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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 849 862 926
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 77 96 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.090% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.093% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 72 71 77
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +46.15%

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
94959 103109 113376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79822 84547 92802
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 29 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 25 May 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 +4 75 £53,750 +7.50% 9
London -23 42 £55,000 +7.31% 5
South East +15 19 £52,500 +13.51% 3
City of London +48 10 £60,000 +14.28% 1
East of England +34 7 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridge +3 6 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Oxfordshire -3 6 £52,500 +50.00%
Abingdon - 6 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 5 £52,500 - 2
East Midlands +12 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 £42,500 -
Newbury +1 2 £52,500 -
Berkshire -1 2 £52,500 +10.52%
West Midlands -19 2 £47,500 +18.75%
West Sussex - 2 £52,500 -
Coventry - 2 £47,500 -
Docklands, London - 2 £58,750 -
Southampton - 2 £52,500 - 2
Surrey +2 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £50,000 -

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 151 (100.00%) QA
2 95 (62.91%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (54.30%) Java
3 82 (54.30%) Selenium
4 66 (43.71%) Test Automation
5 53 (35.10%) Cucumber
6 47 (31.13%) Automated Testing
7 41 (27.15%) C#
7 41 (27.15%) Degree
8 40 (26.49%) Manual Testing
8 40 (26.49%) WebDriver
8 40 (26.49%) Scrum
9 38 (25.17%) Test Strategy
10 37 (24.50%) Jenkins
11 36 (23.84%) BDD
11 36 (23.84%) TDD
12 34 (22.52%) JIRA
13 30 (19.87%) Automation Testing
14 29 (19.21%) Python
15 28 (18.54%) SQL
15 28 (18.54%) Test Scripting
16 27 (17.88%) Software Testing
16 27 (17.88%) ISEB
17 26 (17.22%) Computer Science
17 26 (17.22%) SDLC
18 25 (16.56%) Ruby
19 24 (15.89%) ISTQB
20 23 (15.23%) Gherkin
21 22 (14.57%) JMeter
22 21 (13.91%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (7.95%) Confluence
2 5 (3.31%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) SAS
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.66%) GitHub
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) SSH
2 2 (1.32%) IMAP
2 2 (1.32%) NAS
2 2 (1.32%) SAN
2 2 (1.32%) SMTP
2 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.31%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 82 (54.30%) Selenium
2 53 (35.10%) Cucumber
3 40 (26.49%) WebDriver
4 37 (24.50%) Jenkins
5 34 (22.52%) JIRA
6 22 (14.57%) JMeter
7 19 (12.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (10.60%) Appium
8 16 (10.60%) Git (software)
9 13 (8.61%) SpecFlow
9 13 (8.61%) WATIR
10 12 (7.95%) Mercurial
11 11 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (6.62%) JUnit
12 10 (6.62%) SoapUI
13 8 (5.30%) Hudson
14 7 (4.64%) HP UFT
14 7 (4.64%) LoadRunner
14 7 (4.64%) Subversion
15 6 (3.97%) Robotium
General
1 19 (12.58%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.99%) Games
3 3 (1.99%) Marketing
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.23%) Gherkin
2 20 (13.25%) Web Services
3 17 (11.26%) .NET
4 9 (5.96%) SOAP
5 8 (5.30%) HTML
6 7 (4.64%) Spring
6 7 (4.64%) XML
7 6 (3.97%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.31%) Java EE
8 5 (3.31%) REST
9 4 (2.65%) Ajax
9 4 (2.65%) CSS
9 4 (2.65%) JMS
9 4 (2.65%) RESTful
9 4 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (1.99%) LESS
11 2 (1.32%) React
11 2 (1.32%) Sass
11 2 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.22%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.26%) Mobile App
3 14 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.62%) iPad
5 8 (5.30%) Fintech
6 4 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.99%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.99%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.32%) BBC
8 2 (1.32%) User Experience
9 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.61%) Android
2 12 (7.95%) Linux
2 12 (7.95%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.99%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.99%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (62.91%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.71%) Test Automation
3 47 (31.13%) Automated Testing
4 40 (26.49%) Manual Testing
4 40 (26.49%) Scrum
5 38 (25.17%) Test Strategy
6 36 (23.84%) BDD
6 36 (23.84%) TDD
7 30 (19.87%) Automation Testing
8 28 (18.54%) Test Scripting
9 27 (17.88%) Software Testing
10 26 (17.22%) SDLC
11 21 (13.91%) API Testing
11 21 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (11.92%) Functional Testing
13 16 (10.60%) E-Commerce
14 15 (9.93%) Non-Functional Testing
14 15 (9.93%) Performance Testing
14 15 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (9.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 82 (54.30%) Java
2 41 (27.15%) C#
3 29 (19.21%) Python
4 28 (18.54%) SQL
5 25 (16.56%) Ruby
6 21 (13.91%) Groovy
7 13 (8.61%) C++
8 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
9 10 (6.62%) PHP
10 9 (5.96%) C
11 3 (1.99%) Perl
12 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.32%) R
13 1 (0.66%) COBOL
13 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (27.15%) Degree
2 27 (17.88%) ISEB
3 24 (15.89%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.31%) MBA
7 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.66%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.97%) Firmware
2 5 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.32%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.27%) Rally
3 13 (8.61%) SAP
4 9 (5.96%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.31%) Apple
5 5 (3.31%) VMware
6 3 (1.99%) HP
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle
6 3 (1.99%) Perforce
7 2 (1.32%) Cadence
7 2 (1.32%) Sophos
8 1 (0.66%) Google
8 1 (0.66%) IFS
8 1 (0.66%) Infor
8 1 (0.66%) Sage
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 58k-60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ASOS
Salary: Generous salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Middlesex
greywood
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 23 days ago