 (1.71%) Sauce Labs
7 17 (1.46%) SaaS
8 13 (1.11%) Serverless
9 10 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.77%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.51%) npm
11 6 (0.51%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.97%) SMS
2 12 (1.03%) Internet
3 10 (0.86%) Wireless
4 9 (0.77%) CDMA
4 9 (0.77%) LTE
4 9 (0.77%) UMTS
4 9 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.34%) HTTP
6 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.26%) VoIP
7 2 (0.17%) 2G
7 2 (0.17%) 3G
7 2 (0.17%) 4G
7 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.086%) ATM
8 1 (0.086%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.80%) Relational Database
2 35 (3.00%) Big Data
2 35 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 25 (2.14%) MySQL
4 22 (1.89%) Blockchain
5 20 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.86%) Redis
9 9 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.34%) DB2
11 4 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.086%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.086%) GIS
Development Applications
1 609 (52.19%) Selenium
2 291 (24.94%) Cucumber
3 242 (20.74%) JIRA
4 221 (18.94%) WebDriver
5 199 (17.05%) Jenkins
6 125 (10.71%) Git (software)
7 106 (9.08%) JMeter
8 97 (8.31%) SoapUI
8 97 (8.31%) SpecFlow
9 89 (7.63%) Visual Studio
10 53 (4.54%) Ranorex
11 49 (4.20%) TeamCity
12 45 (3.86%) Appium
13 44 (3.77%) MSTest
14 41 (3.51%) JUnit
14 41 (3.51%) Moq
15 39 (3.34%) Maven
16 25 (2.14%) Zephyr
17 23 (1.97%) HP UFT
18 22 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 255 (21.85%) Finance
2 90 (7.71%) Retail
3 37 (3.17%) Banking
4 35 (3.00%) Games
5 21 (1.80%) Marketing
6 15 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.20%) Law
8 12 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.94%) Automotive
10 10 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.69%) Advertising
11 8 (0.69%) Electronics
12 7 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Legal
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.086%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.086%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (12.51%) .NET
2 105 (9.00%) Web Services
3 81 (6.94%) REST
4 80 (6.86%) HTML
5 70 (6.00%) SOAP
6 69 (5.91%) Gherkin
6 69 (5.91%) RESTful
7 65 (5.57%) CSS
8 55 (4.71%) XML
9 44 (3.77%) ASP.NET
10 42 (3.60%) Node.js
11 41 (3.51%) JSON
12 37 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (2.06%) AngularJS
13 24 (2.06%) Velocity
14 19 (1.63%) Spring
15 18 (1.54%) XML Schema
16 15 (1.29%) Kafka
16 15 (1.29%) Nightwatchjs
17 13 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.17%) Computer Science
2 101 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (7.88%) Mobile App
4 83 (7.11%) Fintech
5 64 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (4.03%) User Experience
7 40 (3.43%) Public Cloud
8 37 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (2.74%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (1.71%) Reinsurance
11 10 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.77%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.60%) Derivative
14 7 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
15 6 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
16 5 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (8.83%) Linux
2 63 (5.40%) Windows
3 55 (4.71%) Unix
4 51 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 44 (3.77%) Android
6 6 (0.51%) Nucleus RTOS
6 6 (0.51%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (80.89%) Test Automation
2 768 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (26.48%) BDD
4 231 (19.79%) Scrum
5 229 (19.62%) TDD
6 218 (18.68%) Manual Testing
7 208 (17.82%) QA Automation
8 175 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 144 (12.34%) API Testing
10 140 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 130 (11.14%) Software Engineering
12 118 (10.11%) SDLC
13 116 (9.94%) Test Scripting
14 115 (9.85%) Test Strategy
15 113 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
16 110 (9.43%) E-Commerce
17 109 (9.34%) Exploratory Testing
17 109 (9.34%) Regression Testing
18 96 (8.23%) Test Management
19 93 (7.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 483 (41.39%) Java
2 367 (31.45%) C#
3 272 (23.31%) Python
4 216 (18.51%) JavaScript
5 207 (17.74%) SQL
6 111 (9.51%) Ruby
7 44 (3.77%) C
7 44 (3.77%) C++
8 36 (3.08%) Perl
9 33 (2.83%) PHP
10 20 (1.71%) Scala
11 19 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.11%) Java 8
13 11 (0.94%) Groovy
14 9 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.69%) Apple Swift
15 8 (0.69%) Go
16 7 (0.60%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 111 (9.51%) Degree
2 80 (6.86%) ISTQB
3 62 (5.31%) ISEB
4 42 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (0.51%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.34%) PMP
9 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.17%) PhD
9 2 (0.17%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.086%) HNC
10 1 (0.086%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,167 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.34%) PMO
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.086%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.086%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (3.60%) Docker
2 6 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.34%) ACF2
3 4 (0.34%) RACF
4 2 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.086%) LXC
5 1 (0.086%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.86%) Ansible
2 10 (0.86%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.69%) Puppet
4 7 (0.60%) Kibana
5 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.51%) Terraform
6 3 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.086%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.086%) Oozie
Vendors
1 91 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.37%) Oracle
3 45 (3.86%) Google
4 13 (1.11%) HP
5 12 (1.03%) WorldPay
6 11 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 10 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.77%) Apple
9 8 (0.69%) New Relic
10 7 (0.60%) BT
10 7 (0.60%) IBM
11 5 (0.43%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 5 (0.43%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.26%) Reuters
12 3 (0.26%) Splunk
13 2 (0.17%) NVIDIA
13 2 (0.17%) Siebel
13 2 (0.17%) TIBCO
14 1 (0.086%) Hitachi
14 1 (0.086%) Red Hat