Period
to 4 April 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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

Quality Assurance Test Engineer
England > North East
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 108 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - +105
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Engineer 1 7 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 0.077% 0.52% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.55% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median annual salary £47,500 £41,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.15% - -
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,268 1,267 1,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.02% 94.34% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 954 973 1,583
Median annual salary £40,764 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.91% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,783 £23,025
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

QA Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Engineer in the North East

QA Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA Test Engineer in the North East.

Salary trend for QA Test Engineer in the North East

QA Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Engineer within the North East region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
Tyne and Wear 0 1 £47,500 +15.15%
QA Test Engineer
England

QA Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, QA Test 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 North East region featuring QA Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins

QA Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Gatling
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Postman
1 1 (100.00%) Protractor
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (100.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA