Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 376 317 396
Rank change year-on-year -59 +79 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 424 186 372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.84% 0.79% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.84% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 375 159 285
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,000 £38,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £43,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
75th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -

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 46,050 22,043 48,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.03% 93.39% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,089 18,689 39,578
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in London

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA Engineer in London.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in London

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 +41 156 £67,500 +22.73% 12
West London -60 10 £72,500 +107.14% 6
South London -25 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 424 (100.00%) QA
2 284 (66.98%) Test Automation
3 211 (49.76%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (48.82%) Selenium
5 194 (45.75%) JavaScript
6 140 (33.02%) Cucumber
7 131 (30.90%) Postman
8 123 (29.01%) Test Strategy
8 123 (29.01%) Java
9 121 (28.54%) API Testing
10 116 (27.36%) Cypress.io
11 112 (26.42%) REST
12 103 (24.29%) Jenkins
13 102 (24.06%) Python
13 102 (24.06%) Finance
14 99 (23.35%) BDD
15 95 (22.41%) C#
16 91 (21.46%) SQL
17 85 (20.05%) Manual Testing
18 84 (19.81%) Regression Testing
19 80 (18.87%) QA Automation
20 79 (18.63%) JIRA
21 77 (18.16%) Scrum
22 73 (17.22%) Git (software)
23 72 (16.98%) Social Skills
24 68 (16.04%) SDLC
25 60 (14.15%) DevOps
25 60 (14.15%) Software Testing
26 56 (13.21%) TypeScript
27 52 (12.26%) Azure

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 25 (5.90%) Confluence
2 3 (0.71%) Drupal
2 3 (0.71%) IIS
3 2 (0.47%) CMS
4 1 (0.24%) Camunda
Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.26%) Azure
2 29 (6.84%) AWS
3 26 (6.13%) SaaS
4 16 (3.77%) GCP
5 10 (2.36%) BrowserStack
5 10 (2.36%) GitHub
6 9 (2.12%) Serverless
7 6 (1.42%) AWS CodePipeline
7 6 (1.42%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.71%) PaaS
8 3 (0.71%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.47%) GitHub Actions
10 1 (0.24%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Service Fabric
10 1 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.24%) IaaS
10 1 (0.24%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.71%) Broadband
2 2 (0.47%) HTTP
2 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.01%) NoSQL
2 12 (2.83%) MongoDB
2 12 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.36%) Data Lake
3 10 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.42%) Electronic Patient Records
5 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.18%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.71%) Big Data
6 3 (0.71%) BigQuery
6 3 (0.71%) Metadata
6 3 (0.71%) MySQL
6 3 (0.71%) Power BI
7 2 (0.47%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 207 (48.82%) Selenium
2 140 (33.02%) Cucumber
3 131 (30.90%) Postman
4 116 (27.36%) Cypress.io
5 103 (24.29%) Jenkins
6 79 (18.63%) JIRA
7 73 (17.22%) Git (software)
8 46 (10.85%) SpecFlow
9 43 (10.14%) WebDriver
10 37 (8.73%) Appium
11 36 (8.49%) Protractor
11 36 (8.49%) TeamCity
12 27 (6.37%) Charles Proxy
12 27 (6.37%) Mocha
13 26 (6.13%) Gatling
14 25 (5.90%) Ranorex
15 21 (4.95%) GitLab
16 20 (4.72%) JMeter
17 19 (4.48%) REST Assured
18 16 (3.77%) Robot Framework
General
1 102 (24.06%) Finance
2 72 (16.98%) Social Skills
3 39 (9.20%) Retail
4 29 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (6.37%) Games
6 24 (5.66%) Legal
7 23 (5.42%) Law
8 20 (4.72%) Banking
9 17 (4.01%) Publishing
10 16 (3.77%) Marketing
11 14 (3.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 13 (3.07%) Manufacturing
12 13 (3.07%) Public Sector
13 12 (2.83%) Electronics
13 12 (2.83%) Telecoms
14 10 (2.36%) Advertising
15 8 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
17 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.94%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (26.42%) REST
2 42 (9.91%) Gherkin
3 41 (9.67%) .NET
4 39 (9.20%) Node.js
5 28 (6.60%) React
6 27 (6.37%) WebdriverIO
7 20 (4.72%) RESTful
8 15 (3.54%) JSON
8 15 (3.54%) Swagger
9 13 (3.07%) Nightwatchjs
10 12 (2.83%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.83%) Playwright
11 11 (2.59%) Chai
11 11 (2.59%) React Native
12 10 (2.36%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.89%) GraphQL
14 7 (1.65%) Jest
14 7 (1.65%) Web Services
14 7 (1.65%) XML
15 6 (1.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.91%) Mobile App
2 28 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (4.48%) User Experience
4 13 (3.07%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.65%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.94%) Online Games
9 4 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (0.71%) Derivative
10 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.71%) Social Media
11 2 (0.47%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.47%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.47%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.20%) Android
2 16 (3.77%) Windows
3 15 (3.54%) Linux
4 13 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.36%) Unix
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (66.98%) Test Automation
2 211 (49.76%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (29.01%) Test Strategy
4 121 (28.54%) API Testing
5 99 (23.35%) BDD
6 85 (20.05%) Manual Testing
7 84 (19.81%) Regression Testing
8 80 (18.87%) QA Automation
9 77 (18.16%) Scrum
10 68 (16.04%) SDLC
11 60 (14.15%) DevOps
11 60 (14.15%) Software Testing
12 52 (12.26%) Performance Testing
13 49 (11.56%) E-Commerce
14 48 (11.32%) Scenario Testing
15 46 (10.85%) TDD
16 45 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (8.96%) Test Scripting
19 37 (8.73%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 194 (45.75%) JavaScript
2 123 (29.01%) Java
3 102 (24.06%) Python
4 95 (22.41%) C#
5 91 (21.46%) SQL
6 56 (13.21%) TypeScript
7 20 (4.72%) Groovy
8 15 (3.54%) C
9 10 (2.36%) Kotlin
9 10 (2.36%) Perl
10 9 (2.12%) C++
11 7 (1.65%) VBScript
12 5 (1.18%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.71%) PHP
13 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.47%) Bash
14 2 (0.47%) ES6
14 2 (0.47%) Ruby
15 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (4.48%) ISTQB
2 18 (4.25%) Degree
3 8 (1.89%) ISEB
3 8 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (0.94%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.24%) MCAD
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.94%) IEC 62304
3 4 (0.94%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (7.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.07%) Terraform
3 11 (2.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 12 (2.83%) SAP
2 11 (2.59%) Google
2 11 (2.59%) LexisNexis
3 4 (0.94%) Atlassian
3 4 (0.94%) HP
3 4 (0.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (0.71%) Progress
5 2 (0.47%) Actian
5 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.24%) Hotjar
6 1 (0.24%) PagerDuty
6 1 (0.24%) Xamarin