The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / South East
Rank 301 358 345
Rank change year-on-year +57 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 94 97 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 82 81 103
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14278 18611 19980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.48% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11924 15869 16106
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +46 35 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +31 23 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +41 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hampshire +29 9 £40,000 +23.07% 2
West Sussex -4 5 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Kent +21 4 £37,500 -14.77%
East Sussex -3 3 £32,500 -23.52%
Oxfordshire -6 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (55.35%) Selenium
4 81 (50.94%) Java
5 70 (44.03%) Test Scripting
6 62 (38.99%) SQL
7 49 (30.82%) Regression Testing
8 48 (30.19%) Automated Testing
9 46 (28.93%) Finance
10 37 (23.27%) QA Automation
10 37 (23.27%) WebDriver
11 36 (22.64%) Test Automation
12 34 (21.38%) Automation Testing
13 33 (20.75%) BDD
14 32 (20.13%) Software Engineering
15 31 (19.50%) Test Strategy
16 30 (18.87%) Degree
17 29 (18.24%) Scrum
17 29 (18.24%) JMeter
18 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
18 28 (17.61%) Python
19 25 (15.72%) Software Testing
19 25 (15.72%) Web Testing
20 24 (15.09%) Windows
20 24 (15.09%) Linux
21 23 (14.47%) JIRA
21 23 (14.47%) Manual Testing
22 22 (13.84%) Functional Testing
22 22 (13.84%) Integration Testing
23 21 (13.21%) Oracle

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (4.40%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) Wireless
2 2 (1.26%) Network Security
2 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) Big Data
3 5 (3.14%) Blockchain
3 5 (3.14%) Data Lake
3 5 (3.14%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.26%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 88 (55.35%) Selenium
2 37 (23.27%) WebDriver
3 29 (18.24%) JMeter
4 23 (14.47%) JIRA
5 20 (12.58%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.18%) Gatling
7 8 (5.03%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.03%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.14%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.52%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.89%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.89%) JUnit
11 3 (1.89%) Maven
12 2 (1.26%) NUnit
12 2 (1.26%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.26%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.63%) Appium
13 1 (0.63%) Moq
13 1 (0.63%) YouTrack
General
1 46 (28.93%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.18%) Financial Institution
4 9 (5.66%) Banking
5 6 (3.77%) Electronics
6 5 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.14%) Marketing
7 3 (1.89%) Advertising
7 3 (1.89%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.32%) XML
2 17 (10.69%) .NET
3 12 (7.55%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.77%) HTML
4 6 (3.77%) REST
5 5 (3.14%) Play Framework
5 5 (3.14%) Web Services
6 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.89%) CSS
6 3 (1.89%) HTML5
6 3 (1.89%) jQuery
6 3 (1.89%) WCF
6 3 (1.89%) WinForms
7 2 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.77%) iPad
3 5 (3.14%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (2.52%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.89%) iPhone
5 3 (1.89%) Social Media
5 3 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.09%) Linux
1 24 (15.09%) Windows
2 19 (11.95%) Unix
3 5 (3.14%) Android
4 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Debian
5 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (44.03%) Test Scripting
3 49 (30.82%) Regression Testing
4 48 (30.19%) Automated Testing
5 37 (23.27%) QA Automation
6 36 (22.64%) Test Automation
7 34 (21.38%) Automation Testing
8 33 (20.75%) BDD
9 32 (20.13%) Software Engineering
10 31 (19.50%) Test Strategy
11 29 (18.24%) Scrum
12 25 (15.72%) Software Testing
12 25 (15.72%) Web Testing
13 23 (14.47%) Manual Testing
14 22 (13.84%) Functional Testing
14 22 (13.84%) Integration Testing
15 19 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (10.69%) Kanban
16 17 (10.69%) Performance Testing
17 16 (10.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (50.94%) Java
2 62 (38.99%) SQL
3 28 (17.61%) Python
4 20 (12.58%) C#
5 17 (10.69%) C++
6 15 (9.43%) Shell Script
7 13 (8.18%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.66%) C
8 9 (5.66%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.03%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.40%) Ruby
11 5 (3.14%) Scala
12 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.89%) VB
12 3 (1.89%) VB6
13 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (18.87%) Degree
2 15 (9.43%) ISEB
3 12 (7.55%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (11.32%) SDET
3 10 (6.29%) ISO 14001
3 10 (6.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.26%) VirtualBox
1 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
2 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) Ansible
1 2 (1.26%) Grafana
1 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.21%) Oracle
3 7 (4.40%) Sophos
4 5 (3.14%) SAP
5 3 (1.89%) Apple
5 3 (1.89%) Facebook
6 2 (1.26%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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