Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Quality Engineer was £47,006 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1020 1107 1171
Rank change year-on-year +87 +64 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 121 95 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.052% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.055% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 83 63 63
UK median annual salary £47,006 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.27% -7.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £25,250 £31,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £69,250 £63,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.84% +18.46% -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 156,355 173,780 182,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.97% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,862 139,468 152,794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.29%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +79 104 £50,000 +15.61% 52
UK excluding London +67 64 £36,250 -5.84% 60
London +81 57 £52,500 -4.55% 3
East of England +36 16 £37,500 - 7
Wales +23 13 £30,000 -28.14% 9
Midlands +33 11 £42,250 +20.71% 17
South East +4 11 £50,750 +31.82% 12
West Midlands +41 7 £42,500 -15.00% 12
South West +15 6 - - 8
Scotland +7 4 £41,250 - 2
East Midlands +2 4 £42,000 +20.00% 5
North of England +22 3 £37,500 +4.90% 5
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 2

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 90 (74.38%) QA
2 67 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (55.37%) Test Automation
3 39 (32.23%) Selenium
4 31 (25.62%) Java
5 29 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (19.83%) Cucumber
6 24 (19.83%) Software Engineering
6 24 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (19.01%) BDD
7 23 (19.01%) Jenkins
7 23 (19.01%) DevOps
8 21 (17.36%) Finance
8 21 (17.36%) C#
9 20 (16.53%) SQL
9 20 (16.53%) SDLC
10 19 (15.70%) Scrum
11 18 (14.88%) Degree
11 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
13 16 (13.22%) TDD
13 16 (13.22%) WebDriver
14 15 (12.40%) JIRA
14 15 (12.40%) C
15 13 (10.74%) XML
15 13 (10.74%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.74%) Retail
15 13 (10.74%) Maven
15 13 (10.74%) Regression Testing
15 13 (10.74%) 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 11 (9.09%) Confluence
2 4 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.48%) Drupal
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (4.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.65%) SaaS
3 2 (1.65%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) 3G
1 4 (3.31%) 4G
1 4 (3.31%) GPRS
1 4 (3.31%) GSM
1 4 (3.31%) LTE
1 4 (3.31%) PSTN
2 3 (2.48%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.65%) Big Data
3 2 (1.65%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (32.23%) Selenium
2 24 (19.83%) Cucumber
3 23 (19.01%) Jenkins
4 16 (13.22%) WebDriver
5 15 (12.40%) JIRA
6 13 (10.74%) Maven
6 13 (10.74%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 9 (7.44%) JMeter
9 8 (6.61%) Appium
9 8 (6.61%) Protractor
10 6 (4.96%) JUnit
10 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.96%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.96%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.13%) eggPlant
11 5 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (4.13%) SpecFlow
12 4 (3.31%) NUnit
13 3 (2.48%) Ant
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.48%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.48%) Automotive
6 2 (1.65%) Electronics
6 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) French Language
7 1 (0.83%) Front Office
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Military
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.74%) XML
2 9 (7.44%) .NET
2 9 (7.44%) JSON
3 8 (6.61%) Web Services
4 6 (4.96%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.96%) Node.js
5 5 (4.13%) HTML
5 5 (4.13%) REST
5 5 (4.13%) RESTful
5 5 (4.13%) SOAP
6 4 (3.31%) CSS
6 4 (3.31%) Spring
6 4 (3.31%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.48%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.48%) Kafka
7 3 (2.48%) LAMP
8 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.65%) Java EE
8 2 (1.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.96%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.13%) Credit Risk
4 5 (4.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.13%) NHS
5 4 (3.31%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.31%) Fintech
6 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.65%) LIMS
8 1 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.83%) PMI
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Android
1 10 (8.26%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.61%) Linux
3 5 (4.13%) Unix
4 2 (1.65%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
1 67 (55.37%) Test Automation
2 29 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (19.83%) Software Engineering
4 23 (19.01%) BDD
4 23 (19.01%) DevOps
5 20 (16.53%) SDLC
6 19 (15.70%) Scrum
7 16 (13.22%) TDD
8 13 (10.74%) Manual Testing
8 13 (10.74%) Regression Testing
8 13 (10.74%) Software Testing
9 12 (9.92%) Case Management
9 12 (9.92%) Functional Testing
9 12 (9.92%) Quality Management
9 12 (9.92%) Test Planning
10 11 (9.09%) Test Scripting
11 10 (8.26%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (8.26%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.62%) Java
2 21 (17.36%) C#
3 20 (16.53%) SQL
4 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.40%) C
6 12 (9.92%) Python
7 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.65%) C++
8 2 (1.65%) Groovy
8 2 (1.65%) Java 8
8 2 (1.65%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) Scala
9 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) ISEB
3 6 (4.96%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.65%) HNC
5 2 (1.65%) HND
5 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (74.38%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.65%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) GAMP
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) HP ALM
2 4 (3.31%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.83%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) HP
3 5 (4.13%) WorldPay
4 4 (3.31%) Apple
4 4 (3.31%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.31%) MobileIron
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle
5 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.48%) Talend
6 2 (1.65%) Perfecto Mobile
6 2 (1.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) CA
7 1 (0.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) Sybase