The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 476 559
Rank change year-on-year +48 +83  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 489 538 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.57% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 424 474 347
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

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 77613 93636 100158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.39% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 65018 79446 82470
Median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 267 £55,000 +10.00% 33
South East +41 87 £40,000 - 11
North West -14 32 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Yorkshire +27 25 £36,250 +3.57% 3
West Midlands +42 24 £37,500 -16.66% 1
East of England 0 23 £45,000 +9.09% 13
East Midlands +25 17 £50,000 +47.05% 1
South West +24 10 £42,500 -19.04%
North East +7 2 £37,500 +36.36% 2
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 935 (100.00%) QA
2 669 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
3 570 (60.96%) Selenium
4 411 (43.96%) Java
5 305 (32.62%) Automated Testing
6 276 (29.52%) BDD
7 270 (28.88%) Test Automation
8 247 (26.42%) SQL
9 244 (26.10%) Test Scripting
10 235 (25.13%) WebDriver
11 217 (23.21%) Cucumber
12 212 (22.67%) TDD
13 199 (21.28%) Scrum
13 199 (21.28%) Automation Testing
14 196 (20.96%) Manual Testing
15 182 (19.47%) Finance
16 180 (19.25%) QA Automation
17 169 (18.07%) C#
18 165 (17.65%) Regression Testing
19 157 (16.79%) Software Engineering
20 143 (15.29%) Python
21 142 (15.19%) Software Testing
21 142 (15.19%) Test Strategy
22 140 (14.97%) JIRA
23 138 (14.76%) JavaScript
24 130 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
25 110 (11.76%) JMeter
26 109 (11.66%) Functional Testing
26 109 (11.66%) Mobile App
27 105 (11.23%) OO

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 22 (2.35%) Confluence
2 9 (0.96%) Apache
3 8 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.75%) IIS
5 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.43%) Jetty
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.11%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.11%) Maya
4 1 (0.11%) MODO
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.32%) SaaS
2 28 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.46%) Force.com
4 20 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (2.03%) GitHub
6 15 (1.60%) BrowserStack
7 7 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.21%) Internet
2 11 (1.18%) HTTP
3 10 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.43%) Wireless
5 2 (0.21%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.06%) MySQL
2 34 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 25 (2.67%) Big Data
4 19 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.93%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.50%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.39%) HBase
8 11 (1.18%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.53%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.53%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.21%) DB2
13 2 (0.21%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 570 (60.96%) Selenium
2 235 (25.13%) WebDriver
3 217 (23.21%) Cucumber
4 140 (14.97%) JIRA
5 110 (11.76%) JMeter
6 98 (10.48%) Jenkins
7 86 (9.20%) Git (software)
8 84 (8.98%) Appium
9 72 (7.70%) JUnit
10 68 (7.27%) SoapUI
11 59 (6.31%) SpecFlow
12 42 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 38 (4.06%) Gatling
14 32 (3.42%) Protractor
15 30 (3.21%) Maven
15 30 (3.21%) TestNG
16 28 (2.99%) Fiddler
16 28 (2.99%) NUnit
16 28 (2.99%) Subversion
16 28 (2.99%) TeamCity
General
1 182 (19.47%) Finance
2 34 (3.64%) Banking
3 27 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.35%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.14%) Retail
6 18 (1.93%) Games
7 16 (1.71%) Marketing
8 12 (1.28%) Advertising
9 6 (0.64%) Automotive
9 6 (0.64%) Polish Language
10 5 (0.53%) Electronics
10 5 (0.53%) Legal
10 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.52%) .NET
2 86 (9.20%) Web Services
3 67 (7.17%) Gherkin
4 64 (6.84%) REST
5 61 (6.52%) XML
6 51 (5.45%) RESTful
7 39 (4.17%) HTML
8 30 (3.21%) SOAP
9 22 (2.35%) HTML5
10 16 (1.71%) JSON
11 14 (1.50%) AngularJS
11 14 (1.50%) Node.js
12 13 (1.39%) CSS
13 9 (0.96%) JDBC
13 9 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.86%) J2EE
14 8 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
15 7 (0.75%) Android SDK
15 7 (0.75%) iOS SDK
16 6 (0.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.66%) Mobile App
2 76 (8.13%) Computer Science
3 65 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (3.74%) Fintech
6 31 (3.32%) iPad
7 23 (2.46%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.28%) User Experience
9 11 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.07%) Cyber Attack
10 10 (1.07%) RIA
11 7 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.75%) Social Media
12 6 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.64%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.53%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.53%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 88 (9.41%) Linux
2 84 (8.98%) Windows
3 82 (8.77%) Android
4 76 (8.13%) Apple iOS
5 65 (6.95%) Unix
6 10 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.21%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (32.62%) Automated Testing
3 276 (29.52%) BDD
4 270 (28.88%) Test Automation
5 244 (26.10%) Test Scripting
6 212 (22.67%) TDD
7 199 (21.28%) Automation Testing
7 199 (21.28%) Scrum
8 196 (20.96%) Manual Testing
9 180 (19.25%) QA Automation
10 165 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 157 (16.79%) Software Engineering
12 142 (15.19%) Software Testing
12 142 (15.19%) Test Strategy
13 130 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
14 109 (11.66%) Functional Testing
15 105 (11.23%) OO
16 88 (9.41%) Performance Testing
17 85 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
18 81 (8.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 411 (43.96%) Java
2 247 (26.42%) SQL
3 169 (18.07%) C#
4 143 (15.29%) Python
5 138 (14.76%) JavaScript
6 89 (9.52%) Ruby
7 35 (3.74%) PHP
8 34 (3.64%) C++
9 28 (2.99%) Groovy
10 20 (2.14%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.60%) Scala
14 14 (1.50%) Perl
15 13 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.07%) C
17 9 (0.96%) VBScript
18 7 (0.75%) VB
19 6 (0.64%) Objective-C
19 6 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 98 (10.48%) Degree
2 82 (8.77%) ISEB
2 82 (8.77%) ISTQB
3 24 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.21%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.21%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 935 (100.00%) QA
2 78 (8.34%) SDET
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.75%) Docker
3 5 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.21%) Firmware
5 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.64%) Ansible
2 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.53%) Rancher
4 4 (0.43%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.32%) Grafana
5 3 (0.32%) Salt
6 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 83 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.13%) Oracle
3 32 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (1.18%) Apple
4 11 (1.18%) HP
5 6 (0.64%) Facebook
6 5 (0.53%) VMware
7 4 (0.43%) Apiary
7 4 (0.43%) Sophos
8 3 (0.32%) Foundry
8 3 (0.32%) Google
9 2 (0.21%) SAP
9 2 (0.21%) Sybase
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe
10 1 (0.11%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.11%) Avid
10 1 (0.11%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.11%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.11%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.11%) Xamarin
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £34999 - £45001 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Floow
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum + 10% Bonus as well as company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Awesome Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits package.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40,000 + top benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago