The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 872 821 874
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 30 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.034% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.036% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 30 30 23
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,250 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106804 98560 112219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.70% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87442 82989 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Senior QA Tester
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -45 22 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South West -4 7 £38,500 +10.00% 4
North West - 1 £37,500 -
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 61 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (50.82%) SQL
3 24 (39.34%) Java
4 23 (37.70%) C#
5 22 (36.07%) Scrum
6 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
6 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
7 19 (31.15%) Selenium
7 19 (31.15%) Degree
8 18 (29.51%) Test Strategy
9 16 (26.23%) Python
10 15 (24.59%) Linux
11 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
11 14 (22.95%) Computer Science
12 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (19.67%) .NET
13 12 (19.67%) ISEB
13 12 (19.67%) WebDriver
14 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
14 11 (18.03%) JIRA
15 10 (16.39%) HTML
15 10 (16.39%) HTML5
16 9 (14.75%) Windows
16 9 (14.75%) TDD
16 9 (14.75%) Manual Testing
17 8 (13.11%) Ruby
17 8 (13.11%) UNIX
17 8 (13.11%) OO
17 8 (13.11%) PHP

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (6.56%) TWiki
1 4 (6.56%) Confluence
1 4 (6.56%) OpenEdge
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) MySQL
3 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.64%) DB2
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) Selenium
2 12 (19.67%) WebDriver
3 11 (18.03%) JIRA
4 6 (9.84%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.20%) JMeter
5 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.56%) JUnit
6 4 (6.56%) FitNesse
6 4 (6.56%) NUnit
7 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.92%) MSTest
8 2 (3.28%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.28%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.64%) WebLOAD
9 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (8.20%) Online Betting
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) HTML
2 10 (16.39%) HTML5
3 7 (11.48%) Silverlight
4 4 (6.56%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.56%) LAMP
4 4 (6.56%) SOAP
5 3 (4.92%) JSON
5 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.28%) REST
6 2 (3.28%) CSS
6 2 (3.28%) Web Services
6 2 (3.28%) XML
6 2 (3.28%) jQuery
6 2 (3.28%) WCF
6 2 (3.28%) Ajax
7 1 (1.64%) Spring
7 1 (1.64%) WinForms
7 1 (1.64%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.64%) Animation
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) UNIX
4 5 (8.20%) Android
4 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Scrum
2 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
3 18 (29.51%) Test Strategy
4 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.75%) TDD
5 9 (14.75%) Manual Testing
6 8 (13.11%) OO
7 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
7 7 (11.48%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.84%) User Stories
8 6 (9.84%) Test Management
8 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
9 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.20%) System Testing
9 5 (8.20%) V-Model
9 5 (8.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 24 (39.34%) Java
3 23 (37.70%) C#
4 16 (26.23%) Python
5 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.11%) Ruby
6 8 (13.11%) PHP
7 7 (11.48%) Perl
7 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.64%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Degree
2 12 (19.67%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.64%) VMware
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