The median annual salary for a Software Quality Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 908 970
Rank change year-on-year +32 +62  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Quality Engineer 7 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.016% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 4
Median salary £62,500 £43,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.34% +22.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,375 £37,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £50,000 £36,750
UK excluding London median salary £34,375 £37,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +66.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Quality Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Quality Engineer in the UK

Software Quality Engineer
Top 9 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 7 £62,500 +45.34% 3
London +24 5 £65,000 +36.84% 1
City of London - 3 £62,500 -
East of England 0 1 £33,750 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £33,750 -
Peterborough - 1 £33,750 -
Nottingham - 1 £35,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 16 (84.21%) QA
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
4 13 (68.42%) Finance
5 12 (63.16%) Linux
5 12 (63.16%) Python
6 11 (57.89%) Degree
7 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
7 10 (52.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
8 9 (47.37%) JIRA
8 9 (47.37%) Subversion
9 8 (42.11%) Eclipse
9 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
10 7 (36.84%) OO
11 6 (31.58%) Advertising
12 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (26.32%) Java
12 5 (26.32%) OOD
13 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
13 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
14 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
14 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
14 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
14 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
14 3 (15.79%) Ruby
15 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
15 2 (10.53%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
1 9 (47.37%) JIRA
1 9 (47.37%) Subversion
2 8 (42.11%) Eclipse
2 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) Calabash
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (36.84%) OO
5 5 (26.32%) OOD
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) OOP
8 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Scrum
9 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 2 (10.53%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 10 (52.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (84.21%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: Yesterday
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PAREXEL International
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Capital One
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