Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Quality Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1110 1144 1179
Rank change year-on-year +34 +35 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 93 80 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.042% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.044% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 61 61 90
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +19.21% +0.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £115,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.46% -13.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Quality Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 17 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
England +77 86 £43,250 -3.89% 6
UK excluding London +48 61 £38,500 +18.46% 6
London +19 30 £55,000 -8.33% 2
South East +40 29 £38,500 +18.46% 2
East of England +20 13 £37,500 -16.67%
Midlands +52 8 £35,000 -3.45% 2
East Midlands +37 4 £35,000 -3.45% 1
West Midlands +19 4 £50,000 - 1
South West +10 4 £36,000 -
Wales +22 2 £41,750 -12.11% 2
North of England -4 2 £35,750 +10.00%
Scotland -6 2 - -
North East - 2 £35,750 -
Northern Ireland -24 1 £40,000 +53.85%

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (80.65%) QA
2 54 (58.06%) Test Automation
3 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (38.71%) Java
5 34 (36.56%) Selenium
6 26 (27.96%) Degree
7 22 (23.66%) Cucumber
8 20 (21.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (20.43%) Finance
10 17 (18.28%) Process Improvement
11 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (17.20%) Python
12 14 (15.05%) JMeter
12 14 (15.05%) SoapUI
13 13 (13.98%) Functional Testing
13 13 (13.98%) Computer Science
13 13 (13.98%) Quality Management
13 13 (13.98%) Scrum
13 13 (13.98%) Web Services
13 13 (13.98%) Linux
14 12 (12.90%) C
14 12 (12.90%) C++
14 12 (12.90%) SDLC
15 11 (11.83%) Mentoring
15 11 (11.83%) Coaching
15 11 (11.83%) HNC
15 11 (11.83%) ISO 9001
15 11 (11.83%) Shell Script
16 10 (10.75%) Banking
16 10 (10.75%) Software Testing

Quality 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 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (3.23%) GitHub
5 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) Skype
2 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.08%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (36.56%) Selenium
2 22 (23.66%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.05%) JMeter
3 14 (15.05%) SoapUI
4 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.53%) JUnit
6 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.38%) Protractor
8 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.23%) Calabash
9 3 (3.23%) JIRA
9 3 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.15%) Gradle
10 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.15%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.15%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.15%) Mocha
11 1 (1.08%) NUnit
11 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Banking
2 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 7 (7.53%) Electronics
5 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.30%) Billing
6 4 (4.30%) Front Office
6 4 (4.30%) Marketing
6 4 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.15%) Legal
7 2 (2.15%) Military
7 2 (2.15%) Publishing
7 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Back Office
8 1 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) Web Services
2 7 (7.53%) .NET
3 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 5 (5.38%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (5.38%) RESTful
5 4 (4.30%) jQuery
5 4 (4.30%) XML
6 3 (3.23%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.23%) REST
6 3 (3.23%) SOAP
6 3 (3.23%) Spring
7 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.15%) JSON
7 2 (2.15%) XML Schema
7 2 (2.15%) XSD
8 1 (1.08%) Behat
8 1 (1.08%) Django
8 1 (1.08%) HTML
8 1 (1.08%) HTML5
8 1 (1.08%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.98%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.38%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.23%) Fintech
4 3 (3.23%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.15%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.15%) Life Science
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.08%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.08%) Equities
6 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Linux
2 7 (7.53%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.45%) Windows
4 5 (5.38%) Android
5 3 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (58.06%) Test Automation
2 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (18.28%) Process Improvement
5 13 (13.98%) Functional Testing
5 13 (13.98%) Quality Management
5 13 (13.98%) Scrum
6 12 (12.90%) SDLC
7 11 (11.83%) Coaching
7 11 (11.83%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (10.75%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 9 (9.68%) QMS
9 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.60%) Internal Audit
10 8 (8.60%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) Java
2 16 (17.20%) Python
3 12 (12.90%) C
3 12 (12.90%) C++
4 11 (11.83%) Shell Script
5 9 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.45%) C#
6 6 (6.45%) SQL
7 5 (5.38%) Ruby
8 3 (3.23%) VB
9 2 (2.15%) Groovy
9 2 (2.15%) Perl
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
9 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.08%) ES6
10 1 (1.08%) GraphQL
10 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (27.96%) Degree
2 11 (11.83%) HNC
3 7 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.45%) ISEB
5 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.15%) PMP
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (80.65%) QA
2 11 (11.83%) ISO 9001
3 8 (8.60%) ISO 14001
4 7 (7.53%) ISO 9000
4 7 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (6.45%) ISO 22301
6 4 (4.30%) Data Quality
7 3 (3.23%) TickIT
8 2 (2.15%) IEC 62304
8 2 (2.15%) ISO 13485
8 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.08%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Google
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle
2 6 (6.45%) SAP
3 4 (4.30%) Fidessa
4 3 (3.23%) EMC
5 2 (2.15%) Apple
5 2 (2.15%) Concur
5 2 (2.15%) Twitter
6 1 (1.08%) CA
6 1 (1.08%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.08%) HP