Quality assurance or regulatory professional

Jobholders in this unit group plan, organise, co-ordinate and direct the effective measurement monitoring and reporting on the qualitative and regulatory aspects of a specified tangible (industrial production) or non-tangible (service provision) output.


  • Examines operating procedures to ensure the process and the product meet regulatory standards and implements changes necessary to ensure compliance.
  • Examines current operating procedures to determine how quality may be improved.
  • Considers the impact of legislation upon specification requirements.
  • Analyses and reports upon the results of quality control tests to ensure that production remains within specification.
  • Develops and implements visual, physical, functional or other appropriate measures and tests of quality.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 17% 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 or regulatory professional is £38,864

1,780 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,780. 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 or regulatory professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £38,864 per year. That is about £3,239 per month or £19.93 per hour. New workers generally start on £26,021, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £74,277

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, 1,780 people are employed in the region.

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