The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / England
Rank 723 845 870
Rank change year-on-year +122 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 104 75 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.078% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.081% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 94 72 48
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.05% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
London +107 77 £60,000 - 4
South East +63 12 £52,500 +12.90%
West Midlands +34 7 £47,500 -
North West -14 5 £41,500 -17.00%
East of England +30 1 £40,000 -24.88% 2
East Midlands +4 1 £42,500 +28.78%
South West - 1 £47,500 -
Senior QA Engineer
UK

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 193 (100.00%) QA
2 171 (88.60%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (54.40%) Selenium
4 73 (37.82%) BDD
5 69 (35.75%) Cucumber
6 61 (31.61%) Java
7 59 (30.57%) Test Automation
8 54 (27.98%) Software Testing
9 47 (24.35%) WebDriver
10 46 (23.83%) Test Strategy
10 46 (23.83%) Automated Testing
11 45 (23.32%) JavaScript
12 44 (22.80%) QA Automation
13 42 (21.76%) Automation Testing
13 42 (21.76%) SQL
13 42 (21.76%) TDD
14 39 (20.21%) Web Services
15 37 (19.17%) Scrum
15 37 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (18.65%) Mentoring
16 36 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (18.13%) Software Engineering
18 33 (17.10%) Regression Testing
19 31 (16.06%) ATDD
20 28 (14.51%) Gherkin
20 28 (14.51%) SDET
21 27 (13.99%) Continuous Delivery
21 27 (13.99%) Mobile App
21 27 (13.99%) Android
21 27 (13.99%) Python

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (4.66%) IIS
2 8 (4.15%) Confluence
3 4 (2.07%) Jetty
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.81%) SaaS
2 15 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.18%) Force.com
4 9 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.11%) HTTP
1 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (6.74%) HBase
1 13 (6.74%) MySQL
1 13 (6.74%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.59%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 105 (54.40%) Selenium
2 69 (35.75%) Cucumber
3 47 (24.35%) WebDriver
4 26 (13.47%) JIRA
5 24 (12.44%) Appium
5 24 (12.44%) JUnit
6 20 (10.36%) Jenkins
6 20 (10.36%) JMeter
6 20 (10.36%) Protractor
7 19 (9.84%) SoapUI
8 18 (9.33%) Git (software)
9 17 (8.81%) Fiddler
10 14 (7.25%) SpecFlow
11 13 (6.74%) Hamcrest
11 13 (6.74%) jMock
12 11 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (4.15%) NUnit
14 7 (3.63%) TeamCity
15 6 (3.11%) NuGet
15 6 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (4.15%) Finance
2 4 (2.07%) Advertising
3 1 (0.52%) Banking
3 1 (0.52%) Electronics
3 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.52%) Marketing
3 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.21%) Web Services
2 28 (14.51%) Gherkin
3 23 (11.92%) XML
4 22 (11.40%) REST
5 21 (10.88%) RESTful
6 12 (6.22%) .NET
7 10 (5.18%) HTML
8 5 (2.59%) HTML5
8 5 (2.59%) JSON
8 5 (2.59%) Node.js
8 5 (2.59%) Play Framework
9 4 (2.07%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.07%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.55%) Behat
10 3 (1.55%) SOAP
11 2 (1.04%) CSS
11 2 (1.04%) J2EE
12 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.52%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.99%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.07%) iPad
4 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.04%) Fintech
6 1 (0.52%) Arduino
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.52%) Social Network
6 1 (0.52%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.99%) Android
2 22 (11.40%) Linux
3 21 (10.88%) Apple iOS
3 21 (10.88%) Unix
4 18 (9.33%) Windows
5 4 (2.07%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (88.60%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (37.82%) BDD
3 59 (30.57%) Test Automation
4 54 (27.98%) Software Testing
5 46 (23.83%) Automated Testing
5 46 (23.83%) Test Strategy
6 44 (22.80%) QA Automation
7 42 (21.76%) Automation Testing
7 42 (21.76%) TDD
8 37 (19.17%) Scrum
9 36 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (18.65%) Mentoring
10 35 (18.13%) Software Engineering
11 33 (17.10%) Regression Testing
12 31 (16.06%) ATDD
13 27 (13.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (12.95%) Manual Testing
15 23 (11.92%) Unit Testing
16 22 (11.40%) Exploratory Testing
17 19 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.61%) Java
2 45 (23.32%) JavaScript
3 42 (21.76%) SQL
4 27 (13.99%) Python
5 26 (13.47%) C#
6 23 (11.92%) Ruby
7 9 (4.66%) C++
7 9 (4.66%) PHP
8 6 (3.11%) Scala
9 5 (2.59%) Groovy
10 4 (2.07%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.55%) C
11 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (9.84%) ISEB
2 14 (7.25%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (14.51%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.07%) Rancher
2 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (5.18%) Microsoft
1 10 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (3.63%) MEDITECH
2 7 (3.63%) Oracle
3 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago