The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 861 814 853
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 46 55 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.051% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.054% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 44
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -11.57%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 29 July 2014 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 26 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 29 July 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 -55 44 £47,500 +5.55% 8
London -31 26 £50,000 -9.09% 3
South East -1 5 £41,250 -2.94% 2
East of England -3 5 £32,500 -23.52%
South West -16 5 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £32,500 -
Wiltshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
Swindon - 4 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £32,500 -
Surrey -9 3 £55,000 +29.41% 2
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
City of London -7 2 £53,750 +13.15% 1
Berkshire - 2 £32,500 -
Slough - 2 £32,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £41,500 -
Scotland - 2 £41,500 -
North West -3 1 £50,000 +51.51%
Leatherhead -23 1 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Liverpool - 1 £50,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £50,000 - 1
Street - 1 £50,000 -
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £50,000 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 74 (72.55%) Selenium
3 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (42.16%) Java
5 38 (37.25%) Scrum
6 36 (35.29%) SQL
7 33 (32.35%) TDD
7 33 (32.35%) Manual Testing
8 31 (30.39%) Integration Testing
9 30 (29.41%) Test Automation
10 28 (27.45%) Automated Testing
11 25 (24.51%) ISEB
11 25 (24.51%) SoapUI
12 24 (23.53%) WebDriver
12 24 (23.53%) BDD
13 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
14 21 (20.59%) Software Testing
14 21 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
15 20 (19.61%) XML
15 20 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (18.63%) Load Testing
16 19 (18.63%) Degree
16 19 (18.63%) SOAP
16 19 (18.63%) JavaScript
16 19 (18.63%) Regression Testing
17 18 (17.65%) System Testing
17 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
18 17 (16.67%) JIRA
19 16 (15.69%) Python
20 15 (14.71%) UNIX

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.96%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) HTTP
1 5 (4.90%) Internet
2 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) MySQL
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) DB2
3 4 (3.92%) Big Data
4 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 74 (72.55%) Selenium
2 25 (24.51%) SoapUI
3 24 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 21 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
6 17 (16.67%) JIRA
7 14 (13.73%) JUnit
8 13 (12.75%) FitNesse
9 10 (9.80%) JMeter
9 10 (9.80%) Git (software)
10 8 (7.84%) Gradle
10 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
11 7 (6.86%) Maven
12 5 (4.90%) TestNG
13 4 (3.92%) Hudson
13 4 (3.92%) TestComplete
13 4 (3.92%) Subversion
14 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
15 2 (1.96%) EasyMock
General
1 10 (9.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Marketing
2 3 (2.94%) Polish Language
3 2 (1.96%) Online Betting
3 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Local Government
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) XML
2 19 (18.63%) SOAP
3 13 (12.75%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.82%) CSS
4 9 (8.82%) Web Services
4 9 (8.82%) HTML
5 8 (7.84%) Spring
6 6 (5.88%) Qt
6 6 (5.88%) QML
7 5 (4.90%) REST
8 3 (2.94%) .NET
9 2 (1.96%) J2EE
10 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.98%) LAMP
10 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.98%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
1 14 (13.73%) Open Source
2 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) Online Gambling
4 1 (0.98%) Handset
4 1 (0.98%) Informatics
4 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.98%) Wiki
4 1 (0.98%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) UNIX
2 14 (13.73%) Linux
3 12 (11.76%) Android
4 8 (7.84%) Windows
5 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.98%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.25%) Scrum
3 33 (32.35%) TDD
3 33 (32.35%) Manual Testing
4 31 (30.39%) Integration Testing
5 30 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 28 (27.45%) Automated Testing
7 24 (23.53%) BDD
8 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
9 21 (20.59%) Software Testing
10 20 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (18.63%) Load Testing
11 19 (18.63%) Regression Testing
12 18 (17.65%) System Testing
13 15 (14.71%) Performance Testing
14 14 (13.73%) E-business
15 13 (12.75%) B2B
16 12 (11.76%) User Stories
17 11 (10.78%) Automation Testing
17 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 43 (42.16%) Java
2 36 (35.29%) SQL
3 19 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.69%) Python
5 10 (9.80%) C#
6 9 (8.82%) Ruby
7 7 (6.86%) C++
8 5 (4.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) Erlang
9 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.98%) VBScript
9 1 (0.98%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) ISEB
2 19 (18.63%) Degree
3 11 (10.78%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Oracle
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (0.98%) Dell
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Derby
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago