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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 854 889 919
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 83 85 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.077% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.080% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 76 64 74
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +26.66%

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
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 5 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 +27 81 £55,000 +10.00% 13
London +10 49 £58,750 +11.90% 7
South East +20 19 £52,500 +10.52% 5
City of London +48 10 £60,000 +6.66% 3
Abingdon - 6 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £45,000 - 1
East of England +7 5 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridge +14 4 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Hampshire - 4 £52,500 - 3
East Midlands +20 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Berkshire -8 3 £52,500 +10.52%
East Sussex - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £47,500 -
Coventry - 3 £47,500 -
Newbury -5 2 £52,500 -
Docklands, London - 2 £58,750 -
Hammersmith - 2 £46,250 -
West Sussex - 2 £52,500 -
Reading +16 1 £52,500 +10.52%
Brighton - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £52,500 - 1
West Malling - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Kent - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 111 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (53.57%) Selenium
4 87 (51.79%) Java
5 73 (43.45%) Test Automation
6 64 (38.10%) Cucumber
7 53 (31.55%) Automated Testing
8 49 (29.17%) Scrum
9 47 (27.98%) Manual Testing
10 46 (27.38%) WebDriver
11 45 (26.79%) BDD
12 44 (26.19%) C#
13 43 (25.60%) TDD
13 43 (25.60%) Test Strategy
13 43 (25.60%) Degree
13 43 (25.60%) Jenkins
14 37 (22.02%) Test Scripting
15 36 (21.43%) JIRA
16 33 (19.64%) Automation Testing
17 31 (18.45%) SDLC
17 31 (18.45%) Software Testing
17 31 (18.45%) SQL
17 31 (18.45%) ISEB
18 29 (17.26%) Computer Science
18 29 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (16.67%) ISTQB
19 28 (16.67%) JMeter
20 27 (16.07%) Python
20 27 (16.07%) Ruby
21 25 (14.88%) 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 10 (5.95%) Confluence
2 5 (2.98%) IIS
3 3 (1.79%) Node.js
4 2 (1.19%) SAS
4 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) SSH
2 2 (1.19%) IMAP
2 2 (1.19%) NAS
2 2 (1.19%) SAN
2 2 (1.19%) SMTP
2 2 (1.19%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.19%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 90 (53.57%) Selenium
2 64 (38.10%) Cucumber
3 46 (27.38%) WebDriver
4 43 (25.60%) Jenkins
5 36 (21.43%) JIRA
6 28 (16.67%) JMeter
7 20 (11.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (10.71%) WATIR
9 16 (9.52%) Appium
9 16 (9.52%) Git (software)
10 13 (7.74%) Mercurial
10 13 (7.74%) SpecFlow
10 13 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (5.95%) Hudson
11 10 (5.95%) JUnit
11 10 (5.95%) SoapUI
12 9 (5.36%) HP UFT
12 9 (5.36%) LoadRunner
13 8 (4.76%) RSpec
14 7 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 25 (14.88%) Finance
2 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.98%) Marketing
4 3 (1.79%) Electronics
4 3 (1.79%) Games
4 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.79%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.19%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.88%) Gherkin
2 21 (12.50%) Web Services
3 19 (11.31%) .NET
4 10 (5.95%) HTML
5 9 (5.36%) SOAP
5 9 (5.36%) Spring
5 9 (5.36%) XML
6 8 (4.76%) Hibernate
7 7 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.17%) REST
8 6 (3.57%) CSS
9 5 (2.98%) Java EE
10 4 (2.38%) Ajax
10 4 (2.38%) JMS
10 4 (2.38%) RESTful
10 4 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.79%) JSON
11 3 (1.79%) LESS
12 2 (1.19%) jQuery
12 2 (1.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.14%) iPad
5 8 (4.76%) Fintech
6 4 (2.38%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.19%) BBC
7 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.19%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.12%) Android
2 13 (7.74%) Apple iOS
2 13 (7.74%) Linux
3 11 (6.55%) Windows
4 5 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.79%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (43.45%) Test Automation
3 53 (31.55%) Automated Testing
4 49 (29.17%) Scrum
5 47 (27.98%) Manual Testing
6 45 (26.79%) BDD
7 43 (25.60%) TDD
7 43 (25.60%) Test Strategy
8 37 (22.02%) Test Scripting
9 33 (19.64%) Automation Testing
10 31 (18.45%) SDLC
10 31 (18.45%) Software Testing
11 29 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (14.29%) API Testing
13 23 (13.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (11.90%) E-Commerce
15 18 (10.71%) Functional Testing
16 17 (10.12%) Non-Functional Testing
16 17 (10.12%) User Stories
17 16 (9.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (51.79%) Java
2 44 (26.19%) C#
3 31 (18.45%) SQL
4 27 (16.07%) Python
4 27 (16.07%) Ruby
5 22 (13.10%) Groovy
6 13 (7.74%) C++
6 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.76%) C
7 8 (4.76%) PHP
8 3 (1.79%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.79%) Perl
9 2 (1.19%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.19%) R
10 1 (0.60%) COBOL
10 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (25.60%) Degree
2 31 (18.45%) ISEB
3 28 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.38%) MBA
7 3 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.57%) Firmware
2 5 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.19%) Perfmon
1 2 (1.19%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.52%) Rally
2 16 (9.52%) SAP
3 10 (5.95%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.98%) Apple
4 5 (2.98%) HP
4 5 (2.98%) VMware
5 3 (1.79%) Google
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle
5 3 (1.79%) Perforce
6 2 (1.19%) Cadence
6 2 (1.19%) Sophos
7 1 (0.60%) IFS
7 1 (0.60%) Infor
7 1 (0.60%) Sage
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter
Middlesex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
harringtonstarr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago