Period
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The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 797 848 702
Rank change year-on-year +51 -146 +275
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 449 161 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 229 75 33
10th Percentile £39,542 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,491 £40,371 £35,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £53,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +17.78% -5.26%
75th Percentile £72,647 £66,250 £53,245
90th Percentile £90,750 £71,150 £63,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £44,673 £43,750
% change year-on-year +27.60% +2.11% -2.78%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Quality Engineer.

Salary trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Quality Engineer over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 16 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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 310 £65,000 +18.18% 75
London -47 200 £66,911 +21.66% 13
Work from Home -50 198 £62,000 +24.00% 19
UK excluding London +18 182 £57,000 +27.60% 66
Scotland +9 60 £43,823 -17.32% 3
Midlands -25 34 £45,500 +7.06% 17
East of England -30 30 £36,500 - 10
West Midlands -29 28 £45,500 -9.00% 10
North of England -51 22 £60,000 +49.07% 11
Wales +3 19 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire -19 14 £65,000 +85.71% 5
South West -36 12 £60,000 +33.33% 11
East Midlands -15 6 £47,500 +18.75% 7
North West -52 5 £56,456 +2.65% 3
South East -62 5 £57,500 +29.67% 13
North East -13 3 - - 3

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Quality Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 358 (79.73%) Test Automation
2 334 (74.39%) Agile
3 258 (57.46%) QA
4 204 (45.43%) Selenium
5 189 (42.09%) Finance
6 171 (38.08%) Social Skills
7 155 (34.52%) JavaScript
8 137 (30.51%) Java
9 134 (29.84%) DevOps
10 133 (29.62%) SQL
11 131 (29.18%) Software Testing
12 127 (28.29%) BDD
13 121 (26.95%) Banking
14 119 (26.50%) JIRA
15 117 (26.06%) Mentoring
16 110 (24.50%) Cucumber
16 110 (24.50%) Jenkins
17 106 (23.61%) Software Engineering
18 103 (22.94%) Problem-Solving
19 100 (22.27%) SDLC
19 100 (22.27%) Python
19 100 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
20 99 (22.05%) Git (software)
21 92 (20.49%) Performance Testing
22 91 (20.27%) Degree
23 89 (19.82%) Test Strategy
24 84 (18.71%) Postman
25 83 (18.49%) Coaching
26 81 (18.04%) Scrum
27 76 (16.93%) Non-Functional 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 48 (10.69%) Confluence
2 10 (2.23%) CMS
3 8 (1.78%) Apache
4 6 (1.34%) TPMS
5 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.89%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.89%) WordPress
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.67%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.81%) Sauce Labs
2 55 (12.25%) AWS
3 46 (10.24%) Azure
4 38 (8.46%) GitHub
5 21 (4.68%) BrowserStack
6 20 (4.45%) OpenShift
7 19 (4.23%) GCP
7 19 (4.23%) SaaS
8 18 (4.01%) Azure DevOps
9 17 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (2.67%) BlazeMeter
11 9 (2.00%) Serverless
12 7 (1.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.56%) BigCommerce
12 7 (1.56%) SAP Commerce Cloud
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (1.11%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.22%) Network Security
2 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (5.35%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.12%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.90%) Big Data
5 19 (4.23%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.45%) Data Lake
7 9 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.00%) MySQL
8 7 (1.56%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (1.11%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.11%) DB2
9 5 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.89%) Power BI
10 4 (0.89%) Power Query
11 1 (0.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 204 (45.43%) Selenium
2 119 (26.50%) JIRA
3 110 (24.50%) Cucumber
3 110 (24.50%) Jenkins
4 99 (22.05%) Git (software)
5 84 (18.71%) Postman
6 61 (13.59%) Appium
7 60 (13.36%) JMeter
7 60 (13.36%) SpecFlow
8 56 (12.47%) Cypress.io
9 33 (7.35%) WebDriver
10 24 (5.35%) TestCafe
11 21 (4.68%) GitLab
11 21 (4.68%) Protractor
12 20 (4.45%) LoadRunner
13 17 (3.79%) HP UFT
14 16 (3.56%) Eclipse
14 16 (3.56%) Emacs
14 16 (3.56%) PyCharm
14 16 (3.56%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 189 (42.09%) Finance
2 171 (38.08%) Social Skills
3 121 (26.95%) Banking
4 60 (13.36%) Retail
5 55 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (8.69%) Manufacturing
7 38 (8.46%) Marketing
8 26 (5.79%) Automotive
9 17 (3.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 17 (3.79%) Public Sector
10 16 (3.56%) Aviation
11 14 (3.12%) Games
12 13 (2.90%) Local Government
12 13 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
13 11 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.78%) Legal
15 7 (1.56%) Aerospace
16 6 (1.34%) Avionics
17 5 (1.11%) Electronics
17 5 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.92%) .NET
2 56 (12.47%) REST
3 39 (8.69%) React
4 31 (6.90%) WebdriverIO
5 29 (6.46%) Node.js
6 27 (6.01%) AngularJS
7 25 (5.57%) Gherkin
7 25 (5.57%) Jest
8 22 (4.90%) Kafka
9 21 (4.68%) SOAP
10 17 (3.79%) CSS
11 16 (3.56%) XML
12 13 (2.90%) HTML
12 13 (2.90%) JSON
12 13 (2.90%) Swagger
13 10 (2.23%) Chai
14 8 (1.78%) RESTful
15 7 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (1.56%) React Native
16 6 (1.34%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.91%) Mobile App
2 20 (4.45%) PMI
2 20 (4.45%) Public Cloud
3 13 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.67%) Blockchain
4 12 (2.67%) User Experience
5 11 (2.45%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (2.23%) Legacy Systems
6 10 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.23%) Online Banking
6 10 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.00%) Online Games
8 7 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.56%) iPad
8 7 (1.56%) PropTech
9 6 (1.34%) ASIC
9 6 (1.34%) FPGA
10 5 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.69%) Unix
2 31 (6.90%) Linux
3 13 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.23%) Android
5 7 (1.56%) Windows
6 5 (1.11%) AIX
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (79.73%) Test Automation
2 334 (74.39%) Agile
3 134 (29.84%) DevOps
4 131 (29.18%) Software Testing
5 127 (28.29%) BDD
6 117 (26.06%) Mentoring
7 106 (23.61%) Software Engineering
8 103 (22.94%) Problem-Solving
9 100 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (22.27%) SDLC
10 92 (20.49%) Performance Testing
11 89 (19.82%) Test Strategy
12 83 (18.49%) Coaching
13 81 (18.04%) Scrum
14 76 (16.93%) Non-Functional Testing
15 75 (16.70%) CI/CD
16 72 (16.04%) API Testing
17 64 (14.25%) Manual Testing
18 60 (13.36%) Microservices
19 58 (12.92%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (34.52%) JavaScript
2 137 (30.51%) Java
3 133 (29.62%) SQL
4 100 (22.27%) Python
5 73 (16.26%) C#
6 39 (8.69%) TypeScript
7 10 (2.23%) PHP
8 7 (1.56%) Kotlin
8 7 (1.56%) Ruby
9 6 (1.34%) C
9 6 (1.34%) VBA
10 5 (1.11%) Groovy
10 5 (1.11%) VB
11 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.45%) ES6
12 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.45%) R
12 2 (0.45%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) Bash
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (20.27%) Degree
2 38 (8.46%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (4.45%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.67%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 9 (2.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 6 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.89%) ISEB
10 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (57.46%) QA
2 55 (12.25%) Accessibility
3 22 (4.90%) Data Quality
4 13 (2.90%) GRC
5 5 (1.11%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.89%) Automotive SPICE
7 3 (0.67%) GDPR
8 2 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (12.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) KVM
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.67%) CA Service Virtualization
3 9 (2.00%) Terraform
4 5 (1.11%) Ansible
4 5 (1.11%) Grafana
5 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (7.13%) Perfecto Mobile
2 30 (6.68%) FIS
3 28 (6.24%) LexisNexis
4 27 (6.01%) Microsoft
5 18 (4.01%) CA
6 15 (3.34%) WorldPay
7 14 (3.12%) BT
7 14 (3.12%) Databricks
7 14 (3.12%) Virgin Media
8 10 (2.23%) IBM
8 10 (2.23%) Oracle
9 9 (2.00%) SAP
10 7 (1.56%) New Relic
10 7 (1.56%) Zopa
11 6 (1.34%) HP
11 6 (1.34%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.11%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.11%) Dynatrace
12 5 (1.11%) Greenplum
12 5 (1.11%) Informatica