The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 491 568
Rank change year-on-year +10 +77  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 457 496 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.52% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 382 445 382
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,300
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. 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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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 23 June 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 23 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
England +22 447 £45,000 - 90
London -25 231 £55,000 +10.00% 45
South East +53 90 £42,500 +6.25% 18
City of London +5 41 £60,000 +20.00% 9
East of England -12 36 £41,250 -8.33% 8
Berkshire +40 30 £50,000 +33.33% 7
North West -34 25 £40,000 +23.07% 10
West Midlands +36 24 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester -12 23 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Reading +40 21 £50,000 +37.93% 5
East Sussex +28 17 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Brighton +27 17 £30,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -12 17 £41,250 -10.81% 7
Hertfordshire -12 14 £45,000 -
Cambridge -15 13 £40,000 -24.88% 6
South West +18 12 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Yorkshire +8 12 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Birmingham +22 11 £50,000 -
Bristol -13 11 £42,500 -32.00%
Surrey +29 10 £40,000 - 2
Watford -4 10 £45,000 -
Bracknell +27 9 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +17 9 £50,000 +40.84%
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £42,500 +26.86% 2
Nottinghamshire +4 9 £50,000 +30.71%
Nottingham 0 9 £50,000 +30.71%
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire +13 8 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Milton Keynes +3 8 £42,500 +1.79% 2
Oxford - 8 £40,000 - 3

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 973 (100.00%) QA
2 861 (88.49%) Test Automation
3 697 (71.63%) Agile Software Development
4 631 (64.85%) Selenium
5 459 (47.17%) Java
6 311 (31.96%) BDD
7 286 (29.39%) SQL
8 285 (29.29%) WebDriver
9 265 (27.24%) Test Scripting
10 250 (25.69%) Cucumber
11 233 (23.95%) Scrum
12 232 (23.84%) TDD
13 210 (21.58%) Manual Testing
14 190 (19.53%) QA Automation
15 189 (19.42%) Finance
16 187 (19.22%) JIRA
17 168 (17.27%) C#
18 161 (16.55%) Software Testing
19 160 (16.44%) Software Engineering
20 149 (15.31%) Python
21 146 (15.01%) JavaScript
22 140 (14.39%) Test Strategy
23 136 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
24 134 (13.77%) Regression Testing
25 124 (12.74%) Jenkins
26 120 (12.33%) JMeter
27 117 (12.02%) Performance Testing
28 111 (11.41%) .NET
29 110 (11.31%) Degree
30 105 (10.79%) Web Services

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 24 (2.47%) Confluence
2 8 (0.82%) Apache
2 8 (0.82%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.31%) Jetty
5 2 (0.21%) CMS
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.10%) CICS
6 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.10%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.98%) SaaS
3 26 (2.67%) Force.com
4 21 (2.16%) GitHub
4 21 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.34%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.10%) Office 365
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.52%) Internet
2 15 (1.54%) HTTP
3 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.10%) ATM
5 1 (0.10%) Skype
5 1 (0.10%) VLAN
5 1 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.01%) MySQL
2 33 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.06%) Big Data
4 20 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.34%) HBase
9 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.72%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.72%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.51%) DB2
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.41%) Data Lake
15 1 (0.10%) InfluxDB
15 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 631 (64.85%) Selenium
2 285 (29.29%) WebDriver
3 250 (25.69%) Cucumber
4 187 (19.22%) JIRA
5 124 (12.74%) Jenkins
6 120 (12.33%) JMeter
7 94 (9.66%) Git (software)
8 84 (8.63%) Appium
9 79 (8.12%) JUnit
10 69 (7.09%) SoapUI
11 61 (6.27%) SpecFlow
12 44 (4.52%) Gatling
13 38 (3.91%) JBehave
14 37 (3.80%) TeamCity
15 34 (3.49%) Protractor
16 30 (3.08%) NUnit
17 28 (2.88%) HP UFT
18 27 (2.77%) TestNG
19 25 (2.57%) Fiddler
19 25 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 189 (19.42%) Finance
2 32 (3.29%) Retail
3 30 (3.08%) Banking
4 28 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 18 (1.85%) Marketing
6 16 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.54%) Games
8 13 (1.34%) Advertising
9 10 (1.03%) Polish Language
10 5 (0.51%) Publishing
11 4 (0.41%) Electronics
11 4 (0.41%) Legal
12 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.31%) Front Office
12 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (11.41%) .NET
2 105 (10.79%) Web Services
3 89 (9.15%) RESTful
4 87 (8.94%) REST
5 80 (8.22%) Gherkin
5 80 (8.22%) XML
6 47 (4.83%) SOAP
7 44 (4.52%) HTML
8 29 (2.98%) JSON
9 26 (2.67%) HTML5
10 17 (1.75%) AngularJS
11 16 (1.64%) Node.js
12 15 (1.54%) CSS
13 13 (1.34%) JDBC
14 11 (1.13%) ASP.NET
15 10 (1.03%) WinForms
16 9 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 9 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
17 8 (0.82%) .NET Framework
17 8 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.48%) Mobile App
2 75 (7.71%) Computer Science
3 70 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.52%) Fintech
5 37 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (3.08%) iPad
7 25 (2.57%) RIA
8 15 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.34%) User Experience
10 11 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
11 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.72%) Social Media
13 6 (0.62%) EMV
13 6 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.51%) Credit Derivative
14 5 (0.51%) Smartcard
14 5 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.25%) Linux
2 82 (8.43%) Windows
3 63 (6.47%) Android
3 63 (6.47%) Apple iOS
3 63 (6.47%) Unix
4 5 (0.51%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Debian
6 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.10%) Solaris
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (88.49%) Test Automation
2 697 (71.63%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (31.96%) BDD
4 265 (27.24%) Test Scripting
5 233 (23.95%) Scrum
6 232 (23.84%) TDD
7 210 (21.58%) Manual Testing
8 190 (19.53%) QA Automation
9 161 (16.55%) Software Testing
10 160 (16.44%) Software Engineering
11 140 (14.39%) Test Strategy
12 136 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
13 134 (13.77%) Regression Testing
14 117 (12.02%) Performance Testing
15 101 (10.38%) Functional Testing
16 100 (10.28%) OO
17 99 (10.17%) SDET
18 84 (8.63%) Exploratory Testing
19 82 (8.43%) API Testing
20 75 (7.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 459 (47.17%) Java
2 286 (29.39%) SQL
3 168 (17.27%) C#
4 149 (15.31%) Python
5 146 (15.01%) JavaScript
6 91 (9.35%) Ruby
7 36 (3.70%) C++
8 35 (3.60%) PHP
9 27 (2.77%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.57%) Groovy
11 24 (2.47%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.26%) C
13 19 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.54%) VBScript
15 14 (1.44%) VB
16 12 (1.23%) Perl
17 11 (1.13%) Scala
18 10 (1.03%) VB6
19 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 110 (11.31%) Degree
2 94 (9.66%) ISEB
2 94 (9.66%) ISTQB
3 33 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (1.75%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.31%) PMP
7 3 (0.31%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) HND
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 973 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.31%) MiFID
3 2 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.82%) Docker
1 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.41%) Firmware
4 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.10%) ACF2
5 1 (0.10%) RACF
5 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.51%) Rancher
3 2 (0.21%) Ansible
3 2 (0.21%) Grafana
4 1 (0.10%) Kibana
4 1 (0.10%) logstash
4 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.10%) Puppet
4 1 (0.10%) StatsD
4 1 (0.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (7.30%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.17%) Oracle
3 33 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (1.75%) HP
5 14 (1.44%) Apple
6 10 (1.03%) Facebook
7 8 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (0.62%) Google
9 5 (0.51%) VMware
10 4 (0.41%) Apiary
10 4 (0.41%) IBM
10 4 (0.41%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.31%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.31%) Foundry
11 3 (0.31%) Sybase
12 2 (0.21%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.10%) ForgeRock
13 1 (0.10%) SAP
13 1 (0.10%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.10%) T-Plan
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benefi
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £47,000 per annum (plus shares)
Posted: 17 hours ago
North London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Shares
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, Bonus, Training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago