The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £32,000 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 Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 428 463
Rank change year-on-year +45 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 11 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.075% 0.060% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.062% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 5
Median salary £32,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £38,250 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £29,750 £35,500
% change year-on-year +13.44% -16.19%  

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%  

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Quality Engineer in the job title.

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
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 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
East Sussex +18 7 £30,000 -6.25%
Berkshire +28 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £32,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £36,500 -
Quality Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (81.82%) QA
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
4 7 (31.82%) C#
5 6 (27.27%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) OO
5 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
6 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) QMS
6 5 (22.73%) Selenium
6 5 (22.73%) Games
6 5 (22.73%) Quality Management
6 5 (22.73%) HNC
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Process Improvement
6 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (18.18%) User Experience
7 4 (18.18%) Gatling
7 4 (18.18%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) MySQL
7 4 (18.18%) ISO 9000
7 4 (18.18%) Unix

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Bugzilla
2 4 (18.18%) Gatling
2 4 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (22.73%) Games
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Military
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) User Experience
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) OO
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Process Improvement
5 5 (22.73%) QMS
5 5 (22.73%) Quality Management
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) OWASP
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Use Case
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) OOP
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) C
4 3 (13.64%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) HNC
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.09%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (81.82%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) ISO 9000
3 3 (13.64%) ISO 14001
3 3 (13.64%) ISO 22301
3 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
4 2 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (4.55%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) SAP