Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 19 November 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 97 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.22% 0.43% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.46% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -27.78%
10th Percentile £32,000 £41,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £54,000 £43,750 £38,125
North East median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% +19.23% -27.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 900 1096 961
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.30% 94.73% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 788 925 821
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £39,513 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.03% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,325 £57,500 £55,750
North East median annual salary £39,131 £39,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year +0.33% +3.31% +7.15%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 19 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
QA Engineer
North East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) Appium
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Appium
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Symfony
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA