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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 686 742 683
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 193 110 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 166 89 194
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,300 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
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
102306 94953 105283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.21% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83534 79531 90590
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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
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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
South East +29 62 £40,000 -11.11% 7
London +8 61 £52,500 +7.69% 7
South West 0 24 £37,250 -17.22% 1
East Midlands -9 15 £32,000 -8.57%
West Midlands +7 12 £37,500 +25.00%
Yorkshire -42 7 £40,500 -6.08%
North West -7 6 £37,500 -34.78% 4
East of England -10 6 £41,000 +31.20% 1
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 143 (36.11%) Selenium
2 129 (32.58%) Java
2 129 (32.58%) SQL
3 117 (29.55%) Automated Testing
4 113 (28.54%) QA
5 99 (25.00%) Degree
5 99 (25.00%) ISEB
6 96 (24.24%) Test Automation
7 95 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (20.96%) Finance
9 82 (20.71%) QuickTest Pro
10 80 (20.20%) Test Scripting
10 80 (20.20%) Manual Testing
11 74 (18.69%) Scrum
12 71 (17.93%) JMeter
13 69 (17.42%) C#
14 64 (16.16%) Oracle
15 63 (15.91%) Microsoft
16 59 (14.90%) Performance Testing
17 57 (14.39%) .NET
18 54 (13.64%) ISTQB
19 53 (13.38%) Software Testing
19 53 (13.38%) PL/SQL
19 53 (13.38%) Regression Testing
20 50 (12.63%) Test Strategy
21 49 (12.37%) Python
22 48 (12.12%) Windows
22 48 (12.12%) WebDriver
23 44 (11.11%) Computer Science
24 43 (10.86%) Cucumber

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 4 (1.01%) Confluence
2 3 (0.76%) CMS
3 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.25%) WordPress
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.53%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.76%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.03%) Wireless
3 8 (2.02%) Wireless Security
4 6 (1.52%) HTTP
4 6 (1.52%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) VoIP
6 1 (0.25%) DHCP
6 1 (0.25%) DNS
6 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.08%) Oracle Database
2 31 (7.83%) MySQL
3 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.01%) Neo4j
5 4 (1.01%) Hazelcast
6 3 (0.76%) MS Access
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 143 (36.11%) Selenium
2 82 (20.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 71 (17.93%) JMeter
4 48 (12.12%) WebDriver
5 43 (10.86%) Cucumber
6 39 (9.85%) JIRA
7 36 (9.09%) LoadRunner
8 27 (6.82%) Jenkins
9 26 (6.57%) JUnit
10 22 (5.56%) Subversion
11 16 (4.04%) NUnit
11 16 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (3.79%) Calabash
13 13 (3.28%) TestNG
13 13 (3.28%) Ant
14 12 (3.03%) FitNesse
15 11 (2.78%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.78%) SpecFlow
16 10 (2.53%) Hudson
General
1 83 (20.96%) Finance
2 21 (5.30%) Retail
3 13 (3.28%) Banking
4 10 (2.53%) Games
4 10 (2.53%) Electronics
5 9 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.77%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Law
7 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.39%) .NET
2 41 (10.35%) Web Services
3 38 (9.60%) HTML
4 30 (7.58%) J2EE
5 24 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 24 (6.06%) XML
6 22 (5.56%) CSS
7 18 (4.55%) REST
8 11 (2.78%) Flash
9 10 (2.53%) Adobe AIR
10 9 (2.27%) HTML5
10 9 (2.27%) SOAP
11 8 (2.02%) Spring
12 7 (1.77%) Silverlight
13 6 (1.52%) .NET Framework
14 5 (1.26%) Gherkin
15 4 (1.01%) Backbone.js
15 4 (1.01%) Apache Camel
15 4 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (1.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 35 (8.84%) Life Science
3 34 (8.59%) Mathematics
4 30 (7.58%) Open Source
5 26 (6.57%) Mobile App
6 22 (5.56%) Chemistry
7 19 (4.80%) Biology
7 19 (4.80%) Physics
8 18 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (3.28%) Visualisation
9 13 (3.28%) Statistics
10 12 (3.03%) Video on Demand
11 11 (2.78%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.27%) iSeries
13 5 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.01%) Market Risk
14 4 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.76%) NHS
15 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.12%) Windows
2 34 (8.59%) Linux
3 31 (7.83%) UNIX
4 26 (6.57%) Apple iOS
5 21 (5.30%) Android
6 14 (3.54%) Solaris
6 14 (3.54%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.55%) Automated Testing
2 96 (24.24%) Test Automation
3 95 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (20.20%) Manual Testing
4 80 (20.20%) Test Scripting
5 74 (18.69%) Scrum
6 59 (14.90%) Performance Testing
7 53 (13.38%) Software Testing
7 53 (13.38%) Regression Testing
8 50 (12.63%) Test Strategy
9 39 (9.85%) TDD
9 39 (9.85%) Test Management
10 37 (9.34%) Automation Testing
11 30 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (7.32%) BDD
13 25 (6.31%) System Testing
14 24 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (5.81%) Integration Testing
15 23 (5.81%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (5.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 129 (32.58%) Java
1 129 (32.58%) SQL
2 69 (17.42%) C#
3 53 (13.38%) PL/SQL
4 49 (12.37%) Python
5 40 (10.10%) Ruby
6 29 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 27 (6.82%) PHP
8 17 (4.29%) VBScript
9 16 (4.04%) Perl
10 14 (3.54%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.78%) C
12 10 (2.53%) C++
13 7 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.01%) ActionScript
15 4 (1.01%) Lua
16 3 (0.76%) Groovy
16 3 (0.76%) VB
16 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 99 (25.00%) ISEB
1 99 (25.00%) Degree
2 54 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 36 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (3.54%) CISSP
5 13 (3.28%) CEH
6 11 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.01%) PhD
8 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.51%) CISA
9 2 (0.51%) CISM
9 2 (0.51%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.51%) OSCP
9 2 (0.51%) OSCE
10 1 (0.25%) GWAPT
10 1 (0.25%) GPEN
10 1 (0.25%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (28.54%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.52%) vSphere
2 1 (0.25%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 64 (16.16%) Oracle
2 63 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.56%) HP
4 12 (3.03%) Adobe
5 9 (2.27%) Citrix
6 8 (2.02%) Telerik
7 6 (1.52%) VMware
8 4 (1.01%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.51%) Progress
10 1 (0.25%) Sun
10 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.25%) Roku
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