Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 February 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 410 436
Rank change year-on-year +79 +26 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 230 158 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 211 134 184
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 30,465 30,088 40,033
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.90% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25,505 24,957 34,053
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the South East

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the South East

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the South East

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +49 112 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Berkshire +27 73 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Hampshire +16 54 £42,500 -2.86%
Oxfordshire +13 31 £60,500 +168.89% 6
Surrey +2 25 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East Sussex -18 19 £35,000 +16.67% 1
West Sussex +9 15 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Kent +22 5 £41,750 +11.33% 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 South East region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 230 (100.00%) QA
2 195 (84.78%) Test Automation
3 186 (80.87%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (50.87%) Selenium
5 88 (38.26%) Java
6 86 (37.39%) Manual Testing
7 65 (28.26%) Scrum
8 64 (27.83%) WebDriver
9 52 (22.61%) Degree
10 51 (22.17%) TDD
11 50 (21.74%) Cucumber
12 48 (20.87%) BDD
13 43 (18.70%) Python
14 42 (18.26%) SQL
15 38 (16.52%) ISTQB
16 37 (16.09%) Mobile App
17 35 (15.22%) C#
18 33 (14.35%) Computer Science
18 33 (14.35%) JIRA
19 31 (13.48%) Test Scripting
19 31 (13.48%) Computer Science Degree
20 30 (13.04%) SDLC
20 30 (13.04%) JUnit
21 29 (12.61%) Test Strategy
21 29 (12.61%) Kanban
22 28 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
22 28 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
22 28 (12.17%) API Testing
23 27 (11.74%) Software Testing
23 27 (11.74%) Web Services

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (8.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.52%) SaaS
3 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.30%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.87%) GitHub
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.04%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.17%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) HTTP
4 2 (0.87%) SSL
5 1 (0.43%) Skype
5 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.17%) Big Data
1 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.74%) MySQL
2 4 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.87%) DB2
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (50.87%) Selenium
2 64 (27.83%) WebDriver
3 50 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 33 (14.35%) JIRA
5 30 (13.04%) JUnit
6 25 (10.87%) Jenkins
7 23 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 17 (7.39%) SpecFlow
9 16 (6.96%) Git (software)
9 16 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (5.22%) Appium
11 11 (4.78%) JMeter
12 10 (4.35%) Maven
13 9 (3.91%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.74%) HP UFT
14 4 (1.74%) Travis CI
15 3 (1.30%) Protractor
15 3 (1.30%) SonarQube
15 3 (1.30%) TestNG
15 3 (1.30%) WATIR
General
1 21 (9.13%) Finance
2 9 (3.91%) Marketing
2 9 (3.91%) Retail
3 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.87%) Banking
4 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Automotive
5 1 (0.43%) Avionics
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.74%) Web Services
2 23 (10.00%) REST
3 22 (9.57%) .NET
4 20 (8.70%) Gherkin
5 14 (6.09%) SOAP
6 12 (5.22%) React Native
7 10 (4.35%) RESTful
8 8 (3.48%) JSON
9 7 (3.04%) XML
10 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.30%) Behat
10 3 (1.30%) CSS
10 3 (1.30%) Java EE
10 3 (1.30%) Node.js
10 3 (1.30%) phpspec
10 3 (1.30%) Swagger
11 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.87%) HTML
12 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.43%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.09%) Mobile App
2 33 (14.35%) Computer Science
3 22 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.74%) User Experience
7 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) Fintech
8 1 (0.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.74%) Windows
2 24 (10.43%) Linux
3 22 (9.57%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.35%) Android
5 8 (3.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (84.78%) Test Automation
2 186 (80.87%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (37.39%) Manual Testing
4 65 (28.26%) Scrum
5 51 (22.17%) TDD
6 48 (20.87%) BDD
7 31 (13.48%) Test Scripting
8 30 (13.04%) SDLC
9 29 (12.61%) Kanban
9 29 (12.61%) Test Strategy
10 28 (12.17%) API Testing
10 28 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (11.74%) Software Testing
12 26 (11.30%) Acceptance Criteria
13 25 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (10.43%) Functional Testing
15 22 (9.57%) Regression Testing
16 20 (8.70%) Performance Testing
16 20 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
16 20 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (38.26%) Java
2 43 (18.70%) Python
3 42 (18.26%) SQL
4 35 (15.22%) C#
5 19 (8.26%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.26%) Ruby
6 9 (3.91%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.04%) C++
8 7 (3.04%) Perl
8 7 (3.04%) PHP
9 3 (1.30%) C
9 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.87%) COBOL
10 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (22.61%) Degree
2 38 (16.52%) ISTQB
3 31 (13.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (11.30%) ISEB
5 3 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.43%) HNC
6 1 (0.43%) HND
6 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) ECSS
System Software
1 6 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.87%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) HP Fortify
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.09%) Sophos
3 7 (3.04%) Google
3 7 (3.04%) Talend
4 6 (2.61%) Capita
4 6 (2.61%) VMware
5 4 (1.74%) Oracle
6 1 (0.43%) RedGate