Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 95 123
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 34 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.56% 2.31% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.38% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 42 22
Nottingham median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +26.76% +16.39%
10th Percentile £32,300 £35,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £43,375
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +19.72% +16.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham. 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
Nottingham
Permanent vacancies in Nottingham with a recognized job title 1,288 1,803 1,977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 96.99% 97.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,030 1,578 1,598
Nottingham median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £67,500
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +9.09%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Nottingham

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Nottingham

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Nottingham over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 Nottingham region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (97.06%) Test Automation
3 31 (91.18%) Java
4 29 (85.29%) Selenium
5 25 (73.53%) C#
6 24 (70.59%) JIRA
6 24 (70.59%) Test Management
6 24 (70.59%) Zephyr
6 24 (70.59%) SDLC
7 23 (67.65%) Defect Management
8 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
8 21 (61.76%) SoapUI
8 21 (61.76%) OOP
8 21 (61.76%) OO
8 21 (61.76%) JMeter
9 19 (55.88%) Scrum
10 17 (50.00%) QA Automation
10 17 (50.00%) API Testing
11 16 (47.06%) Web Services
11 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (44.12%) Scenario Testing
12 15 (44.12%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
13 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (23.53%) User Stories
13 8 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (23.53%) Subversion
13 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
13 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
13 8 (23.53%) Project Planning

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Development Applications
1 29 (85.29%) Selenium
2 24 (70.59%) JIRA
2 24 (70.59%) Zephyr
3 21 (61.76%) JMeter
3 21 (61.76%) SoapUI
3 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
4 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 8 (23.53%) Subversion
5 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
6 5 (14.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Test Automation
2 24 (70.59%) SDLC
2 24 (70.59%) Test Management
3 23 (67.65%) Defect Management
4 21 (61.76%) OO
4 21 (61.76%) OOP
5 19 (55.88%) Scrum
6 17 (50.00%) API Testing
6 17 (50.00%) QA Automation
7 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (44.12%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (44.12%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Project Planning
9 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
9 8 (23.53%) User Stories
10 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (91.18%) Java
2 25 (73.53%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
1 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Reuters