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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 443 421 439
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 10 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.045% 0.028% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.029% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 5
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -25.78%
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
21058 20593 21991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 95.07% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16561 16985 18775
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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
Surrey +4 6 £50,000 +14.28% 2
Berkshire +5 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £60,000 -
Senior QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (73.33%) Selenium
3 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (46.67%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
7 4 (26.67%) CMMI
7 4 (26.67%) JMeter
7 4 (26.67%) Workflow
7 4 (26.67%) LAMP
7 4 (26.67%) PHP
7 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) JUnit
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) JIRA
8 3 (20.00%) TestComplete
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (20.00%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
3 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) JMeter
4 4 (26.67%) JUnit
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) TestComplete
6 2 (13.33%) EasyMock
6 2 (13.33%) jMock
6 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 2 (13.33%) QALoad
6 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
6 2 (13.33%) TestPartner
6 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
1 4 (26.67%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) CMMI
4 4 (26.67%) Workflow
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (13.33%) QMS
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
7 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) E-business
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) C#
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
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