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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 688 734 700
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 185 118 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 164 99 182
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £32,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
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
100671 93884 105537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.40% 94.28% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82315 78929 90739
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 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 23 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
(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
South East +18 59 £40,000 -11.11% 9
London +22 52 £52,500 +5.00% 7
South West -18 25 £36,000 -15.29% 3
West Midlands -4 14 £37,500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -18 11 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire -46 9 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -15 8 £37,500 -34.78% 2
East of England -12 6 £41,000 +7.89% 1
North East - 1 £35,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 181 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (36.75%) Selenium
3 132 (33.00%) SQL
4 125 (31.25%) Java
5 115 (28.75%) QA
6 114 (28.50%) Automated Testing
7 111 (27.75%) Manual Testing
8 108 (27.00%) ISEB
9 98 (24.50%) Degree
10 89 (22.25%) Finance
10 89 (22.25%) Test Automation
11 87 (21.75%) QuickTest Pro
12 82 (20.50%) Test Scripting
13 71 (17.75%) Scrum
13 71 (17.75%) JMeter
14 69 (17.25%) Microsoft
15 67 (16.75%) Oracle
16 65 (16.25%) C#
17 57 (14.25%) ISTQB
18 56 (14.00%) Performance Testing
19 55 (13.75%) Software Testing
19 55 (13.75%) Windows
20 54 (13.50%) PL/SQL
20 54 (13.50%) .NET
20 54 (13.50%) Regression Testing
21 46 (11.50%) Web Services
21 46 (11.50%) WebDriver
21 46 (11.50%) Test Strategy
22 45 (11.25%) Cucumber
23 44 (11.00%) Python

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.50%) CMS
1 2 (0.50%) Confluence
2 1 (0.25%) IIS
2 1 (0.25%) Apache
2 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.50%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.50%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.00%) SaaS
3 2 (0.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.25%) Wireless
3 7 (1.75%) Wireless Security
4 6 (1.50%) HTTP
5 5 (1.25%) Firewall
6 3 (0.75%) FTP
7 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.25%) LAN
8 1 (0.25%) DHCP
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.00%) MySQL
2 29 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.25%) MS Access
5 5 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.00%) Neo4j
6 4 (1.00%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 147 (36.75%) Selenium
2 87 (21.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 71 (17.75%) JMeter
4 46 (11.50%) WebDriver
5 45 (11.25%) Cucumber
6 37 (9.25%) JIRA
7 31 (7.75%) LoadRunner
8 24 (6.00%) JUnit
9 23 (5.75%) Subversion
9 23 (5.75%) Jenkins
10 19 (4.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (4.25%) Ant
12 16 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (3.50%) Calabash
14 13 (3.25%) TestNG
14 13 (3.25%) FitNesse
14 13 (3.25%) NUnit
15 12 (3.00%) SpecFlow
16 11 (2.75%) Maven
16 11 (2.75%) Git (software)
General
1 89 (22.25%) Finance
2 21 (5.25%) Retail
3 14 (3.50%) Banking
4 10 (2.50%) Games
4 10 (2.50%) Electronics
5 9 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.50%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Front Office
8 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.75%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.50%) .NET
2 46 (11.50%) Web Services
3 34 (8.50%) HTML
4 33 (8.25%) J2EE
5 27 (6.75%) XML
6 22 (5.50%) ASP.NET
7 20 (5.00%) REST
8 19 (4.75%) CSS
9 11 (2.75%) Flash
10 10 (2.50%) Adobe AIR
11 9 (2.25%) SOAP
12 8 (2.00%) Spring
13 7 (1.75%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.75%) Gherkin
14 6 (1.50%) HTML5
15 5 (1.25%) Silverlight
16 4 (1.00%) Backbone.js
16 4 (1.00%) Apache Camel
16 4 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
16 4 (1.00%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.50%) Computer Science
1 42 (10.50%) Life Science
2 39 (9.75%) Mathematics
3 27 (6.75%) Open Source
4 25 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 25 (6.25%) Chemistry
5 22 (5.50%) Biology
5 22 (5.50%) Physics
6 20 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (4.25%) Visualisation
8 15 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (3.25%) Statistics
10 12 (3.00%) Video on Demand
11 11 (2.75%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.25%) iSeries
13 6 (1.50%) User Experience
14 4 (1.00%) Credit Risk
14 4 (1.00%) Market Risk
14 4 (1.00%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.75%) Windows
2 39 (9.75%) Linux
3 38 (9.50%) UNIX
4 25 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 20 (5.00%) Android
6 18 (4.50%) Solaris
7 17 (4.25%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (28.50%) Automated Testing
3 111 (27.75%) Manual Testing
4 89 (22.25%) Test Automation
5 82 (20.50%) Test Scripting
6 71 (17.75%) Scrum
7 56 (14.00%) Performance Testing
8 55 (13.75%) Software Testing
9 54 (13.50%) Regression Testing
10 46 (11.50%) Test Strategy
11 43 (10.75%) Automation Testing
12 42 (10.50%) Test Management
13 38 (9.50%) TDD
14 34 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (8.25%) BDD
15 33 (8.25%) Mentoring
16 29 (7.25%) System Testing
17 26 (6.50%) Software Engineering
17 26 (6.50%) Penetration Testing
18 24 (6.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (33.00%) SQL
2 125 (31.25%) Java
3 65 (16.25%) C#
4 54 (13.50%) PL/SQL
5 44 (11.00%) Python
6 35 (8.75%) Ruby
7 28 (7.00%) JavaScript
8 24 (6.00%) PHP
9 20 (5.00%) VBScript
10 18 (4.50%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.00%) Perl
12 11 (2.75%) C++
13 9 (2.25%) C
14 5 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.00%) Lua
15 4 (1.00%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.75%) VB
17 2 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 108 (27.00%) ISEB
2 98 (24.50%) Degree
3 57 (14.25%) ISTQB
4 43 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.25%) CISSP
6 11 (2.75%) CEH
7 10 (2.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.00%) PhD
9 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.50%) CISA
10 2 (0.50%) CISM
10 2 (0.50%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.25%) OSCP
11 1 (0.25%) OSCE
11 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (28.75%) QA
2 6 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.50%) vSphere
2 1 (0.25%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 69 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.75%) Oracle
3 20 (5.00%) HP
4 12 (3.00%) Adobe
5 9 (2.25%) Citrix
6 7 (1.75%) Telerik
7 6 (1.50%) VMware
8 4 (1.00%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.50%) Progress
10 1 (0.25%) Sun
10 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.25%) Roku
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25k - 40k per year
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Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey, Crawley, Epsom, Sussex, M23/M25 Corridor,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Spectrum IT
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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