The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 66 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.59% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 1
Median salary £28,750 £33,250 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.53% +47.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

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 490 583 771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 97.22% 96.05% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 413 512 659
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 Sheffield

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

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Sheffield

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Selenium
3 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (78.95%) TDD
4 14 (73.68%) NUnit
4 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
4 14 (73.68%) C#
4 14 (73.68%) Java
4 14 (73.68%) TestNG
5 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
6 11 (57.89%) Subversion
7 10 (52.63%) SQL
7 10 (52.63%) OO
8 7 (36.84%) Process Management
8 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
9 4 (21.05%) iPad
9 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Apple
9 4 (21.05%) Scrum
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Digital Media
10 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
10 3 (15.79%) User Experience
11 1 (5.26%) ISEB
11 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
11 1 (5.26%) Kanban
11 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
11 1 (5.26%) BDD

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 16 (84.21%) Selenium
2 14 (73.68%) NUnit
2 14 (73.68%) TestNG
3 11 (57.89%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) iPad
2 3 (15.79%) Digital Media
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
3 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
4 10 (52.63%) OO
5 7 (36.84%) Process Management
5 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.26%) BDD
8 1 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Apple
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