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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 802 869 928
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 79 105 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.099% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 68 83 60
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £59,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -7.50%

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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 25 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 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +42 75 £52,500 +5.00% 12
London +27 57 £57,500 +9.52% 10
Manchester - 10 £40,750 - 1
North West - 10 £40,750 - 1
South East +57 6 £53,750 -2.27%
Stockport - 4 £35,000 -
Ealing - 4 £57,500 - 1
Chiswick - 3 £52,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £61,500 - 1
Belfast - 3 £61,500 - 1
County Antrim - 3 £61,500 - 1
Berkshire +50 2 £55,000 -
Surrey +24 2 £52,500 -19.23%
Oxford +24 2 - -
Oxfordshire +24 2 - -
City of London +15 2 £67,500 +35.00% 1
South West +8 2 £47,500 +2.70%
Altrincham - 2 £41,500 - 1
Slough +27 1 - -
Bristol +23 1 £50,000 -
Somerset - 1 £45,000 -
Woking - 1 £52,500 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Bath - 1 £45,000 -

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) QA
2 97 (82.20%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (57.63%) Selenium
4 44 (37.29%) Java
5 43 (36.44%) Cucumber
6 40 (33.90%) BDD
7 37 (31.36%) Automation Testing
8 36 (30.51%) Automated Testing
9 34 (28.81%) SQL
10 33 (27.97%) TDD
10 33 (27.97%) Test Automation
11 32 (27.12%) Scrum
12 30 (25.42%) Android
13 29 (24.58%) Software Testing
14 27 (22.88%) QA Automation
15 26 (22.03%) Apple iOS
15 26 (22.03%) Manual Testing
16 25 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (20.34%) Regression Testing
18 22 (18.64%) Web Services
18 22 (18.64%) Mobile App
19 21 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (17.80%) Ruby
20 20 (16.95%) Test Strategy
20 20 (16.95%) Git (software)
21 19 (16.10%) ISTQB
21 19 (16.10%) ISEB
22 17 (14.41%) Python
22 17 (14.41%) JIRA
22 17 (14.41%) 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 13 (11.02%) IIS
2 2 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.17%) SaaS
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.24%) PaaS
5 2 (1.69%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.24%) DB2
2 5 (4.24%) HBase
3 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 68 (57.63%) Selenium
2 43 (36.44%) Cucumber
3 20 (16.95%) Git (software)
4 17 (14.41%) JIRA
5 16 (13.56%) Jenkins
6 15 (12.71%) WebDriver
7 14 (11.86%) JUnit
8 13 (11.02%) Appium
9 11 (9.32%) Maven
10 8 (6.78%) HP UFT
10 8 (6.78%) JMeter
11 6 (5.08%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (4.24%) Eclipse
12 5 (4.24%) LoadRunner
12 5 (4.24%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.54%) FitNesse
13 3 (2.54%) jMock
13 3 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (10.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.64%) Web Services
2 17 (14.41%) Gherkin
3 14 (11.86%) XML
4 8 (6.78%) RESTful
5 6 (5.08%) HTML
5 6 (5.08%) HTML5
6 5 (4.24%) REST
7 2 (1.69%) .NET
7 2 (1.69%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) Mobile App
2 21 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.24%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.39%) iPad
5 4 (3.39%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Social Network
6 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.85%) Arduino
7 1 (0.85%) Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) EMV
7 1 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.85%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.85%) Telematics
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.42%) Android
2 26 (22.03%) Apple iOS
3 14 (11.86%) Linux
4 13 (11.02%) Unix
5 11 (9.32%) Windows
6 4 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (82.20%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.90%) BDD
3 37 (31.36%) Automation Testing
4 36 (30.51%) Automated Testing
5 33 (27.97%) TDD
5 33 (27.97%) Test Automation
6 32 (27.12%) Scrum
7 29 (24.58%) Software Testing
8 27 (22.88%) QA Automation
9 26 (22.03%) Manual Testing
10 25 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (20.34%) Regression Testing
12 20 (16.95%) Test Strategy
13 16 (13.56%) SDLC
14 15 (12.71%) Software Engineering
15 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
16 13 (11.02%) Defect Management
17 11 (9.32%) Open Source
17 11 (9.32%) Unit Testing
18 10 (8.47%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.29%) Java
2 34 (28.81%) SQL
3 21 (17.80%) Ruby
4 17 (14.41%) Python
5 14 (11.86%) C#
6 9 (7.63%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.93%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.93%) PHP
8 6 (5.08%) C++
9 5 (4.24%) COBOL
10 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) Scala
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (16.10%) ISEB
1 19 (16.10%) ISTQB
2 13 (11.02%) Degree
3 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) SDET
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.85%) TickIT
3 1 (0.85%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) VMware
2 10 (8.47%) MEDITECH
3 5 (4.24%) HP
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.85%) Google
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
East London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life, Gym, + More
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + annual bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits
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