Quality Assurance Technician

Quality assurance technicians perform a variety of technical inspections and testing and monitoring tasks to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.


  • Liaises with production engineers and staff to maintain the quality of output and to develop quality management systems.
  • Assists quality control engineers in undertaking production audits.
  • Supervises the work of routine inspection staff and notes any defects reported.
  • Analyses and interprets the results of tests undertaken and writes up reports upon completion.
  • Sets up scientific, electronic, or other technical equipment to perform functional and inspection tests.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for quality assurance technician is £26,054

866 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 866. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for quality assurance technician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,054 per year. That is about £2,171 per month or £13.36 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,344, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,839

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 866 people are employed in the region.

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