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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 823 883 825
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 69 46 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.039% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.042% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 42 39 45
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +41 66 £50,000 +5.26% 9
London +48 44 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East +4 8 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 -
Leeds - 8 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 -
City of London +30 6 £52,500 -2.32% 1
Berkshire +7 4 £41,250 +26.92% 1
East of England +3 3 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Surrey +15 2 £47,500 -13.63%
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Worcester - 2 £40,000 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Scotland +13 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Cambridge +7 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Guildford +5 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +1 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Leatherhead 0 1 £45,000 -10.00%
South West -15 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £45,000 -
Newbury - 1 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Belfast - 1 - -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 155 (100.00%) QA
2 119 (76.77%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (59.35%) Selenium
4 75 (48.39%) SQL
5 57 (36.77%) Scrum
6 56 (36.13%) Test Scripting
7 52 (33.55%) Manual Testing
8 51 (32.90%) Java
9 48 (30.97%) Automated Testing
10 45 (29.03%) C#
11 44 (28.39%) .NET
11 44 (28.39%) WebDriver
12 43 (27.74%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (27.10%) Automation Testing
14 41 (26.45%) Test Automation
15 39 (25.16%) Gherkin
16 38 (24.52%) SoapUI
16 38 (24.52%) Web Services
16 38 (24.52%) Degree
17 37 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (23.23%) Cucumber
18 36 (23.23%) Regression Testing
19 35 (22.58%) Integration Testing
20 33 (21.29%) Test Strategy
20 33 (21.29%) TDD
21 32 (20.65%) JIRA
21 32 (20.65%) Performance Testing
21 32 (20.65%) BDD
22 31 (20.00%) Oracle
23 30 (19.35%) ISEB

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.58%) Confluence
2 4 (2.58%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.29%) SMTP
2 2 (1.29%) HTTP
2 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.29%) SSL
3 1 (0.65%) DSL
3 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.65%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.13%) MySQL
2 22 (14.19%) Relational Database
3 19 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (10.32%) SQL Server
5 12 (7.74%) DB2
6 9 (5.81%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.29%) OLTP
9 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.65%) Redis
10 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 92 (59.35%) Selenium
2 44 (28.39%) WebDriver
3 38 (24.52%) SoapUI
4 36 (23.23%) Cucumber
5 32 (20.65%) JIRA
6 28 (18.06%) HP UFT
7 26 (16.77%) Visual Studio
7 26 (16.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (12.26%) Maven
9 17 (10.97%) SpecFlow
10 13 (8.39%) Subversion
11 12 (7.74%) Jenkins
12 11 (7.10%) JMeter
13 9 (5.81%) FitNesse
14 8 (5.16%) Calabash
15 6 (3.87%) NeoLoad
15 6 (3.87%) TestNG
16 5 (3.23%) RSpec
16 5 (3.23%) MbUnit
16 5 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 26 (16.77%) Finance
2 17 (10.97%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.74%) Games
3 12 (7.74%) Polish Language
4 7 (4.52%) Online Betting
4 7 (4.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.58%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Electronics
6 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.94%) Marketing
7 2 (1.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.39%) .NET
2 39 (25.16%) Gherkin
3 38 (24.52%) Web Services
4 29 (18.71%) SOAP
5 22 (14.19%) REST
6 19 (12.26%) XML
7 5 (3.23%) J2SE
8 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.58%) Apache Flex
8 4 (2.58%) J2EE
9 3 (1.94%) HTML
9 3 (1.94%) RESTful
10 2 (1.29%) CSS
11 1 (0.65%) JSP
11 1 (0.65%) Servlets
11 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.65%) DOM
11 1 (0.65%) WPF
11 1 (0.65%) JSON
11 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.74%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (14.84%) Computer Science
2 23 (14.84%) Mobile App
3 14 (9.03%) Blackberry
4 13 (8.39%) User Experience
5 12 (7.74%) Online Gambling
5 12 (7.74%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.81%) iPhone
7 7 (4.52%) Data Integration
7 7 (4.52%) Online Games
8 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.94%) DTV
9 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.65%) Tandem
10 1 (0.65%) Derivative
10 1 (0.65%) Wiki
10 1 (0.65%) Social Network
10 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.19%) Android
1 22 (14.19%) Apple iOS
2 20 (12.90%) Windows
3 14 (9.03%) Linux
4 10 (6.45%) Windows Phone
5 9 (5.81%) UNIX
6 8 (5.16%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (76.77%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (36.77%) Scrum
3 56 (36.13%) Test Scripting
4 52 (33.55%) Manual Testing
5 48 (30.97%) Automated Testing
6 42 (27.10%) Automation Testing
7 41 (26.45%) Test Automation
8 37 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (23.23%) Regression Testing
10 35 (22.58%) Integration Testing
11 33 (21.29%) Test Strategy
11 33 (21.29%) TDD
12 32 (20.65%) Performance Testing
12 32 (20.65%) BDD
13 30 (19.35%) User Stories
14 26 (16.77%) Software Engineering
15 25 (16.13%) Software Testing
16 22 (14.19%) Security Testing
16 22 (14.19%) Unit Testing
16 22 (14.19%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 75 (48.39%) SQL
2 51 (32.90%) Java
3 45 (29.03%) C#
4 26 (16.77%) JavaScript
5 20 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.10%) Python
7 10 (6.45%) Ruby
7 10 (6.45%) PHP
8 6 (3.87%) XPath
9 4 (2.58%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (24.52%) Degree
2 30 (19.35%) ISEB
3 10 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Firmware
1 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Puppet
1 5 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.23%) Ansible
2 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (20.00%) Oracle
2 22 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.94%) SAP
4 2 (1.29%) Temenos
4 2 (1.29%) Websense
5 1 (0.65%) Telerik
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.65%) WorldPay
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Pharma Division
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Healther
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £565000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ASOS
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 12 days ago
Eastleigh
The People Network
Salary: good salary + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 19 days ago