The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 845 904 881
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 53 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.022% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 50 21 36
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £35,925
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Senior QA Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
90807 95908 94217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.48% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 77011 80194 76700
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior QA Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Senior QA Tester Salary Trend in England

Senior QA Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in England

Senior QA Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 31 £55,000 +22.22% 2
North West +33 9 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +22 5 £41,500 -5.68% 1
South East +13 5 £45,000 - 1
North East - 2 £28,750 -
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Senior QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior QA Tester in their job title.

1 109 (100.00%) QA
2 80 (73.39%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (54.13%) Automated Testing
4 57 (52.29%) Microsoft
5 56 (51.38%) C#
6 51 (46.79%) Selenium
7 48 (44.04%) Windows
8 47 (43.12%) Automation Testing
9 45 (41.28%) TDD
10 43 (39.45%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (39.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 38 (34.86%) SpecFlow
12 37 (33.94%) BDD
13 35 (32.11%) ISEB
14 32 (29.36%) Relational Database
14 32 (29.36%) WebDriver
15 31 (28.44%) SQL
16 28 (25.69%) Software Engineering
17 26 (23.85%) Kanban
18 25 (22.94%) Test Scripting
18 25 (22.94%) Pair Programming
18 25 (22.94%) Refactoring
19 24 (22.02%) C++
20 23 (21.10%) Manual Testing
21 21 (19.27%) Test Automation
21 21 (19.27%) SQL Server
22 20 (18.35%) ISTQB
22 20 (18.35%) Windows Server
23 18 (16.51%) Java
23 18 (16.51%) MS Excel

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Senior QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.67%) IIS
2 2 (1.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
1 3 (2.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.36%) Relational Database
2 21 (19.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) Big Data
3 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (46.79%) Selenium
2 43 (39.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (34.86%) SpecFlow
4 32 (29.36%) WebDriver
5 18 (16.51%) Cucumber
6 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
6 14 (12.84%) JIRA
7 7 (6.42%) JMeter
7 7 (6.42%) Subversion
8 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.59%) WATIR
10 4 (3.67%) Bugzilla
10 4 (3.67%) Hudson
10 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.67%) JUnit
11 3 (2.75%) MSTest
11 3 (2.75%) NCrunch
11 3 (2.75%) NeoLoad
11 3 (2.75%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (4.59%) Retail
2 2 (1.83%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Legal
3 1 (0.92%) Law
3 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.42%) Web Services
3 7 (6.42%) XML
4 5 (4.59%) HTML
4 5 (4.59%) SOAP
5 4 (3.67%) HTML5
5 4 (3.67%) REST
6 3 (2.75%) jQuery
6 3 (2.75%) WCF
7 2 (1.83%) CSS
7 2 (1.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.92%) Ajax
8 1 (0.92%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.92%) Behat
8 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.92%) Spring
8 1 (0.92%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.92%) BBC
5 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) New Media
5 1 (0.92%) Physics
5 1 (0.92%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (44.04%) Windows
2 20 (18.35%) Windows Server
3 15 (13.76%) Mac OS X
3 15 (13.76%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.83%) Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Unix
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (73.39%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (54.13%) Automated Testing
3 47 (43.12%) Automation Testing
4 45 (41.28%) TDD
5 43 (39.45%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (33.94%) BDD
7 28 (25.69%) Software Engineering
8 26 (23.85%) Kanban
9 25 (22.94%) Pair Programming
9 25 (22.94%) Refactoring
9 25 (22.94%) Test Scripting
10 23 (21.10%) Manual Testing
11 21 (19.27%) Test Automation
12 18 (16.51%) Defect Tracking
13 15 (13.76%) Case Management
14 14 (12.84%) Scrum
14 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
15 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
16 12 (11.01%) Software Testing
17 10 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (51.38%) C#
2 31 (28.44%) SQL
3 24 (22.02%) C++
4 18 (16.51%) Java
5 7 (6.42%) Ruby
6 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.83%) Python
7 2 (1.83%) VBScript
8 1 (0.92%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (32.11%) ISEB
2 20 (18.35%) ISTQB
3 15 (13.76%) Degree
4 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.92%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
1 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (52.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) VMware
3 4 (3.67%) HP
4 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Options
Posted: 12 days ago