Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £42,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1038 1104 1148
Rank change year-on-year +66 +44 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 133 73 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.042% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.044% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 70 63 104
UK median annual salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,400 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £85,000 £64,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.70% +4.29% -12.50%

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 165,831 165,633 192,898
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,881 136,379 162,038
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 13 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 19 June 2018. 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 +43 114 £45,000 - 34
UK excluding London +37 83 £41,500 +13.70% 34
London +19 46 £45,000 -28.00% 5
East of England +44 34 £37,500 +1.69% 7
South East -6 18 £50,000 +36.99% 9
Wales +26 13 £30,000 -29.41% 4
South West - 12 £43,750 - 5
Midlands +2 2 £34,500 -8.00% 3
North of England -3 2 £42,000 +40.00% 5
East Midlands -6 2 £34,500 -12.10% 2
North West -8 2 £42,000 +40.00%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £31,000 -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Quality Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 94 (70.68%) QA
2 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (60.15%) Test Automation
4 40 (30.08%) BDD
5 38 (28.57%) Selenium
6 36 (27.07%) Software Engineering
7 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
8 33 (24.81%) Manual Testing
8 33 (24.81%) SDLC
9 32 (24.06%) Jenkins
9 32 (24.06%) Finance
10 30 (22.56%) Scrum
11 29 (21.80%) Test Management
11 29 (21.80%) Cucumber
11 29 (21.80%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (20.30%) Mobile App
13 26 (19.55%) Appium
13 26 (19.55%) TDD
14 25 (18.80%) C#
14 25 (18.80%) HP
14 25 (18.80%) Root Cause Analysis
15 23 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (17.29%) WorldPay
15 23 (17.29%) eggPlant
16 22 (16.54%) JIRA
16 22 (16.54%) Acceptance Criteria
17 21 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
18 20 (15.04%) Android
18 20 (15.04%) Apple iOS

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 17 (12.78%) Confluence
2 6 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.76%) Apache
3 5 (3.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.01%) GitHub
3 3 (2.26%) BrowserStack
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) ATM
2 3 (2.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.02%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.51%) Big Data
4 5 (3.76%) MySQL
4 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.76%) Redis
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.26%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 38 (28.57%) Selenium
2 32 (24.06%) Jenkins
3 29 (21.80%) Cucumber
4 26 (19.55%) Appium
5 23 (17.29%) eggPlant
6 22 (16.54%) JIRA
7 21 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 20 (15.04%) JMeter
9 17 (12.78%) Maven
10 12 (9.02%) Git (software)
11 11 (8.27%) WebDriver
12 10 (7.52%) Gatling
13 9 (6.77%) SoapUI
13 9 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (5.26%) Fiddler
14 7 (5.26%) JUnit
14 7 (5.26%) LoadUI
14 7 (5.26%) Protractor
14 7 (5.26%) SpecFlow
15 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (24.06%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Retail
4 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.76%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.76%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.01%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.01%) Military
7 2 (1.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.75%) Avionics
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) HTML
2 14 (10.53%) CSS
3 11 (8.27%) Kafka
3 11 (8.27%) Web Services
4 10 (7.52%) .NET
5 9 (6.77%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.77%) SOAP
6 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.26%) Node.js
6 7 (5.26%) RESTful
6 7 (5.26%) Restlet
7 6 (4.51%) XML
8 5 (3.76%) Apache Commons
8 5 (3.76%) Dropwizard
8 5 (3.76%) JSON
8 5 (3.76%) Lambda Expressions
8 5 (3.76%) Spring
8 5 (3.76%) Spring Boot
9 4 (3.01%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.30%) Mobile App
2 21 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 13 (9.77%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (9.02%) Fintech
6 5 (3.76%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (3.76%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.76%) NHS
7 4 (3.01%) LIMS
8 3 (2.26%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.26%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Derivative
9 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.75%) PMI
9 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.04%) Android
1 20 (15.04%) Apple iOS
2 18 (13.53%) Linux
3 9 (6.77%) Unix
4 8 (6.02%) Windows
5 7 (5.26%) Nucleus RTOS
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (60.15%) Test Automation
3 40 (30.08%) BDD
4 36 (27.07%) Software Engineering
5 33 (24.81%) Manual Testing
5 33 (24.81%) SDLC
6 30 (22.56%) Scrum
7 29 (21.80%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (21.80%) Test Management
8 26 (19.55%) TDD
9 25 (18.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (16.54%) Acceptance Criteria
12 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
13 16 (12.03%) Quality Management
14 15 (11.28%) DevOps
14 15 (11.28%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (10.53%) Kanban
15 14 (10.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
2 25 (18.80%) C#
3 20 (15.04%) Java
4 18 (13.53%) SQL
5 15 (11.28%) Python
6 14 (10.53%) C
7 12 (9.02%) C++
8 7 (5.26%) Apple Swift
8 7 (5.26%) Ruby
9 5 (3.76%) Java 8
9 5 (3.76%) Scala
10 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.01%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.50%) HNC
4 2 (1.50%) HND
5 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (70.68%) QA
2 10 (7.52%) ISO 9001
3 8 (6.02%) DO-178B
4 4 (3.01%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.50%) TickIT
6 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.75%) EMIR
6 1 (0.75%) GMP
6 1 (0.75%) GxP
6 1 (0.75%) SEPA
6 1 (0.75%) SLA
6 1 (0.75%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) HP ALM
2 8 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.01%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) HP
2 23 (17.29%) WorldPay
3 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle
5 4 (3.01%) VMware
6 2 (1.50%) ConsenSys
6 2 (1.50%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.75%) Canon
7 1 (0.75%) Misys
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) SAP