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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 864 884 886
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 84 58 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.054% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.056% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 78 52 65
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,750 £50,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-4.50% +21.21%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 27 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 9 February 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
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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 +57 84 £52,500 +5.00% 15
London +31 56 £57,500 +15.00% 10
City of London - 18 £50,000 - 1
South East +7 13 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Berkshire -11 4 £53,750 -2.27%
Cambridge - 4 £47,500 -
East of England - 4 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £47,500 -
Surrey +11 3 £65,000 +30.00%
Oxfordshire -6 3 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Kent - 3 £46,000 -
West Malling - 3 £46,000 -
Abingdon - 3 £45,000 -
Coventry - 3 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Reading +11 2 £52,500 +10.52%
Bracknell +5 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire +4 2 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Leeds -1 2 £42,500 +41.66% 3
South West -4 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North West - 2 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £41,750 -
Manchester - 2 £50,000 -
Devon - 2 £50,000 - 1
Stockport - 2 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £41,750 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 191 (100.00%) QA
2 120 (62.83%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (50.79%) Selenium
4 77 (40.31%) Java
5 72 (37.70%) Test Automation
6 63 (32.98%) Cucumber
7 57 (29.84%) BDD
7 57 (29.84%) C#
7 57 (29.84%) Scrum
8 55 (28.80%) TDD
9 49 (25.65%) Automated Testing
9 49 (25.65%) Manual Testing
10 48 (25.13%) WebDriver
11 45 (23.56%) Jenkins
12 43 (22.51%) SQL
13 40 (20.94%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (20.42%) JIRA
15 36 (18.85%) Test Scripting
15 36 (18.85%) Automation Testing
16 34 (17.80%) SDLC
16 34 (17.80%) Degree
17 33 (17.28%) Test Strategy
18 28 (14.66%) Software Testing
19 26 (13.61%) Android
20 25 (13.09%) E-Commerce
21 24 (12.57%) Computer Science
21 24 (12.57%) User Acceptance Testing
22 23 (12.04%) ISTQB
22 23 (12.04%) Web Services
22 23 (12.04%) Software Engineering

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (2.62%) CMS
2 3 (1.57%) Apache
2 3 (1.57%) Node.js
2 3 (1.57%) SAS
3 2 (1.05%) Confluence
3 2 (1.05%) IIS
3 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.05%) IMAP
1 2 (1.05%) Internet
1 2 (1.05%) NAS
1 2 (1.05%) SAN
1 2 (1.05%) SMTP
1 2 (1.05%) VoIP
1 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) Relational Database
1 7 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) MySQL
3 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) HBase
4 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 97 (50.79%) Selenium
2 63 (32.98%) Cucumber
3 48 (25.13%) WebDriver
4 45 (23.56%) Jenkins
5 39 (20.42%) JIRA
6 22 (11.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (11.52%) Git (software)
7 16 (8.38%) JMeter
8 15 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (7.33%) SoapUI
10 13 (6.81%) RSpec
10 13 (6.81%) SpecFlow
10 13 (6.81%) WATIR
11 10 (5.24%) Appium
11 10 (5.24%) JUnit
12 9 (4.71%) Geb
13 8 (4.19%) Xcode
14 7 (3.66%) HP UFT
14 7 (3.66%) Mercurial
14 7 (3.66%) Subversion
General
1 21 (10.99%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.66%) Marketing
4 5 (2.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.09%) Electronics
5 4 (2.09%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.57%) Billing
6 3 (1.57%) Games
6 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.04%) Web Services
2 22 (11.52%) .NET
3 20 (10.47%) Gherkin
4 18 (9.42%) XML
5 15 (7.85%) HTML
6 11 (5.76%) SOAP
7 8 (4.19%) CSS
8 6 (3.14%) REST
9 5 (2.62%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.62%) Spring
10 4 (2.09%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.09%) JSON
11 3 (1.57%) J2EE
11 3 (1.57%) LESS
11 3 (1.57%) XMPP
12 2 (1.05%) Backbone.js
12 2 (1.05%) MAPI
12 2 (1.05%) React
12 2 (1.05%) Sass
12 2 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 22 (11.52%) Mobile App
3 20 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.66%) Fintech
4 7 (3.66%) iPad
5 4 (2.09%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.57%) Bitcoin
6 3 (1.57%) Cryptocurrency
6 3 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.57%) iPhone
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) BBC
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Handset
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Physics
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.61%) Android
2 22 (11.52%) Linux
3 21 (10.99%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.28%) Windows
5 4 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.05%) Unix
6 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (62.83%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 57 (29.84%) BDD
3 57 (29.84%) Scrum
4 55 (28.80%) TDD
5 49 (25.65%) Automated Testing
5 49 (25.65%) Manual Testing
6 40 (20.94%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (18.85%) Automation Testing
7 36 (18.85%) Test Scripting
8 34 (17.80%) SDLC
9 33 (17.28%) Test Strategy
10 28 (14.66%) Software Testing
11 25 (13.09%) E-Commerce
12 24 (12.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (12.04%) Software Engineering
14 19 (9.95%) API Testing
15 18 (9.42%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (8.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (8.38%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (40.31%) Java
2 57 (29.84%) C#
3 43 (22.51%) SQL
4 22 (11.52%) Groovy
5 18 (9.42%) Python
6 16 (8.38%) Ruby
7 7 (3.66%) C++
7 7 (3.66%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.66%) Perl
8 5 (2.62%) C
9 4 (2.09%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.57%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.57%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.57%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.57%) PHP
10 3 (1.57%) R
11 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.05%) VB
11 2 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (17.80%) Degree
2 23 (12.04%) ISTQB
3 22 (11.52%) ISEB
4 10 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.09%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.05%) Firmware
2 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Perfmon
1 2 (1.05%) SCCM
1 2 (1.05%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.24%) SAP
3 7 (3.66%) Perforce
3 7 (3.66%) Rally
4 6 (3.14%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.14%) Oracle
5 4 (2.09%) Apple
5 4 (2.09%) Google
5 4 (2.09%) HP
5 4 (2.09%) VMware
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.52%) Twitter
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