Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 367 455
Rank change year-on-year +74 +88 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 266 177 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.63% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 240 151 139
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,875 £63,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 28,584 28,086 35,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.71% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23,785 23,400 29,635
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -30 73 £45,000 - 12
Surrey +66 66 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Hampshire +29 64 £42,500 - 4
Berkshire -28 45 £45,000 - 4
West Sussex +28 28 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East Sussex -19 28 £45,000 +28.57%
Oxfordshire -18 20 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Kent +15 9 £53,250 +52.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 8 £43,750 +2.94% 2
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 266 (100.00%) QA
2 240 (90.23%) Test Automation
3 188 (70.68%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (45.86%) Selenium
5 110 (41.35%) C#
6 90 (33.83%) Scrum
7 85 (31.95%) Manual Testing
8 69 (25.94%) Java
9 65 (24.44%) Cucumber
10 63 (23.68%) Microsoft
11 61 (22.93%) .NET
11 61 (22.93%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (21.80%) Finance
13 52 (19.55%) BDD
14 51 (19.17%) Software Engineering
15 49 (18.42%) Software Testing
15 49 (18.42%) Visual Studio
16 46 (17.29%) Unit Testing
17 45 (16.92%) WebDriver
17 45 (16.92%) Python
17 45 (16.92%) TDD
18 44 (16.54%) Regression Testing
18 44 (16.54%) JIRA
19 43 (16.17%) Test Strategy
19 43 (16.17%) ISTQB
20 41 (15.41%) Defect Management
21 40 (15.04%) Ranorex
21 40 (15.04%) Test Scripting
22 39 (14.66%) HP Quality Center
22 39 (14.66%) Moq

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 26 (9.77%) Confluence
2 7 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.75%) CICS
3 2 (0.75%) SAS
3 2 (0.75%) Tornado
3 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
4 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) 2G
1 2 (0.75%) 3G
1 2 (0.75%) 4G
1 2 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.38%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.13%) DB2
4 3 (1.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.75%) Redis
6 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 122 (45.86%) Selenium
2 65 (24.44%) Cucumber
3 49 (18.42%) Visual Studio
4 45 (16.92%) WebDriver
5 44 (16.54%) JIRA
6 40 (15.04%) Ranorex
7 39 (14.66%) Moq
7 39 (14.66%) MSTest
8 38 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 35 (13.16%) Git (software)
10 31 (11.65%) JMeter
11 16 (6.02%) JUnit
12 15 (5.64%) SoapUI
13 10 (3.76%) Maven
14 9 (3.38%) LoadRunner
14 9 (3.38%) Robot Framework
15 5 (1.88%) Appium
16 4 (1.50%) LoadUI
16 4 (1.50%) SpecFlow
16 4 (1.50%) TestNG
General
1 58 (21.80%) Finance
2 9 (3.38%) Automotive
3 6 (2.26%) Games
3 6 (2.26%) Marketing
3 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.88%) Retail
5 2 (0.75%) Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (22.93%) .NET
2 27 (10.15%) REST
3 25 (9.40%) Web Services
4 22 (8.27%) Velocity
5 21 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 15 (5.64%) CSS
7 14 (5.26%) HTML
7 14 (5.26%) SOAP
8 9 (3.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (2.26%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.13%) Node.js
11 2 (0.75%) COM
11 2 (0.75%) Django
11 2 (0.75%) J2EE
11 2 (0.75%) JSON
11 2 (0.75%) RESTful
11 2 (0.75%) Spring Boot
11 2 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.38%) Lucene
12 1 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.15%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.52%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.77%) Reinsurance
4 14 (5.26%) User Experience
5 12 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) Fintech
10 2 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) FMCG
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.28%) Linux
2 26 (9.77%) Windows
3 6 (2.26%) Android
3 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.50%) Unix
5 2 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (90.23%) Test Automation
2 188 (70.68%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (33.83%) Scrum
4 85 (31.95%) Manual Testing
5 61 (22.93%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (19.55%) BDD
7 51 (19.17%) Software Engineering
8 49 (18.42%) Software Testing
9 46 (17.29%) Unit Testing
10 45 (16.92%) TDD
11 44 (16.54%) Regression Testing
12 43 (16.17%) Test Strategy
13 41 (15.41%) Defect Management
14 40 (15.04%) Test Scripting
15 37 (13.91%) Non-Functional Testing
16 32 (12.03%) SDLC
17 31 (11.65%) Acceptance Criteria
18 28 (10.53%) API Testing
19 27 (10.15%) SDET
19 27 (10.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 110 (41.35%) C#
2 69 (25.94%) Java
3 45 (16.92%) Python
4 34 (12.78%) SQL
5 28 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 23 (8.65%) Ruby
7 13 (4.89%) PHP
8 7 (2.63%) Bourne shell
8 7 (2.63%) Delphi
8 7 (2.63%) Perl
9 6 (2.26%) C++
10 4 (1.50%) C
11 3 (1.13%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.13%) COBOL
12 2 (0.75%) Go
12 2 (0.75%) PL/1
12 2 (0.75%) REXX
12 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.75%) VB
12 2 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (16.17%) ISTQB
2 38 (14.29%) Degree
3 24 (9.02%) ISEB
4 17 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.13%) PMP
7 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) Docker
2 3 (1.13%) ACF2
2 3 (1.13%) RACF
3 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 39 (14.66%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 63 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.88%) Capita
3 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.13%) Google
4 3 (1.13%) HP
4 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.75%) Apple
5 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.38%) Splunk