Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Quality Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1162 1165 1274
Rank change year-on-year +3 +109 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 24 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.011% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 14
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +20.00%
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +18.57% -13.58% -26.36%

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 167,509 166,662 193,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,969 137,221 162,582
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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
Top 5 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 25 June 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 +18 20 £41,500 -20.95% 7
UK excluding London -7 11 £41,500 +18.57% 7
South West - 10 - - 4
London -21 9 - - 1
East of England -1 1 £41,500 +22.96% 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (45.83%) ISO 9001
3 11 (45.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (45.83%) Process Improvement
4 10 (41.67%) Change Control
4 10 (41.67%) DO-178B
4 10 (41.67%) QMS
4 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 10 (41.67%) Validation
4 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (41.67%) Quality Management
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
7 6 (25.00%) Investment Management
7 6 (25.00%) Scala
7 6 (25.00%) Redis
7 6 (25.00%) Big Data
7 6 (25.00%) Kafka
7 6 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (25.00%) Low Latency
7 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (25.00%) Spring Boot
7 6 (25.00%) Apache
7 6 (25.00%) Python
7 6 (25.00%) C++
7 6 (25.00%) Java

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) Apache
1 6 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (25.00%) Big Data
2 6 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (25.00%) Redis
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Aerospace
4 4 (16.67%) Military
5 1 (4.17%) Automotive
5 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Apache Commons
1 6 (25.00%) Dropwizard
1 6 (25.00%) Kafka
1 6 (25.00%) Lambda Expressions
1 6 (25.00%) Spring
1 6 (25.00%) Spring Boot
2 3 (12.50%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Mindset
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 16 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (45.83%) Process Improvement
2 11 (45.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Change Control
3 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 10 (41.67%) QMS
3 10 (41.67%) Quality Management
3 10 (41.67%) Validation
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (25.00%) Innovative Thinking
5 6 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 6 (25.00%) Low Latency
5 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
5 6 (25.00%) Task Automation
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C++
1 6 (25.00%) Java
1 6 (25.00%) Java 8
1 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (25.00%) Python
1 6 (25.00%) Scala
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (45.83%) ISO 9001
3 10 (41.67%) DO-178B
4 4 (16.67%) Def Stans
5 2 (8.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.17%) SAP