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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 782 871 792
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 91 48 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.041% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.043% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 65 47 80
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.37%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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 +87 89 £50,000 +5.26% 4
London +79 65 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East +28 19 £46,250 +5.11%
Berkshire +20 15 £47,500 +46.15%
City of London +42 7 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Wokingham - 7 £45,000 -
Newbury - 5 £52,500 -
Surrey +27 3 £47,500 -20.83%
East of England +21 2 £47,500 +46.15%
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
Worcester - 2 £40,000 -
Guildford - 2 £50,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £45,000 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) QA
2 104 (69.80%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (64.43%) Selenium
4 68 (45.64%) SQL
5 61 (40.94%) Test Scripting
6 52 (34.90%) Manual Testing
7 51 (34.23%) Scrum
8 49 (32.89%) WebDriver
9 48 (32.21%) C#
10 47 (31.54%) .NET
11 46 (30.87%) Test Automation
12 44 (29.53%) Automation Testing
13 42 (28.19%) Automated Testing
14 40 (26.85%) Java
15 39 (26.17%) Web Services
16 36 (24.16%) Cucumber
17 35 (23.49%) Gherkin
18 34 (22.82%) Degree
19 33 (22.15%) ISEB
20 32 (21.48%) Regression Testing
21 31 (20.81%) JIRA
21 31 (20.81%) SoapUI
21 31 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (20.81%) Continuous Integration
21 31 (20.81%) Integration Testing
22 30 (20.13%) Performance Testing
22 30 (20.13%) Finance
23 29 (19.46%) Software Testing
24 28 (18.79%) BDD
25 27 (18.12%) TDD

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.01%) Confluence
3 1 (0.67%) CMS
3 1 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.67%) DSL
2 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.77%) MySQL
3 19 (12.75%) Relational Database
4 17 (11.41%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (8.05%) DB2
6 6 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.68%) Big Data
7 4 (2.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (64.43%) Selenium
2 49 (32.89%) WebDriver
3 36 (24.16%) Cucumber
4 31 (20.81%) JIRA
4 31 (20.81%) SoapUI
5 26 (17.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (12.75%) SpecFlow
7 17 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (11.41%) Visual Studio
8 16 (10.74%) Maven
8 16 (10.74%) Jenkins
9 12 (8.05%) Subversion
9 12 (8.05%) JMeter
10 9 (6.04%) FitNesse
11 7 (4.70%) Calabash
12 5 (3.36%) NUnit
12 5 (3.36%) MbUnit
13 4 (2.68%) TestNG
13 4 (2.68%) JUnit
14 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (20.13%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Polish Language
3 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.71%) Games
4 6 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.36%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Electronics
7 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.54%) .NET
2 39 (26.17%) Web Services
3 35 (23.49%) Gherkin
4 23 (15.44%) REST
5 19 (12.75%) SOAP
6 12 (8.05%) XML
7 4 (2.68%) J2SE
7 4 (2.68%) HTML
7 4 (2.68%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.01%) J2EE
9 2 (1.34%) WPF
9 2 (1.34%) HTML5
9 2 (1.34%) RESTful
9 2 (1.34%) CSS
9 2 (1.34%) JSON
10 1 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.67%) Spring
10 1 (0.67%) LAMP
10 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.08%) Mobile App
3 16 (10.74%) Computer Science
4 15 (10.07%) User Experience
5 13 (8.72%) Blackberry
6 12 (8.05%) Online Gambling
6 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
7 8 (5.37%) iPhone
8 5 (3.36%) Data Integration
8 5 (3.36%) Online Games
9 3 (2.01%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.34%) DTV
10 2 (1.34%) Social Network
11 1 (0.67%) Wiki
11 1 (0.67%) Derivative
11 1 (0.67%) Tandem
11 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.67%) Social Media
11 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.44%) Windows
2 18 (12.08%) Apple iOS
2 18 (12.08%) Android
3 8 (5.37%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (4.70%) Windows Phone
5 5 (3.36%) UNIX
6 4 (2.68%) Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (69.80%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.94%) Test Scripting
3 52 (34.90%) Manual Testing
4 51 (34.23%) Scrum
5 46 (30.87%) Test Automation
6 44 (29.53%) Automation Testing
7 42 (28.19%) Automated Testing
8 32 (21.48%) Regression Testing
9 31 (20.81%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (20.81%) Integration Testing
10 30 (20.13%) Performance Testing
11 29 (19.46%) Software Testing
12 28 (18.79%) BDD
13 27 (18.12%) TDD
14 25 (16.78%) User Stories
15 24 (16.11%) Test Strategy
16 23 (15.44%) Test Planning
16 23 (15.44%) Open Source
17 17 (11.41%) SOA
17 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (45.64%) SQL
2 48 (32.21%) C#
3 40 (26.85%) Java
4 27 (18.12%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.05%) Python
6 11 (7.38%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.37%) PHP
8 7 (4.70%) Ruby
9 5 (3.36%) XPath
10 3 (2.01%) Perl
11 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) C++
12 1 (0.67%) Scala
12 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (22.82%) Degree
2 33 (22.15%) ISEB
3 15 (10.07%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) KVM
2 1 (0.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Puppet
1 3 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.01%) Ansible
2 1 (0.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Oracle
2 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.34%) SAP
3 2 (1.34%) Telerik
3 2 (1.34%) VMware
4 1 (0.67%) Google
4 1 (0.67%) WorldPay
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