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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 836 832 846
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 58 48 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.044% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.047% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 49 40 53
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,650 £32,500 £43,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -25.78%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014 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 27 August 2014. 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 -45 55 £50,000 +11.11% 11
London -11 30 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South East -22 10 £50,000 +14.28% 4
South West -3 7 £40,000 +4.57%
East of England -9 7 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 £32,500 - 2
Surrey +4 6 £50,000 +14.28% 2
Wiltshire - 6 £40,000 -
Swindon - 6 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £32,500 - 2
Berkshire +5 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Leatherhead -17 4 £50,000 +14.28%
Edinburgh - 3 £41,500 -
Derbyshire - 3 £45,000 -
Reading - 3 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland - 3 £41,500 -
City of London +10 2 £56,250 +18.42% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £60,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 £60,000 -
Hounslow - 2 £60,000 - 1
North West -9 1 £50,000 +51.51%
Somerset -19 1 £50,000 +58.73%
Street - 1 £50,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £50,000 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £50,000 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 79 (73.15%) Selenium
3 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (42.59%) Java
5 41 (37.96%) Scrum
6 37 (34.26%) TDD
7 36 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 35 (32.41%) SQL
9 33 (30.56%) Manual Testing
10 30 (27.78%) Test Scripting
11 28 (25.93%) Integration Testing
12 27 (25.00%) Automated Testing
12 27 (25.00%) ISEB
12 27 (25.00%) WebDriver
13 25 (23.15%) BDD
13 25 (23.15%) Software Testing
14 24 (22.22%) JavaScript
14 24 (22.22%) SoapUI
15 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (21.30%) JIRA
16 22 (20.37%) Degree
17 20 (18.52%) XML
18 19 (17.59%) SOAP
18 19 (17.59%) Cucumber
19 18 (16.67%) UNIX
19 18 (16.67%) Python
19 18 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
19 18 (16.67%) Load Testing
20 16 (14.81%) Regression Testing
21 15 (13.89%) MySQL

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (1.85%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) HTTP
1 7 (6.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) MySQL
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.33%) DB2
4 5 (4.63%) Big Data
5 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 79 (73.15%) Selenium
2 27 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 24 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 23 (21.30%) JIRA
5 19 (17.59%) Cucumber
6 18 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (12.04%) JUnit
8 12 (11.11%) JMeter
9 11 (10.19%) FitNesse
9 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
10 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
11 7 (6.48%) TestNG
11 7 (6.48%) Gradle
12 6 (5.56%) Maven
13 4 (3.70%) TestComplete
14 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
14 3 (2.78%) Hudson
14 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
14 3 (2.78%) Subversion
15 2 (1.85%) TestPartner
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.78%) Polish Language
3 2 (1.85%) Online Betting
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Back Office
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) XML
2 19 (17.59%) SOAP
3 14 (12.96%) Web Services
4 13 (12.04%) Gherkin
5 11 (10.19%) CSS
5 11 (10.19%) HTML
6 8 (7.41%) REST
7 7 (6.48%) Spring
8 6 (5.56%) Qt
8 6 (5.56%) QML
9 4 (3.70%) .NET
9 4 (3.70%) LAMP
10 2 (1.85%) J2EE
11 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.93%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.04%) Open Source
3 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.78%) Online Gambling
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.93%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.67%) UNIX
2 12 (11.11%) Linux
2 12 (11.11%) Android
3 9 (8.33%) Windows
4 5 (4.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.96%) Scrum
3 37 (34.26%) TDD
4 36 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 33 (30.56%) Manual Testing
6 30 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 28 (25.93%) Integration Testing
8 27 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 25 (23.15%) Software Testing
9 25 (23.15%) BDD
10 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (16.67%) Load Testing
12 16 (14.81%) Regression Testing
13 14 (12.96%) System Testing
14 13 (12.04%) Performance Testing
14 13 (12.04%) User Stories
15 12 (11.11%) E-business
15 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 11 (10.19%) B2B
16 11 (10.19%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.59%) Java
2 35 (32.41%) SQL
3 24 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.67%) Python
5 13 (12.04%) C#
6 11 (10.19%) Ruby
7 10 (9.26%) C++
8 7 (6.48%) PHP
9 5 (4.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.93%) Erlang
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) ISEB
2 22 (20.37%) Degree
3 14 (12.96%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Oracle
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) Dell
3 2 (1.85%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
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