The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 25 June 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 178 208
Rank change year-on-year +23 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 9 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.34% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 9
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2596 3568 4508
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.79% 97.17% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2144 3063 3798
Median salary £45,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Surrey

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Surrey

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Surrey over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Surrey

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 25 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
Guildford - 4 £35,000 -
Redhill - 1 £45,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £35,000 -
Woking - 1 £80,000 -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Surrey region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) QA
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Java
3 12 (66.67%) C
3 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 11 (61.11%) C++
4 11 (61.11%) Degree
4 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
5 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (50.00%) Python
7 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
7 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
8 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (38.89%) Blockchain
8 7 (38.89%) Master's Degree
8 7 (38.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (38.89%) Selenium
8 7 (38.89%) Cryptography
8 7 (38.89%) Online Security
8 7 (38.89%) Linux
8 7 (38.89%) C#
9 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
10 5 (27.78%) Open Source
10 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
10 5 (27.78%) SQL
10 5 (27.78%) ISEB
11 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
11 4 (22.22%) Migration

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (5.56%) CICS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Blockchain
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data
2 4 (22.22%) Data Lake
2 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 3 (16.67%) DB2
4 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.56%) Automotive
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) ODBC
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Cryptography
6 7 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (38.89%) Online Security
6 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Open Source
9 4 (22.22%) BDD
9 4 (22.22%) Migration
9 4 (22.22%) QA Automation
9 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Context-Driven Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Release Management
10 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) C
3 11 (61.11%) C++
4 9 (50.00%) Python
5 7 (38.89%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) COBOL
7 3 (16.67%) REXX
7 3 (16.67%) VB
7 3 (16.67%) VBScript
8 1 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 7 (38.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (38.89%) Master's Degree
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
5 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PMP
5 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) ACF2
1 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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