Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 373 443
Rank change year-on-year +39 +70 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 246 166 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 236 141 159
South East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 30,621 29,248 38,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.94% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25,523 24,424 32,388
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 April 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 April 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 +3 97 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Hampshire +18 58 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Berkshire -2 58 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Surrey +18 41 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +13 35 £60,000 +92.00% 8
West Sussex +24 31 £40,000 -20.00% 3
East Sussex -21 21 £35,000 +13.82%
Kent +14 4 £47,250 +35.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -30 4 £40,500 +8.00% 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 246 (100.00%) QA
2 212 (86.18%) Test Automation
3 208 (84.55%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (52.44%) Selenium
5 95 (38.62%) Java
6 94 (38.21%) Manual Testing
7 74 (30.08%) Scrum
8 67 (27.24%) WebDriver
9 63 (25.61%) Cucumber
10 61 (24.80%) TDD
11 57 (23.17%) BDD
12 51 (20.73%) Degree
13 44 (17.89%) Python
14 41 (16.67%) SQL
14 41 (16.67%) Web Services
14 41 (16.67%) ISTQB
15 40 (16.26%) Test Strategy
15 40 (16.26%) C#
16 39 (15.85%) API Testing
17 37 (15.04%) Mobile App
18 36 (14.63%) JIRA
19 35 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (14.23%) Computer Science
19 35 (14.23%) Jenkins
20 34 (13.82%) User Acceptance Testing
20 34 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
21 31 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
21 31 (12.60%) REST
21 31 (12.60%) Computer Science Degree
22 30 (12.20%) SDLC

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 27 (10.98%) Confluence
2 6 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.81%) CICS
3 2 (0.81%) SAS
3 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.41%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.50%) SaaS
3 12 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.03%) BrowserStack
4 5 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.63%) GitHub
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.03%) Internet
1 5 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.22%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (2.44%) DB2
2 6 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.81%) Big Data
4 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.81%) MySQL
4 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 129 (52.44%) Selenium
2 67 (27.24%) WebDriver
3 63 (25.61%) Cucumber
4 36 (14.63%) JIRA
5 35 (14.23%) Jenkins
6 30 (12.20%) JUnit
7 29 (11.79%) Git (software)
8 24 (9.76%) SoapUI
9 14 (5.69%) SpecFlow
10 11 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (4.07%) Appium
11 10 (4.07%) Visual Studio
12 9 (3.66%) JMeter
12 9 (3.66%) Travis CI
13 6 (2.44%) HP UFT
13 6 (2.44%) Maven
14 5 (2.03%) Protractor
14 5 (2.03%) SonarQube
15 3 (1.22%) TestNG
15 3 (1.22%) WATIR
General
1 20 (8.13%) Finance
2 12 (4.88%) Marketing
3 11 (4.47%) Retail
4 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Billing
6 2 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.67%) Web Services
2 31 (12.60%) REST
3 22 (8.94%) .NET
4 19 (7.72%) Gherkin
5 13 (5.28%) SOAP
6 12 (4.88%) React Native
7 9 (3.66%) RESTful
8 8 (3.25%) CSS
9 7 (2.85%) HTML
9 7 (2.85%) Node.js
10 6 (2.44%) XML
11 5 (2.03%) JSON
11 5 (2.03%) Swagger
12 4 (1.63%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.63%) Java EE
13 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.81%) J2EE
13 2 (0.81%) Spring Boot
13 2 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
14 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.04%) Mobile App
2 35 (14.23%) Computer Science
3 23 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.66%) User Experience
7 6 (2.44%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.41%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.38%) Linux
2 26 (10.57%) Windows
3 21 (8.54%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.66%) Android
5 8 (3.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (86.18%) Test Automation
2 208 (84.55%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (38.21%) Manual Testing
4 74 (30.08%) Scrum
5 61 (24.80%) TDD
6 57 (23.17%) BDD
7 40 (16.26%) Test Strategy
8 39 (15.85%) API Testing
9 35 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
10 34 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (13.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (12.20%) Acceptance Criteria
11 30 (12.20%) Kanban
11 30 (12.20%) SDLC
11 30 (12.20%) Software Testing
11 30 (12.20%) Test Scripting
12 29 (11.79%) Functional Testing
13 25 (10.16%) Regression Testing
13 25 (10.16%) Waterfall
14 23 (9.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (38.62%) Java
2 44 (17.89%) Python
3 41 (16.67%) SQL
4 40 (16.26%) C#
5 25 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.28%) Ruby
7 9 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.25%) Perl
9 7 (2.85%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.44%) COBOL
11 5 (2.03%) PHP
12 4 (1.63%) C++
13 2 (0.81%) C
13 2 (0.81%) PL/1
13 2 (0.81%) REXX
13 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.81%) VB
13 2 (0.81%) VBScript
14 1 (0.41%) Go
14 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (20.73%) Degree
2 41 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 31 (12.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (11.38%) ISEB
5 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.81%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.22%) Docker
3 2 (0.81%) ACF2
3 2 (0.81%) RACF
4 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.41%) LXC
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.41%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.88%) Sophos
3 7 (2.85%) VMware
4 6 (2.44%) Capita
4 6 (2.44%) Google
5 5 (2.03%) Talend
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle
7 2 (0.81%) HP
7 2 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) RedGate
8 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk