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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 869 875 907
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 42 89 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.081% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.084% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 37 59 60
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 £45,000 £37,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +3.03%

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 13 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 25 September 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 +8 42 £55,000 +15.78% 11
London +26 33 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East +38 6 £52,500 +35.48% 2
Surrey +24 5 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Woking - 4 £52,500 - 1
Manchester - 2 £51,250 - 2
North West - 2 £51,250 - 2
Hampshire +17 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands +11 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 - -
Nottingham +8 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £38,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 105 (100.00%) QA
2 80 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (53.33%) Selenium
4 52 (49.52%) Java
5 35 (33.33%) TDD
5 35 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 34 (32.38%) Test Automation
7 32 (30.48%) Scrum
7 32 (30.48%) Automated Testing
7 32 (30.48%) BDD
8 30 (28.57%) Manual Testing
9 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
10 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
11 24 (22.86%) Automation Testing
11 24 (22.86%) Python
12 23 (21.90%) ISEB
12 23 (21.90%) ISTQB
12 23 (21.90%) Degree
12 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (19.05%) Test Strategy
13 20 (19.05%) JIRA
13 20 (19.05%) Computer Science
13 20 (19.05%) Finance
13 20 (19.05%) SQL
14 18 (17.14%) Web Services
14 18 (17.14%) Ruby
15 17 (16.19%) Apple iOS
15 17 (16.19%) Android
15 17 (16.19%) SDLC
16 14 (13.33%) Gherkin

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 12 (11.43%) Confluence
2 9 (8.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) SaaS
2 4 (3.81%) PaaS
3 2 (1.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.95%) GitHub
4 1 (0.95%) Google Play
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.71%) DB2
3 5 (4.76%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.90%) HBase
6 1 (0.95%) Big Data
6 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (53.33%) Selenium
2 35 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
4 20 (19.05%) JIRA
5 14 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 14 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 13 (12.38%) JMeter
6 13 (12.38%) Maven
7 12 (11.43%) JUnit
8 8 (7.62%) HP UFT
9 7 (6.67%) Appium
9 7 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 7 (6.67%) Robot Framework
10 6 (5.71%) Eclipse
10 6 (5.71%) Robotium
10 6 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (4.76%) Mercurial
11 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Back Office
3 2 (1.90%) Games
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) Web Services
2 14 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 8 (7.62%) XML
4 6 (5.71%) HTML
4 6 (5.71%) HTML5
5 4 (3.81%) .NET
5 4 (3.81%) RESTful
6 3 (2.86%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.86%) REST
6 3 (2.86%) Spring
7 2 (1.90%) Ajax
7 2 (1.90%) Java EE
7 2 (1.90%) JMS
7 2 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.95%) Dojo
8 1 (0.95%) LESS
8 1 (0.95%) Node.js
8 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.38%) Mobile App
3 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.71%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.81%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.86%) Fintech
7 3 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.90%) iPad
9 1 (0.95%) BBC
9 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.95%) Social Media
9 1 (0.95%) Social Network
9 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Android
1 17 (16.19%) Apple iOS
2 11 (10.48%) Linux
3 9 (8.57%) Unix
4 7 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) TDD
3 34 (32.38%) Test Automation
4 32 (30.48%) Automated Testing
4 32 (30.48%) BDD
4 32 (30.48%) Scrum
5 30 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
7 24 (22.86%) Automation Testing
8 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 17 (16.19%) SDLC
11 12 (11.43%) Functional Testing
11 12 (11.43%) Regression Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Integration Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Open Source
12 11 (10.48%) Test Scripting
13 10 (9.52%) Performance Testing
13 10 (9.52%) Unit Testing
14 9 (8.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.52%) Java
2 24 (22.86%) Python
3 20 (19.05%) SQL
4 18 (17.14%) Ruby
5 11 (10.48%) C#
6 10 (9.52%) C++
6 10 (9.52%) PHP
7 8 (7.62%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.67%) C
9 6 (5.71%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.71%) COBOL
10 3 (2.86%) Groovy
11 1 (0.95%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.95%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Degree
1 23 (21.90%) ISEB
1 23 (21.90%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.76%) MBA
3 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) WAI
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.95%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.67%) Firmware
4 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) VMware
2 6 (5.71%) HP
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.86%) MEDITECH
4 3 (2.86%) Rally
5 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.90%) Cadence
5 2 (1.90%) Sophos
6 1 (0.95%) Google
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
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Posted: 5 days ago
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