Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 14 December 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 235 260
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 44 42 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.68% 0.62% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.64% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 42 14
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -20.93% +65.38%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £35,775
90th Percentile £57,000 £47,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 6,313 6,583 6,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 96.62% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5,119 5,654 5,515
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Hampshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Hampshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Hampshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Basingstoke -33 13 £40,000 -5.88%
Fareham +20 10 £40,000 +60.00%
Portsmouth - 9 £35,000 -
Farnborough +12 7 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Southampton -4 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Fleet -11 2 £47,500 +5.56%
QA Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Hampshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 40 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 24 (54.55%) C#
4 23 (52.27%) Python
5 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (43.18%) Selenium
7 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
8 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
8 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
9 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
10 13 (29.55%) TDD
11 12 (27.27%) JIRA
11 12 (27.27%) SQL
11 12 (27.27%) Manual Testing
11 12 (27.27%) Test Management
12 11 (25.00%) BDD
12 11 (25.00%) Linux
12 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
12 11 (25.00%) Ruby
12 11 (25.00%) PHP
13 10 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
14 9 (20.45%) SDLC
14 9 (20.45%) Ruby on Rails
14 9 (20.45%) Maven
15 8 (18.18%) Degree
15 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
15 8 (18.18%) Java
15 8 (18.18%) JavaScript

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 3 (6.82%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Selenium
2 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
4 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
5 12 (27.27%) JIRA
6 9 (20.45%) Maven
7 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 6 (13.64%) JMeter
9 3 (6.82%) Gatling
9 3 (6.82%) NeoLoad
9 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.82%) Subversion
9 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
10 2 (4.55%) LoadUI
10 2 (4.55%) Robot Framework
10 2 (4.55%) RSpec
10 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.27%) Ant
11 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (13.64%) Games
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) Swagger
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
5 13 (29.55%) TDD
6 12 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 12 (27.27%) Test Management
7 11 (25.00%) BDD
7 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (20.45%) SDLC
10 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
12 6 (13.64%) Microservices
13 5 (11.36%) Scrum
13 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
14 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
15 3 (6.82%) Non-Functional Testing
15 3 (6.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) C#
2 23 (52.27%) Python
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
4 11 (25.00%) PHP
4 11 (25.00%) Ruby
5 8 (18.18%) Java
5 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) SAP