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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 858 835 820
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 11 19 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.019% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.020% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 61
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
103240 95834 105354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84283 80255 90787
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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 -8 8 £52,500 +10.52% 4
Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 36 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (58.33%) Scrum
3 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (38.89%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
6 13 (36.11%) Selenium
6 13 (36.11%) Test Strategy
7 12 (33.33%) Degree
7 12 (33.33%) Java
7 12 (33.33%) Python
8 11 (30.56%) C#
9 10 (27.78%) HTML
9 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
9 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
9 10 (27.78%) Ruby
10 9 (25.00%) HTML5
11 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Android
12 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
12 7 (19.44%) TDD
12 7 (19.44%) Silverlight
12 7 (19.44%) Perl
12 7 (19.44%) Linux
12 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
13 6 (16.67%) Web Services
13 6 (16.67%) JUnit
13 6 (16.67%) Windows
13 6 (16.67%) JIRA

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Hazelcast
2 2 (5.56%) Neo4j
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) JUnit
2 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (11.11%) JMeter
4 4 (11.11%) NUnit
4 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) FitNesse
5 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.33%) Ranorex
6 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.56%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 2 (5.56%) TestNG
6 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (5.56%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) HTML
2 9 (25.00%) HTML5
3 7 (19.44%) Silverlight
4 6 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
6 2 (5.56%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.56%) XML
6 2 (5.56%) J2SE
6 2 (5.56%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.78%) LAMP
7 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.78%) SOAP
7 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile Games
2 2 (5.56%) iPhone
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) Social Gaming
3 1 (2.78%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Android
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
1 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Scrum
2 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Test Strategy
5 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.11%) OO
9 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Test Management
10 3 (8.33%) V-Model
10 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) Python
3 11 (30.56%) C#
4 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 10 (27.78%) Ruby
5 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
6 4 (11.11%) PHP
7 2 (5.56%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.56%) Lua
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Adobe
2 2 (5.56%) Terracotta
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
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