The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
UK
Rank 727 870 901
Rank change year-on-year
+143 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 124 72 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.071% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.074% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 114 68 48
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,700 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.31%

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
80972 97334 101928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.31% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67196 81538 83871
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Senior QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

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 February 2017 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +129 114 £52,500 - 11
London +87 84 £57,500 -4.16% 5
South East +55 15 £52,500 +12.90% 3
City of London +22 11 £65,000 +23.80%
Chiswick - 11 £52,500 -
North West -9 10 £41,500 -17.00% 1
Manchester -14 10 £41,500 -17.00% 1
Altrincham - 5 £41,500 - 1
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Surrey +60 4 £45,000 -28.00% 1
West Midlands +30 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Coventry +12 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Berkshire +35 2 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 2 £42,500 -
Redhill - 2 £45,000 -
Ealing - 2 £57,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £58,750 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Kent +11 1 £52,500 +14.13%
Stockport +5 1 £35,000 -30.00%
Hampshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Southampton - 1 £47,500 - 1
Dartford - 1 £52,500 -
Guildford - 1 £50,000 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £60,000 -
Belfast - 1 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 -

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, Senior QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 175 (85.78%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (56.37%) Selenium
4 75 (36.76%) BDD
5 73 (35.78%) Cucumber
6 65 (31.86%) Test Automation
7 64 (31.37%) Java
8 59 (28.92%) SQL
8 59 (28.92%) Software Testing
9 54 (26.47%) Automated Testing
10 45 (22.06%) TDD
11 44 (21.57%) QA Automation
12 43 (21.08%) Automation Testing
13 42 (20.59%) Test Strategy
13 42 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (20.10%) Scrum
14 41 (20.10%) Manual Testing
14 41 (20.10%) Analytical Skills
15 40 (19.61%) WebDriver
16 39 (19.12%) JavaScript
17 38 (18.63%) Web Services
18 35 (17.16%) Regression Testing
19 33 (16.18%) Software Engineering
20 32 (15.69%) Mentoring
20 32 (15.69%) ATDD
21 31 (15.20%) C#
22 30 (14.71%) JIRA
22 30 (14.71%) Gherkin
23 29 (14.22%) Python
24 28 (13.73%) Mobile App

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.90%) IIS
2 8 (3.92%) Confluence
3 4 (1.96%) Jetty
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.80%) SaaS
2 15 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.92%) Force.com
4 3 (1.47%) PaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) Internet
2 6 (2.94%) HTTP
2 6 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.86%) HBase
2 12 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (5.88%) MySQL
2 12 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 115 (56.37%) Selenium
2 73 (35.78%) Cucumber
3 40 (19.61%) WebDriver
4 30 (14.71%) JIRA
5 24 (11.76%) JUnit
6 23 (11.27%) Appium
7 22 (10.78%) Git (software)
8 21 (10.29%) SoapUI
9 19 (9.31%) Jenkins
10 17 (8.33%) JMeter
10 17 (8.33%) Protractor
11 14 (6.86%) Fiddler
12 13 (6.37%) SpecFlow
13 12 (5.88%) Hamcrest
13 12 (5.88%) jMock
14 11 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (4.41%) HP UFT
16 8 (3.92%) NUnit
17 7 (3.43%) TeamCity
18 6 (2.94%) NuGet
General
1 12 (5.88%) Finance
2 4 (1.96%) Advertising
3 3 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (0.49%) Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Electronics
4 1 (0.49%) Front Office
4 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Marketing
4 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.63%) Web Services
2 30 (14.71%) Gherkin
3 24 (11.76%) XML
4 23 (11.27%) REST
5 22 (10.78%) RESTful
6 18 (8.82%) .NET
7 7 (3.43%) HTML
8 6 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.45%) Play Framework
10 4 (1.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.96%) JSON
10 4 (1.96%) Node.js
10 4 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (1.47%) Behat
11 3 (1.47%) SOAP
12 2 (0.98%) CSS
12 2 (0.98%) HTML5
13 1 (0.49%) DOM
13 1 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.10%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.73%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.43%) EMV
4 7 (3.43%) Smartcard
5 5 (2.45%) iPad
6 4 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.98%) Derivative
8 2 (0.98%) Social Network
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.49%) Arduino
9 1 (0.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.49%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.49%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.73%) Android
2 24 (11.76%) Linux
3 22 (10.78%) Apple iOS
4 21 (10.29%) Unix
5 18 (8.82%) Windows
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (85.78%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (36.76%) BDD
3 65 (31.86%) Test Automation
4 59 (28.92%) Software Testing
5 54 (26.47%) Automated Testing
6 45 (22.06%) TDD
7 44 (21.57%) QA Automation
8 43 (21.08%) Automation Testing
9 42 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (20.59%) Test Strategy
10 41 (20.10%) Manual Testing
10 41 (20.10%) Scrum
11 35 (17.16%) Regression Testing
12 33 (16.18%) Software Engineering
13 32 (15.69%) ATDD
13 32 (15.69%) Mentoring
14 27 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (11.27%) Defect Management
16 22 (10.78%) Unit Testing
17 20 (9.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.37%) Java
2 59 (28.92%) SQL
3 39 (19.12%) JavaScript
4 31 (15.20%) C#
5 29 (14.22%) Python
6 26 (12.75%) Ruby
7 10 (4.90%) C++
8 9 (4.41%) PHP
9 6 (2.94%) Scala
10 4 (1.96%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.96%) Groovy
11 3 (1.47%) C
11 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.80%) ISEB
2 18 (8.82%) Degree
3 16 (7.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (12.25%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) Docker
1 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.96%) Rancher
2 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (3.92%) MEDITECH
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft
1 8 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (2.94%) Oracle
3 5 (2.45%) VMware
4 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.49%) Xamarin
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £42k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ASOS
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension.
Posted: 22 days ago
North West London
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago