The average salary for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer is £28,627 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£20,613 - £41,263
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MEDIAN: £29,670
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£9.70 - £23.70
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MEDIAN: £13.48
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£0£42K
Salary £20,613 - £41,263
Bonus £0.00 - £3,888
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £986
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£20,611 - £42,724
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 388
Hourly Data £0£34
Hourly Rate £9.70 - £23.70
Overtime £10.17 - £34.51
Annual Data £0£42K
Bonus £0.00 - £3,888
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £986
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£20,611 - £42,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

A quality assurance engineer creates tests to find any problems with software before the product is launched. They identify and analyze any bugs found during testing and document them. They also must to pay very close attention to detail and coach their team on managing testing tools, reporting results, and motivating process improvement. A normal work day for a quality assurance engineer includes developing new tests to run, running the tests, and documenting the results; if any defects are noted the quality assurance engineers will need to collaborate with the software developers to find a fix and patch the program. Once the defect has been patched, they will need to run the test again to make sure there are no new bugs and to make sure the defect found has been corrected.

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Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Tasks

  • Participate in customer and regulatory agency audits.
  • Prepare monthly QA status reports.
  • Train internal personnel in QA program requirements.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer


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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤28,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤32,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤33,000 based on 44 salaries. A Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤34,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £29,876

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
₤30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Salaries


National Average
₤30,000






Internal Audit
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 52%