Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 373 457
Rank change year-on-year +70 +84 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 260 183 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.60% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.62% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 231 155 125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 27,875 29,571 34,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.70% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23,201 24,709 28,633
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -23 73 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Surrey +98 65 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Berkshire +1 51 £45,000 +8.43% 9
Hampshire +4 50 £40,000 -9.09% 1
East Sussex +6 33 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Sussex - 30 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -12 12 £45,000 -26.53% 8
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Kent +19 9 £53,250 +52.14%
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 260 (100.00%) QA
2 224 (86.15%) Test Automation
3 174 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (46.92%) C#
5 119 (45.77%) Selenium
6 99 (38.08%) Scrum
7 86 (33.08%) Manual Testing
8 75 (28.85%) Finance
9 68 (26.15%) Microsoft
10 61 (23.46%) .NET
11 59 (22.69%) Java
12 58 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (21.54%) Software Engineering
14 54 (20.77%) Defect Management
15 53 (20.38%) Visual Studio
15 53 (20.38%) Cucumber
16 52 (20.00%) BDD
17 51 (19.62%) Unit Testing
18 50 (19.23%) Visual Studio Coded UI
19 49 (18.85%) Ranorex
19 49 (18.85%) SQL
20 48 (18.46%) Moq
20 48 (18.46%) MSTest
20 48 (18.46%) HP Quality Center
21 42 (16.15%) Non-Functional Testing
21 42 (16.15%) Software Testing
21 42 (16.15%) JMeter
21 42 (16.15%) Regression Testing
22 39 (15.00%) Test Scripting
22 39 (15.00%) Degree

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 14 (5.38%) Confluence
2 3 (1.15%) CMS
2 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.38%) CICS
4 1 (0.38%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) 2G
1 2 (0.77%) 3G
1 2 (0.77%) 4G
1 2 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 10 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.15%) Big Data
2 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.38%) DB2
3 1 (0.38%) MySQL
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 119 (45.77%) Selenium
2 53 (20.38%) Cucumber
2 53 (20.38%) Visual Studio
3 50 (19.23%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 49 (18.85%) Ranorex
5 48 (18.46%) Moq
5 48 (18.46%) MSTest
6 42 (16.15%) JMeter
7 38 (14.62%) WebDriver
8 37 (14.23%) JIRA
9 36 (13.85%) Jenkins
10 31 (11.92%) Git (software)
11 15 (5.77%) JUnit
12 14 (5.38%) Maven
13 11 (4.23%) SoapUI
14 9 (3.46%) SpecFlow
15 8 (3.08%) LoadRunner
16 7 (2.69%) Appium
17 6 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 6 (2.31%) TestNG
General
1 75 (28.85%) Finance
2 13 (5.00%) Marketing
3 8 (3.08%) Automotive
4 7 (2.69%) Games
4 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.92%) Electronics
5 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.15%) Advertising
6 3 (1.15%) Publishing
6 3 (1.15%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (23.46%) .NET
2 30 (11.54%) Velocity
3 20 (7.69%) CSS
3 20 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 20 (7.69%) REST
4 19 (7.31%) HTML
5 18 (6.92%) Web Services
6 12 (4.62%) SOAP
7 9 (3.46%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (1.92%) RESTful
9 4 (1.54%) JSON
9 4 (1.54%) XML
10 2 (0.77%) COM
11 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.38%) Node.js
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 26 (10.00%) Reinsurance
2 23 (8.85%) User Experience
3 19 (7.31%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.77%) Fintech
10 1 (0.38%) FMCG
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) PMI
10 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.15%) Linux
2 21 (8.08%) Windows
3 6 (2.31%) Android
3 6 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.15%) VMS
5 2 (0.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (86.15%) Test Automation
2 174 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (38.08%) Scrum
4 86 (33.08%) Manual Testing
5 58 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (21.54%) Software Engineering
7 54 (20.77%) Defect Management
8 52 (20.00%) BDD
9 51 (19.62%) Unit Testing
10 42 (16.15%) Non-Functional Testing
10 42 (16.15%) Regression Testing
10 42 (16.15%) Software Testing
11 39 (15.00%) Test Scripting
12 37 (14.23%) TDD
13 36 (13.85%) Acceptance Criteria
14 35 (13.46%) User Stories
15 34 (13.08%) Test Strategy
16 30 (11.54%) Refactoring
17 27 (10.38%) SDET
17 27 (10.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 122 (46.92%) C#
2 59 (22.69%) Java
3 49 (18.85%) SQL
4 38 (14.62%) Python
5 27 (10.38%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.54%) Ruby
7 15 (5.77%) PHP
8 5 (1.92%) C++
9 4 (1.54%) Perl
10 3 (1.15%) Bourne shell
10 3 (1.15%) C
10 3 (1.15%) Delphi
11 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) COBOL
12 1 (0.38%) PL/1
12 1 (0.38%) REXX
12 1 (0.38%) VB
12 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (15.00%) Degree
2 29 (11.15%) ISTQB
3 17 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (5.77%) ISEB
5 8 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.38%) PhD
7 1 (0.38%) PMP
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.31%) Docker
2 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) ACF2
3 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 48 (18.46%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.54%) Ansible
3 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 68 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.92%) SAP
3 4 (1.54%) VMware
4 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.77%) Apple
5 2 (0.77%) Google
6 1 (0.38%) HP
6 1 (0.38%) IBM
6 1 (0.38%) Peoplefluent
6 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com