The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 819 849 827
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 74 58 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.051% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.053% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 45 49 38
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,650 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Senior QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England +21 72 £50,000 - 10
London +29 47 £50,000 - 3
South East +14 9 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
Leeds - 8 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 -
City of London +29 6 £52,500 -6.66% 1
Berkshire +12 5 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England -3 5 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Reading +1 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Cambridge +11 2 £47,500 +46.15%
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £47,500 +46.15%
South West -27 2 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Haywards Heath - 2 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £40,000 - 1
Somerset +4 1 - - 1
Scotland 0 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Edinburgh -7 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1
County Antrim - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Worcester - 1 £40,000 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £42,500 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 127 (76.51%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (63.25%) Selenium
4 68 (40.96%) SQL
5 64 (38.55%) Scrum
6 56 (33.73%) Test Scripting
6 56 (33.73%) Manual Testing
7 55 (33.13%) Automated Testing
8 52 (31.33%) Java
9 50 (30.12%) C#
9 50 (30.12%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (25.90%) Gherkin
10 43 (25.90%) WebDriver
11 42 (25.30%) .NET
12 40 (24.10%) Test Automation
12 40 (24.10%) SoapUI
13 39 (23.49%) Automation Testing
14 37 (22.29%) Cucumber
14 37 (22.29%) BDD
14 37 (22.29%) Integration Testing
14 37 (22.29%) Degree
15 36 (21.69%) Performance Testing
16 35 (21.08%) TDD
16 35 (21.08%) Regression Testing
17 34 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (20.48%) Test Strategy
17 34 (20.48%) User Stories
18 33 (19.88%) Web Services
19 31 (18.67%) SOAP
19 31 (18.67%) HP UFT

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 6 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.41%) Confluence
3 3 (1.81%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) Internet
2 3 (1.81%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.20%) SSL
3 2 (1.20%) SMTP
4 1 (0.60%) VoIP
4 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.65%) MySQL
2 19 (11.45%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
5 9 (5.42%) DB2
6 8 (4.82%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.81%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.20%) OLTP
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.60%) HBase
10 1 (0.60%) Redis
10 1 (0.60%) Big Data
10 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 105 (63.25%) Selenium
2 43 (25.90%) WebDriver
3 40 (24.10%) SoapUI
4 37 (22.29%) Cucumber
5 31 (18.67%) JIRA
5 31 (18.67%) HP UFT
6 30 (18.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (15.66%) Visual Studio
8 17 (10.24%) Maven
8 17 (10.24%) SpecFlow
9 14 (8.43%) Jenkins
10 10 (6.02%) Subversion
11 9 (5.42%) JMeter
12 7 (4.22%) FitNesse
13 6 (3.61%) Calabash
13 6 (3.61%) Git (software)
14 5 (3.01%) TestNG
14 5 (3.01%) RSpec
14 5 (3.01%) NeoLoad
14 5 (3.01%) Xcode
General
1 22 (13.25%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.02%) Games
4 9 (5.42%) Polish Language
5 8 (4.82%) Banking
6 6 (3.61%) Retail
6 6 (3.61%) Online Betting
7 5 (3.01%) Electronics
8 4 (2.41%) Marketing
9 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.60%) Legal
11 1 (0.60%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.90%) Gherkin
2 42 (25.30%) .NET
3 33 (19.88%) Web Services
4 31 (18.67%) SOAP
5 23 (13.86%) REST
6 19 (11.45%) XML
7 5 (3.01%) J2EE
7 5 (3.01%) J2SE
8 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.41%) Apache Flex
9 2 (1.20%) CSS
9 2 (1.20%) HTML
10 1 (0.60%) DOM
10 1 (0.60%) JSP
10 1 (0.60%) Servlets
10 1 (0.60%) WPF
10 1 (0.60%) RESTful
10 1 (0.60%) QuickFIX
10 1 (0.60%) Ultra Messaging
10 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 50 (30.12%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (13.25%) Computer Science
2 22 (13.25%) Mobile App
3 14 (8.43%) Blackberry
4 12 (7.23%) User Experience
5 9 (5.42%) Online Gambling
5 9 (5.42%) iPhone
5 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.61%) Online Games
7 6 (3.61%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.81%) DTV
10 2 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.20%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.60%) Social Media
11 1 (0.60%) Derivative
11 1 (0.60%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.60%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.25%) Windows
1 22 (13.25%) Android
2 20 (12.05%) Apple iOS
3 14 (8.43%) Linux
4 9 (5.42%) UNIX
4 9 (5.42%) Windows Phone
5 8 (4.82%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (76.51%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (38.55%) Scrum
3 56 (33.73%) Test Scripting
3 56 (33.73%) Manual Testing
4 55 (33.13%) Automated Testing
5 40 (24.10%) Test Automation
6 39 (23.49%) Automation Testing
7 37 (22.29%) BDD
7 37 (22.29%) Integration Testing
8 36 (21.69%) Performance Testing
9 35 (21.08%) TDD
9 35 (21.08%) Regression Testing
10 34 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (20.48%) Test Strategy
10 34 (20.48%) User Stories
11 29 (17.47%) Software Engineering
12 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
12 26 (15.66%) Unit Testing
13 25 (15.06%) Security Testing
14 24 (14.46%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (40.96%) SQL
2 52 (31.33%) Java
3 50 (30.12%) C#
4 24 (14.46%) T-SQL
5 18 (10.84%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.42%) PHP
7 7 (4.22%) Python
8 6 (3.61%) Ruby
8 6 (3.61%) XPath
9 3 (1.81%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.81%) ActionScript 3.0
9 3 (1.81%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.20%) VBA
10 2 (1.20%) VB
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (22.29%) Degree
2 27 (16.27%) ISEB
3 9 (5.42%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Firmware
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Ansible
2 5 (3.01%) Puppet
2 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (16.87%) Oracle
2 25 (15.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.81%) SAP
4 2 (1.20%) Temenos
4 2 (1.20%) Websense
5 1 (0.60%) VMware
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.60%) HP
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