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
£ 21,590
£ 27,351
£ 42,717

Available jobs

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

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

  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA)

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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.