Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1046 1022 1101
Rank change year-on-year -24 +79 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 133 158 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.090% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.093% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 115 142 150
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% -10.53% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 12 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 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
England -1 131 £50,000 -9.09% 17
UK excluding London +53 84 £44,000 +3.53% 6
London -61 47 £55,000 -4.35% 12
South East +26 27 £52,500 - 2
Midlands +46 20 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North of England +7 13 £37,500 -9.64%
West Midlands - 13 £37,500 - 1
East of England - 13 £50,000 -
South West +17 11 £37,500 -21.05% 1
North West -11 9 £37,500 -9.64%
East Midlands +31 7 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 133 (100.00%) QA
2 115 (86.47%) Test Automation
3 92 (69.17%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (51.88%) Selenium
5 54 (40.60%) Java
6 48 (36.09%) BDD
7 47 (35.34%) Scrum
8 43 (32.33%) TDD
9 41 (30.83%) Cucumber
10 33 (24.81%) SQL
11 30 (22.56%) Finance
11 30 (22.56%) JIRA
12 29 (21.80%) Manual Testing
12 29 (21.80%) Jenkins
13 28 (21.05%) Web Services
14 27 (20.30%) Python
15 26 (19.55%) C#
15 26 (19.55%) Software Testing
15 26 (19.55%) WebDriver
16 22 (16.54%) Kanban
16 22 (16.54%) Ruby
17 21 (15.79%) Performance Testing
17 21 (15.79%) Test Scripting
17 21 (15.79%) Test Strategy
18 19 (14.29%) Degree
18 19 (14.29%) SDLC
19 18 (13.53%) API Testing
19 18 (13.53%) Software Engineering
19 18 (13.53%) E-Commerce
20 17 (12.78%) ISTQB

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 8 (6.02%) Confluence
2 1 (0.75%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.75%) FastStats
1 1 (0.75%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.75%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.75%) Force.com
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) HTTP
1 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) DAB
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) Skype
2 1 (0.75%) SMTP
2 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) MySQL
3 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (51.88%) Selenium
2 41 (30.83%) Cucumber
3 30 (22.56%) JIRA
4 29 (21.80%) Jenkins
5 26 (19.55%) WebDriver
6 15 (11.28%) SoapUI
7 12 (9.02%) Git (software)
8 11 (8.27%) Maven
9 10 (7.52%) JUnit
10 8 (6.02%) TeamCity
11 7 (5.26%) JMeter
11 7 (5.26%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.76%) Xcode
13 4 (3.01%) Appium
13 4 (3.01%) Calabash
13 4 (3.01%) HP UFT
13 4 (3.01%) NUnit
14 3 (2.26%) PHPUnit
14 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (22.56%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Retail
4 6 (4.51%) Electronics
4 6 (4.51%) Marketing
4 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.01%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.05%) Web Services
2 16 (12.03%) REST
3 14 (10.53%) SOAP
4 12 (9.02%) .NET
5 11 (8.27%) Gherkin
6 9 (6.77%) XML
7 7 (5.26%) JSON
8 5 (3.76%) Behat
9 4 (3.01%) CSS
9 4 (3.01%) HTML
9 4 (3.01%) LAMP
9 4 (3.01%) RESTful
10 3 (2.26%) phpspec
10 3 (2.26%) Velocity
11 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.75%) CSS3
11 1 (0.75%) Jest
11 1 (0.75%) Node.js
11 1 (0.75%) pytest
11 1 (0.75%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (9.02%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.51%) Fintech
5 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.75%) AS400
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Equities
6 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Podcast
6 1 (0.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Windows
2 9 (6.77%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.77%) Linux
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.51%) Unix
5 5 (3.76%) Android
5 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (86.47%) Test Automation
2 92 (69.17%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (36.09%) BDD
4 47 (35.34%) Scrum
5 43 (32.33%) TDD
6 29 (21.80%) Manual Testing
7 26 (19.55%) Software Testing
8 22 (16.54%) Kanban
9 21 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 21 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 21 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 19 (14.29%) SDLC
11 18 (13.53%) API Testing
11 18 (13.53%) E-Commerce
11 18 (13.53%) Software Engineering
12 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (12.78%) QA Automation
12 17 (12.78%) Regression Testing
13 15 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (11.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.60%) Java
2 33 (24.81%) SQL
3 27 (20.30%) Python
4 26 (19.55%) C#
5 22 (16.54%) Ruby
6 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.51%) PHP
8 5 (3.76%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.01%) VBScript
10 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.50%) C++
10 2 (1.50%) Perl
10 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.75%) Scala
11 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.29%) Degree
2 17 (12.78%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.27%) ISEB
4 6 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) HNC
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.50%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.53%) Google
3 8 (6.02%) Talend
4 5 (3.76%) SAP
5 4 (3.01%) HP
6 3 (2.26%) IBM
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe
7 1 (0.75%) Apteco
7 1 (0.75%) Canon
7 1 (0.75%) Cognos
7 1 (0.75%) Informatica
7 1 (0.75%) Netezza
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com