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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 826 845 785
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 55 47 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.045% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.047% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 47 44 79
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £40,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+27.32% +11.80%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 24 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 27 February 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
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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 +1 53 £50,000 +5.26% 6
London +13 32 £50,000 - 4
South East -6 17 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Berkshire +8 14 £55,000 +24.29% 1
Bracknell -6 6 £55,000 +14.58%
Leeds - 3 £30,000 -
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Wokingham - 3 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 -
Scotland +10 2 £37,500 -
Reading -7 2 £47,500 +17.28%
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Oxford - 2 £55,000 -
Bedford +14 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Bedfordshire +10 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Edinburgh +1 1 - -
East of England -2 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Leatherhead - 1 £50,000 -
Dunfermline - 1 £37,500 -
Newbury - 1 £52,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Fife - 1 £37,500 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 115 (100.00%) QA
2 81 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (66.96%) Selenium
4 54 (46.96%) Test Automation
5 51 (44.35%) Test Scripting
6 42 (36.52%) Manual Testing
7 38 (33.04%) Cucumber
8 37 (32.17%) TDD
9 36 (31.30%) Java
10 35 (30.43%) SQL
11 34 (29.57%) WebDriver
12 32 (27.83%) Scrum
13 31 (26.96%) BDD
14 30 (26.09%) JMeter
15 29 (25.22%) Web Services
16 27 (23.48%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (23.48%) JIRA
17 26 (22.61%) Integration Testing
17 26 (22.61%) Automated Testing
18 25 (21.74%) Performance Testing
18 25 (21.74%) Open Source
18 25 (21.74%) Gherkin
19 24 (20.87%) User Stories
19 24 (20.87%) JavaScript
19 24 (20.87%) C#
20 23 (20.00%) .NET
21 22 (19.13%) Finance
21 22 (19.13%) QuickTest Pro
21 22 (19.13%) Software Testing
22 20 (17.39%) Automation Testing

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (3.48%) Node.js
2 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.87%) uiautomator
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) DSL
2 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) MySQL
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) DB2
3 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.61%) Big Data
5 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (66.96%) Selenium
2 38 (33.04%) Cucumber
3 34 (29.57%) WebDriver
4 30 (26.09%) JMeter
5 27 (23.48%) JIRA
6 22 (19.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (15.65%) Jenkins
8 11 (9.57%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.09%) Maven
9 7 (6.09%) Calabash
10 6 (5.22%) JUnit
11 5 (4.35%) Subversion
11 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
12 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.48%) Hudson
12 4 (3.48%) NUnit
13 3 (2.61%) FitNesse
13 3 (2.61%) TestNG
13 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.61%) MbUnit
General
1 22 (19.13%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.48%) Polish Language
4 3 (2.61%) Games
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.22%) Web Services
2 25 (21.74%) Gherkin
3 23 (20.00%) .NET
4 11 (9.57%) LAMP
5 7 (6.09%) XML
6 5 (4.35%) REST
7 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.48%) HTML
7 4 (3.48%) SOAP
8 3 (2.61%) HTML5
8 3 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.74%) LESS
9 2 (1.74%) Spring
9 2 (1.74%) JSON
9 2 (1.74%) Dojo
9 2 (1.74%) WPF
9 2 (1.74%) RESTful
9 2 (1.74%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Open Source
2 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.35%) User Experience
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.48%) Online Gambling
4 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) DTV
5 2 (1.74%) STB
5 2 (1.74%) Wiki
5 2 (1.74%) Social Network
6 1 (0.87%) iPhone
6 1 (0.87%) Tandem
6 1 (0.87%) Social Media
6 1 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Windows
2 8 (6.96%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) UNIX
3 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (46.96%) Test Automation
3 51 (44.35%) Test Scripting
4 42 (36.52%) Manual Testing
5 37 (32.17%) TDD
6 32 (27.83%) Scrum
7 31 (26.96%) BDD
8 27 (23.48%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (22.61%) Integration Testing
9 26 (22.61%) Automated Testing
10 25 (21.74%) Performance Testing
11 24 (20.87%) User Stories
12 22 (19.13%) Software Testing
13 20 (17.39%) Automation Testing
14 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
15 15 (13.04%) Regression Testing
16 13 (11.30%) Test Planning
17 12 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (10.43%) Load Testing
18 9 (7.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.30%) Java
2 35 (30.43%) SQL
3 24 (20.87%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.87%) C#
4 15 (13.04%) Python
5 12 (10.43%) PHP
6 10 (8.70%) Ruby
7 3 (2.61%) Perl
8 2 (1.74%) C++
8 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.87%) Groovy
9 1 (0.87%) Scala
9 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) ISEB
2 16 (13.91%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.70%) Degree
4 6 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.61%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.96%) Oracle
3 2 (1.74%) VMware
3 2 (1.74%) Telerik
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Outstanding
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: 12% bupa, etc
Posted: 23 days ago