Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1020 1080 1091
Rank change year-on-year +60 +11 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 139 105 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.059% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.061% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 117 91 133
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £62,500
UK 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 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London -9 65 £55,000 -4.35% 6
South East +41 22 £52,500 - 1
Midlands +46 21 £37,500 - 3
West Midlands +34 18 £37,500 -
East of England +24 15 £50,000 -15.25% 1
North of England +7 8 £45,000 +10.43% 1
South West -4 8 £43,750 -7.89%
North West -23 4 £48,750 +19.63%
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
East Midlands +43 3 £37,500 - 3
Senior QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 139 (100.00%) QA
2 123 (88.49%) Test Automation
3 94 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (58.99%) Selenium
5 57 (41.01%) Java
6 51 (36.69%) Cucumber
7 50 (35.97%) BDD
8 35 (25.18%) JIRA
9 34 (24.46%) Software Testing
10 33 (23.74%) Finance
11 32 (23.02%) Scrum
11 32 (23.02%) TDD
11 32 (23.02%) Python
12 31 (22.30%) SQL
13 29 (20.86%) Manual Testing
14 26 (18.71%) Test Scripting
15 25 (17.99%) QA Automation
16 24 (17.27%) Jenkins
16 24 (17.27%) WebDriver
17 23 (16.55%) Test Strategy
17 23 (16.55%) Web Services
18 22 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (15.11%) SoapUI
20 20 (14.39%) Gherkin
21 19 (13.67%) Continuous Improvement
21 19 (13.67%) C#
21 19 (13.67%) ISTQB
21 19 (13.67%) Ruby
22 17 (12.23%) Performance Testing
23 16 (11.51%) Degree

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (8.63%) Confluence
2 4 (2.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.72%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.72%) FastStats
1 1 (0.72%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.72%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) HTTP
1 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) MySQL
2 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.60%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.88%) HBase
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 82 (58.99%) Selenium
2 51 (36.69%) Cucumber
3 35 (25.18%) JIRA
4 24 (17.27%) Jenkins
4 24 (17.27%) WebDriver
5 21 (15.11%) SoapUI
6 16 (11.51%) JMeter
7 15 (10.79%) SpecFlow
8 13 (9.35%) JUnit
9 12 (8.63%) Git (software)
10 9 (6.47%) Maven
11 8 (5.76%) Ranorex
12 7 (5.04%) eggPlant
12 7 (5.04%) JBehave
12 7 (5.04%) WATIR
13 6 (4.32%) NUnit
13 6 (4.32%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (3.60%) Appium
14 5 (3.60%) HP UFT
15 4 (2.88%) jMock
General
1 33 (23.74%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Retail
4 6 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.60%) Electronics
5 5 (3.60%) Marketing
5 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.88%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Advertising
7 2 (1.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.55%) Web Services
2 20 (14.39%) Gherkin
3 16 (11.51%) REST
3 16 (11.51%) SOAP
4 12 (8.63%) RESTful
5 9 (6.47%) .NET
5 9 (6.47%) XML
6 7 (5.04%) JSON
7 4 (2.88%) Behat
7 4 (2.88%) XML Schema
8 3 (2.16%) HTML
8 3 (2.16%) LAMP
8 3 (2.16%) phpspec
9 2 (1.44%) Velocity
10 1 (0.72%) DOM
10 1 (0.72%) Grails
10 1 (0.72%) Jest
10 1 (0.72%) pytest
10 1 (0.72%) Spring
10 1 (0.72%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Fintech
2 9 (6.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.88%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.72%) AS400
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Derivative
6 1 (0.72%) Equities
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Linux
2 11 (7.91%) Unix
3 8 (5.76%) Windows
4 5 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.88%) Android
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (88.49%) Test Automation
2 94 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (35.97%) BDD
4 34 (24.46%) Software Testing
5 32 (23.02%) Scrum
5 32 (23.02%) TDD
6 29 (20.86%) Manual Testing
7 26 (18.71%) Test Scripting
8 25 (17.99%) QA Automation
9 23 (16.55%) Test Strategy
10 22 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (13.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (12.23%) Performance Testing
13 15 (10.79%) Mentoring
14 14 (10.07%) E-Commerce
14 14 (10.07%) Security Testing
15 13 (9.35%) Test Management
16 11 (7.91%) API Testing
16 11 (7.91%) Regression Testing
16 11 (7.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.01%) Java
2 32 (23.02%) Python
3 31 (22.30%) SQL
4 19 (13.67%) C#
4 19 (13.67%) Ruby
5 14 (10.07%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.47%) PHP
7 5 (3.60%) Perl
8 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.16%) C++
8 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.44%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.44%) Go
9 2 (1.44%) VBScript
10 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
10 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) ISTQB
2 16 (11.51%) Degree
3 11 (7.91%) ISEB
4 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.44%) HNC
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.44%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) Google
2 7 (5.04%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.32%) Talend
4 5 (3.60%) HP
5 4 (2.88%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle
5 4 (2.88%) SAP
6 3 (2.16%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe
7 1 (0.72%) Apteco
7 1 (0.72%) Cognos
7 1 (0.72%) Informatica
7 1 (0.72%) Netezza
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com