Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Quality Engineer was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1105 1173 1174
Rank change year-on-year +68 +1 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 12 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.017% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 21
UK median annual salary £58,750 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.60% -14.44% -
10th Percentile £32,100 £31,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £62,375 £47,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -33.04% +35.29%

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 145,103 169,608 169,548
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.33% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,074 139,106 140,842
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
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%

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 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Quality Engineer in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Top 7 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 22 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 +98 10 £58,750 +52.60% 7
London - 7 £60,000 - 2
UK excluding London +45 5 £42,000 +9.09% 6
Midlands +39 3 £42,000 -16.00% 1
West Midlands +32 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £42,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, Software 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 Software Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
3 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (41.67%) Node.js
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) QMS
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (25.00%) Protractor
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (25.00%) Electronics
5 3 (25.00%) OOP

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 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) EDMS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
1 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (25.00%) Protractor
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
1 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
1 5 (41.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) QMS
5 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) OOP
5 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (16.67%) SOLID
6 2 (16.67%) Validation
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) IEC 62304
2 2 (16.67%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cypress Semiconductor