Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1007 1078 1114
Rank change year-on-year +71 +36 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 111 120 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.068% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.071% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 86 77 66
UK median annual salary £46,000 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.48% -14.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,625 £32,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £61,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% -3.33%

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 145,312 169,092 167,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,330 138,498 139,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +84 106 £45,000 +10.43% 47
UK excluding London +42 60 £37,500 -2.60% 45
London +56 51 £50,000 -4.76% 7
South East +27 21 £29,250 -24.03% 12
Midlands +37 16 £37,500 +3.30% 12
East of England +26 14 £37,500 -9.09% 6
West Midlands +30 10 £33,750 -32.50% 8
East Midlands +21 6 £37,500 +3.30% 4
North of England +51 3 £37,500 -10.71% 5
Scotland +8 3 £70,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 2
Wales +10 2 - - 3
South West +13 1 £47,500 +29.25% 5

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 90 (81.08%) QA
2 83 (74.77%) Test Automation
3 62 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (28.83%) Selenium
5 31 (27.93%) Cucumber
6 29 (26.13%) Degree
7 24 (21.62%) SDLC
8 23 (20.72%) Jenkins
8 23 (20.72%) Manual Testing
9 21 (18.92%) Regression Testing
9 21 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (18.02%) BDD
10 20 (18.02%) Java
11 19 (17.12%) Scrum
12 18 (16.22%) C#
13 17 (15.32%) Mobile App
13 17 (15.32%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (14.41%) JavaScript
14 16 (14.41%) Computer Science
14 16 (14.41%) JIRA
15 15 (13.51%) TDD
15 15 (13.51%) Apple iOS
15 15 (13.51%) WebDriver
15 15 (13.51%) Android
16 14 (12.61%) Test Scripting
16 14 (12.61%) Appium
16 14 (12.61%) Maven
16 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
16 14 (12.61%) Computer Science Degree

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 13 (11.71%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.70%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.70%) Drupal
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.90%) CMS
4 1 (0.90%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon Glacier
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon S3
2 7 (6.31%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (6.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) SaaS
4 2 (1.80%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.90%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) 3G
1 4 (3.60%) 4G
1 4 (3.60%) GPRS
1 4 (3.60%) GSM
1 4 (3.60%) LTE
1 4 (3.60%) PSTN
2 3 (2.70%) SSL
3 2 (1.80%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.70%) HBase
3 3 (2.70%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.90%) Big Data
4 1 (0.90%) EDMS
4 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (28.83%) Selenium
2 31 (27.93%) Cucumber
3 23 (20.72%) Jenkins
4 16 (14.41%) JIRA
5 15 (13.51%) WebDriver
6 14 (12.61%) Appium
6 14 (12.61%) Maven
7 11 (9.91%) eggPlant
7 11 (9.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (9.01%) SpecFlow
9 9 (8.11%) Git (software)
10 8 (7.21%) Protractor
11 6 (5.41%) JMeter
11 6 (5.41%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.50%) SoapUI
13 4 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.70%) Jasmine
14 3 (2.70%) JUnit
15 2 (1.80%) Ant
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Billing
2 7 (6.31%) Retail
2 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.50%) Electronics
4 4 (3.60%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) French Language
7 1 (0.90%) Front Office
7 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.90%) Military
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) .NET
1 11 (9.91%) REST
2 8 (7.21%) Node.js
3 7 (6.31%) AngularJS
3 7 (6.31%) Web Services
4 6 (5.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.50%) HTML
5 5 (4.50%) XML
6 4 (3.60%) Kafka
7 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.70%) LAMP
7 3 (2.70%) React
7 3 (2.70%) Spring
8 2 (1.80%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.80%) CSS
8 2 (1.80%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.80%) Java EE
8 2 (1.80%) LESS
8 2 (1.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Mobile App
1 17 (15.32%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.31%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (6.31%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.31%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.60%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.60%) Credit Risk
4 4 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.70%) NHS
5 3 (2.70%) User Experience
6 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.80%) Fintech
6 2 (1.80%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.80%) Handset
7 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.90%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Android
1 15 (13.51%) Apple iOS
2 13 (11.71%) Linux
3 10 (9.01%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (74.77%) Test Automation
2 62 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.62%) SDLC
4 23 (20.72%) Manual Testing
5 21 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 20 (18.02%) BDD
7 19 (17.12%) Scrum
8 16 (14.41%) Computer Science
9 15 (13.51%) TDD
10 14 (12.61%) Test Scripting
11 13 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (11.71%) Software Engineering
12 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.91%) Sprint Review
12 11 (9.91%) Test Management
13 10 (9.01%) DevOps
13 10 (9.01%) Test Planning
13 10 (9.01%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) Java
2 18 (16.22%) C#
3 16 (14.41%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.71%) Python
5 7 (6.31%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.31%) Ruby
5 7 (6.31%) SQL
6 5 (4.50%) C
7 3 (2.70%) PHP
8 2 (1.80%) Groovy
8 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.90%) R
9 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (26.13%) Degree
2 14 (12.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (9.01%) ISEB
4 8 (7.21%) ISTQB
5 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.90%) HND
7 1 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (81.08%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.80%) IEC 62304
4 2 (1.80%) ISO 13485
4 2 (1.80%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.90%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) HP ALM
2 7 (6.31%) Ansible
3 4 (3.60%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) HP
2 11 (9.91%) WorldPay
3 4 (3.60%) Apple
3 4 (3.60%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.60%) MobileIron
4 3 (2.70%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.70%) Hortonworks
4 3 (2.70%) Tableau
5 2 (1.80%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 2 (1.80%) Perfecto Mobile
5 2 (1.80%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) CA
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle
6 1 (0.90%) Sitecore