Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Farnborough during the 6 months to 16 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
Hampshire > Farnborough
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 76 74
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 0.71% 1.15% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.19% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 5
Farnborough median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +109.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,250 £37,475 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £48,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £56,250 £32,000
% change year-on-year -24.44% +75.78% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough. 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
Farnborough
Permanent vacancies in Farnborough with a recognized job title 685 672 589
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 96.69% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 481 546 487
Farnborough median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,875 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Farnborough

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Farnborough

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Farnborough

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Farnborough region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) RSpec
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Coaching
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) JMeter

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) JMeter
4 2 (40.00%) RSpec
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA