The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 433 446
Rank change year-on-year +49 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 12 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.080% 0.077% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.080% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 14
Median salary £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,750 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.52% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Surrey - 3 £45,000 -
Berkshire +37 2 £52,500 -
Kent +23 1 £52,500 +14.13%
Hampshire - 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 28 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 South East region featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (55.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) JIRA
7 7 (35.00%) Confluence
8 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 6 (30.00%) ISEB
9 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (25.00%) XML
9 5 (25.00%) Unix
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Play Framework
9 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (25.00%) Scala
10 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (20.00%) Product Management
10 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (20.00%) QA Automation

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 7 (35.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Moq
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 5 (25.00%) Play Framework
1 5 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) BDD
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Open Source
3 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (20.00%) Product Management
4 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) ATDD
6 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) Scala
4 3 (15.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) C++
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) Xamarin