The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 - 103
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 7 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.06% - 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% - 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 1
Median salary £35,000 - £26,500
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 Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 649 931 1055
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.33% 98.21% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 560 820 939
Median salary £36,000 £39,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Kent

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Kent

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 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
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £35,000 -
QA Engineer
South East

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

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 Kent region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) HTML5
2 10 (90.91%) iPad
2 10 (90.91%) Facebook
2 10 (90.91%) Exploratory Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) VB6
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (90.91%) WinForms
2 10 (90.91%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) T-SQL
2 10 (90.91%) VB
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) Apple
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (90.91%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) NUnit
4 5 (45.45%) tSQLt
4 5 (45.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing

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

Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) NUnit
2 5 (45.45%) SpecFlow
2 5 (45.45%) tSQLt
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
1 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
1 10 (90.91%) HTML
1 10 (90.91%) HTML5
1 10 (90.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (90.91%) Exploratory Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) T-SQL
2 10 (90.91%) VB
2 10 (90.91%) VB6
3 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Apple
1 10 (90.91%) Facebook
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft