Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 405 512 567
Rank change year-on-year +107 +55 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1,134 902 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 970 759 742
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 145,672 162,769 172,239
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.92% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,363 131,647 145,466
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +125 577 £55,000 - 54
South East +77 257 £45,000 +5.88% 25
North of England +29 88 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East of England +27 82 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Midlands +8 77 £41,000 -2.38% 11
Yorkshire +52 56 £50,000 +42.86% 6
South West +31 53 £37,500 - 10
East Midlands -9 44 £42,000 -1.18% 4
West Midlands +25 33 £40,000 +6.67% 7
North West -3 31 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East -1 1 £37,500 +15.38% 4
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1,134 (100.00%) QA
2 896 (79.01%) Test Automation
3 749 (66.05%) Agile Software Development
4 580 (51.15%) Selenium
5 455 (40.12%) Java
6 341 (30.07%) C#
7 267 (23.54%) Scrum
8 261 (23.02%) BDD
9 256 (22.57%) Cucumber
10 252 (22.22%) Python
11 243 (21.43%) Finance
11 243 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 223 (19.66%) QA Automation
13 220 (19.40%) JIRA
14 219 (19.31%) WebDriver
15 216 (19.05%) SQL
16 207 (18.25%) TDD
17 195 (17.20%) JavaScript
18 180 (15.87%) Jenkins
19 152 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
20 135 (11.90%) Software Testing
21 134 (11.82%) Software Engineering
22 133 (11.73%) .NET
23 124 (10.93%) API Testing
24 122 (10.76%) Git (software)
25 117 (10.32%) Degree
25 117 (10.32%) JMeter
25 117 (10.32%) SDLC
26 115 (10.14%) Test Strategy
27 110 (9.70%) Exploratory 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 47 (4.14%) Confluence
2 8 (0.71%) Apache Spark
2 8 (0.71%) CMS
3 6 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.44%) EPiServer
5 4 (0.35%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.26%) Drupal
6 3 (0.26%) Mule
6 3 (0.26%) Mule ESB
6 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.18%) CICS
7 2 (0.18%) SAS
7 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.088%) Apache
8 1 (0.088%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.088%) nginx
8 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.088%) WildFly
8 1 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.26%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (1.85%) GitHub
5 16 (1.41%) BrowserStack
5 16 (1.41%) Sauce Labs
6 15 (1.32%) SaaS
7 13 (1.15%) Serverless
8 9 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.53%) npm
10 6 (0.53%) TestFlight
11 5 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.18%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.06%) SMS
2 9 (0.79%) Internet
3 5 (0.44%) Wireless
3 5 (0.44%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.35%) CDMA
4 4 (0.35%) HTTP
4 4 (0.35%) LTE
4 4 (0.35%) UMTS
4 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.26%) SSL
6 2 (0.18%) 2G
6 2 (0.18%) 3G
6 2 (0.18%) 4G
6 2 (0.18%) Firewall
6 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 36 (3.17%) Big Data
3 25 (2.20%) MySQL
3 25 (2.20%) SQL Server
4 22 (1.94%) Blockchain
5 20 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.35%) Redis
11 3 (0.26%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.18%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.18%) DB2
12 2 (0.18%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 580 (51.15%) Selenium
2 256 (22.57%) Cucumber
3 220 (19.40%) JIRA
4 219 (19.31%) WebDriver
5 180 (15.87%) Jenkins
6 122 (10.76%) Git (software)
7 117 (10.32%) JMeter
8 104 (9.17%) SoapUI
9 83 (7.32%) Visual Studio
10 71 (6.26%) SpecFlow
11 59 (5.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 58 (5.11%) Ranorex
13 49 (4.32%) MSTest
14 48 (4.23%) Appium
14 48 (4.23%) Moq
15 41 (3.62%) JUnit
16 38 (3.35%) Maven
17 35 (3.09%) Zephyr
18 34 (3.00%) TeamCity
19 26 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 243 (21.43%) Finance
2 82 (7.23%) Retail
3 35 (3.09%) Games
4 30 (2.65%) Marketing
5 26 (2.29%) Banking
6 19 (1.68%) Law
7 16 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.97%) Automotive
10 10 (0.88%) Advertising
10 10 (0.88%) Electronics
11 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.53%) Front Office
12 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.44%) Publishing
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) Back Office
16 1 (0.088%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (11.73%) .NET
2 84 (7.41%) HTML
3 81 (7.14%) Web Services
4 73 (6.44%) REST
5 68 (6.00%) RESTful
6 66 (5.82%) CSS
6 66 (5.82%) Gherkin
7 62 (5.47%) SOAP
7 62 (5.47%) XML
8 41 (3.62%) JSON
9 39 (3.44%) ASP.NET
10 34 (3.00%) Node.js
11 32 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (2.65%) Velocity
13 18 (1.59%) Nightwatchjs
14 15 (1.32%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.15%) HTML5
15 13 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
16 12 (1.06%) Kafka
16 12 (1.06%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 107 (9.44%) Fintech
3 86 (7.58%) Mobile App
4 77 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (4.50%) User Experience
7 39 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (2.91%) Public Cloud
9 28 (2.47%) Fixed Income
10 26 (2.29%) Reinsurance
11 17 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
14 7 (0.62%) Online Games
15 6 (0.53%) Bitcoin
16 5 (0.44%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.38%) Linux
2 47 (4.14%) Apple iOS
3 43 (3.79%) Unix
4 41 (3.62%) Windows
5 38 (3.35%) Android
6 4 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (0.26%) VMS
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.088%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (79.01%) Test Automation
2 749 (66.05%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (23.54%) Scrum
4 261 (23.02%) BDD
5 243 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 223 (19.66%) QA Automation
7 207 (18.25%) TDD
8 152 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
9 135 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 134 (11.82%) Software Engineering
11 124 (10.93%) API Testing
12 117 (10.32%) SDLC
13 115 (10.14%) Test Strategy
14 110 (9.70%) Exploratory Testing
15 107 (9.44%) Regression Testing
16 100 (8.82%) Performance Testing
16 100 (8.82%) Test Scripting
17 99 (8.73%) Non-Functional Testing
18 94 (8.29%) Test Management
19 93 (8.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 455 (40.12%) Java
2 341 (30.07%) C#
3 252 (22.22%) Python
4 216 (19.05%) SQL
5 195 (17.20%) JavaScript
6 80 (7.05%) Ruby
7 34 (3.00%) PHP
8 30 (2.65%) C++
9 29 (2.56%) C
10 26 (2.29%) Perl
11 20 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.97%) Groovy
12 11 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.79%) Scala
14 9 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.71%) Java 8
16 5 (0.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 117 (10.32%) Degree
2 78 (6.88%) ISTQB
3 56 (4.94%) ISEB
4 42 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (0.53%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.53%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.18%) HNC
9 2 (0.18%) HND
9 2 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.18%) PMP
9 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.088%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,134 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.35%) PMO
4 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.088%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.088%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.088%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.088%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (3.79%) Docker
2 9 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) ACF2
4 2 (0.18%) RACF
5 1 (0.088%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.088%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.88%) HP ALM
2 10 (0.88%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.53%) Ansible
4 5 (0.44%) HockeyApp
5 4 (0.35%) Kibana
5 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.35%) Terraform
6 3 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.26%) Puppet
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 91 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.70%) Google
2 42 (3.70%) Oracle
3 11 (0.97%) Apple
3 11 (0.97%) HP
4 9 (0.79%) SAP
5 7 (0.62%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.53%) IBM
6 6 (0.53%) Reuters
6 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.44%) NVIDIA
7 5 (0.44%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.44%) VMware
7 5 (0.44%) WorldPay
8 4 (0.35%) BT
8 4 (0.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 4 (0.35%) New Relic
9 3 (0.26%) Splunk
9 3 (0.26%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.18%) Peoplefluent