Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 21 July 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 86 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 11 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.16% 0.55% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.57% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 2
Sheffield median annual salary £28,750 £31,500 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.73% +20.00% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,125 £21,875
90th Percentile £42,500 £37,875 £31,625
South Yorkshire median annual salary £28,750 £31,500 £26,250
% change year-on-year -8.73% +20.00% +0.96%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 924 1060 1494
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 97.78% 96.80% 98.68%
Number of salaries quoted 767 910 1302
Sheffield median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £54,875
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Sheffield

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Sheffield

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Sheffield over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Sheffield

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Sheffield region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) TDD
5 6 (54.55%) NUnit
5 6 (54.55%) C#
5 6 (54.55%) Java
5 6 (54.55%) TestNG
6 5 (45.45%) Subversion
7 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
7 4 (36.36%) Apple
7 4 (36.36%) Scrum
8 3 (27.27%) iPad
8 3 (27.27%) Digital Media
8 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
8 3 (27.27%) User Experience
8 3 (27.27%) OO
8 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Process Management
9 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
10 1 (9.09%) BDD
10 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 1 (9.09%) ISEB
10 1 (9.09%) Kanban
10 1 (9.09%) ISTQB

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) NUnit
2 6 (54.55%) TestNG
3 5 (45.45%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Digital Media
1 3 (27.27%) iPad
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Process Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Apple