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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 833 832 824
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 61 45 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.042% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.045% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 53 37 64
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £32,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £35,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+24.11% -25.78%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 +21 59 £50,000 +11.11% 8
London -5 28 £52,500 +5.00% 3
South East -1 13 £50,000 - 4
East of England +2 8 £32,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £32,500 - 1
Surrey -1 7 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Berkshire 0 6 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Leatherhead -9 6 £50,000 +17.64% 1
South West -25 6 £40,000 +4.57%
Wiltshire - 6 £40,000 -
Swindon - 6 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £32,500 -
Reading - 4 £60,000 - 1
City of London -7 3 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North West -14 3 £40,000 +21.21%
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 3 £42,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 3 £60,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £50,000 - 2
Scotland - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -42 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -52 1 £37,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 76 (71.03%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (70.09%) Selenium
4 43 (40.19%) Java
5 42 (39.25%) Test Automation
6 40 (37.38%) Scrum
7 39 (36.45%) Manual Testing
8 36 (33.64%) SQL
9 35 (32.71%) TDD
10 34 (31.78%) Test Scripting
11 26 (24.30%) Software Testing
12 25 (23.36%) Automated Testing
12 25 (23.36%) ISEB
13 24 (22.43%) JIRA
13 24 (22.43%) Integration Testing
13 24 (22.43%) WebDriver
13 24 (22.43%) BDD
14 23 (21.50%) Cucumber
14 23 (21.50%) Python
15 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
15 22 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (19.63%) UNIX
17 20 (18.69%) Degree
17 20 (18.69%) SoapUI
18 19 (17.76%) Web Services
19 16 (14.95%) SOAP
19 16 (14.95%) Linux
19 16 (14.95%) JMeter
19 16 (14.95%) Open Source
19 16 (14.95%) Gherkin

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) Internet
1 7 (6.54%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) MySQL
2 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.35%) DB2
4 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (70.09%) Selenium
2 24 (22.43%) JIRA
2 24 (22.43%) WebDriver
3 23 (21.50%) Cucumber
4 20 (18.69%) SoapUI
5 16 (14.95%) JMeter
6 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
6 15 (14.02%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (9.35%) JUnit
8 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
9 8 (7.48%) FitNesse
9 8 (7.48%) TestNG
10 6 (5.61%) Maven
11 5 (4.67%) Gradle
12 4 (3.74%) Subversion
12 4 (3.74%) Hudson
12 4 (3.74%) TestComplete
13 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.80%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Polish Language
4 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) Web Services
2 16 (14.95%) SOAP
2 16 (14.95%) Gherkin
3 15 (14.02%) XML
4 10 (9.35%) REST
5 8 (7.48%) CSS
5 8 (7.48%) HTML
6 7 (6.54%) LAMP
7 6 (5.61%) QML
7 6 (5.61%) Qt
8 5 (4.67%) .NET
8 5 (4.67%) Spring
9 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.87%) J2EE
10 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.93%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Open Source
2 15 (14.02%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.80%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.87%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.87%) STB
5 2 (1.87%) DTV
5 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.93%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.63%) UNIX
2 16 (14.95%) Linux
3 12 (11.21%) Android
4 10 (9.35%) Windows
5 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (71.03%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.25%) Test Automation
3 40 (37.38%) Scrum
4 39 (36.45%) Manual Testing
5 35 (32.71%) TDD
6 34 (31.78%) Test Scripting
7 26 (24.30%) Software Testing
8 25 (23.36%) Automated Testing
9 24 (22.43%) Integration Testing
9 24 (22.43%) BDD
10 22 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (14.02%) Mentoring
12 14 (13.08%) Load Testing
12 14 (13.08%) User Stories
13 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
13 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
14 11 (10.28%) E-Commerce
15 10 (9.35%) Test Strategy
15 10 (9.35%) Automation Testing
16 9 (8.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.19%) Java
2 36 (33.64%) SQL
3 23 (21.50%) Python
4 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.15%) C#
6 11 (10.28%) Ruby
7 10 (9.35%) PHP
7 10 (9.35%) C++
8 6 (5.61%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 25 (23.36%) ISEB
2 20 (18.69%) Degree
3 14 (13.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Oracle
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.87%) JBoss
3 2 (1.87%) Dell
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
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