Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £33,750 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 18 January 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 82 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 14 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.70% 0.88% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 0.91% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 13
Sheffield median annual salary £33,750 £33,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.74% +36.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,375 £27,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £41,125 £45,000
South Yorkshire median annual salary £33,750 £33,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 803 990 1,144
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.33% 96.87% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 710 826 990
Sheffield median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 14 (100.00%) QA
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (78.57%) HP
3 11 (78.57%) HP UFT
3 11 (78.57%) SoapUI
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (21.43%) NUnit
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Experience
5 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Capita
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) .NET

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 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 11 (78.57%) HP UFT
2 11 (78.57%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) NUnit
4 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Strategy
3 11 (78.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Capita