The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 779 877 902
Rank change year-on-year +98 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 85 90 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.086% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.090% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 75 82 63
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.50% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82581 100487 108682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.36% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 68542 84332 88722
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Engineer in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Engineer in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 25 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England +84 83 £55,000 - 11
London +61 63 £60,000 - 6
South East +52 9 £52,500 - 1
City of London +42 9 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +31 8 £47,500 - 1
Chiswick - 7 £52,500 -
Coventry +10 6 £46,500 -2.10% 1
Surrey - 3 £45,000 - 1
Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
Redhill - 2 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £47,500 -
Berkshire +31 1 £52,500 -
Kent +19 1 £52,500 -
Hampshire +18 1 £47,500 -9.52%
East of England +5 1 £40,000 -32.20% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £40,000 -32.20% 2
Cambridge -11 1 £40,000 -32.20% 2
North West -20 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Manchester -27 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Maidenhead - 1 £52,500 -
Southampton - 1 £47,500 -
Dartford - 1 £52,500 -
Guildford - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 195 (100.00%) QA
2 175 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (57.44%) Selenium
4 72 (36.92%) BDD
5 62 (31.79%) Cucumber
6 59 (30.26%) Java
7 58 (29.74%) Test Automation
8 54 (27.69%) Software Testing
9 52 (26.67%) SQL
10 51 (26.15%) TDD
10 51 (26.15%) WebDriver
11 47 (24.10%) Automated Testing
12 45 (23.08%) Test Strategy
13 43 (22.05%) JavaScript
14 42 (21.54%) Automation Testing
15 40 (20.51%) Web Services
16 38 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (19.49%) QA Automation
17 37 (18.97%) Scrum
18 35 (17.95%) Software Engineering
19 34 (17.44%) Mentoring
19 34 (17.44%) ATDD
20 33 (16.92%) C#
21 29 (14.87%) Regression Testing
22 28 (14.36%) JIRA
22 28 (14.36%) SDET
23 27 (13.85%) Continuous Delivery
23 27 (13.85%) Manual Testing
24 25 (12.82%) REST

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.59%) Confluence
1 7 (3.59%) IIS
2 4 (2.05%) Jetty
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (7.18%) SaaS
2 12 (6.15%) Force.com
3 7 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.59%) HTTP
1 7 (3.59%) Internet
2 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (6.67%) HBase
1 13 (6.67%) MySQL
1 13 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 112 (57.44%) Selenium
2 62 (31.79%) Cucumber
3 51 (26.15%) WebDriver
4 28 (14.36%) JIRA
5 22 (11.28%) Appium
5 22 (11.28%) JUnit
5 22 (11.28%) SoapUI
6 21 (10.77%) JMeter
7 20 (10.26%) Protractor
8 18 (9.23%) Jenkins
9 17 (8.72%) Git (software)
10 16 (8.21%) Fiddler
11 15 (7.69%) SpecFlow
12 13 (6.67%) Hamcrest
12 13 (6.67%) jMock
13 10 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (4.10%) NUnit
15 7 (3.59%) TeamCity
16 6 (3.08%) NuGet
16 6 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (4.62%) Finance
2 5 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (0.51%) Electronics
3 1 (0.51%) Front Office
3 1 (0.51%) Marketing
3 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.51%) Web Services
2 25 (12.82%) REST
3 24 (12.31%) Gherkin
4 23 (11.79%) .NET
5 22 (11.28%) XML
6 20 (10.26%) RESTful
7 9 (4.62%) HTML
8 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.56%) JSON
9 5 (2.56%) Node.js
9 5 (2.56%) Play Framework
10 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.05%) HTML5
10 4 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.05%) SOAP
11 2 (1.03%) Behat
11 2 (1.03%) CSS
11 2 (1.03%) J2EE
12 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.31%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.59%) EMV
4 7 (3.59%) Smartcard
5 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.54%) iPad
6 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.03%) Derivative
7 2 (1.03%) Fintech
8 1 (0.51%) Arduino
8 1 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.28%) Linux
2 21 (10.77%) Unix
3 19 (9.74%) Android
4 16 (8.21%) Windows
5 13 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (36.92%) BDD
3 58 (29.74%) Test Automation
4 54 (27.69%) Software Testing
5 51 (26.15%) TDD
6 47 (24.10%) Automated Testing
7 45 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 42 (21.54%) Automation Testing
9 38 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (19.49%) QA Automation
10 37 (18.97%) Scrum
11 35 (17.95%) Software Engineering
12 34 (17.44%) ATDD
12 34 (17.44%) Mentoring
13 29 (14.87%) Regression Testing
14 27 (13.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (13.85%) Manual Testing
15 24 (12.31%) Unit Testing
16 21 (10.77%) Exploratory Testing
17 19 (9.74%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.26%) Java
2 52 (26.67%) SQL
3 43 (22.05%) JavaScript
4 33 (16.92%) C#
5 24 (12.31%) Python
6 17 (8.72%) Ruby
7 8 (4.10%) C++
8 7 (3.59%) PHP
9 6 (3.08%) Scala
10 5 (2.56%) Groovy
11 4 (2.05%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.54%) C
12 3 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (9.23%) ISEB
2 12 (6.15%) Degree
2 12 (6.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (14.36%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.05%) Rancher
2 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.10%) Oracle
4 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.51%) MEDITECH
4 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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