Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 461 425
Rank change year-on-year +90 -36 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 185 129 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 155 118 196
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,925 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +88 104 £42,500 - 8
Berkshire +61 50 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Oxfordshire +39 41 £61,250 - 2
Hampshire +39 38 £44,000 -9.74% 4
East Sussex 0 20 £37,500 +25.00%
Surrey -12 14 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £42,500 -26.09% 2
Kent - 7 £35,000 - 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 185 (100.00%) QA
2 166 (89.73%) Test Automation
3 125 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (57.84%) Selenium
5 91 (49.19%) Java
6 63 (34.05%) Manual Testing
6 63 (34.05%) WebDriver
7 60 (32.43%) Scrum
8 55 (29.73%) Cucumber
9 50 (27.03%) Python
10 46 (24.86%) Degree
11 45 (24.32%) BDD
12 40 (21.62%) JIRA
12 40 (21.62%) Software Testing
13 38 (20.54%) ISTQB
13 38 (20.54%) SQL
14 36 (19.46%) Test Scripting
14 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
15 35 (18.92%) Ruby
16 34 (18.38%) TDD
17 33 (17.84%) C#
18 31 (16.76%) C++
18 31 (16.76%) JUnit
19 28 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (12.97%) .NET
20 24 (12.97%) Windows
21 23 (12.43%) Regression Testing
21 23 (12.43%) Mobile App
21 23 (12.43%) QA Automation
22 22 (11.89%) Git (software)

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 8 (4.32%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.41%) SaaS
3 8 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) Network Security
1 3 (1.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.08%) NGN
3 1 (0.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) Skype
3 1 (0.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) Big Data
1 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.62%) MySQL
2 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.54%) DB2
3 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (57.84%) Selenium
2 63 (34.05%) WebDriver
3 55 (29.73%) Cucumber
4 40 (21.62%) JIRA
5 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
6 31 (16.76%) JUnit
7 22 (11.89%) Git (software)
8 19 (10.27%) SpecFlow
9 12 (6.49%) SoapUI
9 12 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (5.41%) Appium
10 10 (5.41%) Capybara
11 9 (4.86%) Maven
12 7 (3.78%) JMeter
12 7 (3.78%) NUnit
12 7 (3.78%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.24%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (2.70%) HP UFT
14 5 (2.70%) TeamCity
15 4 (2.16%) TestLink
General
1 22 (11.89%) Finance
2 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.70%) Electronics
4 3 (1.62%) Automotive
4 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.62%) Marketing
4 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.08%) Billing
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Avionics
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.97%) .NET
2 16 (8.65%) REST
3 15 (8.11%) RESTful
4 14 (7.57%) Gherkin
5 12 (6.49%) SOAP
6 10 (5.41%) React Native
7 8 (4.32%) Web Services
8 6 (3.24%) JSON
8 6 (3.24%) XML
9 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.16%) HTML
10 3 (1.62%) Behat
10 3 (1.62%) HTML5
10 3 (1.62%) phpspec
10 3 (1.62%) WinForms
11 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
11 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.54%) CSS
11 1 (0.54%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.43%) Mobile App
2 20 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.16%) iPad
7 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.97%) Windows
2 16 (8.65%) Apple iOS
3 15 (8.11%) Linux
4 6 (3.24%) Android
5 3 (1.62%) Unix
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (89.73%) Test Automation
2 125 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (34.05%) Manual Testing
4 60 (32.43%) Scrum
5 45 (24.32%) BDD
6 40 (21.62%) Software Testing
7 36 (19.46%) Test Scripting
8 34 (18.38%) TDD
9 23 (12.43%) QA Automation
9 23 (12.43%) Regression Testing
10 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (10.81%) Kanban
12 19 (10.27%) Performance Testing
12 19 (10.27%) Software Engineering
12 19 (10.27%) Test Strategy
13 17 (9.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (8.65%) Acceptance Criteria
15 14 (7.57%) API Testing
15 14 (7.57%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (49.19%) Java
2 50 (27.03%) Python
3 38 (20.54%) SQL
4 35 (18.92%) Ruby
5 33 (17.84%) C#
6 31 (16.76%) C++
7 17 (9.19%) C
8 13 (7.03%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.78%) Perl
10 6 (3.24%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.70%) VB
12 4 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.62%) Groovy
13 3 (1.62%) PHP
13 3 (1.62%) VB6
14 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.54%) COBOL
15 1 (0.54%) F#
Qualifications
1 46 (24.86%) Degree
2 38 (20.54%) ISTQB
3 20 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (10.81%) ISEB
4 8 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.08%) PMP
7 1 (0.54%) HNC
7 1 (0.54%) HND
7 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) ECSS
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) Firmware
1 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 17 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.49%) Sophos
3 6 (3.24%) Google
3 6 (3.24%) Talend
4 3 (1.62%) Apple
4 3 (1.62%) Facebook
4 3 (1.62%) SAP
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.54%) HP
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle
6 1 (0.54%) Xamarin