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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 839 902 838
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 27 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.012% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.013% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 22
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
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
96251 105897 96840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 80393 87735 81460
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +41 15 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South East +15 11 £42,500 +8.97% 1
South West -20 1 £40,500 +5.19%
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 55 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (50.91%) Manual Testing
4 24 (43.64%) Automated Testing
4 24 (43.64%) ISEB
5 21 (38.18%) C#
6 19 (34.55%) Selenium
7 17 (30.91%) JIRA
7 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
7 17 (30.91%) SQL
8 16 (29.09%) Finance
9 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (27.27%) BDD
10 14 (25.45%) SpecFlow
11 12 (21.82%) .NET
11 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
12 11 (20.00%) Java
12 11 (20.00%) Scrum
12 11 (20.00%) Performance Testing
12 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
14 9 (16.36%) Windows
14 9 (16.36%) TDD
14 9 (16.36%) Degree
14 9 (16.36%) Test Management
14 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
15 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) SSDT
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (34.55%) Selenium
2 17 (30.91%) JIRA
3 14 (25.45%) SpecFlow
4 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.27%) TestNG
8 3 (5.45%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.82%) Xcode
9 1 (1.82%) Subversion
9 1 (1.82%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.82%) Firebug
9 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
9 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.82%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.82%) JBehave
9 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.82%) Robotium
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Front Office
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) Gherkin
3 5 (9.09%) J2EE
4 4 (7.27%) XML
4 4 (7.27%) J2SE
5 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.45%) HTML
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.82%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.82%) REST
7 1 (1.82%) CSS3
7 1 (1.82%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) SOAP
7 1 (1.82%) Web Services
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.82%) WCF
7 1 (1.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Replication
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.45%) iPhone
5 3 (5.45%) iPad
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.82%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.82%) Equities
7 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.82%) Handset
7 1 (1.82%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
1 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
2 8 (14.55%) Windows 8
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Vista
3 6 (10.91%) UNIX
3 6 (10.91%) Linux
4 5 (9.09%) Android
4 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Manual Testing
3 24 (43.64%) Automated Testing
4 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
5 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (27.27%) BDD
6 11 (20.00%) Scrum
6 11 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 9 (16.36%) TDD
7 9 (16.36%) Test Management
8 8 (14.55%) Pair Programming
8 8 (14.55%) Refactoring
8 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
9 7 (12.73%) Analytics
9 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
11 4 (7.27%) Change Control
11 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) C#
2 17 (30.91%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (43.64%) ISEB
2 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.36%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (10.91%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) HP
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe
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