Quality Assurance Technicians

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


New workers

New workers start around £21,590. Normal pay is £27,351 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £42,717.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 31,712 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Auditing

  • Quality Management

  • Quality Management Systems

  • ISO 9000 Series

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Internal Auditing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Quality Assurance

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Safety Assurance

  • Quality Control

  • Problem Solving

  • Investigation

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.