The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Engineer
UK
Rank 823 872 920
Rank change year-on-year +49 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 41 77 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.074% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.077% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 36 69 27
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,000 £65,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.66% -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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Engineer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +54 41 £45,000 +9.09% 10
London +72 19 £57,500 +12.19% 3
South East +54 11 £36,500 -18.88% 2
City of London +50 6 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Surrey - 6 £30,750 -
East Midlands +6 5 £39,250 +8.27% 2
North West -9 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Manchester -19 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Woking - 4 - -
Hampshire +22 3 £36,500 -18.88% 1
Nottingham +11 3 £41,000 -
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £41,000 -
Leicestershire -7 2 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Redhill - 2 £30,750 -
Southampton - 2 £33,250 -
Leicester - 2 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire +38 1 £53,000 +32.50%
West Sussex - 1 £36,500 -
Westminster - 1 £35,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £36,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £53,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £40,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £57,500 -
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
Essex - 1 £40,000 -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Quality 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 Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (89.29%) QA
2 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 27 (32.14%) Java
4 27 (32.14%) Finance
5 23 (27.38%) Software Testing
6 22 (26.19%) Degree
6 22 (26.19%) SQL
7 21 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 19 (22.62%) Python
9 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
9 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
10 16 (19.05%) JIRA
10 16 (19.05%) ISTQB
10 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
11 15 (17.86%) ISO 14001
11 15 (17.86%) ISO 9001
11 15 (17.86%) Linux
11 15 (17.86%) Selenium
12 14 (16.67%) Test Management
12 14 (16.67%) Unix
12 14 (16.67%) Regression Testing
13 13 (15.48%) Scrum
14 12 (14.29%) OO
14 12 (14.29%) C#
14 12 (14.29%) HTML
14 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
14 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (3.57%) Jupyter
1 3 (3.57%) SAS
1 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.57%) MS Office
4 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) JIRA
2 15 (17.86%) Selenium
3 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.14%) Subversion
7 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.76%) Gatling
8 4 (4.76%) JMeter
9 3 (3.57%) Calabash
9 3 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.38%) Capybara
10 2 (2.38%) Protractor
10 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.19%) Appium
11 1 (1.19%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 27 (32.14%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Advertising
3 6 (7.14%) Electronics
4 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.95%) Marketing
4 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.76%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
7 1 (1.19%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) HTML
2 7 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.14%) CSS
3 6 (7.14%) HTML5
3 6 (7.14%) XML
4 5 (5.95%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (5.95%) REST
4 5 (5.95%) Web Services
5 3 (3.57%) Behat
5 3 (3.57%) jQuery
5 3 (3.57%) Pandas
5 3 (3.57%) WCF
6 2 (2.38%) JSON
7 1 (1.19%) .NET
7 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.95%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (5.95%) User Experience
4 4 (4.76%) Credit Derivative
4 4 (4.76%) Derivative
4 4 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 4 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.19%) Fintech
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Linux
2 14 (16.67%) Unix
3 7 (8.33%) Android
4 4 (4.76%) Windows
5 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 23 (27.38%) Software Testing
4 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
5 14 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 14 (16.67%) Test Management
6 13 (15.48%) Scrum
7 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (14.29%) OO
8 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.90%) CAD
9 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Process Improvement
10 9 (10.71%) Project Planning
10 9 (10.71%) Quality Management
10 9 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) Java
2 22 (26.19%) SQL
3 19 (22.62%) Python
4 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.29%) C#
6 6 (7.14%) Ruby
7 5 (5.95%) C++
8 4 (4.76%) VBScript
9 3 (3.57%) C
9 3 (3.57%) Go
9 3 (3.57%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.57%) PHP
9 3 (3.57%) Scala
10 1 (1.19%) Perl
10 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) Degree
2 16 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (3.57%) HNC
4 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (89.29%) QA
2 15 (17.86%) ISO 14001
2 15 (17.86%) ISO 9001
3 5 (5.95%) ISO 9000
3 5 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.95%) ISO22301
4 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.19%) ISO13485
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle
2 5 (5.95%) SAP
3 4 (4.76%) HP
4 3 (3.57%) Apple
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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