The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 504 585
Rank change year-on-year +89 +81  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 532 518 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.51% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 469 457 334
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the UK

QA Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the UK

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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
England +68 517 £47,500 +5.55% 69
London +56 289 £55,000 +10.00% 34
South East +56 95 £37,500 -6.25% 10
North West +9 38 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Manchester -8 37 £37,500 - 4
Berkshire +50 36 £37,500 -16.66% 4
City of London +27 36 £55,000 +15.78% 11
Yorkshire +38 26 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +46 25 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +34 22 £37,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +29 21 £37,500 -2.59% 1
East Midlands +15 20 £42,500 +28.78% 4
Nottinghamshire +18 18 £50,000 +49.25% 3
Reading +44 16 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Nottingham +18 16 £50,000 +49.25% 3
Sheffield +16 13 £30,000 -0.82%
South Yorkshire +15 13 £30,000 +20.00%
East of England +11 13 £40,000 - 10
Chiswick - 10 £52,500 -
Surrey +44 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hampshire +21 9 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Leeds +15 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Hertfordshire +15 9 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire +12 9 £37,500 +7.14%
South West +17 8 £42,500 -12.82% 2
Newbury +9 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Warwickshire +33 6 £45,000 -
Watford +4 6 £45,000 - 1
Bristol -7 6 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Guildford +27 5 £35,000 -22.22%

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 980 (100.00%) QA
2 675 (68.88%) Agile Software Development
3 578 (58.98%) Selenium
4 424 (43.27%) Java
5 331 (33.78%) Automated Testing
6 293 (29.90%) Test Automation
7 278 (28.37%) BDD
8 263 (26.84%) SQL
9 241 (24.59%) Test Scripting
10 238 (24.29%) Cucumber
11 222 (22.65%) WebDriver
12 215 (21.94%) Scrum
13 213 (21.73%) Manual Testing
14 211 (21.53%) TDD
15 204 (20.82%) Automation Testing
16 195 (19.90%) Finance
17 176 (17.96%) Regression Testing
18 175 (17.86%) C#
19 160 (16.33%) QA Automation
19 160 (16.33%) Python
20 147 (15.00%) Test Strategy
21 146 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
21 146 (14.90%) Software Engineering
22 143 (14.59%) Software Testing
22 143 (14.59%) JavaScript
23 140 (14.29%) JIRA
24 118 (12.04%) Mobile App
25 110 (11.22%) Degree
26 109 (11.12%) Functional Testing
27 102 (10.41%) Ruby

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 20 (2.04%) Confluence
2 10 (1.02%) Apache
3 9 (0.92%) IIS
4 6 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.41%) Jetty
6 3 (0.31%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.31%) SAS
7 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.10%) CMS
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.51%) MS Office
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.10%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.10%) Maya
4 1 (0.10%) MODO
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.67%) SaaS
2 27 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.73%) Force.com
4 17 (1.73%) GitHub
5 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) Google Play
8 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.55%) Internet
2 11 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.71%) HTTP
4 4 (0.41%) Wireless
5 2 (0.20%) Network Security
5 2 (0.20%) VLAN
6 1 (0.10%) FTP
6 1 (0.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.98%) MySQL
2 31 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.86%) Big Data
4 23 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.33%) HBase
9 10 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.51%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.51%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.20%) DB2
14 2 (0.20%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 578 (58.98%) Selenium
2 238 (24.29%) Cucumber
3 222 (22.65%) WebDriver
4 140 (14.29%) JIRA
5 98 (10.00%) JMeter
6 93 (9.49%) Git (software)
7 92 (9.39%) Jenkins
8 91 (9.29%) Appium
9 72 (7.35%) SoapUI
10 70 (7.14%) JUnit
11 58 (5.92%) SpecFlow
12 46 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (3.47%) Subversion
14 33 (3.37%) Maven
15 31 (3.16%) NUnit
15 31 (3.16%) TestNG
16 30 (3.06%) Gatling
16 30 (3.06%) Protractor
17 28 (2.86%) Fiddler
18 23 (2.35%) TeamCity
General
1 195 (19.90%) Finance
2 45 (4.59%) Banking
3 33 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.35%) Marketing
5 19 (1.94%) Retail
6 17 (1.73%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.73%) Games
7 14 (1.43%) Advertising
8 8 (0.82%) Electronics
9 7 (0.71%) Front Office
10 6 (0.61%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) Legal
11 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.51%) Polish Language
12 4 (0.41%) Back Office
12 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.29%) .NET
2 82 (8.37%) Web Services
3 70 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 57 (5.82%) REST
5 55 (5.61%) XML
6 41 (4.18%) RESTful
7 40 (4.08%) HTML
8 26 (2.65%) SOAP
9 25 (2.55%) HTML5
10 16 (1.63%) AngularJS
10 16 (1.63%) Node.js
11 14 (1.43%) JSON
12 12 (1.22%) CSS
13 10 (1.02%) Android SDK
13 10 (1.02%) J2EE
14 9 (0.92%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.92%) iOS SDK
14 9 (0.92%) JDBC
15 8 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 118 (12.04%) Mobile App
2 88 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.47%) Fintech
5 26 (2.65%) iPad
6 22 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.33%) User Experience
8 10 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
9 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.82%) Derivative
10 8 (0.82%) EMV
10 8 (0.82%) Smartcard
11 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.71%) Raspberry Pi
12 6 (0.61%) Arduino
12 6 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (0.61%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.31%) Android
2 95 (9.69%) Linux
3 91 (9.29%) Apple iOS
4 82 (8.37%) Windows
5 75 (7.65%) Unix
6 8 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.20%) Debian
8 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (68.88%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (33.78%) Automated Testing
3 293 (29.90%) Test Automation
4 278 (28.37%) BDD
5 241 (24.59%) Test Scripting
6 215 (21.94%) Scrum
7 213 (21.73%) Manual Testing
8 211 (21.53%) TDD
9 204 (20.82%) Automation Testing
10 176 (17.96%) Regression Testing
11 160 (16.33%) QA Automation
12 147 (15.00%) Test Strategy
13 146 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
13 146 (14.90%) Software Engineering
14 143 (14.59%) Software Testing
15 109 (11.12%) Functional Testing
16 100 (10.20%) OO
17 88 (8.98%) Exploratory Testing
18 84 (8.57%) Performance Testing
19 73 (7.45%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 424 (43.27%) Java
2 263 (26.84%) SQL
3 175 (17.86%) C#
4 160 (16.33%) Python
5 143 (14.59%) JavaScript
6 102 (10.41%) Ruby
7 41 (4.18%) C++
8 35 (3.57%) PHP
9 27 (2.76%) Groovy
10 23 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.73%) Perl
14 15 (1.53%) Scala
15 12 (1.22%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.12%) C
17 10 (1.02%) VBScript
18 9 (0.92%) PowerShell
19 8 (0.82%) Objective-C
20 5 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (11.22%) Degree
2 89 (9.08%) ISTQB
3 82 (8.37%) ISEB
4 22 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 980 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (7.04%) SDET
3 10 (1.02%) ISO 14001
3 10 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) MiFID
5 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (1.02%) Docker
2 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.20%) Firmware
5 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.82%) Ansible
3 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.51%) Rancher
5 4 (0.41%) Puppet
6 3 (0.31%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.31%) Grafana
6 3 (0.31%) Salt
7 1 (0.10%) Kibana
7 1 (0.10%) logstash
7 1 (0.10%) StatsD
Vendors
1 76 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.90%) Oracle
3 26 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (1.33%) HP
5 12 (1.22%) Apple
6 7 (0.71%) Google
7 6 (0.61%) MEDITECH
7 6 (0.61%) Sophos
8 5 (0.51%) SAP
8 5 (0.51%) VMware
9 4 (0.41%) Apiary
9 4 (0.41%) Facebook
10 3 (0.31%) Foundry
11 2 (0.20%) Sybase
12 1 (0.10%) Adobe
12 1 (0.10%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.10%) hybris
12 1 (0.10%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.10%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.10%) T-Plan
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Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40,000 DoE + top benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus annual bonus and generous packa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: Flexible Holiday, Free Lunch!
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cloudscope
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £5k bonus, pension, healthcare and m
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £58,097 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago