Quality assurance technician
- 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, 12% 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 £26,790
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 656. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for quality assurance technician roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £26,790 per year. That is about £2,233 per month or £13.74 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,178, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,141
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, 656 people are employed in the region.