The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 349 366
Rank change year-on-year +44 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 89 90 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 73 73 90
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,200 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 14110 17860 20459
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.64% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11815 15210 16682
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +41 30 £50,000 +33.33% 4
East Sussex +28 17 £30,000 -27.71% 2
Surrey +23 9 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire +10 9 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £42,500 +33.85% 1
Hampshire +3 6 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Kent - 6 £35,000 -
West Sussex -1 3 £50,000 +33.33%
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 184 (100.00%) QA
2 176 (95.65%) Test Automation
3 118 (64.13%) Selenium
4 117 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (52.72%) Test Scripting
6 95 (51.63%) Java
7 94 (51.09%) SQL
8 66 (35.87%) Finance
9 60 (32.61%) QA Automation
10 53 (28.80%) WebDriver
11 47 (25.54%) Scrum
12 46 (25.00%) JIRA
13 44 (23.91%) Software Testing
14 41 (22.28%) BDD
14 41 (22.28%) Test Strategy
14 41 (22.28%) Python
15 40 (21.74%) Regression Testing
16 39 (21.20%) Windows
17 38 (20.65%) C#
17 38 (20.65%) Software Engineering
17 38 (20.65%) Manual Testing
18 37 (20.11%) Cucumber
19 33 (17.93%) Performance Testing
19 33 (17.93%) JMeter
20 32 (17.39%) Degree
21 31 (16.85%) Oracle
22 30 (16.30%) Linux
22 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
23 28 (15.22%) .NET
23 28 (15.22%) C++

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 5 (2.72%) Confluence
2 1 (0.54%) CICS
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) Wireless
2 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) VLAN
3 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.43%) Big Data
2 10 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.80%) Blockchain
4 5 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.72%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.63%) DB2
7 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 118 (64.13%) Selenium
2 53 (28.80%) WebDriver
3 46 (25.00%) JIRA
4 37 (20.11%) Cucumber
5 33 (17.93%) JMeter
6 22 (11.96%) Gatling
7 20 (10.87%) Jenkins
8 16 (8.70%) Git (software)
9 12 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (5.98%) Capybara
11 8 (4.35%) NUnit
11 8 (4.35%) SpecFlow
12 7 (3.80%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.26%) HP UFT
13 6 (3.26%) JUnit
14 5 (2.72%) tSQLt
15 4 (2.17%) Bugzilla
16 3 (1.63%) LoadRunner
16 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio
17 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (35.87%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Financial Institution
3 8 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.26%) Banking
4 6 (3.26%) Games
5 3 (1.63%) Electronics
6 2 (1.09%) Advertising
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.22%) .NET
2 20 (10.87%) XML
3 11 (5.98%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.98%) RESTful
4 10 (5.43%) HTML
4 10 (5.43%) HTML5
4 10 (5.43%) WinForms
5 8 (4.35%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.26%) REST
7 5 (2.72%) Play Framework
7 5 (2.72%) Web Services
8 2 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.52%) iPad
3 7 (3.80%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.80%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.72%) Social Media
6 4 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.63%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.20%) Windows
2 30 (16.30%) Linux
3 18 (9.78%) Unix
4 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Debian
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.54%) Solaris
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 117 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (52.72%) Test Scripting
4 60 (32.61%) QA Automation
5 47 (25.54%) Scrum
6 44 (23.91%) Software Testing
7 41 (22.28%) BDD
7 41 (22.28%) Test Strategy
8 40 (21.74%) Regression Testing
9 38 (20.65%) Manual Testing
9 38 (20.65%) Software Engineering
10 33 (17.93%) Performance Testing
11 24 (13.04%) SDET
12 23 (12.50%) Functional Testing
12 23 (12.50%) Web Testing
13 21 (11.41%) Non-Functional Testing
14 19 (10.33%) Integration Testing
15 16 (8.70%) Kanban
16 14 (7.61%) Load Testing
17 13 (7.07%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (51.63%) Java
2 94 (51.09%) SQL
3 41 (22.28%) Python
4 38 (20.65%) C#
5 28 (15.22%) C++
6 26 (14.13%) Ruby
7 21 (11.41%) C
8 14 (7.61%) PL/SQL
9 13 (7.07%) VB
10 11 (5.98%) Shell Script
11 10 (5.43%) T-SQL
11 10 (5.43%) VB6
12 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
13 5 (2.72%) Scala
14 4 (2.17%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.63%) COBOL
15 3 (1.63%) REXX
15 3 (1.63%) VBScript
16 2 (1.09%) Perl
16 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (17.39%) Degree
2 22 (11.96%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.33%) ISEB
4 12 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (6.52%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.63%) PMP
7 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) HND
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Firmware
2 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) ACF2
3 1 (0.54%) RACF
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (16.85%) Oracle
2 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.43%) Apple
3 10 (5.43%) Facebook
4 4 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.63%) HP
5 3 (1.63%) IBM
6 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Sophos
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