Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 363 382
Rank change year-on-year +20 +19 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 16 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.13% 0.023% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.024% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 9
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £59,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.25% +24.21% +46.15%
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,700 £43,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £59,500 £52,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11644 12742 14711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.45% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9559 10572 12210
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Senior QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Engineer in the East of England

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Senior QA Engineer in the East of England

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in the East of England

Senior QA Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -14 10 £45,000 -23.73% 1
Essex - 5 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £80,000 -
Senior QA Engineer
England

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the East of England region featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Selenium
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Python
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (25.00%) BDD
9 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Microservices
9 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (18.75%) SOA
10 2 (12.50%) Java
10 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 1 (6.25%) People Management
11 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
11 1 (6.25%) Confluence
11 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
11 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
11 1 (6.25%) QA Automation
11 1 (6.25%) SDET

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Microservices
7 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA