The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 3 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 45 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 1.51% 0.61% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.62% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Median salary £52,500 £26,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% -  
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 Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 259 325 333
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 97.74% 99.09% 98.81%
Number of salaries quoted 183 258 235
Median salary £45,344 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.36% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Peterborough

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Peterborough

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Peterborough

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Peterborough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Peterborough over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Peterborough

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 23 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 Peterborough region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Validation

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA