Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 428 482
Rank change year-on-year -35 +54 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 411 505 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.70% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 341 481 431
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 71292 72640 85005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56125 62795 72151
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,175 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in London

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in London

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in London

QA Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +23 77 £55,000 +10.00% 14
West London +8 20 £52,500 - 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 411 (100.00%) QA
2 351 (85.40%) Test Automation
3 276 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (54.74%) Selenium
5 203 (49.39%) Java
6 185 (45.01%) BDD
7 178 (43.31%) Cucumber
8 119 (28.95%) WebDriver
9 92 (22.38%) Scrum
10 90 (21.90%) Finance
11 86 (20.92%) Python
12 83 (20.19%) C#
13 82 (19.95%) TDD
14 81 (19.71%) SQL
15 77 (18.73%) Test Scripting
16 71 (17.27%) REST
17 69 (16.79%) QA Automation
18 68 (16.55%) Test Strategy
19 62 (15.09%) JIRA
20 61 (14.84%) JavaScript
20 61 (14.84%) .NET
21 58 (14.11%) API Testing
22 57 (13.87%) Jenkins
22 57 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
23 53 (12.90%) Manual Testing
24 51 (12.41%) Ruby
25 50 (12.17%) Scenario Testing
26 48 (11.68%) Git (software)
27 47 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
27 47 (11.44%) Microservices

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 13 (3.16%) Confluence
2 5 (1.22%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.22%) CMS
3 4 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.49%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.24%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.24%) FastStats
1 1 (0.24%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.22%) GitHub
3 5 (1.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.49%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Force.com
5 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.24%) Slack
5 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.70%) Internet
2 6 (1.46%) ATM
3 5 (1.22%) HTTP
4 4 (0.97%) SMTP
4 4 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.24%) RTP
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) VoIP
5 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (3.65%) NoSQL
2 13 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
4 10 (2.43%) MySQL
4 10 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.95%) Big Data
6 6 (1.46%) HBase
6 6 (1.46%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.49%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.49%) Redis
10 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) Flink
10 1 (0.24%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 225 (54.74%) Selenium
2 178 (43.31%) Cucumber
3 119 (28.95%) WebDriver
4 62 (15.09%) JIRA
5 57 (13.87%) Jenkins
6 48 (11.68%) Git (software)
7 38 (9.25%) TeamCity
8 31 (7.54%) JBehave
9 26 (6.33%) Appium
9 26 (6.33%) Subversion
10 25 (6.08%) JUnit
11 22 (5.35%) SoapUI
12 21 (5.11%) JMeter
13 19 (4.62%) Protractor
14 17 (4.14%) SpecFlow
15 14 (3.41%) HP UFT
16 11 (2.68%) Calabash
16 11 (2.68%) FitNesse
16 11 (2.68%) Mocha
17 9 (2.19%) Jasmine
General
1 90 (21.90%) Finance
2 38 (9.25%) Banking
3 33 (8.03%) Investment Banking
4 27 (6.57%) Front Office
4 27 (6.57%) Retail Banking
5 26 (6.33%) Retail
6 15 (3.65%) Marketing
7 12 (2.92%) Games
7 12 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.73%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.73%) Publishing
11 2 (0.49%) Electronics
11 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (17.27%) REST
2 61 (14.84%) .NET
3 44 (10.71%) Web Services
4 36 (8.76%) HTML
5 26 (6.33%) RESTful
6 21 (5.11%) JSON
6 21 (5.11%) XML
7 20 (4.87%) Node.js
8 15 (3.65%) Gherkin
9 14 (3.41%) SOAP
10 12 (2.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 11 (2.68%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.43%) pytest
13 9 (2.19%) CSS
14 7 (1.70%) Chai
14 7 (1.70%) Nightwatchjs
14 7 (1.70%) Spring
15 6 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
16 5 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
16 5 (1.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.27%) Mobile App
3 31 (7.54%) Fintech
4 28 (6.81%) Computer Science
5 27 (6.57%) Derivative
6 23 (5.60%) Equity Derivative
7 20 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (3.41%) User Experience
9 12 (2.92%) EPoS
10 7 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.46%) Blog
11 6 (1.46%) Digital Currency
11 6 (1.46%) EMV
11 6 (1.46%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.22%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.22%) RIA
13 4 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.73%) Unix
2 38 (9.25%) Apple iOS
2 38 (9.25%) Linux
3 33 (8.03%) Android
4 17 (4.14%) Windows
5 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (85.40%) Test Automation
2 276 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (45.01%) BDD
4 92 (22.38%) Scrum
5 82 (19.95%) TDD
6 77 (18.73%) Test Scripting
7 69 (16.79%) QA Automation
8 68 (16.55%) Test Strategy
9 58 (14.11%) API Testing
10 53 (12.90%) Manual Testing
11 50 (12.17%) Scenario Testing
12 47 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (11.44%) Microservices
13 45 (10.95%) Software Testing
14 39 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
15 38 (9.25%) Agile Testing
15 38 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (8.76%) Performance Testing
17 34 (8.27%) Collaborative Working
17 34 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (49.39%) Java
2 86 (20.92%) Python
3 83 (20.19%) C#
4 81 (19.71%) SQL
5 61 (14.84%) JavaScript
6 51 (12.41%) Ruby
7 15 (3.65%) C++
8 12 (2.92%) Groovy
9 10 (2.43%) PHP
10 8 (1.95%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.70%) Go
11 7 (1.70%) Perl
11 7 (1.70%) Scala
12 6 (1.46%) ES6
12 6 (1.46%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.22%) VBScript
14 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.73%) C
14 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (11.19%) Degree
2 22 (5.35%) ISTQB
3 13 (3.16%) ISEB
4 5 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (4.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (1.46%) Ansible
2 5 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.22%) Puppet
3 4 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.97%) Oozie
4 3 (0.73%) HockeyApp
5 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (9.73%) Oracle
2 12 (2.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.46%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.22%) HP
5 4 (0.97%) Fidessa
5 4 (0.97%) Sony
6 3 (0.73%) Google
6 3 (0.73%) IBM
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe
7 2 (0.49%) SAP
8 1 (0.24%) Apteco
8 1 (0.24%) Avid
8 1 (0.24%) CA
8 1 (0.24%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.24%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.24%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.24%) VMware