The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Senior QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 862 911 935
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 44 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.025% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.026% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 39 23 32
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,300 £34,300 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £69,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
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
88589 95961 107799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.50% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 75325 79658 89090
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Senior QA Tester in the job title.

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 31 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 29 £55,000 -4.34% 5
North West - 8 £41,250 - 1
West Midlands - 5 - -
South East +13 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands - 1 £33,000 -
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Senior QA Tester 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 across the England region featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 94 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (71.28%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (58.51%) Microsoft
4 44 (46.81%) C#
4 44 (46.81%) Selenium
4 44 (46.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (40.43%) Windows
6 35 (37.23%) TDD
7 33 (35.11%) Test Automation
8 32 (34.04%) Automated Testing
9 29 (30.85%) SQL
9 29 (30.85%) Automation Testing
10 27 (28.72%) Degree
11 26 (27.66%) Test Scripting
11 26 (27.66%) SQL Server
12 25 (26.60%) SpecFlow
13 24 (25.53%) Relational Database
13 24 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (24.47%) BDD
15 22 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (22.34%) Git (software)
16 21 (22.34%) ISEB
17 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
17 20 (21.28%) Java
17 20 (21.28%) Manual Testing
18 19 (20.21%) WebDriver
18 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
19 18 (19.15%) Test Strategy
20 17 (18.09%) Kanban
20 17 (18.09%) Software Engineering

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 10 (10.64%) IIS
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (25.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (46.81%) Selenium
1 44 (46.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (26.60%) SpecFlow
3 21 (22.34%) Git (software)
4 19 (20.21%) WebDriver
5 12 (12.77%) Cucumber
6 10 (10.64%) JMeter
6 10 (10.64%) Visual Studio
7 9 (9.57%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.51%) JIRA
8 8 (8.51%) Subversion
9 5 (5.32%) Appium
9 5 (5.32%) TestDirector
10 3 (3.19%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.19%) NeoLoad
10 3 (3.19%) NUnit
10 3 (3.19%) WATIR
11 2 (2.13%) JUnit
11 2 (2.13%) Ranorex
11 2 (2.13%) RSpec
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Back Office
3 3 (3.19%) Games
4 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 7 (7.45%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.45%) XML
3 3 (3.19%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) CSS
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.06%) Ajax
5 1 (1.06%) Behat
5 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.06%) HTML5
5 1 (1.06%) JSON
5 1 (1.06%) LESS
5 1 (1.06%) React
5 1 (1.06%) Sass
5 1 (1.06%) SOAP
5 1 (1.06%) Spring
5 1 (1.06%) Symfony
5 1 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.13%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.06%) BBC
6 1 (1.06%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.06%) New Media
6 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.43%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.57%) Mac OS X
3 9 (9.57%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.45%) Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (71.28%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.23%) TDD
3 33 (35.11%) Test Automation
4 32 (34.04%) Automated Testing
5 29 (30.85%) Automation Testing
6 26 (27.66%) Test Scripting
7 24 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (24.47%) BDD
9 20 (21.28%) Manual Testing
10 18 (19.15%) Test Strategy
11 17 (18.09%) Kanban
11 17 (18.09%) Software Engineering
12 16 (17.02%) Pair Programming
12 16 (17.02%) Refactoring
13 14 (14.89%) Integration Testing
14 11 (11.70%) Scrum
14 11 (11.70%) Software Testing
15 9 (9.57%) Case Management
15 9 (9.57%) Defect Tracking
16 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.81%) C#
2 29 (30.85%) SQL
3 20 (21.28%) Java
4 16 (17.02%) C++
5 5 (5.32%) Python
6 3 (3.19%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (28.72%) Degree
2 21 (22.34%) ISEB
3 9 (9.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) Active Directory
1 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (58.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) VMware
3 5 (5.32%) Apple
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) Telerik
6 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.06%) HP
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