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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
UK
Rank 740 864 883
Rank change year-on-year
+124 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 105 83 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.083% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.086% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 96 73 55
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £43,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%

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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 23 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +77 94 £52,500 -4.54% 14
London +64 71 £57,500 -4.16% 9
Manchester - 13 £41,500 -
North West - 13 £41,500 -
South East +59 7 £55,000 -8.33% 4
City of London +24 6 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Altrincham - 6 £41,500 -
Chiswick - 6 £52,500 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £60,750 -
County Antrim - 4 £60,750 -
Belfast - 4 £60,750 -
Stockport - 4 £35,000 -
Ealing - 3 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Sussex - 2 £58,750 -
West Sussex - 2 £58,750 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £42,500 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Surrey +32 1 £40,500 -37.69%
South West +11 1 £50,000 -
Bristol +4 1 £50,000 -

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 132 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (57.69%) Selenium
4 59 (37.82%) BDD
5 52 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 50 (32.05%) Test Automation
7 48 (30.77%) SQL
8 47 (30.13%) Java
9 44 (28.21%) Automated Testing
10 43 (27.56%) Software Testing
11 40 (25.64%) Automation Testing
12 38 (24.36%) QA Automation
13 37 (23.72%) Test Strategy
13 37 (23.72%) TDD
14 36 (23.08%) Manual Testing
14 36 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (21.15%) Scrum
16 32 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (18.59%) Web Services
18 27 (17.31%) Regression Testing
18 27 (17.31%) Android
19 26 (16.67%) Mobile App
19 26 (16.67%) ATDD
19 26 (16.67%) WebDriver
20 25 (16.03%) Ruby
21 24 (15.38%) Software Engineering
21 24 (15.38%) C#
21 24 (15.38%) JavaScript
22 23 (14.74%) Git (software)
23 22 (14.10%) Gherkin

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 10 (6.41%) IIS
2 4 (2.56%) Confluence
3 3 (1.92%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.33%) SaaS
3 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.92%) Force.com
4 3 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.13%) HBase
1 8 (5.13%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (3.85%) MySQL
2 6 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 90 (57.69%) Selenium
2 52 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 26 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 23 (14.74%) Git (software)
5 22 (14.10%) JIRA
6 17 (10.90%) JUnit
7 16 (10.26%) Appium
7 16 (10.26%) Jenkins
8 11 (7.05%) Protractor
9 10 (6.41%) SoapUI
9 10 (6.41%) SpecFlow
9 10 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (5.77%) Fiddler
10 9 (5.77%) Maven
11 8 (5.13%) HP UFT
12 7 (4.49%) JMeter
13 6 (3.85%) Hamcrest
13 6 (3.85%) jMock
13 6 (3.85%) NuGet
13 6 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 10 (6.41%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (0.64%) Banking
3 1 (0.64%) Front Office
3 1 (0.64%) Games
3 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) Web Services
2 22 (14.10%) Gherkin
3 14 (8.97%) .NET
3 14 (8.97%) REST
4 13 (8.33%) XML
5 12 (7.69%) RESTful
6 4 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.92%) Node.js
7 3 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.28%) Behat
8 2 (1.28%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.64%) HTML
9 1 (0.64%) HTML5
9 1 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.21%) EMV
4 5 (3.21%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.56%) iPad
5 4 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.28%) Derivative
6 2 (1.28%) Social Network
6 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) Arduino
7 1 (0.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.64%) Telematics
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.31%) Android
2 22 (14.10%) Apple iOS
3 16 (10.26%) Linux
4 15 (9.62%) Unix
5 13 (8.33%) Windows
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.82%) BDD
3 50 (32.05%) Test Automation
4 44 (28.21%) Automated Testing
5 43 (27.56%) Software Testing
6 40 (25.64%) Automation Testing
7 38 (24.36%) QA Automation
8 37 (23.72%) TDD
8 37 (23.72%) Test Strategy
9 36 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 33 (21.15%) Scrum
11 32 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (17.31%) Regression Testing
13 26 (16.67%) ATDD
14 24 (15.38%) Software Engineering
15 20 (12.82%) Defect Management
16 19 (12.18%) Mentoring
17 17 (10.90%) SDLC
17 17 (10.90%) Test Scripting
18 15 (9.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (30.77%) SQL
2 47 (30.13%) Java
3 25 (16.03%) Ruby
4 24 (15.38%) C#
4 24 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 22 (14.10%) Python
6 7 (4.49%) C++
7 6 (3.85%) PHP
8 5 (3.21%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.92%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.28%) Scala
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (8.97%) ISEB
1 14 (8.97%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (12.82%) SDET
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (6.41%) MEDITECH
1 10 (6.41%) VMware
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle
5 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.64%) Google
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