Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1034 1140 1167
Rank change year-on-year +106 +27 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 159 136 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.067% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.069% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 135 123 114
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,750 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.05% +16.67% +38.46%

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 170014 195855 213983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.02% 96.50% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 138687 164501 175450
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in the UK

Senior QA Engineer
Top 10 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 20 July 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
England +91 156 £55,000 - 16
London +90 114 £57,500 - 10
UK excluding London +63 42 £47,750 -9.05% 6
Midlands +48 18 £47,750 +6.11%
West Midlands +32 18 £47,750 +0.53%
South East +72 14 £52,500 - 3
East of England +11 5 £45,000 -23.73% 1
North of England -3 4 £41,500 -17.00% 1
North West -34 4 £41,500 -17.00%
South West - 1 £47,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 136 (85.53%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (82.39%) Test Automation
4 104 (65.41%) Selenium
5 63 (39.62%) Cucumber
6 62 (38.99%) BDD
7 61 (38.36%) Java
8 47 (29.56%) Software Testing
9 45 (28.30%) WebDriver
10 41 (25.79%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (23.27%) TDD
12 36 (22.64%) JIRA
13 33 (20.75%) SoapUI
14 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
15 30 (18.87%) Gherkin
16 29 (18.24%) JMeter
16 29 (18.24%) SQL
16 29 (18.24%) Web Services
17 26 (16.35%) Scrum
17 26 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
18 25 (15.72%) Jenkins
18 25 (15.72%) Python
19 24 (15.09%) Test Strategy
20 23 (14.47%) Mentoring
20 23 (14.47%) RESTful
20 23 (14.47%) Unix
21 22 (13.84%) QA Automation
21 22 (13.84%) Appium
22 21 (13.21%) Linux
22 21 (13.21%) Software Engineering

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 13 (8.18%) Confluence
2 4 (2.52%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) Jetty
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.81%) SaaS
2 12 (7.55%) Force.com
3 8 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.03%) BrowserStack
4 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.26%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) HTTP
2 5 (3.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.69%) MySQL
2 13 (8.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (8.18%) HBase
2 13 (8.18%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 104 (65.41%) Selenium
2 63 (39.62%) Cucumber
3 45 (28.30%) WebDriver
4 36 (22.64%) JIRA
5 33 (20.75%) SoapUI
6 29 (18.24%) JMeter
7 25 (15.72%) Jenkins
8 22 (13.84%) Appium
9 19 (11.95%) SpecFlow
10 18 (11.32%) JUnit
11 13 (8.18%) Hamcrest
11 13 (8.18%) jMock
12 11 (6.92%) Protractor
13 9 (5.66%) eggPlant
13 9 (5.66%) Fiddler
13 9 (5.66%) Git (software)
13 9 (5.66%) Ranorex
13 9 (5.66%) WATIR
14 8 (5.03%) JBehave
15 5 (3.14%) NUnit
General
1 15 (9.43%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Advertising
2 7 (4.40%) Retail
3 3 (1.89%) Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.87%) Gherkin
2 29 (18.24%) Web Services
3 23 (14.47%) RESTful
4 20 (12.58%) REST
5 16 (10.06%) .NET
5 16 (10.06%) SOAP
6 15 (9.43%) XML
7 11 (6.92%) HTML
8 8 (5.03%) JSON
9 4 (2.52%) HTML5
10 3 (1.89%) Node.js
10 3 (1.89%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.89%) XML Schema
11 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.26%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.26%) Behat
11 2 (1.26%) CSS
11 2 (1.26%) J2EE
12 1 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.92%) Fintech
4 9 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.89%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.26%) EMV
7 2 (1.26%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.63%) AS400
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.47%) Unix
2 21 (13.21%) Linux
3 8 (5.03%) Android
3 8 (5.03%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (85.53%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (82.39%) Test Automation
3 62 (38.99%) BDD
4 47 (29.56%) Software Testing
5 41 (25.79%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (23.27%) TDD
7 26 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (16.35%) Scrum
8 24 (15.09%) Test Strategy
9 23 (14.47%) Mentoring
10 22 (13.84%) QA Automation
11 21 (13.21%) Software Engineering
12 20 (12.58%) Test Scripting
13 18 (11.32%) Manual Testing
13 18 (11.32%) Unit Testing
14 16 (10.06%) SDET
15 15 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (9.43%) Regression Testing
15 15 (9.43%) SOA
16 13 (8.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.36%) Java
2 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
3 29 (18.24%) SQL
4 25 (15.72%) Python
5 20 (12.58%) C#
6 10 (6.29%) Ruby
7 8 (5.03%) PHP
8 5 (3.14%) Groovy
8 5 (3.14%) Scala
8 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.52%) C++
9 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.89%) C
10 3 (1.89%) Perl
11 2 (1.26%) Go
12 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (8.18%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.55%) ISEB
3 9 (5.66%) Degree
4 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Rancher
2 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (6.29%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.52%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.89%) Google
6 3 (1.89%) Talend
7 2 (1.26%) HP
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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