The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / London
Rank 319 381 488
Rank change year-on-year +62 +107  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 275 290 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.70% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.73% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 251 261 133
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 31786 39894 40068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.09% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26873 34408 33640
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 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
City of London +30 30 £55,000 +15.78% 10
Chiswick - 10 £52,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £40,000 -
Westminster - 1 £35,000 -
Mayfair - 1 £50,000 -
West End of London - 1 £55,000 - 3
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 544 (100.00%) QA
2 376 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (56.99%) Selenium
4 230 (42.28%) Java
5 197 (36.21%) Test Automation
6 179 (32.90%) BDD
7 165 (30.33%) Automated Testing
8 154 (28.31%) Cucumber
9 135 (24.82%) WebDriver
10 124 (22.79%) Manual Testing
11 122 (22.43%) SQL
12 119 (21.88%) Automation Testing
13 112 (20.59%) TDD
14 111 (20.40%) Continuous Integration
15 110 (20.22%) JavaScript
16 107 (19.67%) Scrum
17 102 (18.75%) Python
18 94 (17.28%) Software Testing
19 90 (16.54%) Regression Testing
19 90 (16.54%) Mobile App
20 88 (16.18%) Appium
21 86 (15.81%) Android
22 83 (15.26%) Software Engineering
23 79 (14.52%) Finance
23 79 (14.52%) QA Automation
24 78 (14.34%) Apple iOS
24 78 (14.34%) Test Strategy
25 75 (13.79%) Jenkins
26 71 (13.05%) Test Scripting
27 66 (12.13%) C#

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (1.65%) Confluence
1 9 (1.65%) IIS
2 4 (0.74%) Apache
2 4 (0.74%) Jetty
2 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.18%) CMS
3 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.07%) SaaS
2 20 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.13%) Force.com
4 16 (2.94%) GitHub
5 12 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.49%) Internet
2 9 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) FTP
4 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.62%) MySQL
2 22 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (2.57%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.39%) HBase
6 11 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.47%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.10%) Big Data
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.37%) Redis
14 1 (0.18%) DB2
14 1 (0.18%) OLAP
14 1 (0.18%) OLTP
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.18%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 310 (56.99%) Selenium
2 154 (28.31%) Cucumber
3 135 (24.82%) WebDriver
4 88 (16.18%) Appium
5 75 (13.79%) Jenkins
6 59 (10.85%) Git (software)
7 57 (10.48%) JMeter
8 55 (10.11%) JUnit
9 52 (9.56%) JIRA
10 44 (8.09%) SoapUI
11 35 (6.43%) SpecFlow
12 27 (4.96%) Protractor
12 27 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (3.86%) Maven
13 21 (3.86%) TeamCity
14 20 (3.68%) Fiddler
15 18 (3.31%) FitNesse
15 18 (3.31%) Xcode
16 16 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (2.94%) jMock
General
1 79 (14.52%) Finance
2 22 (4.04%) Banking
3 11 (2.02%) Marketing
3 11 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.65%) Games
4 9 (1.65%) Retail
5 8 (1.47%) Advertising
6 5 (0.92%) Automotive
6 5 (0.92%) Legal
6 5 (0.92%) Polish Language
7 4 (0.74%) Back Office
7 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.74%) Front Office
8 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.37%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (11.95%) Web Services
2 43 (7.90%) REST
3 35 (6.43%) Gherkin
4 33 (6.07%) .NET
5 30 (5.51%) XML
6 27 (4.96%) RESTful
7 22 (4.04%) HTML
7 22 (4.04%) SOAP
8 16 (2.94%) Node.js
9 14 (2.57%) HTML5
10 13 (2.39%) JSON
11 10 (1.84%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.65%) Android SDK
12 9 (1.65%) iOS SDK
13 8 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (1.29%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (1.10%) LAMP
15 6 (1.10%) React
15 6 (1.10%) Swagger
16 5 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 90 (16.54%) Mobile App
2 61 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.60%) Fintech
5 19 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.47%) User Experience
8 7 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.29%) Raspberry Pi
9 6 (1.10%) Arduino
10 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.74%) Derivative
11 4 (0.74%) Equities
11 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (0.74%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.55%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 86 (15.81%) Android
2 78 (14.34%) Apple iOS
3 64 (11.76%) Linux
4 52 (9.56%) Unix
5 35 (6.43%) Windows
6 1 (0.18%) Debian
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (36.21%) Test Automation
3 179 (32.90%) BDD
4 165 (30.33%) Automated Testing
5 124 (22.79%) Manual Testing
6 119 (21.88%) Automation Testing
7 112 (20.59%) TDD
8 111 (20.40%) Continuous Integration
9 107 (19.67%) Scrum
10 94 (17.28%) Software Testing
11 90 (16.54%) Regression Testing
12 83 (15.26%) Software Engineering
13 79 (14.52%) QA Automation
14 78 (14.34%) Test Strategy
15 71 (13.05%) Test Scripting
16 61 (11.21%) Exploratory Testing
17 52 (9.56%) Performance Testing
18 50 (9.19%) E-Commerce
19 47 (8.64%) API Testing
19 47 (8.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 230 (42.28%) Java
2 122 (22.43%) SQL
3 110 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 102 (18.75%) Python
5 66 (12.13%) C#
6 59 (10.85%) Ruby
7 28 (5.15%) Groovy
7 28 (5.15%) PHP
8 20 (3.68%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.31%) C++
10 10 (1.84%) VBScript
11 9 (1.65%) Scala
12 8 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.29%) Perl
14 5 (0.92%) Go
14 5 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.74%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (8.82%) Degree
2 44 (8.09%) ISTQB
3 37 (6.80%) ISEB
4 4 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 544 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (7.72%) SDET
3 1 (0.18%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (1.84%) Docker
2 6 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.10%) Ansible
3 5 (0.92%) Rancher
4 4 (0.74%) Puppet
5 3 (0.55%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.55%) Salt
6 1 (0.18%) Grafana
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) StatsD
Vendors
1 26 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
2 20 (3.68%) Oracle
3 15 (2.76%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.47%) HP
5 7 (1.29%) MEDITECH
6 6 (1.10%) Google
7 4 (0.74%) Apiary
8 2 (0.37%) hybris
8 2 (0.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe
9 1 (0.18%) Avid
9 1 (0.18%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.18%) Samsung
9 1 (0.18%) Sybase
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
IC Resources
Salary: attractive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £63375 - £84500 per annum + Exc. Bens.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Training budget, pension
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ASOS
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Cross Training on Python
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago