Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 472 499 514
Rank change year-on-year +27 +15 +102
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 971 844 1,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.53% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 810 753 940
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £63,875 £68,750 £62,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 157,043 160,190 188,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,961 134,332 158,959
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -72 421 £52,500 +5.00% 70
South East +75 206 £41,500 +3.75% 29
Midlands +66 119 £41,250 +11.49% 15
East of England +76 96 £50,000 +25.00% 6
North of England +6 84 £40,000 +3.23% 13
East Midlands +59 83 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South West +38 45 £36,000 -20.00% 10
North West -7 45 £40,000 - 6
Yorkshire +24 39 £35,000 +7.69% 6
West Midlands -3 36 £37,500 +6.38% 8
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 971 (100.00%) QA
2 849 (87.44%) Test Automation
3 625 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
4 510 (52.52%) Selenium
5 410 (42.22%) Java
6 322 (33.16%) BDD
7 296 (30.48%) Cucumber
8 270 (27.81%) WebDriver
9 256 (26.36%) Manual Testing
10 240 (24.72%) Scrum
11 216 (22.25%) TDD
12 197 (20.29%) C#
13 185 (19.05%) Python
14 178 (18.33%) JIRA
15 166 (17.10%) Finance
16 160 (16.48%) Test Strategy
17 154 (15.86%) SQL
18 144 (14.83%) Software Testing
19 138 (14.21%) QA Automation
20 134 (13.80%) Test Scripting
21 132 (13.59%) JavaScript
22 130 (13.39%) Degree
23 120 (12.36%) Web Services
23 120 (12.36%) Jenkins
24 117 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
25 113 (11.64%) SDLC
26 109 (11.23%) API Testing
27 108 (11.12%) Regression Testing
28 106 (10.92%) Ruby
29 93 (9.58%) .NET

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 53 (5.46%) Confluence
2 12 (1.24%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.93%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.62%) JBoss
4 6 (0.62%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.21%) Apache
6 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.10%) SAS
7 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.10%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.10%) FastStats
1 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.10%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 71 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.99%) SaaS
4 10 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.72%) GitHub
6 6 (0.62%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.10%) Force.com
8 1 (0.10%) IaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Office 365
8 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.10%) Slack
8 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.13%) Skype
2 10 (1.03%) HTTP
2 10 (1.03%) Internet
2 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.93%) ATM
3 9 (0.93%) Unified Communications
4 5 (0.51%) SMTP
5 2 (0.21%) Network Security
5 2 (0.21%) SSL
6 1 (0.10%) DAB
6 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.10%) RTP
6 1 (0.10%) SMS
6 1 (0.10%) VoIP
6 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 28 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.16%) MySQL
5 20 (2.06%) Big Data
6 13 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
7 12 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.13%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.03%) Blockchain
10 8 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.51%) DB2
11 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.41%) HBase
12 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.31%) Flink
Development Applications
1 510 (52.52%) Selenium
2 296 (30.48%) Cucumber
3 270 (27.81%) WebDriver
4 178 (18.33%) JIRA
5 120 (12.36%) Jenkins
6 92 (9.47%) SoapUI
7 78 (8.03%) JUnit
8 67 (6.90%) Git (software)
9 52 (5.36%) JMeter
10 50 (5.15%) Appium
11 45 (4.63%) TeamCity
12 41 (4.22%) Maven
13 39 (4.02%) JBehave
14 36 (3.71%) SpecFlow
15 27 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (2.68%) HP UFT
17 25 (2.57%) Protractor
17 25 (2.57%) Subversion
18 21 (2.16%) Calabash
18 21 (2.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (17.10%) Finance
2 43 (4.43%) Retail
3 41 (4.22%) Banking
4 35 (3.60%) Marketing
5 27 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.65%) Front Office
8 16 (1.65%) Games
9 10 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.93%) Electronics
10 9 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.62%) Advertising
13 4 (0.41%) Legal
14 3 (0.31%) Automotive
15 1 (0.10%) Avionics
15 1 (0.10%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.10%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (12.36%) Web Services
2 93 (9.58%) .NET
3 84 (8.65%) REST
4 56 (5.77%) Gherkin
5 46 (4.74%) SOAP
6 43 (4.43%) HTML
7 32 (3.30%) Node.js
8 31 (3.19%) RESTful
9 30 (3.09%) XML
10 22 (2.27%) JSON
11 21 (2.16%) CSS
12 17 (1.75%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 12 (1.24%) pytest
14 12 (1.24%) React Native
15 11 (1.13%) Behat
16 9 (0.93%) LAMP
16 9 (0.93%) Spring
17 8 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
17 8 (0.82%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.58%) Mobile App
2 77 (7.93%) Computer Science
3 66 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
4 59 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (5.97%) Fintech
6 27 (2.78%) User Experience
7 19 (1.96%) Derivative
8 14 (1.44%) EPoS
9 13 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
12 7 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.62%) Blog
13 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.62%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.51%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (0.41%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.31%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 93 (9.58%) Apple iOS
2 80 (8.24%) Linux
3 79 (8.14%) Windows
4 59 (6.08%) Android
5 34 (3.50%) Unix
6 13 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (87.44%) Test Automation
2 625 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (33.16%) BDD
4 256 (26.36%) Manual Testing
5 240 (24.72%) Scrum
6 216 (22.25%) TDD
7 160 (16.48%) Test Strategy
8 144 (14.83%) Software Testing
9 138 (14.21%) QA Automation
10 134 (13.80%) Test Scripting
11 117 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
12 113 (11.64%) SDLC
13 109 (11.23%) API Testing
14 108 (11.12%) Regression Testing
15 88 (9.06%) Performance Testing
16 75 (7.72%) Scenario Testing
17 72 (7.42%) Acceptance Criteria
18 70 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
19 68 (7.00%) Defect Management
20 65 (6.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 410 (42.22%) Java
2 197 (20.29%) C#
3 185 (19.05%) Python
4 154 (15.86%) SQL
5 132 (13.59%) JavaScript
6 106 (10.92%) Ruby
7 39 (4.02%) C++
8 31 (3.19%) Perl
9 23 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.37%) PHP
10 18 (1.85%) Groovy
11 15 (1.54%) Scala
11 15 (1.54%) VBScript
12 10 (1.03%) Apple Swift
12 10 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.93%) C
14 8 (0.82%) ES6
15 7 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (13.39%) Degree
2 83 (8.55%) ISTQB
3 58 (5.97%) ISEB
4 43 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.31%) HNC
7 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.10%) HND
8 1 (0.10%) MCITP
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 971 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.31%) MiFID
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) ECSS
System Software
1 20 (2.06%) Docker
2 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
2 11 (1.13%) Oozie
3 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.41%) Puppet
4 3 (0.31%) Ansible
4 3 (0.31%) HockeyApp
4 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.21%) Kibana
5 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 56 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 35 (3.60%) Oracle
3 30 (3.09%) HP
4 21 (2.16%) Capita
4 21 (2.16%) Google
5 16 (1.65%) Sophos
6 10 (1.03%) Apple
6 10 (1.03%) WorldPay
7 8 (0.82%) Talend
8 6 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.62%) SAP
8 6 (0.62%) VMware
9 5 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.41%) IBM
11 3 (0.31%) Fidessa
11 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.31%) Splunk
11 3 (0.31%) Telerik
12 2 (0.21%) Adobe
12 2 (0.21%) New Relic