Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 259 239
Rank change year-on-year +39 -20 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 38 17 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.60% 0.25% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.26% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 38 16 34
Hampshire median annual salary £44,000 £48,750 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.74% +46.62% +10.83%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £23,950
90th Percentile £52,000 £61,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 6149 6574 7037
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.06% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5333 5647 5919
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Southampton +10 15 £43,750 -16.67% 3
Basingstoke - 10 £42,500 -
Farnborough -8 4 £52,500 +5.00%
Winchester - 3 £44,000 - 1
Fleet - 1 £45,000 -
Fareham - 1 £25,000 -
Aldershot - 1 £45,000 -
Andover - 1 £57,500 -
QA Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Hampshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (97.37%) Test Automation
3 35 (92.11%) Selenium
4 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (76.32%) WebDriver
6 25 (65.79%) Manual Testing
7 19 (50.00%) Java
8 12 (31.58%) Apple iOS
8 12 (31.58%) JUnit
8 12 (31.58%) TDD
8 12 (31.58%) Degree
9 11 (28.95%) Scrum
9 11 (28.95%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (28.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (28.95%) Mobile App
10 10 (26.32%) React Native
10 10 (26.32%) REST
10 10 (26.32%) C#
10 10 (26.32%) Open Source
10 10 (26.32%) SaaS
10 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
10 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
12 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
12 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
12 8 (21.05%) SpecFlow
13 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 6 (15.79%) .NET
14 5 (13.16%) ISEB
14 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (26.32%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 35 (92.11%) Selenium
2 29 (76.32%) WebDriver
3 12 (31.58%) JUnit
4 8 (21.05%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.89%) JIRA
7 2 (5.26%) Appium
7 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.26%) JMeter
7 2 (5.26%) RSpec
8 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) React Native
1 10 (26.32%) REST
2 6 (15.79%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (28.95%) Mobile App
2 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Test Automation
2 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (65.79%) Manual Testing
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 11 (28.95%) Scrum
6 10 (26.32%) Open Source
7 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.53%) BDD
10 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.89%) OOP
11 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
12 2 (5.26%) ATDD
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.26%) Kanban
12 2 (5.26%) Test Management
12 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Ruby
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) F#
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Degree
2 11 (28.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.16%) ISEB
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Xamarin