Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 26 July 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 > Thames Valley
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 333 350
Rank change year-on-year +73 +17 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 104 81 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.85% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 91 67 74
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,800
90th Percentile £63,000 £55,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.33% -0.59%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 11749 15085 17286
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 96.05% 96.35% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9613 12342 13354
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £69,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the Thames Valley

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the Thames Valley

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the Thames Valley

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Berkshire +58 60 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 23 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Oxfordshire +16 21 £62,500 +38.89% 5
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Thames Valley region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 97 (93.27%) Test Automation
3 79 (75.96%) Selenium
4 71 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (68.27%) Java
5 55 (52.88%) Finance
6 50 (48.08%) SQL
6 50 (48.08%) QA Automation
7 44 (42.31%) Scrum
8 42 (40.38%) Test Scripting
9 40 (38.46%) WebDriver
10 31 (29.81%) Test Strategy
11 28 (26.92%) Regression Testing
12 27 (25.96%) JIRA
13 26 (25.00%) Software Testing
14 25 (24.04%) Manual Testing
14 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
15 24 (23.08%) JMeter
16 23 (22.12%) C++
16 23 (22.12%) Oracle
17 22 (21.15%) Software Engineering
18 21 (20.19%) Degree
19 19 (18.27%) Windows
19 19 (18.27%) BDD
19 19 (18.27%) Non-Functional Testing
19 19 (18.27%) Gatling
20 18 (17.31%) Financial Institution
21 17 (16.35%) Python
22 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
22 16 (15.38%) Performance Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 (2.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.65%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 79 (75.96%) Selenium
2 40 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 27 (25.96%) JIRA
4 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
5 24 (23.08%) JMeter
6 19 (18.27%) Gatling
7 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
7 11 (10.58%) JUnit
7 11 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.77%) Appium
8 6 (5.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.88%) Maven
10 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.88%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.96%) NUnit
11 1 (0.96%) TestLink
11 1 (0.96%) TestRail
General
1 55 (52.88%) Finance
2 18 (17.31%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.81%) Electronics
5 3 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.96%) Automotive
7 1 (0.96%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 10 (9.62%) XML
3 5 (4.81%) REST
4 3 (2.88%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.88%) SOAP
4 3 (2.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Algorithms
1 7 (6.73%) Virtual Team
2 6 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) Social Media
4 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Linux
3 5 (4.81%) Unix
4 4 (3.85%) Android
4 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (93.27%) Test Automation
2 71 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (48.08%) QA Automation
4 44 (42.31%) Scrum
5 42 (40.38%) Test Scripting
6 31 (29.81%) Test Strategy
7 28 (26.92%) Regression Testing
8 26 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 25 (24.04%) Manual Testing
10 22 (21.15%) Software Engineering
11 19 (18.27%) BDD
11 19 (18.27%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (15.38%) Performance Testing
13 14 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (13.46%) Kanban
13 14 (13.46%) Web Testing
14 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 13 (12.50%) SDET
15 12 (11.54%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (68.27%) Java
2 50 (48.08%) SQL
3 23 (22.12%) C++
4 17 (16.35%) Python
5 12 (11.54%) C
5 12 (11.54%) C#
6 11 (10.58%) Ruby
7 10 (9.62%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.73%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) Degree
2 13 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.81%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.88%) ISEB
7 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.92%) PMP
8 1 (0.96%) HND
8 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 23 (22.12%) Oracle
2 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.88%) Google
3 3 (2.88%) SAP
3 3 (2.88%) Talend
4 1 (0.96%) Sophos
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