Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £43,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1073 1114 1167
Rank change year-on-year +41 +53 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 86 71 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.040% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.041% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 58 56 87
England median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.89% +18.42% +1.33%
10th Percentile £31,175 £30,000 £28,100
90th Percentile £63,000 £115,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year -7.78% +19.21% +0.67%

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 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Quality Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Quality Engineer in England

Quality Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Quality Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Quality Engineer in England

Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in England

Quality 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 Quality Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +2 30 £55,000 -8.33% 2
South East +35 29 £38,500 +18.46% 2
East of England +24 13 £37,500 -16.67%
Midlands +32 8 £35,000 -3.45% 2
East Midlands +43 4 £35,000 -3.45% 1
West Midlands +20 4 £50,000 - 1
South West -9 4 £36,000 -
North of England +2 2 £35,750 +10.00%
North East - 2 £35,750 -
Quality Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Quality 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 Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 70 (81.40%) QA
2 49 (56.98%) Test Automation
3 41 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (38.37%) Java
5 30 (34.88%) Selenium
6 24 (27.91%) Degree
7 21 (24.42%) Cucumber
8 19 (22.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (20.93%) Finance
10 17 (19.77%) Process Improvement
11 16 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (18.60%) Python
12 14 (16.28%) JMeter
12 14 (16.28%) SoapUI
13 13 (15.12%) Computer Science
13 13 (15.12%) Linux
14 12 (13.95%) C
14 12 (13.95%) C++
14 12 (13.95%) Quality Management
14 12 (13.95%) Scrum
14 12 (13.95%) Functional Testing
15 11 (12.79%) Mentoring
15 11 (12.79%) Coaching
15 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
15 11 (12.79%) HNC
16 10 (11.63%) Web Services
16 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
16 10 (11.63%) SDLC
17 9 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
17 9 (10.47%) Performance Testing

Quality 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 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.65%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (3.49%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Skype
2 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) MySQL
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.16%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.16%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (34.88%) Selenium
2 21 (24.42%) Cucumber
3 14 (16.28%) JMeter
3 14 (16.28%) SoapUI
4 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.14%) JUnit
6 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.65%) Protractor
8 3 (3.49%) Calabash
8 3 (3.49%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.33%) Gradle
9 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.33%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.33%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.33%) Mocha
10 1 (1.16%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.16%) JIRA
10 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.30%) Banking
4 7 (8.14%) Electronics
4 7 (8.14%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.65%) Billing
6 4 (4.65%) Front Office
6 4 (4.65%) Marketing
6 4 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.33%) Legal
7 2 (2.33%) Publishing
8 1 (1.16%) Back Office
8 1 (1.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) Web Services
2 7 (8.14%) .NET
3 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
4 5 (5.81%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (4.65%) jQuery
5 4 (4.65%) XML
6 3 (3.49%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.49%) REST
6 3 (3.49%) RESTful
6 3 (3.49%) Spring
7 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.33%) JSON
7 2 (2.33%) XML Schema
7 2 (2.33%) XSD
8 1 (1.16%) Behat
8 1 (1.16%) Django
8 1 (1.16%) HTML
8 1 (1.16%) HTML5
8 1 (1.16%) OAuth
8 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.12%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.49%) Fintech
4 3 (3.49%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.33%) Life Science
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.16%) Equities
6 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
6 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.98%) Windows
4 5 (5.81%) Android
5 3 (3.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.98%) Test Automation
2 41 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (19.77%) Process Improvement
5 12 (13.95%) Functional Testing
5 12 (13.95%) Quality Management
5 12 (13.95%) Scrum
6 11 (12.79%) Coaching
6 11 (12.79%) Mentoring
7 10 (11.63%) SDLC
8 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Performance Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
9 8 (9.30%) QMS
9 8 (9.30%) Regression Testing
9 8 (9.30%) TDD
10 7 (8.14%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.37%) Java
2 16 (18.60%) Python
3 12 (13.95%) C
3 12 (13.95%) C++
4 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.98%) SQL
6 5 (5.81%) C#
6 5 (5.81%) Ruby
7 3 (3.49%) VB
8 2 (2.33%) Groovy
8 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) PHP
8 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) ES6
9 1 (1.16%) GraphQL
9 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Degree
2 11 (12.79%) HNC
3 7 (8.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.98%) ISEB
5 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (81.40%) QA
2 9 (10.47%) ISO 9001
3 8 (9.30%) ISO 14001
4 7 (8.14%) ISO 9000
4 7 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (6.98%) ISO 22301
6 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
6 3 (3.49%) TickIT
7 2 (2.33%) IEC 62304
7 2 (2.33%) ISO 13485
7 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) Google
2 6 (6.98%) SAP
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle
4 4 (4.65%) Fidessa
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.49%) EMC
6 2 (2.33%) Apple
6 2 (2.33%) Concur
6 2 (2.33%) Twitter
7 1 (1.16%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.16%) HP