The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 376 451
Rank change year-on-year -29 +75  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 217 285 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 184 269 180
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 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 34746 38402 42429
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.79% 95.88% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28106 33425 35862
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 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 28 June 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 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
City of London +4 33 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
Enfield - 1 £32,500 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

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

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 London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 505 (100.00%) QA
2 430 (85.15%) Test Automation
3 369 (73.07%) Agile Software Development
4 328 (64.95%) Selenium
5 238 (47.13%) Java
6 185 (36.63%) BDD
7 160 (31.68%) WebDriver
8 147 (29.11%) Cucumber
9 127 (25.15%) TDD
10 114 (22.57%) SQL
11 107 (21.19%) JavaScript
12 106 (20.99%) Scrum
13 97 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (18.61%) Manual Testing
15 92 (18.22%) Jenkins
16 89 (17.62%) Python
17 84 (16.63%) Test Scripting
18 81 (16.04%) QA Automation
19 78 (15.45%) Appium
20 77 (15.25%) Mobile App
20 77 (15.25%) Software Testing
21 76 (15.05%) Software Engineering
22 71 (14.06%) Web Services
23 68 (13.47%) Performance Testing
24 67 (13.27%) JIRA
25 66 (13.07%) Test Strategy
26 64 (12.67%) C#
26 64 (12.67%) JMeter
27 61 (12.08%) REST
28 57 (11.29%) E-Commerce

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 16 (3.17%) Confluence
2 5 (0.99%) Apache
2 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.40%) CMS
3 2 (0.40%) Jetty
3 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.20%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.15%) Force.com
2 21 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.96%) GitHub
3 20 (3.96%) SaaS
4 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.58%) BrowserStack
6 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.94%) Internet
2 14 (2.77%) HTTP
3 4 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.53%) MySQL
2 20 (3.96%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.57%) HBase
6 12 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.78%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.39%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.59%) Big Data
12 2 (0.40%) DB2
13 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.20%) Redis
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 328 (64.95%) Selenium
2 160 (31.68%) WebDriver
3 147 (29.11%) Cucumber
4 92 (18.22%) Jenkins
5 78 (15.45%) Appium
6 67 (13.27%) JIRA
7 64 (12.67%) JMeter
8 55 (10.89%) Git (software)
9 53 (10.50%) JUnit
10 41 (8.12%) SoapUI
11 30 (5.94%) Protractor
11 30 (5.94%) SpecFlow
12 27 (5.35%) TeamCity
13 19 (3.76%) Fiddler
13 19 (3.76%) JBehave
14 16 (3.17%) Gatling
15 15 (2.97%) HP UFT
15 15 (2.97%) jMock
16 14 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (2.77%) Bitbucket
General
1 51 (10.10%) Finance
2 23 (4.55%) Retail
3 11 (2.18%) Banking
4 10 (1.98%) Polish Language
5 7 (1.39%) Advertising
6 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.99%) Marketing
6 5 (0.99%) Publishing
7 4 (0.79%) Legal
8 3 (0.59%) Games
8 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (14.06%) Web Services
2 61 (12.08%) REST
3 45 (8.91%) RESTful
4 41 (8.12%) XML
5 40 (7.92%) .NET
6 39 (7.72%) Gherkin
7 30 (5.94%) SOAP
8 26 (5.15%) HTML
9 24 (4.75%) JSON
10 14 (2.77%) Node.js
11 11 (2.18%) HTML5
12 9 (1.78%) CSS
12 9 (1.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 8 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.19%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.19%) LAMP
15 5 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
15 5 (0.99%) Vaadin
16 4 (0.79%) pytest
16 4 (0.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.25%) Mobile App
2 53 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.72%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.34%) Fintech
5 30 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.77%) RIA
7 11 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.98%) User Experience
9 4 (0.79%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.79%) Replication
9 4 (0.79%) Robotics
9 4 (0.79%) Smart Home
10 3 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.40%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.40%) Derivative
11 2 (0.40%) Social Media
11 2 (0.40%) Tandem
11 2 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.50%) Apple iOS
2 52 (10.30%) Android
3 46 (9.11%) Linux
4 35 (6.93%) Unix
5 17 (3.37%) Windows
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (85.15%) Test Automation
2 369 (73.07%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (36.63%) BDD
4 127 (25.15%) TDD
5 106 (20.99%) Scrum
6 97 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (18.61%) Manual Testing
8 84 (16.63%) Test Scripting
9 81 (16.04%) QA Automation
10 77 (15.25%) Software Testing
11 76 (15.05%) Software Engineering
12 68 (13.47%) Performance Testing
13 66 (13.07%) Test Strategy
14 57 (11.29%) E-Commerce
15 54 (10.69%) OO
16 53 (10.50%) API Testing
17 52 (10.30%) Exploratory Testing
18 51 (10.10%) Regression Testing
19 49 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
20 48 (9.50%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 238 (47.13%) Java
2 114 (22.57%) SQL
3 107 (21.19%) JavaScript
4 89 (17.62%) Python
5 64 (12.67%) C#
6 49 (9.70%) Ruby
7 25 (4.95%) Groovy
7 25 (4.95%) PHP
8 12 (2.38%) VBScript
9 7 (1.39%) Go
9 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.19%) C++
10 6 (1.19%) Perl
11 5 (0.99%) Scala
12 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.40%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.40%) C
13 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (9.31%) Degree
2 28 (5.54%) ISTQB
3 26 (5.15%) ISEB
4 15 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 505 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (1.19%) Docker
1 6 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.99%) Rancher
2 4 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) Grafana
3 1 (0.20%) Kibana
3 1 (0.20%) logstash
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) StatsD
Vendors
1 33 (6.53%) Salesforce.com
2 16 (3.17%) Oracle
3 13 (2.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.58%) HP
5 6 (1.19%) Google
6 4 (0.79%) Apiary
7 2 (0.40%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.40%) Sony
7 2 (0.40%) Sybase
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe
8 1 (0.20%) Avid
8 1 (0.20%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.20%) IBM
8 1 (0.20%) VMware
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Workshop Technologies Ltd
Salary: £negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benefi
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% and excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £47,000 per annum (plus shares)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Charles Taylor Plc
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Charles Taylor plc
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago