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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 881 876 906
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 34 80 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.073% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.076% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 28 50 62
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +12.50%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 21 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 27 August 2016. 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 trends)
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 +13 34 £55,000 +15.78% 12
London +14 22 £56,250 +9.75% 7
South East +13 6 £52,500 +13.51% 3
East of England +14 3 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridge +2 3 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £59,000 +24.21%
Hampshire +1 3 £55,000 - 1
Surrey - 2 £45,250 - 2
Farnborough - 2 £55,000 -
Berkshire +13 1 £47,500 -5.00%
West Midlands -5 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £62,500 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £47,500 -
Southampton - 1 £52,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Redhill - 1 £38,000 - 1
Woking - 1 £52,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £62,500 - 1

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) QA
2 81 (71.68%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (55.75%) Java
4 61 (53.98%) Selenium
5 40 (35.40%) Cucumber
6 39 (34.51%) Test Automation
7 38 (33.63%) TDD
8 34 (30.09%) Scrum
9 33 (29.20%) BDD
10 32 (28.32%) Automated Testing
11 30 (26.55%) Manual Testing
12 29 (25.66%) Degree
13 28 (24.78%) Automation Testing
14 27 (23.89%) WebDriver
15 26 (23.01%) ISEB
16 25 (22.12%) Software Testing
17 23 (20.35%) ISTQB
17 23 (20.35%) JIRA
17 23 (20.35%) Python
18 22 (19.47%) Test Strategy
18 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
19 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
19 21 (18.58%) Web Services
19 21 (18.58%) JMeter
20 20 (17.70%) Finance
20 20 (17.70%) Jenkins
21 19 (16.81%) Ruby
22 18 (15.93%) SQL
22 18 (15.93%) SDLC

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 14 (12.39%) Confluence
2 8 (7.08%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) SaaS
2 2 (1.77%) IaaS
2 2 (1.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) GitHub
3 1 (0.88%) Google Play
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.31%) DB2
3 5 (4.42%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (53.98%) Selenium
2 40 (35.40%) Cucumber
3 27 (23.89%) WebDriver
4 23 (20.35%) JIRA
5 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
6 21 (18.58%) JMeter
7 20 (17.70%) Jenkins
8 13 (11.50%) JUnit
8 13 (11.50%) Maven
9 9 (7.96%) Mercurial
10 8 (7.08%) Appium
10 8 (7.08%) LoadRunner
11 7 (6.19%) Robot Framework
12 6 (5.31%) Eclipse
12 6 (5.31%) Robotium
12 6 (5.31%) Selenium IDE
12 6 (5.31%) SoapUI
12 6 (5.31%) SpecFlow
13 5 (4.42%) HP UFT
13 5 (4.42%) WATIR
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Games
3 3 (2.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.58%) Web Services
2 17 (15.04%) Gherkin
3 10 (8.85%) XML
4 8 (7.08%) .NET
5 6 (5.31%) HTML
5 6 (5.31%) HTML5
6 5 (4.42%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.42%) REST
6 5 (4.42%) RESTful
6 5 (4.42%) Spring
7 4 (3.54%) Ajax
7 4 (3.54%) Java EE
7 4 (3.54%) JMS
7 4 (3.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.65%) SOAP
9 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.88%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.88%) Node.js
10 1 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.50%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.31%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.42%) iPad
6 4 (3.54%) Fintech
7 3 (2.65%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.88%) BBC
9 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.88%) Social Media
9 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Android
2 16 (14.16%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.85%) Linux
4 7 (6.19%) Unix
4 7 (6.19%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (71.68%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.51%) Test Automation
3 38 (33.63%) TDD
4 34 (30.09%) Scrum
5 33 (29.20%) BDD
6 32 (28.32%) Automated Testing
7 30 (26.55%) Manual Testing
8 28 (24.78%) Automation Testing
9 25 (22.12%) Software Testing
10 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (19.47%) Test Strategy
11 18 (15.93%) SDLC
11 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
12 14 (12.39%) Functional Testing
13 12 (10.62%) Integration Testing
13 12 (10.62%) Regression Testing
13 12 (10.62%) Unit Testing
14 11 (9.73%) Software Engineering
15 10 (8.85%) API Testing
15 10 (8.85%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) Java
2 23 (20.35%) Python
3 19 (16.81%) Ruby
4 18 (15.93%) SQL
5 15 (13.27%) C#
6 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.96%) C++
7 9 (7.96%) PHP
8 7 (6.19%) C
8 7 (6.19%) Groovy
9 6 (5.31%) COBOL
10 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) Degree
2 26 (23.01%) ISEB
3 23 (20.35%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.42%) MBA
5 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) WAI
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.88%) SDET
3 1 (0.88%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.19%) Firmware
2 7 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) Rally
1 9 (7.96%) VMware
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) HP
4 6 (5.31%) SAP
5 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.77%) Apple
6 2 (1.77%) Cadence
6 2 (1.77%) MEDITECH
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle
6 2 (1.77%) Sophos
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) IFS
7 1 (0.88%) Infor
7 1 (0.88%) Sage
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McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits: Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
London
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Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
AlphaBeta Building, London
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