Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Quality Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1142 1188 1241
Rank change year-on-year +46 +53 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 31 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.011% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 16
UK median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% +10.34%
10th Percentile £40,800 £31,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,750 £50,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.67% +25.00%

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 161,130 169,327 185,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,874 135,710 156,315
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%

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Quality Engineer in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Top 8 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 18 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 +37 23 £60,000 +55.84% 9
London +42 16 £60,000 -4.00% 2
UK excluding London +17 11 £41,500 +18.57% 8
South West - 5 - - 3
Scotland - 4 £41,250 - 1
East of England +18 1 £41,500 +22.96% 3
Midlands +16 1 - - 1
East Midlands +6 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 29 (93.55%) QA
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
4 12 (38.71%) Finance
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
6 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
7 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
8 7 (22.58%) Python
8 7 (22.58%) ISO 9001
8 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
8 7 (22.58%) Java
8 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
8 7 (22.58%) Validation
8 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (19.35%) Spring Boot
9 6 (19.35%) Apache Commons
9 6 (19.35%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (19.35%) Lambda Expressions
9 6 (19.35%) Dropwizard
9 6 (19.35%) Java 8
9 6 (19.35%) Task Automation
9 6 (19.35%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (19.35%) Innovative Thinking
9 6 (19.35%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (19.35%) Scala
9 6 (19.35%) Investment Management

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 (19.35%) Apache
1 6 (19.35%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (19.35%) Big Data
3 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (19.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) Jasmine
4 2 (6.45%) Protractor
4 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
2 6 (19.35%) Financial Institution
2 6 (19.35%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Apache Commons
1 6 (19.35%) Dropwizard
1 6 (19.35%) Kafka
1 6 (19.35%) Lambda Expressions
1 6 (19.35%) Spring
1 6 (19.35%) Spring Boot
2 5 (16.13%) JSON
2 5 (16.13%) XML
2 5 (16.13%) XML Schema
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (19.35%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (19.35%) Fixed Income
3 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
3 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
1 5 (16.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (45.16%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
3 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
5 7 (22.58%) Validation
6 6 (19.35%) Change Control
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) Innovative Thinking
6 6 (19.35%) Investment Management
6 6 (19.35%) Low Latency
6 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
6 6 (19.35%) QMS
6 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Strategic Thinking
6 6 (19.35%) Task Automation
6 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 5 (16.13%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Python
3 6 (19.35%) C++
3 6 (19.35%) Java 8
3 6 (19.35%) Scala
4 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.90%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (93.55%) QA
2 7 (22.58%) ISO 9001
3 5 (16.13%) DO-178B
4 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (3.23%) GAMP
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.23%) SAP