Period
to 16 February 2019

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 402 464 510
Rank change year-on-year +62 +46 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1,069 1,030 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.65% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 924 875 800
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,500 £68,750
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 134,150 158,618 159,960
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.29% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108,411 131,061 133,964
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.75%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +97 556 £55,000 +6.80% 65
South East +19 207 £47,500 +11.76% 20
Midlands +2 95 £40,000 -1.23% 8
North of England +57 90 £40,000 - 8
East of England +26 82 £40,000 -20.00% 5
North West +37 52 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands -13 52 £50,000 +17.65% 5
West Midlands +37 43 £40,000 +6.67% 3
South West +3 39 £37,250 -0.67% 5
Yorkshire +33 29 £36,250 -2.03% 1
North East +25 9 £22,500 -50.00% 2
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 1,069 (100.00%) QA
2 822 (76.89%) Test Automation
3 702 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
4 526 (49.20%) Selenium
5 419 (39.20%) Java
6 309 (28.91%) C#
7 287 (26.85%) Scrum
8 282 (26.38%) BDD
9 244 (22.83%) Cucumber
10 241 (22.54%) Manual Testing
11 226 (21.14%) WebDriver
12 225 (21.05%) SQL
13 222 (20.77%) JIRA
14 215 (20.11%) Python
15 203 (18.99%) TDD
16 189 (17.68%) JavaScript
17 179 (16.74%) QA Automation
18 176 (16.46%) Jenkins
19 160 (14.97%) Finance
20 145 (13.56%) JMeter
21 139 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
22 135 (12.63%) Git (software)
23 132 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
24 128 (11.97%) SDLC
25 126 (11.79%) Exploratory Testing
26 122 (11.41%) API Testing
27 119 (11.13%) Test Strategy
28 117 (10.94%) Software Testing
29 116 (10.85%) Regression Testing
30 111 (10.38%) SoapUI

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 26 (2.43%) Confluence
2 14 (1.31%) CMS
3 11 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.47%) Apache
6 4 (0.37%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.28%) Drupal
7 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.094%) Mule
9 1 (0.094%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.094%) nginx
9 1 (0.094%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.094%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.094%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.25%) BrowserStack
4 22 (2.06%) GitHub
5 16 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.31%) SaaS
7 12 (1.12%) Sauce Labs
7 12 (1.12%) TestFlight
8 10 (0.94%) BlazeMeter
9 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.56%) Google Play
10 6 (0.56%) iTunes
11 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.31%) Wireshark
2 11 (1.03%) HTTP
3 10 (0.94%) Internet
4 9 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.56%) Broadband
6 3 (0.28%) SSL
7 2 (0.19%) 2G
7 2 (0.19%) 3G
7 2 (0.19%) 4G
7 2 (0.19%) Firewall
7 2 (0.19%) Softphone
7 2 (0.19%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.19%) Z-Wave
8 1 (0.094%) DVB
8 1 (0.094%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.96%) Big Data
4 17 (1.59%) MySQL
5 14 (1.31%) Blockchain
5 14 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
7 10 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.94%) Redis
8 8 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.37%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.37%) NonStop SQL
10 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.19%) HBase
11 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.094%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 526 (49.20%) Selenium
2 244 (22.83%) Cucumber
3 226 (21.14%) WebDriver
4 222 (20.77%) JIRA
5 176 (16.46%) Jenkins
6 145 (13.56%) JMeter
7 135 (12.63%) Git (software)
8 111 (10.38%) SoapUI
9 86 (8.04%) Appium
10 71 (6.64%) SpecFlow
11 59 (5.52%) JUnit
12 52 (4.86%) Visual Studio
13 47 (4.40%) Zephyr
14 42 (3.93%) TeamCity
15 36 (3.37%) TestRail
16 35 (3.27%) Subversion
16 35 (3.27%) TestNG
17 34 (3.18%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 32 (2.99%) Maven
19 29 (2.71%) Ranorex
General
1 160 (14.97%) Finance
2 66 (6.17%) Retail
3 31 (2.90%) Games
3 31 (2.90%) Marketing
4 28 (2.62%) Banking
5 19 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.31%) Advertising
8 12 (1.12%) Publishing
9 11 (1.03%) Electronics
9 11 (1.03%) Law
10 7 (0.65%) Front Office
11 6 (0.56%) Billing
12 4 (0.37%) Back Office
12 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.37%) Legal
13 3 (0.28%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.54%) .NET
2 91 (8.51%) Web Services
3 73 (6.83%) HTML
4 66 (6.17%) REST
5 61 (5.71%) XML
6 60 (5.61%) Gherkin
7 50 (4.68%) SOAP
8 45 (4.21%) CSS
9 43 (4.02%) RESTful
10 42 (3.93%) Node.js
11 31 (2.90%) JSON
12 28 (2.62%) Nightwatchjs
13 25 (2.34%) ASP.NET
14 22 (2.06%) Velocity
14 22 (2.06%) WebdriverIO
15 17 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (1.59%) React Native
16 14 (1.31%) .NET Framework
17 11 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (1.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.04%) Mobile App
2 83 (7.76%) Fintech
3 54 (5.05%) User Experience
4 50 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.87%) Reinsurance
9 19 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
10 16 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.31%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.22%) Online Games
13 10 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.84%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.84%) Infotainment
15 7 (0.65%) Internet of Things
16 6 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
17 5 (0.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 105 (9.82%) Linux
2 63 (5.89%) Apple iOS
3 54 (5.05%) Android
4 47 (4.40%) Unix
5 35 (3.27%) Windows
6 3 (0.28%) VMS
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.094%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (76.89%) Test Automation
2 702 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (26.85%) Scrum
4 282 (26.38%) BDD
5 241 (22.54%) Manual Testing
6 203 (18.99%) TDD
7 179 (16.74%) QA Automation
8 139 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
10 128 (11.97%) SDLC
11 126 (11.79%) Exploratory Testing
12 122 (11.41%) API Testing
13 119 (11.13%) Test Strategy
14 117 (10.94%) Software Testing
15 116 (10.85%) Regression Testing
16 108 (10.10%) Performance Testing
17 101 (9.45%) Functional Testing
18 92 (8.61%) Test Scripting
19 90 (8.42%) DevOps
20 89 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 419 (39.20%) Java
2 309 (28.91%) C#
3 225 (21.05%) SQL
4 215 (20.11%) Python
5 189 (17.68%) JavaScript
6 58 (5.43%) Ruby
7 31 (2.90%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.43%) PHP
9 18 (1.68%) C++
10 14 (1.31%) C
10 14 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.22%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.03%) Scala
13 9 (0.84%) Apple Swift
13 9 (0.84%) Go
13 9 (0.84%) Perl
14 8 (0.75%) Groovy
14 8 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 101 (9.45%) Degree
2 86 (8.04%) ISTQB
3 53 (4.96%) ISEB
4 37 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.47%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.28%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.19%) HND
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.094%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.094%) HNC
11 1 (0.094%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,069 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.094%) DO-254
5 1 (0.094%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (3.65%) Docker
2 8 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.56%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.094%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.59%) Ansible
3 14 (1.31%) HP ALM
4 13 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.03%) HockeyApp
7 9 (0.84%) Puppet
7 9 (0.84%) Terraform
8 3 (0.28%) Kibana
8 3 (0.28%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.19%) Oozie
10 1 (0.094%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 59 (5.52%) Microsoft
2 23 (2.15%) Google
2 23 (2.15%) Oracle
3 19 (1.78%) HP
4 15 (1.40%) SAP
5 14 (1.31%) NVIDIA
6 11 (1.03%) WorldPay
7 10 (0.94%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 6 (0.56%) Reuters
9 5 (0.47%) Apple
10 4 (0.37%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.37%) PureLoad
10 4 (0.37%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.37%) T-Plan
10 4 (0.37%) VMware
11 3 (0.28%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.28%) New Relic
11 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.19%) BT
12 2 (0.19%) Hortonworks