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


  • Maintains equipment and systems used.
  • Establishes product specifications.
  • 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, 16% 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

£24,940 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for quality assurance technician is £24,940

862 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 862. 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 £24,940 per year. That is about £2,078 per month or £12.79 per hour. New workers generally start on £23,753, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,607

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, 862 people are employed in the region.

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