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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 875 891 921
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 40 77 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.070% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.073% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 34 49 65
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 £50,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £61,500 £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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 28 July 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 22 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 28 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 +15 40 £55,000 +15.78% 9
London +13 19 £60,000 +20.00% 6
South East +32 12 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East of England +33 6 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridge +10 6 £59,000 +24.21%
Hampshire +9 6 £52,500 -
Southampton - 4 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire -16 3 £52,500 +50.00%
Abingdon - 3 £52,500 -
Berkshire +6 2 £46,250 +12.12%
Bracknell - 2 £46,250 -
Farnborough - 2 £55,000 -
City of London +57 1 £52,500 - 1
Surrey +25 1 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands -12 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £62,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £62,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 126 (100.00%) QA
2 89 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (54.76%) Java
4 66 (52.38%) Selenium
5 47 (37.30%) Test Automation
6 41 (32.54%) Cucumber
7 37 (29.37%) Degree
7 37 (29.37%) TDD
8 35 (27.78%) Automated Testing
9 33 (26.19%) Scrum
10 32 (25.40%) Manual Testing
11 31 (24.60%) BDD
12 30 (23.81%) WebDriver
13 29 (23.02%) Automation Testing
14 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
15 27 (21.43%) Python
16 25 (19.84%) Test Strategy
16 25 (19.84%) ISEB
17 24 (19.05%) Computer Science
18 23 (18.25%) JIRA
18 23 (18.25%) Web Services
18 23 (18.25%) SDLC
19 22 (17.46%) ISTQB
19 22 (17.46%) JMeter
19 22 (17.46%) Finance
20 21 (16.67%) C#
21 20 (15.87%) Test Scripting
21 20 (15.87%) Functional Testing
21 20 (15.87%) Jenkins
22 19 (15.08%) Continuous Integration

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 (11.11%) Confluence
2 9 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) SaaS
2 2 (1.59%) IaaS
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.59%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) SSH
2 1 (0.79%) IMAP
2 1 (0.79%) NAS
2 1 (0.79%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) SMTP
2 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) DB2
2 5 (3.97%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 66 (52.38%) Selenium
2 41 (32.54%) Cucumber
3 30 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 23 (18.25%) JIRA
5 22 (17.46%) JMeter
6 20 (15.87%) Jenkins
7 19 (15.08%) Git (software)
8 14 (11.11%) JUnit
9 11 (8.73%) Appium
10 10 (7.94%) LoadRunner
11 9 (7.14%) Maven
11 9 (7.14%) Mercurial
11 9 (7.14%) SoapUI
12 8 (6.35%) SpecFlow
13 7 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (5.56%) Robot Framework
14 6 (4.76%) Robotium
14 6 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (4.76%) WATIR
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Games
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.25%) Web Services
2 18 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 11 (8.73%) .NET
4 10 (7.94%) XML
5 7 (5.56%) HTML
5 7 (5.56%) SOAP
6 6 (4.76%) Hibernate
6 6 (4.76%) HTML5
6 6 (4.76%) REST
6 6 (4.76%) Spring
7 5 (3.97%) RESTful
8 4 (3.17%) Ajax
8 4 (3.17%) Java EE
8 4 (3.17%) JMS
8 4 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.59%) LESS
11 1 (0.79%) Backbone.js
11 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.90%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.97%) iPad
6 4 (3.17%) Fintech
7 3 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.38%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.59%) BBC
8 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.59%) User Experience
9 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Android
2 13 (10.32%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.94%) Linux
4 8 (6.35%) Windows
5 3 (2.38%) Unix
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.30%) Test Automation
3 37 (29.37%) TDD
4 35 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 33 (26.19%) Scrum
6 32 (25.40%) Manual Testing
7 31 (24.60%) BDD
8 29 (23.02%) Automation Testing
9 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 25 (19.84%) Test Strategy
11 23 (18.25%) SDLC
12 20 (15.87%) Functional Testing
12 20 (15.87%) Test Scripting
13 19 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (9.52%) API Testing
14 12 (9.52%) Integration Testing
14 12 (9.52%) Regression Testing
14 12 (9.52%) Unit Testing
15 11 (8.73%) Mentoring
15 11 (8.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (54.76%) Java
2 27 (21.43%) Python
3 21 (16.67%) C#
4 19 (15.08%) Ruby
5 18 (14.29%) SQL
6 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.94%) C++
7 10 (7.94%) PHP
8 9 (7.14%) Groovy
9 7 (5.56%) C
10 6 (4.76%) COBOL
11 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.79%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
12 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (29.37%) Degree
2 25 (19.84%) ISEB
3 22 (17.46%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.97%) MBA
5 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) WAI
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Firmware
2 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.14%) Rally
3 8 (6.35%) HP
4 7 (5.56%) SAP
5 6 (4.76%) VMware
6 5 (3.97%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.38%) Apple
8 2 (1.59%) Cadence
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle
8 2 (1.59%) Sophos
9 1 (0.79%) IFS
9 1 (0.79%) Infor
9 1 (0.79%) Sage
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