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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 856 866 838
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 27 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.027% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.028% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 28
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
97732 105813 99744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80689 86627 83952
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +26 17 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South East +22 8 £44,000 +12.82%
East Midlands - 2 £32,500 -
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (60.53%) Manual Testing
4 20 (52.63%) Automated Testing
5 19 (50.00%) ISEB
6 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
7 14 (36.84%) JIRA
7 14 (36.84%) C#
8 13 (34.21%) SQL
9 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
10 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
10 11 (28.95%) Selenium
10 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
10 11 (28.95%) BDD
10 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
11 10 (26.32%) Finance
12 9 (23.68%) TDD
12 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
13 8 (21.05%) Scrum
14 7 (18.42%) Replication
14 7 (18.42%) Pair Programming
14 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
14 7 (18.42%) .NET
14 7 (18.42%) Windows
14 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
14 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (18.42%) Windows 8
14 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (18.42%) Windows 7

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SSDT
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) JIRA
2 11 (28.95%) Selenium
3 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
4 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
5 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.63%) JMeter
8 1 (2.63%) Maven
8 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.63%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.63%) TestNG
8 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) J2SE
4 1 (2.63%) WCF
4 1 (2.63%) LINQ
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Replication
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) iPhone
3 3 (7.89%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Social Gaming
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
1 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (18.42%) Windows Vista
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
1 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
1 7 (18.42%) Windows 8
1 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.53%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Manual Testing
3 20 (52.63%) Automated Testing
4 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
5 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
6 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (28.95%) BDD
7 9 (23.68%) TDD
8 8 (21.05%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) Pair Programming
9 7 (18.42%) Refactoring
10 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Test Management
11 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.16%) Load Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
13 3 (7.89%) Analytics
13 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C#
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) ISEB
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe
3 1 (2.63%) HP
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday