The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 433 447 438
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 21 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.025% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.026% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 13
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.87%
Senior QA Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20471 22682 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.04% 94.69% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16465 18087 17977
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer across the South East region.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Senior QA Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +19 20 £47,500 +17.28% 3
Surrey +10 1 - -
Senior QA Engineer
England

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Senior QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior QA Engineer in their job title.

1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (85.71%) Selenium
3 24 (68.57%) Web Services
4 22 (62.86%) WebDriver
5 20 (57.14%) Automation Testing
5 20 (57.14%) C#
5 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
6 19 (54.29%) .NET
6 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
7 16 (45.71%) SQL
8 13 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (37.14%) REST
9 11 (31.43%) JIRA
9 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
9 11 (31.43%) SoapUI
9 11 (31.43%) SOA
10 10 (28.57%) Finance
10 10 (28.57%) Scrum
11 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (25.71%) User Experience
11 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
12 8 (22.86%) Java
12 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
12 8 (22.86%) Windows
13 7 (20.00%) MySQL
14 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
14 6 (17.14%) Microsoft

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Senior QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (85.71%) Selenium
2 22 (62.86%) WebDriver
3 11 (31.43%) SoapUI
3 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
3 11 (31.43%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) JMeter
4 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.71%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (68.57%) Web Services
2 19 (54.29%) .NET
3 13 (37.14%) REST
4 4 (11.43%) LAMP
5 3 (8.57%) XML
6 2 (5.71%) SOAP
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) JSON
6 2 (5.71%) WPF
6 2 (5.71%) HTML5
6 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) User Experience
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
3 13 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
4 11 (31.43%) SOA
5 10 (28.57%) Scrum
6 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (17.14%) BDD
7 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
8 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
8 4 (11.43%) TDD
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.71%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) C#
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.43%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) KVM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) Telerik
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
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