Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Quality Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 568 602
Rank change year-on-year +42 +34 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 29 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.094% 0.085% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.088% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 31
South East median annual salary £38,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.46% -18.75% -33.33%
10th Percentile £30,075 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -3.89% +18.42% +1.33%

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 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
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 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Engineer in the South East

Quality Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Quality Engineer in the South East

Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in the South East

Quality 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 Quality Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 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 +43 15 £63,000 +93.85% 2
Berkshire +38 8 £31,250 -3.85%
Oxfordshire - 6 £63,000 - 1
Surrey +4 5 £38,500 -23.00%
West Sussex - 4 - -
Hampshire +12 3 £41,500 -27.83%
East Sussex -11 1 £38,000 +26.67%
Kent - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Quality Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Quality 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 Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) QA
2 17 (58.62%) Java
2 17 (58.62%) Test Automation
3 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (48.28%) Degree
5 12 (41.38%) Process Improvement
5 12 (41.38%) C
6 11 (37.93%) C++
6 11 (37.93%) Selenium
6 11 (37.93%) SoapUI
7 9 (31.03%) Scrum
7 9 (31.03%) Python
7 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
8 8 (27.59%) JMeter
8 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
9 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (24.14%) HNC
10 6 (20.69%) JUnit
10 6 (20.69%) Web Services
10 6 (20.69%) .NET
10 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Quality Management
10 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
10 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (20.69%) Google
10 6 (20.69%) QMS
10 6 (20.69%) Mentoring

Quality 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (20.69%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
1 11 (37.93%) SoapUI
2 8 (27.59%) JMeter
3 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
3 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
3 6 (20.69%) JUnit
4 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) Gradle
4 2 (6.90%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (13.79%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
2 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
2 4 (13.79%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) XSD
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Test Automation
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Process Improvement
4 9 (31.03%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (20.69%) Coaching
6 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.69%) QMS
6 6 (20.69%) Quality Management
6 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Product Management
8 4 (13.79%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) High Availability
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) RAD
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 12 (41.38%) C
3 11 (37.93%) C++
4 9 (31.03%) Python
4 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.34%) SQL
6 2 (6.90%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) Groovy
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) HNC
3 5 (17.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (82.76%) QA
2 5 (17.24%) ISO 9000
2 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (13.79%) ISO 14001
3 4 (13.79%) ISO 22301
4 3 (10.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (6.90%) SLA
5 2 (6.90%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Google
2 2 (6.90%) Concur
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) SAP