Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 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 Test Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 423 474 558
Rank change year-on-year +51 +84 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Engineer 101 84 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 94 72 39
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £34,125 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,125 £54,875 £57,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.01% -5.29% +6.25%

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 27,795 29,577 34,309
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.70% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23,105 24,699 28,756
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,440 £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% +3.26%

QA Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured QA Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Engineer in the South East

QA Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for QA Test Engineer in the South East

QA Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Test Engineer in the South East

QA Test 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 Test Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 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
Surrey +53 32 £50,000 -4.76%
Hampshire +2 26 £40,000 -9.09%
East Sussex -3 21 £42,500 +6.25%
Thames Valley -1 15 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Berkshire -3 10 £44,000 +25.71%
West Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire -1 4 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Kent +16 2 £57,000 +94.87%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
QA Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, QA Test 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 99 (98.02%) Test Automation
3 82 (81.19%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (51.49%) Scrum
5 47 (46.53%) C#
6 45 (44.55%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (40.59%) Selenium
8 33 (32.67%) Finance
8 33 (32.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 33 (32.67%) Defect Management
9 32 (31.68%) Acceptance Criteria
9 32 (31.68%) Microsoft
10 31 (30.69%) Unit Testing
11 29 (28.71%) Software Engineering
11 29 (28.71%) .NET
11 29 (28.71%) User Stories
12 28 (27.72%) Ranorex
12 28 (27.72%) MSTest
12 28 (27.72%) Moq
12 28 (27.72%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 28 (27.72%) Visual Studio
12 28 (27.72%) Refactoring
12 28 (27.72%) Velocity
12 28 (27.72%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (26.73%) Regression Testing
14 26 (25.74%) Risk Management
14 26 (25.74%) Degree
14 26 (25.74%) Reinsurance
15 24 (23.76%) Test Strategy
16 23 (22.77%) BDD

QA Test 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 3 (2.97%) Confluence
2 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (40.59%) Selenium
2 28 (27.72%) Moq
2 28 (27.72%) MSTest
2 28 (27.72%) Ranorex
2 28 (27.72%) Visual Studio
2 28 (27.72%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 19 (18.81%) Cucumber
4 16 (15.84%) JIRA
5 14 (13.86%) WebDriver
6 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
7 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
8 10 (9.90%) Maven
9 8 (7.92%) LoadRunner
10 6 (5.94%) JUnit
11 5 (4.95%) TestNG
12 4 (3.96%) Appium
12 4 (3.96%) JMeter
13 3 (2.97%) Robot Framework
13 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (32.67%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Marketing
3 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.96%) Electronics
4 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.98%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.99%) Publishing
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.71%) .NET
2 28 (27.72%) Velocity
3 14 (13.86%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.91%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (7.92%) Web Services
6 3 (2.97%) CSS
6 3 (2.97%) HTML
7 2 (1.98%) COM
7 2 (1.98%) REST
8 1 (0.99%) RESTful
8 1 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.74%) Reinsurance
2 16 (15.84%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.89%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (9.90%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (7.92%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.98%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.79%) Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Android
2 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (98.02%) Test Automation
2 82 (81.19%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (51.49%) Scrum
4 45 (44.55%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (32.67%) Defect Management
5 33 (32.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 32 (31.68%) Acceptance Criteria
7 31 (30.69%) Unit Testing
8 29 (28.71%) Software Engineering
8 29 (28.71%) User Stories
9 28 (27.72%) Refactoring
10 27 (26.73%) Regression Testing
11 26 (25.74%) Risk Management
12 24 (23.76%) Test Strategy
13 23 (22.77%) BDD
13 23 (22.77%) Manual Testing
13 23 (22.77%) SDET
14 19 (18.81%) Software Testing
14 19 (18.81%) TDD
15 18 (17.82%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (46.53%) C#
2 20 (19.80%) Java
3 19 (18.81%) Python
4 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.86%) Ruby
5 11 (10.89%) PHP
5 11 (10.89%) SQL
6 1 (0.99%) C
6 1 (0.99%) C++
6 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (25.74%) Degree
2 12 (11.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (10.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.95%) ISEB
5 4 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Docker
2 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (27.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.96%) SAP
2 4 (3.96%) VMware
3 2 (1.98%) Apple
3 2 (1.98%) Google
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com