Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 582 621
Rank change year-on-year +48 +39 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 21 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.068% 0.045% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.047% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 19
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.53% -15.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,625 £35,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £58,750 £65,000
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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Engineer in the South East

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Engineer in the South East

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in the South East

Senior QA Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley +40 12 £56,500 +18.95%
Oxfordshire -1 7 £63,000 -
Surrey +8 6 £52,500 -
Berkshire +36 4 £40,000 -15.79%
Hampshire +11 3 £40,000 -25.58%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Senior QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 17 (80.95%) Java
4 16 (76.19%) Selenium
5 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (61.90%) Scrum
6 13 (61.90%) Jenkins
7 12 (57.14%) Python
8 10 (47.62%) JIRA
8 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (47.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
9 9 (42.86%) Ruby
9 9 (42.86%) TDD
9 9 (42.86%) Maven
10 8 (38.10%) C#
10 8 (38.10%) JUnit
10 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
11 7 (33.33%) BDD
11 7 (33.33%) ISEB
11 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
11 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
11 7 (33.33%) Kanban
11 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 6 (28.57%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (28.57%) Google
12 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
12 6 (28.57%) SQL
12 6 (28.57%) SOAP

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Selenium
2 13 (61.90%) Jenkins
3 10 (47.62%) JIRA
4 9 (42.86%) Maven
4 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
5 8 (38.10%) JUnit
6 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 6 (28.57%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (14.29%) JMeter
8 3 (14.29%) NUnit
8 3 (14.29%) PHPUnit
8 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
8 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
9 2 (9.52%) Appium
10 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (4.76%) RSpec
10 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) SOAP
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Behat
2 3 (14.29%) phpspec
2 3 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Scrum
4 10 (47.62%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (42.86%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) Kanban
6 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 6 (28.57%) API Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
7 6 (28.57%) QA Automation
7 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (28.57%) SDET
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 5 (23.81%) OOP
9 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
9 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) Ruby
4 8 (38.10%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) PHP
7 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (9.52%) C++
8 1 (4.76%) Perl
8 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Google
1 6 (28.57%) Talend
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft