Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1035 1126 1179
Rank change year-on-year +91 +53 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 138 80 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.045% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.047% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 80 61 57
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,500 £66,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -13.33%

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 11 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 September 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 +62 111 £52,000 +15.56% 69
UK excluding London +47 72 £34,000 -2.86% 72
London +79 63 £55,000 - 7
East of England +30 24 £37,500 +9.09% 8
Wales +28 20 £30,000 -29.41% 8
South East +1 12 £55,750 +48.67% 16
South West +10 9 - - 12
Scotland +6 4 £41,250 - 1
Midlands +19 3 £25,000 -13.04% 18
East Midlands +7 2 - - 3
West Midlands +23 1 £25,000 +11.11% 15

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 95 (68.84%) QA
2 80 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 40 (28.99%) Software Engineering
5 37 (26.81%) Java
6 33 (23.91%) Selenium
6 33 (23.91%) Finance
6 33 (23.91%) BDD
7 31 (22.46%) Scrum
8 30 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (20.29%) Jenkins
9 28 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (20.29%) JavaScript
9 28 (20.29%) C#
9 28 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (19.57%) TDD
10 27 (19.57%) SDLC
11 26 (18.84%) DevOps
12 23 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 23 (16.67%) SQL
13 21 (15.22%) Python
13 21 (15.22%) Manual Testing
14 20 (14.49%) Software Testing
15 19 (13.77%) C
15 19 (13.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 18 (13.04%) Case Management
17 17 (12.32%) Mobile App
17 17 (12.32%) Test Planning
17 17 (12.32%) Kanban
17 17 (12.32%) JIRA

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 (9.42%) Confluence
2 9 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.35%) Apache
4 3 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (2.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) ATM
1 1 (0.72%) Internet
1 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.35%) Big Data
3 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.35%) Redis
4 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.90%) MySQL
5 3 (2.17%) Blockchain
5 3 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.45%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 33 (23.91%) Selenium
2 28 (20.29%) Jenkins
3 23 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 17 (12.32%) JIRA
5 15 (10.87%) WebDriver
6 14 (10.14%) Maven
7 13 (9.42%) Git (software)
7 13 (9.42%) JMeter
8 11 (7.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (6.52%) SoapUI
9 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
10 8 (5.80%) Appium
10 8 (5.80%) eggPlant
10 8 (5.80%) Gatling
10 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (5.07%) Fiddler
11 7 (5.07%) JUnit
11 7 (5.07%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.62%) Protractor
13 4 (2.90%) gulp
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 14 (10.14%) Retail
3 10 (7.25%) Banking
4 7 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.14%) .NET
2 11 (7.97%) ASP.NET
2 11 (7.97%) JSON
2 11 (7.97%) XML
3 10 (7.25%) CSS
3 10 (7.25%) HTML
3 10 (7.25%) Kafka
4 8 (5.80%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.80%) Node.js
5 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (5.07%) Restlet
5 7 (5.07%) Spring
5 7 (5.07%) Web Services
6 6 (4.35%) Apache Commons
6 6 (4.35%) Dropwizard
6 6 (4.35%) Lambda Expressions
6 6 (4.35%) SOAP
6 6 (4.35%) Spring Boot
6 6 (4.35%) XML Schema
7 5 (3.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.32%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.97%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.80%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.62%) Credit Risk
6 5 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.62%) NHS
7 4 (2.90%) Fintech
7 4 (2.90%) LIMS
8 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.72%) Life Science
8 1 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.59%) Linux
2 15 (10.87%) Android
2 15 (10.87%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.80%) Windows
4 7 (5.07%) Nucleus RTOS
4 7 (5.07%) Unix
4 7 (5.07%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 40 (28.99%) Software Engineering
4 33 (23.91%) BDD
5 31 (22.46%) Scrum
6 28 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (19.57%) SDLC
7 27 (19.57%) TDD
8 26 (18.84%) DevOps
9 21 (15.22%) Manual Testing
10 20 (14.49%) Software Testing
11 19 (13.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (13.04%) Case Management
13 17 (12.32%) Kanban
13 17 (12.32%) Test Planning
14 15 (10.87%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (10.14%) Acceptance Criteria
16 13 (9.42%) Test Management
16 13 (9.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.81%) Java
2 28 (20.29%) C#
2 28 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 23 (16.67%) SQL
4 21 (15.22%) Python
5 19 (13.77%) C
6 13 (9.42%) C++
7 7 (5.07%) Apple Swift
7 7 (5.07%) Java 8
7 7 (5.07%) Ruby
8 6 (4.35%) Scala
8 6 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.45%) HNC
2 2 (1.45%) HND
2 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (68.84%) QA
2 6 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.17%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.72%) GAMP
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.52%) HP
3 8 (5.80%) WorldPay
4 6 (4.35%) Oracle
5 3 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.17%) Talend
5 3 (2.17%) VMware
6 2 (1.45%) ConsenSys
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Sybase