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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 834 835 836
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 63 64 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.059% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.062% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 58 51 62
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £37,500 £43,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -17 63 £50,000 - 8
London +7 34 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South East 0 16 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £32,500 -23.52%
Surrey -3 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Leatherhead -4 9 £50,000 +17.64%
East of England -20 9 £32,500 -18.75%
Berkshire +17 7 £50,000 -
Peterborough - 6 £43,750 -
Reading - 4 £60,000 -
City of London +22 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Bracknell -4 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridge -8 3 £32,500 -23.52%
South West -20 3 £40,000 -
North West -20 3 £40,000 +1.26%
High Wycombe - 3 £60,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £60,000 -
Swindon - 3 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire -23 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -38 1 £37,500 -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £35,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £52,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 85 (78.70%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (67.59%) Selenium
4 51 (47.22%) Test Automation
5 43 (39.81%) Java
6 41 (37.96%) SQL
6 41 (37.96%) Test Scripting
7 40 (37.04%) Scrum
8 39 (36.11%) TDD
9 38 (35.19%) Manual Testing
10 28 (25.93%) JIRA
10 28 (25.93%) BDD
11 27 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (24.07%) WebDriver
12 26 (24.07%) Cucumber
13 25 (23.15%) Web Services
14 24 (22.22%) Software Testing
15 23 (21.30%) Automated Testing
15 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
15 23 (21.30%) JMeter
16 22 (20.37%) UNIX
17 21 (19.44%) ISEB
17 21 (19.44%) Degree
17 21 (19.44%) Integration Testing
18 20 (18.52%) Open Source
18 20 (18.52%) Gherkin
18 20 (18.52%) Jenkins
18 20 (18.52%) Python
19 19 (17.59%) User Stories
19 19 (17.59%) SoapUI

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.85%) CMS
2 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.85%) Node.js
2 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) HTTP
1 6 (5.56%) Internet
2 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) MySQL
2 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.26%) DB2
4 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 73 (67.59%) Selenium
2 28 (25.93%) JIRA
3 26 (24.07%) WebDriver
3 26 (24.07%) Cucumber
4 23 (21.30%) JMeter
5 20 (18.52%) Jenkins
6 19 (17.59%) SoapUI
7 13 (12.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (7.41%) TestNG
9 7 (6.48%) Maven
10 6 (5.56%) Hudson
10 6 (5.56%) JUnit
11 5 (4.63%) FitNesse
12 4 (3.70%) TestComplete
12 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
12 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.70%) Subversion
12 4 (3.70%) SpecFlow
12 4 (3.70%) Calabash
13 3 (2.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Retail
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Polish Language
5 2 (1.85%) Back Office
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) Web Services
2 20 (18.52%) Gherkin
3 13 (12.04%) SOAP
3 13 (12.04%) XML
4 11 (10.19%) LAMP
5 9 (8.33%) REST
6 7 (6.48%) HTML
6 7 (6.48%) CSS
7 6 (5.56%) .NET
8 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.78%) QML
8 3 (2.78%) Qt
9 2 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.85%) J2EE
10 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.93%) Spring
10 1 (0.93%) Dojo
10 1 (0.93%) Django
10 1 (0.93%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Open Source
2 16 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.85%) DTV
5 2 (1.85%) STB
5 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Social Network
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.37%) UNIX
2 16 (14.81%) Linux
3 10 (9.26%) Windows
4 6 (5.56%) Android
4 6 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (78.70%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 41 (37.96%) Test Scripting
4 40 (37.04%) Scrum
5 39 (36.11%) TDD
6 38 (35.19%) Manual Testing
7 28 (25.93%) BDD
8 27 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 23 (21.30%) Automated Testing
11 21 (19.44%) Integration Testing
12 19 (17.59%) User Stories
13 18 (16.67%) Performance Testing
14 16 (14.81%) Load Testing
15 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
16 11 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (10.19%) Regression Testing
16 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
17 10 (9.26%) Workflow
18 9 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.81%) Java
2 41 (37.96%) SQL
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.52%) Python
5 14 (12.96%) PHP
5 14 (12.96%) C#
6 10 (9.26%) Ruby
7 7 (6.48%) C++
8 6 (5.56%) Perl
9 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) Erlang
10 1 (0.93%) Groovy
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (19.44%) ISEB
1 21 (19.44%) Degree
2 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Oracle
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) Dell
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