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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 853 874 917
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 63 96 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.087% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.090% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 55 68 76
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,450 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +38.46%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 1 July 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 28 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 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +23 61 £55,000 +10.00% 9
London +20 31 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South East +33 17 £52,500 +16.66% 2
East of England +40 8 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £59,000 +24.21%
Hampshire - 8 £52,500 - 2
Cambridge +12 7 £59,000 +24.21%
City of London +58 5 £60,000 +14.28%
Oxfordshire -11 4 £52,500 +50.00%
Southampton - 4 £52,500 - 1
Abingdon - 4 £52,500 -
East Midlands +10 2 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Berkshire +4 2 £46,250 +2.77%
Farnborough - 2 £55,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 £58,750 -
Bracknell - 2 £46,250 -
Nottingham - 2 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Surrey +26 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Yorkshire +9 1 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands -7 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £50,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 - 1
Brighton - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 139 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (66.91%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (51.80%) Java
4 71 (51.08%) Selenium
5 55 (39.57%) Test Automation
6 47 (33.81%) Cucumber
7 40 (28.78%) Degree
8 36 (25.90%) Automated Testing
9 35 (25.18%) Scrum
10 33 (23.74%) TDD
11 32 (23.02%) BDD
12 31 (22.30%) WebDriver
12 31 (22.30%) C#
13 30 (21.58%) Python
13 30 (21.58%) Manual Testing
14 29 (20.86%) Software Testing
15 28 (20.14%) Test Strategy
16 27 (19.42%) JIRA
17 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
18 25 (17.99%) SQL
18 25 (17.99%) Automation Testing
19 24 (17.27%) Computer Science
20 23 (16.55%) Test Scripting
20 23 (16.55%) Gherkin
20 23 (16.55%) ISEB
21 22 (15.83%) SDLC
22 20 (14.39%) ISTQB
22 20 (14.39%) Web Services
22 20 (14.39%) Ruby
22 20 (14.39%) Finance

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 (10.07%) Confluence
2 6 (4.32%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.16%) SaaS
2 2 (1.44%) IaaS
2 2 (1.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) SSH
2 2 (1.44%) IMAP
2 2 (1.44%) NAS
2 2 (1.44%) SAN
2 2 (1.44%) SMTP
2 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.60%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) Big Data
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 71 (51.08%) Selenium
2 47 (33.81%) Cucumber
3 31 (22.30%) WebDriver
4 27 (19.42%) JIRA
5 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
6 18 (12.95%) Git (software)
6 18 (12.95%) JMeter
7 14 (10.07%) Appium
7 14 (10.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (7.91%) JUnit
8 11 (7.91%) SoapUI
9 10 (7.19%) SpecFlow
10 9 (6.47%) Mercurial
10 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (5.04%) HP UFT
11 7 (5.04%) Robot Framework
12 6 (4.32%) LoadRunner
12 6 (4.32%) Maven
12 6 (4.32%) Subversion
12 6 (4.32%) WATIR
General
1 20 (14.39%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Games
3 3 (2.16%) Marketing
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
3 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Back Office
4 2 (1.44%) Electronics
4 2 (1.44%) Law
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.55%) Gherkin
2 20 (14.39%) Web Services
3 13 (9.35%) .NET
4 9 (6.47%) SOAP
5 8 (5.76%) XML
6 7 (5.04%) Spring
7 6 (4.32%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.32%) HTML
7 6 (4.32%) REST
8 5 (3.60%) RESTful
9 4 (2.88%) Ajax
9 4 (2.88%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.88%) Java EE
9 4 (2.88%) JMS
9 4 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.16%) LESS
11 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.44%) React
11 2 (1.44%) Sass
11 2 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.27%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.23%) Mobile App
3 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.60%) iPad
6 4 (2.88%) Fintech
7 3 (2.16%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.44%) BBC
8 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.44%) User Experience
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.07%) Android
2 12 (8.63%) Apple iOS
2 12 (8.63%) Linux
3 10 (7.19%) Windows
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (66.91%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.57%) Test Automation
3 36 (25.90%) Automated Testing
4 35 (25.18%) Scrum
5 33 (23.74%) TDD
6 32 (23.02%) BDD
7 30 (21.58%) Manual Testing
8 29 (20.86%) Software Testing
9 28 (20.14%) Test Strategy
10 25 (17.99%) Automation Testing
11 23 (16.55%) Test Scripting
12 22 (15.83%) SDLC
13 18 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (12.95%) Functional Testing
14 15 (10.79%) API Testing
15 14 (10.07%) Performance Testing
16 13 (9.35%) Mentoring
16 13 (9.35%) Software Engineering
17 10 (7.19%) Defect Tracking
17 10 (7.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 72 (51.80%) Java
2 31 (22.30%) C#
3 30 (21.58%) Python
4 25 (17.99%) SQL
5 20 (14.39%) Ruby
6 16 (11.51%) Groovy
7 12 (8.63%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.91%) C++
9 10 (7.19%) PHP
10 7 (5.04%) C
11 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.44%) COBOL
11 2 (1.44%) Perl
12 1 (0.72%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.72%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (28.78%) Degree
2 23 (16.55%) ISEB
3 20 (14.39%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.60%) MBA
5 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) WAI
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Firmware
2 6 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.47%) Rally
3 8 (5.76%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.76%) SAP
4 6 (4.32%) VMware
5 4 (2.88%) HP
6 3 (2.16%) Apple
7 2 (1.44%) Cadence
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle
7 2 (1.44%) Perforce
7 2 (1.44%) Sophos
8 1 (0.72%) IFS
8 1 (0.72%) Infor
8 1 (0.72%) Sage
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Forgerock Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary, Benefits and Stock Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago