The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 726 710 711
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 145 207 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 122 184 132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £35,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,750 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Senior 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
93153 104532 96855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 77472 86582 81511
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the England region.

Senior Tester Salary Trend in England

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in England

Senior 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 Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
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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 69 £52,500 +5.00% 11
South East -15 29 £40,000 +2.56% 1
South West -26 11 £40,000 +3.89%
East Midlands +6 9 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire +18 8 £39,000 +11.42%
North West +9 6 £32,500 -2.98% 2
East of England +9 5 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Midlands 0 3 £33,750 -6.25%
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title.

1 136 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (44.83%) QA
3 105 (40.23%) Selenium
4 82 (31.42%) Automated Testing
5 77 (29.50%) Manual Testing
6 72 (27.59%) Java
7 71 (27.20%) Finance
8 69 (26.44%) ISEB
9 68 (26.05%) SQL
10 53 (20.31%) Test Scripting
11 52 (19.92%) .NET
12 50 (19.16%) WebDriver
12 50 (19.16%) Software Testing
13 48 (18.39%) BDD
14 47 (18.01%) Test Automation
15 44 (16.86%) TDD
16 43 (16.48%) Cucumber
17 42 (16.09%) Windows
18 40 (15.33%) C#
18 40 (15.33%) Performance Testing
19 39 (14.94%) ISTQB
19 39 (14.94%) Scrum
20 37 (14.18%) Automation Testing
21 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
21 35 (13.41%) JIRA
22 33 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
23 31 (11.88%) Mentoring
24 30 (11.49%) Test Strategy
24 30 (11.49%) JavaScript
25 29 (11.11%) Oracle

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.30%) CMS
2 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.77%) JBoss
4 2 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) SaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.77%) SDH
3 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.77%) MPLS
3 2 (0.77%) Network Security
4 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.21%) MySQL
4 8 (3.07%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.15%) QlikView
6 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.77%) Big Data
7 2 (0.77%) SSDT
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 105 (40.23%) Selenium
2 50 (19.16%) WebDriver
3 43 (16.48%) Cucumber
4 35 (13.41%) JIRA
5 26 (9.96%) SpecFlow
6 22 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (7.66%) JMeter
8 19 (7.28%) TeamCity
8 19 (7.28%) Jenkins
9 15 (5.75%) LoadRunner
10 14 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (5.36%) Visual Studio
11 12 (4.60%) NUnit
12 9 (3.45%) Calabash
13 8 (3.07%) Mockito
13 8 (3.07%) JUnit
14 7 (2.68%) Git (software)
15 6 (2.30%) SoapUI
15 6 (2.30%) Bugzilla
16 5 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 71 (27.20%) Finance
2 25 (9.58%) Banking
3 10 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.45%) Retail
5 7 (2.68%) Games
6 4 (1.53%) Front Office
6 4 (1.53%) Marketing
7 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.77%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.92%) .NET
2 26 (9.96%) HTML
3 18 (6.90%) CSS
4 17 (6.51%) Web Services
4 17 (6.51%) ASP.NET
5 14 (5.36%) XML
6 11 (4.21%) HTML5
7 8 (3.07%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.68%) jQuery
8 7 (2.68%) Middleware
8 7 (2.68%) CSS3
9 6 (2.30%) SOAP
10 4 (1.53%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.53%) REST
10 4 (1.53%) Apache CXF
10 4 (1.53%) LESS
10 4 (1.53%) Java EE
10 4 (1.53%) Spring
11 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.51%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.07%) Replication
5 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.15%) iPhone
6 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.15%) User Experience
6 3 (1.15%) iPad
7 2 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.77%) DTV
8 1 (0.38%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.38%) IPTV
8 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.38%) Physics
8 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.38%) Handset
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.09%) Windows
2 25 (9.58%) Linux
2 25 (9.58%) Android
3 24 (9.20%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.83%) Windows 8
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.83%) Windows XP
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Vista
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.07%) UNIX
7 5 (1.92%) Windows Phone
8 4 (1.53%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.42%) Automated Testing
3 77 (29.50%) Manual Testing
4 53 (20.31%) Test Scripting
5 50 (19.16%) Software Testing
6 48 (18.39%) BDD
7 47 (18.01%) Test Automation
8 44 (16.86%) TDD
9 40 (15.33%) Performance Testing
10 39 (14.94%) Scrum
11 37 (14.18%) Automation Testing
12 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (11.88%) Mentoring
15 30 (11.49%) Test Strategy
16 28 (10.73%) Regression Testing
17 27 (10.34%) SDLC
18 22 (8.43%) Test Management
19 19 (7.28%) E-Commerce
20 18 (6.90%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.59%) Java
2 68 (26.05%) SQL
3 40 (15.33%) C#
4 30 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 23 (8.81%) Ruby
6 21 (8.05%) PHP
7 18 (6.90%) Python
8 10 (3.83%) C
9 8 (3.07%) Perl
10 6 (2.30%) Groovy
10 6 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.92%) VB
12 4 (1.53%) VBScript
13 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.77%) XPath
15 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.38%) C++
15 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (26.44%) ISEB
2 39 (14.94%) ISTQB
3 27 (10.34%) Degree
4 22 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.92%) CISSP
8 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.15%) CISA
8 3 (1.15%) CGEIT
8 3 (1.15%) CRISC
9 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (44.83%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Val IT
3 2 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) WAI
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.38%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 14 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.77%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (11.11%) Oracle
2 27 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.68%) HP
4 5 (1.92%) Google
5 4 (1.53%) Apple
6 3 (1.15%) Telerik
6 3 (1.15%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.15%) Cognos
7 2 (0.77%) New Relic
7 2 (0.77%) Sun
7 2 (0.77%) SAP
7 2 (0.77%) Remedy
7 2 (0.77%) Infovista
7 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.77%) Cramer
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe
8 1 (0.38%) Symbian
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
St. Albans
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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