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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 824 885 774
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -111
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 79 55 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.046% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.048% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 60 51 92
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.87%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +55 77 £50,000 +5.26% 12
London +18 52 £50,000 - 5
South East +14 21 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Berkshire +19 20 £47,500 +17.28% 3
Wokingham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Newbury - 6 £52,500 - 1
East of England +31 3 £47,500 +35.71% 2
City of London +25 3 £60,000 +26.31% 3
Reading -8 2 £47,500 +17.28%
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
Essex - 2 £47,500 - 1
Bedford +32 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Bedfordshire +25 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Scotland +17 1 - -
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Surrey +10 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - - 1
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 134 (100.00%) QA
2 99 (73.88%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (66.42%) Selenium
4 54 (40.30%) Test Scripting
5 53 (39.55%) Test Automation
5 53 (39.55%) SQL
6 47 (35.07%) WebDriver
7 45 (33.58%) Manual Testing
8 44 (32.84%) Scrum
9 42 (31.34%) Cucumber
10 41 (30.60%) C#
11 40 (29.85%) .NET
12 39 (29.10%) Automated Testing
13 36 (26.87%) TDD
14 35 (26.12%) Java
14 35 (26.12%) BDD
15 34 (25.37%) Web Services
16 33 (24.63%) Gherkin
17 32 (23.88%) Automation Testing
17 32 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (23.88%) JIRA
18 30 (22.39%) Finance
19 28 (20.90%) Software Testing
19 28 (20.90%) Open Source
20 26 (19.40%) Integration Testing
20 26 (19.40%) User Stories
20 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
21 25 (18.66%) ISEB
21 25 (18.66%) QuickTest Pro
21 25 (18.66%) Performance Testing

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.49%) Confluence
1 2 (1.49%) Node.js
2 1 (0.75%) uiautomator
2 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) DSL
2 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.69%) MySQL
3 13 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.97%) DB2
6 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.99%) Big Data
8 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 89 (66.42%) Selenium
2 47 (35.07%) WebDriver
3 42 (31.34%) Cucumber
4 32 (23.88%) JIRA
5 25 (18.66%) QuickTest Pro
6 21 (15.67%) JMeter
7 20 (14.93%) SoapUI
8 19 (14.18%) Jenkins
9 15 (11.19%) SpecFlow
10 11 (8.21%) Visual Studio
11 10 (7.46%) Maven
12 9 (6.72%) FitNesse
12 9 (6.72%) Calabash
13 8 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (5.97%) Subversion
14 6 (4.48%) NUnit
15 5 (3.73%) JUnit
15 5 (3.73%) MbUnit
16 4 (2.99%) Appium
16 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (22.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Games
2 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.97%) Polish Language
4 7 (5.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.73%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.49%) Electronics
6 2 (1.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.85%) .NET
2 34 (25.37%) Web Services
3 33 (24.63%) Gherkin
4 16 (11.94%) REST
5 11 (8.21%) SOAP
6 9 (6.72%) XML
7 5 (3.73%) HTML
7 5 (3.73%) LAMP
8 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.24%) HTML5
9 2 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.49%) WPF
9 2 (1.49%) RESTful
9 2 (1.49%) CSS
9 2 (1.49%) JSON
10 1 (0.75%) Dojo
10 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.90%) Open Source
2 20 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.45%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.96%) User Experience
5 9 (6.72%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.97%) Online Gambling
7 7 (5.22%) Blackberry
8 6 (4.48%) iPhone
9 5 (3.73%) Data Integration
9 5 (3.73%) Online Games
10 3 (2.24%) Social Network
10 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.49%) Wiki
12 1 (0.75%) Tandem
12 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.75%) DTV
12 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.75%) Social Media
12 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.43%) Windows
2 14 (10.45%) Apple iOS
3 13 (9.70%) Android
4 6 (4.48%) UNIX
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.99%) Linux
6 4 (2.99%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (73.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.30%) Test Scripting
3 53 (39.55%) Test Automation
4 45 (33.58%) Manual Testing
5 44 (32.84%) Scrum
6 39 (29.10%) Automated Testing
7 36 (26.87%) TDD
8 35 (26.12%) BDD
9 32 (23.88%) Automation Testing
9 32 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (20.90%) Software Testing
11 26 (19.40%) Integration Testing
11 26 (19.40%) User Stories
12 25 (18.66%) Performance Testing
13 20 (14.93%) Test Planning
14 18 (13.43%) Regression Testing
15 16 (11.94%) Test Strategy
16 12 (8.96%) SOA
17 11 (8.21%) E-Commerce
17 11 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.55%) SQL
2 41 (30.60%) C#
3 35 (26.12%) Java
4 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.96%) Python
6 9 (6.72%) Ruby
6 9 (6.72%) PHP
7 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.24%) Perl
8 3 (2.24%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.49%) XPath
9 2 (1.49%) C++
9 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.75%) C
10 1 (0.75%) Scala
10 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (18.66%) ISEB
2 19 (14.18%) Degree
3 16 (11.94%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) KVM
2 1 (0.75%) HDFS
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Oracle
2 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.49%) VMware
3 2 (1.49%) Telerik
4 1 (0.75%) Google
4 1 (0.75%) WorldPay
4 1 (0.75%) SAP
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,0000-65,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,0000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Biovia
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 24 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 25 days ago