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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 803 871 830
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 90 47 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.039% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.041% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 62 43 64
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £34,000 £36,150
10% offered a salary of more than £61,350 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%

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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
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 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 +54 87 £50,000 +5.26% 5
London +77 63 £52,500 +5.00% 2
South East +25 15 £45,000 +17.64%
Berkshire +12 11 £45,000 +38.46%
City of London +39 9 £52,500 +31.25%
Wokingham - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey +11 3 £47,500 -20.83%
West Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £42,500 - 1
East of England +5 2 £46,250 +42.30%
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Reading - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 £40,000 -
Newbury - 2 £43,750 -
Guildford - 2 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +14 1 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Cambridge +12 1 £45,000 +38.46%
East Midlands +10 1 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Scotland +7 1 £35,000 -15.66% 1
South West -18 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 154 (100.00%) QA
2 115 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (61.69%) Selenium
4 76 (49.35%) SQL
5 58 (37.66%) Test Scripting
6 56 (36.36%) Scrum
7 51 (33.12%) Manual Testing
8 48 (31.17%) WebDriver
8 48 (31.17%) Java
9 47 (30.52%) Test Automation
10 45 (29.22%) Automation Testing
10 45 (29.22%) C#
11 44 (28.57%) .NET
11 44 (28.57%) Automated Testing
12 39 (25.32%) Web Services
12 39 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (25.32%) Degree
13 38 (24.68%) Gherkin
14 37 (24.03%) Cucumber
15 36 (23.38%) SoapUI
15 36 (23.38%) Regression Testing
16 35 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (20.78%) JIRA
17 32 (20.78%) Integration Testing
17 32 (20.78%) ISEB
18 31 (20.13%) Oracle
18 31 (20.13%) Performance Testing
19 30 (19.48%) TDD
20 29 (18.83%) Test Strategy
21 28 (18.18%) BDD

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.60%) Confluence
2 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.30%) SMTP
2 2 (1.30%) HTTP
2 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.30%) 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 26 (16.88%) MySQL
2 23 (14.94%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
5 13 (8.44%) DB2
6 9 (5.84%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.25%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.30%) OLTP
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.30%) Big Data
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.65%) Redis
10 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 95 (61.69%) Selenium
2 48 (31.17%) WebDriver
3 37 (24.03%) Cucumber
4 36 (23.38%) SoapUI
5 32 (20.78%) JIRA
6 27 (17.53%) HP UFT
7 22 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 22 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (12.99%) Maven
9 19 (12.34%) SpecFlow
10 14 (9.09%) Jenkins
10 14 (9.09%) Subversion
11 11 (7.14%) JMeter
12 9 (5.84%) FitNesse
13 8 (5.19%) Calabash
14 6 (3.90%) TestNG
15 5 (3.25%) RSpec
15 5 (3.25%) MbUnit
15 5 (3.25%) NUnit
15 5 (3.25%) JUnit
General
1 24 (15.58%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.44%) Polish Language
4 12 (7.79%) Games
5 7 (4.55%) Online Betting
6 4 (2.60%) Banking
6 4 (2.60%) Electronics
7 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.95%) Marketing
7 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.30%) Advertising
8 2 (1.30%) Retail
9 1 (0.65%) Billing
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.57%) .NET
2 39 (25.32%) Web Services
3 38 (24.68%) Gherkin
4 25 (16.23%) SOAP
5 24 (15.58%) REST
6 17 (11.04%) XML
7 5 (3.25%) J2SE
8 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.60%) HTML
8 4 (2.60%) J2EE
9 3 (1.95%) RESTful
10 2 (1.30%) HTML5
10 2 (1.30%) CSS
10 2 (1.30%) JSON
10 2 (1.30%) Apache Flex
10 2 (1.30%) WPF
11 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.65%) Spring
11 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 21 (13.64%) Mobile App
4 15 (9.74%) User Experience
5 14 (9.09%) Blackberry
6 13 (8.44%) Management Information System
6 13 (8.44%) Online Gambling
7 9 (5.84%) iPhone
8 7 (4.55%) Data Integration
8 7 (4.55%) Online Games
9 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.95%) DTV
10 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.30%) Social Network
12 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.65%) Social Media
12 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.65%) Tandem
12 1 (0.65%) Derivative
12 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.64%) Android
1 21 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 18 (11.69%) Windows
3 10 (6.49%) Linux
4 9 (5.84%) UNIX
4 9 (5.84%) Windows Phone
5 8 (5.19%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.66%) Test Scripting
3 56 (36.36%) Scrum
4 51 (33.12%) Manual Testing
5 47 (30.52%) Test Automation
6 45 (29.22%) Automation Testing
7 44 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 36 (23.38%) Regression Testing
9 35 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (20.78%) Integration Testing
11 31 (20.13%) Performance Testing
12 30 (19.48%) TDD
13 29 (18.83%) Test Strategy
14 28 (18.18%) User Stories
14 28 (18.18%) BDD
15 26 (16.88%) Software Testing
16 24 (15.58%) Test Planning
17 21 (13.64%) Software Engineering
18 20 (12.99%) Open Source
19 18 (11.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (49.35%) SQL
2 48 (31.17%) Java
3 45 (29.22%) C#
4 28 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.39%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.79%) Python
7 10 (6.49%) Ruby
8 9 (5.84%) PHP
9 6 (3.90%) XPath
10 3 (1.95%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.65%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) Scala
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (25.32%) Degree
2 32 (20.78%) ISEB
3 11 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Firmware
1 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) Puppet
1 5 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.25%) Ansible
2 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (20.13%) Oracle
2 18 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.95%) SAP
4 2 (1.30%) Websense
4 2 (1.30%) Telerik
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.65%) WorldPay
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