Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Quality Engineer was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Quality Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1176 1217 1264
Rank change year-on-year +41 +47 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 30 26 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.014% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 28
UK median annual salary £36,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £61,250 £51,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £31,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +28.00% -30.56%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Software Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Quality Engineer in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer.

Salary trend for Software Quality Engineer in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Quality Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Quality Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software Quality Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +29 30 £36,000 -16.28%
UK excluding London +31 27 £36,000 -10.00% 1
North of England +21 13 £32,500 -
Yorkshire +27 11 £32,500 -
South East +41 7 £38,500 -3.75%
Midlands +41 4 £42,500 +6.25%
London +21 3 - -
East of England - 3 £45,000 -
East Midlands +42 2 £35,000 -12.50%
North East - 2 £35,750 -
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -

Software Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Quality Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (86.67%) QA
2 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) Selenium
4 14 (46.67%) Test Strategy
5 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
6 12 (40.00%) SoapUI
7 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (36.67%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (36.67%) HP
7 11 (36.67%) HP UFT
8 9 (30.00%) Quality Management
9 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (23.33%) Process Improvement
10 7 (23.33%) QMS
10 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (23.33%) ISO 9000
10 7 (23.33%) HNC
11 6 (20.00%) ISO 14001
11 6 (20.00%) Degree
11 6 (20.00%) ISO 22301
12 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
13 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
13 4 (13.33%) Java
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) Document Management
13 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
13 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (36.67%) HP UFT
4 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.00%) Calabash
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.00%) Fintech
4 2 (6.67%) Life Science
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
4 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 9 (30.00%) Quality Management
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (23.33%) Process Improvement
7 7 (23.33%) QMS
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) Document Management
10 3 (10.00%) Open Source
11 2 (6.67%) BDD
11 2 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Internal Audit
11 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
11 2 (6.67%) SDLC
11 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) HNC
2 6 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (86.67%) QA
2 7 (23.33%) ISO 9000
2 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (20.00%) ISO 14001
3 6 (20.00%) ISO 22301
4 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (6.67%) IEC 62304
5 2 (6.67%) ISO 13485
5 2 (6.67%) TickIT
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle