Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 309 373
Rank change year-on-year +53 +64 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 104 73 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.85% 0.55% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.57% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 86 55 53
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,375 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,750 £59,750 £57,500
South East median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 11,796 12,884 17,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.38% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,588 10,257 14,289
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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
Berkshire +40 61 £40,000 +3.23% 7
Oxfordshire +16 35 £61,250 +172.22% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £40,000 +6.67% 2
QA Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 80 (76.92%) Test Automation
3 69 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (42.31%) Java
5 35 (33.65%) Selenium
6 26 (25.00%) Scrum
6 26 (25.00%) Python
7 24 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 23 (22.12%) Windows
9 22 (21.15%) Cucumber
10 21 (20.19%) Linux
11 20 (19.23%) Kanban
12 19 (18.27%) Degree
12 19 (18.27%) JIRA
13 18 (17.31%) ISTQB
14 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (16.35%) SQL
15 16 (15.38%) Sophos
15 16 (15.38%) Ruby
15 16 (15.38%) BDD
15 16 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (14.42%) SoapUI
16 15 (14.42%) API Testing
16 15 (14.42%) Acceptance Criteria
16 15 (14.42%) Software Testing
16 15 (14.42%) JavaScript
17 14 (13.46%) JUnit
17 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
17 14 (13.46%) WebDriver
17 14 (13.46%) SDET

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 8 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) Skype
3 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (33.65%) Selenium
2 22 (21.15%) Cucumber
3 19 (18.27%) JIRA
4 15 (14.42%) SoapUI
5 14 (13.46%) JUnit
5 14 (13.46%) WebDriver
6 10 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (8.65%) Jenkins
7 9 (8.65%) SpecFlow
8 8 (7.69%) Maven
8 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.88%) TestLink
10 3 (2.88%) TestRail
11 2 (1.92%) Appium
11 2 (1.92%) JBehave
12 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (4.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Electronics
4 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.96%) Avionics
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) SOAP
2 10 (9.62%) .NET
2 10 (9.62%) Gherkin
3 9 (8.65%) Web Services
4 8 (7.69%) REST
5 6 (5.77%) JSON
6 2 (1.92%) RESTful
6 2 (1.92%) XML
7 1 (0.96%) CSS
7 1 (0.96%) HTML
7 1 (0.96%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.12%) Windows
2 21 (20.19%) Linux
3 7 (6.73%) Unix
4 1 (0.96%) Android
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 69 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.00%) Scrum
4 24 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 20 (19.23%) Kanban
6 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (15.38%) BDD
7 16 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (14.42%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (14.42%) API Testing
8 15 (14.42%) Software Testing
9 14 (13.46%) SDET
10 13 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (12.50%) QA Automation
11 12 (11.54%) Functional Testing
11 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
11 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
12 11 (10.58%) SDLC
12 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.62%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) Java
2 26 (25.00%) Python
3 17 (16.35%) SQL
4 16 (15.38%) Ruby
5 15 (14.42%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.54%) C#
7 11 (10.58%) C++
8 8 (7.69%) VB.NET
9 7 (6.73%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.88%) C
10 3 (2.88%) Perl
11 2 (1.92%) Groovy
11 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) Degree
2 18 (17.31%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.73%) ISEB
4 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) ECSS
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.96%) Firmware
3 1 (0.96%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Sophos
2 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.69%) Google
3 8 (7.69%) Talend
4 5 (4.81%) VMware
5 1 (0.96%) SAP