The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Guildford during the 3 months to 25 June 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
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 - 76
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Guildford 1.16% - 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% - 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Median salary £35,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Guildford. 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
Guildford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 329 549 685
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 95.64% 96.65% 98.85%
Number of salaries quoted 308 428 601
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 Guildford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Guildford

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Guildford

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Guildford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Guildford over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Guildford

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Guildford region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Python
3 7 (77.78%) C
3 7 (77.78%) C++
3 7 (77.78%) Online Security
3 7 (77.78%) Performance Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
3 7 (77.78%) Cryptography
3 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
3 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (77.78%) Blockchain
3 7 (77.78%) Master's Degree
3 7 (77.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) Big Data
5 4 (44.44%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (44.44%) Data Lake
5 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) ISEB
6 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 3 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Blockchain
2 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 4 (44.44%) Data Lake
2 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (77.78%) Cryptography
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Online Security
2 7 (77.78%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Context-Driven Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) Python
2 7 (77.78%) C
2 7 (77.78%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
1 7 (77.78%) Master's Degree
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft