The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 842 860
Rank change year-on-year +37 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 62 63 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.069% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.072% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 49 54 66
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,250 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.57% +16.66%  

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 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +43 49 £60,000 +9.09% 12
West Midlands +22 9 £48,000 -
North West -35 2 £50,000 -
South East +44 1 £45,000 -14.28% 1
East of England -5 1 £45,000 -23.72% 2
Senior QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 147 (88.55%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (81.33%) Test Automation
4 104 (62.65%) Selenium
5 70 (42.17%) BDD
6 64 (38.55%) Cucumber
7 59 (35.54%) Java
8 53 (31.93%) WebDriver
9 50 (30.12%) Software Testing
10 42 (25.30%) TDD
11 39 (23.49%) JavaScript
12 38 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (18.67%) Test Strategy
14 30 (18.07%) Gherkin
14 30 (18.07%) Web Services
15 29 (17.47%) SQL
16 28 (16.87%) JIRA
17 27 (16.27%) JMeter
17 27 (16.27%) SoapUI
17 27 (16.27%) Mentoring
18 26 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
18 26 (15.66%) Scrum
19 24 (14.46%) Unix
20 22 (13.25%) Linux
20 22 (13.25%) Appium
21 21 (12.65%) Jenkins
21 21 (12.65%) Mobile App
21 21 (12.65%) RESTful
21 21 (12.65%) Python
22 20 (12.05%) C#

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 8 (4.82%) Confluence
2 3 (1.81%) Jetty
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.04%) Force.com
2 14 (8.43%) SaaS
3 8 (4.82%) BrowserStack
4 5 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) HTTP
2 5 (3.01%) Internet
3 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) MySQL
2 13 (7.83%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (7.83%) HBase
2 13 (7.83%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.22%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.81%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 104 (62.65%) Selenium
2 64 (38.55%) Cucumber
3 53 (31.93%) WebDriver
4 28 (16.87%) JIRA
5 27 (16.27%) JMeter
5 27 (16.27%) SoapUI
6 22 (13.25%) Appium
7 21 (12.65%) Jenkins
8 17 (10.24%) JUnit
8 17 (10.24%) Protractor
8 17 (10.24%) SpecFlow
9 13 (7.83%) Fiddler
9 13 (7.83%) Hamcrest
9 13 (7.83%) jMock
10 11 (6.63%) Git (software)
11 7 (4.22%) eggPlant
11 7 (4.22%) Ranorex
11 7 (4.22%) WATIR
12 6 (3.61%) JBehave
13 5 (3.01%) NUnit
General
1 13 (7.83%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Retail
3 6 (3.61%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.07%) Gherkin
1 30 (18.07%) Web Services
2 21 (12.65%) RESTful
3 20 (12.05%) REST
4 16 (9.64%) .NET
4 16 (9.64%) XML
5 11 (6.63%) HTML
6 10 (6.02%) SOAP
7 7 (4.22%) JSON
8 5 (3.01%) Node.js
8 5 (3.01%) Play Framework
9 4 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.41%) HTML5
9 4 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.20%) Behat
11 2 (1.20%) CSS
11 2 (1.20%) J2EE
11 2 (1.20%) XML Schema
12 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.65%) Mobile App
2 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.82%) Fintech
5 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.60%) AS400
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.46%) Unix
2 22 (13.25%) Linux
3 11 (6.63%) Android
4 10 (6.02%) Windows
5 9 (5.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (88.55%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (81.33%) Test Automation
3 70 (42.17%) BDD
4 50 (30.12%) Software Testing
5 42 (25.30%) TDD
6 38 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (18.67%) Test Strategy
8 27 (16.27%) Mentoring
9 26 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
9 26 (15.66%) Scrum
10 20 (12.05%) QA Automation
10 20 (12.05%) Software Engineering
10 20 (12.05%) Test Scripting
10 20 (12.05%) Unit Testing
11 19 (11.45%) SDET
12 18 (10.84%) Regression Testing
13 17 (10.24%) Exploratory Testing
14 16 (9.64%) ATDD
14 16 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (9.64%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (35.54%) Java
2 39 (23.49%) JavaScript
3 29 (17.47%) SQL
4 21 (12.65%) Python
5 20 (12.05%) C#
6 10 (6.02%) Ruby
7 7 (4.22%) PHP
7 7 (4.22%) Scala
8 5 (3.01%) Groovy
9 4 (2.41%) C++
9 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.81%) C
11 2 (1.20%) Go
11 2 (1.20%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) ISEB
2 8 (4.82%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.22%) Degree
4 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) Rancher
2 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (9.04%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (6.63%) Oracle
3 7 (4.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.61%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benefi
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Badoo
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Cheapside DT
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 17 days ago