The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 28 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 126 163
Rank change year-on-year -3 +37  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 13 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.87% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.91% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 15
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +63.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,875 £32,750 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £34,500
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2026 2199 2784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 97.45% 96.19% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7702 8045 12357
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Hertfordshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Hertfordshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Hertfordshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -1 9 £45,000 -
Stevenage +15 1 £31,500 -
Letchworth - 1 £35,000 -
Royston - 1 £37,500 -
QA Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
3 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (82.61%) Selenium
4 19 (82.61%) Scrum
5 17 (73.91%) BDD
6 16 (69.57%) TDD
6 16 (69.57%) Java
7 15 (65.22%) WebDriver
8 14 (60.87%) SQL
9 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
10 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
11 11 (47.83%) RIA
11 11 (47.83%) JBehave
11 11 (47.83%) RESTful
11 11 (47.83%) Web Services
11 11 (47.83%) XML
11 11 (47.83%) JUnit
11 11 (47.83%) Internet
11 11 (47.83%) REST
11 11 (47.83%) Gherkin
11 11 (47.83%) API Testing
11 11 (47.83%) QA Automation
11 11 (47.83%) SDET
12 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
13 4 (17.39%) Linux
13 4 (17.39%) C#
13 4 (17.39%) JIRA
14 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
14 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (4.35%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
2 15 (65.22%) WebDriver
3 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
4 11 (47.83%) JBehave
4 11 (47.83%) JUnit
5 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
6 3 (13.04%) JMeter
7 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (8.70%) WATIR
8 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Gherkin
1 11 (47.83%) REST
1 11 (47.83%) RESTful
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
1 11 (47.83%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) RIA
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) Scrum
4 17 (73.91%) BDD
5 16 (69.57%) TDD
6 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
7 11 (47.83%) API Testing
7 11 (47.83%) QA Automation
7 11 (47.83%) SDET
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
11 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
11 1 (4.35%) System Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle