The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 861 782 882
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 56 101 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.091% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.096% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 52 86 39
Average salary £48,750 £46,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.97% +22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.18% +4.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Senior QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 17 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 55 £48,750 +4.27% 6
London -70 45 £50,000 +1.01% 4
South East -22 6 £50,000 +42.85% 1
City of London -23 5 £47,500 - 3
Berkshire -11 4 £40,500 +15.71% 1
East of England -11 3 £32,500 -38.09% 1
Reading - 3 £40,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £32,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland -13 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 £45,000 +13.20%
South West -19 1 £45,000 +13.20%
Bedford - 1 £37,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £50,000 -

Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 126 (100.00%) QA
2 85 (67.46%) Selenium
3 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (44.44%) Java
5 45 (35.71%) SQL
6 41 (32.54%) WebDriver
7 35 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 33 (26.19%) Python
9 30 (23.81%) Automated Testing
9 30 (23.81%) Manual Testing
10 29 (23.02%) Scrum
11 28 (22.22%) Automation Testing
12 26 (20.63%) Test Scripting
12 26 (20.63%) E-Commerce
13 24 (19.05%) MySQL
14 23 (18.25%) JavaScript
14 23 (18.25%) ISEB
14 23 (18.25%) Integration Testing
14 23 (18.25%) Cucumber
15 22 (17.46%) SoapUI
15 22 (17.46%) Performance Testing
15 22 (17.46%) JUnit
15 22 (17.46%) Degree
16 21 (16.67%) TDD
17 20 (15.87%) Android
18 18 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
19 17 (13.49%) SOAP
19 17 (13.49%) XML
19 17 (13.49%) PHP
19 17 (13.49%) System Testing

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.38%) Apache
2 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) HTTP
2 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.38%) Internet
4 2 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) MySQL
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.17%) Big Data
7 2 (1.59%) DB2
7 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (67.46%) Selenium
2 41 (32.54%) WebDriver
3 23 (18.25%) Cucumber
4 22 (17.46%) SoapUI
4 22 (17.46%) JUnit
5 18 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (11.90%) FitNesse
6 15 (11.90%) JIRA
7 12 (9.52%) JMeter
8 11 (8.73%) Gradle
8 11 (8.73%) TestNG
8 11 (8.73%) Git (software)
9 10 (7.94%) WebLOAD
10 9 (7.14%) LoadRunner
11 8 (6.35%) NeoLoad
12 7 (5.56%) EasyMock
12 7 (5.56%) JBehave
12 7 (5.56%) jMock
13 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio
13 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (6.35%) Games
2 6 (4.76%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Marketing
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Polish Language
5 2 (1.59%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) SOAP
1 17 (13.49%) XML
2 16 (12.70%) HTML
3 13 (10.32%) .NET
4 11 (8.73%) Spring
5 10 (7.94%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.76%) Web Services
6 6 (4.76%) CSS
7 5 (3.97%) PowerMock
8 4 (3.17%) DOM
9 3 (2.38%) HTML5
9 3 (2.38%) LAMP
10 2 (1.59%) J2EE
10 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.59%) Ajax
10 2 (1.59%) REST
11 1 (0.79%) Qt
11 1 (0.79%) QML
11 1 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.52%) Open Source
3 8 (6.35%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.17%) Wiki
5 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.59%) Social Network
6 2 (1.59%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Informatics
7 1 (0.79%) Handset
7 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Android
2 14 (11.11%) Windows
3 12 (9.52%) Linux
4 9 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 9 (7.14%) UNIX
5 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 30 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 30 (23.81%) Manual Testing
4 29 (23.02%) Scrum
5 28 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 26 (20.63%) Test Scripting
6 26 (20.63%) E-Commerce
7 23 (18.25%) Integration Testing
8 22 (17.46%) Performance Testing
9 21 (16.67%) TDD
10 17 (13.49%) System Testing
10 17 (13.49%) Test Strategy
11 16 (12.70%) BDD
11 16 (12.70%) Load Testing
11 16 (12.70%) Regression Testing
12 14 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (10.32%) Mobile Commerce
14 11 (8.73%) Unit Testing
14 11 (8.73%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.44%) Java
2 45 (35.71%) SQL
3 33 (26.19%) Python
4 23 (18.25%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.49%) PHP
6 12 (9.52%) C#
6 12 (9.52%) Ruby
7 8 (6.35%) C++
7 8 (6.35%) Perl
8 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.97%) C
10 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (18.25%) ISEB
2 22 (17.46%) Degree
3 8 (6.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) NFS
2 1 (0.79%) KVM
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) VMware
3 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
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