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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 672 757 693
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 188 119 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 162 101 163
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-15.25% +21.23%
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
99706 95896 102823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.45% 94.55% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 82263 80520 88238
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £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 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +19 60 £40,000 -11.11% 9
London +28 52 £57,500 +15.00% 5
South West +1 24 £34,500 -18.82% 6
East Midlands -2 12 £34,750 -12.57%
West Midlands -19 12 £37,500 +25.00% 1
East of England -14 9 £42,500 -2.29%
North West -19 9 £35,000 -39.13% 4
Yorkshire -29 8 £36,250 -19.44% 4
North East - 2 £35,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 166 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (37.76%) Selenium
3 125 (31.89%) SQL
4 117 (29.85%) Java
4 117 (29.85%) QA
5 115 (29.34%) ISEB
6 108 (27.55%) Manual Testing
7 106 (27.04%) Automated Testing
8 99 (25.26%) Degree
9 92 (23.47%) Finance
10 90 (22.96%) QuickTest Pro
11 85 (21.68%) Test Automation
12 82 (20.92%) Test Scripting
13 69 (17.60%) ISTQB
13 69 (17.60%) JMeter
14 67 (17.09%) Oracle
15 65 (16.58%) Microsoft
16 61 (15.56%) Software Testing
17 60 (15.31%) Windows
18 58 (14.80%) C#
19 54 (13.78%) Scrum
19 54 (13.78%) WebDriver
20 53 (13.52%) PL/SQL
21 51 (13.01%) Computer Science
22 48 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 47 (11.99%) .NET
24 46 (11.73%) Web Services
24 46 (11.73%) Performance Testing
25 45 (11.48%) Regression Testing
25 45 (11.48%) Cucumber

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (0.51%) CMS
1 2 (0.51%) Confluence
2 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.26%) Apache
2 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.26%) IIS
2 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.55%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.04%) Basecamp
2 6 (1.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.53%) HTTP
3 5 (1.28%) FTP
3 5 (1.28%) Firewall
4 3 (0.77%) Wireless
5 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.51%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.42%) MySQL
2 28 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.32%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.81%) MS Access
5 10 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.28%) Hazelcast
7 5 (1.28%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 148 (37.76%) Selenium
2 90 (22.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 69 (17.60%) JMeter
4 54 (13.78%) WebDriver
5 45 (11.48%) Cucumber
6 36 (9.18%) JIRA
7 29 (7.40%) LoadRunner
8 23 (5.87%) Subversion
9 22 (5.61%) JUnit
10 19 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (4.85%) Jenkins
11 18 (4.59%) Ant
12 16 (4.08%) SpecFlow
13 15 (3.83%) Maven
14 14 (3.57%) TestNG
15 13 (3.32%) NUnit
16 12 (3.06%) Calabash
16 12 (3.06%) Git (software)
17 11 (2.81%) FitNesse
18 9 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (23.47%) Finance
2 26 (6.63%) Retail
3 18 (4.59%) Banking
4 11 (2.81%) Games
5 10 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.04%) Electronics
7 7 (1.79%) Front Office
8 4 (1.02%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.99%) .NET
2 46 (11.73%) Web Services
3 33 (8.42%) J2EE
4 30 (7.65%) XML
5 28 (7.14%) HTML
6 18 (4.59%) REST
7 16 (4.08%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.08%) CSS
8 9 (2.30%) Flash
8 9 (2.30%) Spring
9 8 (2.04%) Adobe AIR
9 8 (2.04%) SOAP
10 7 (1.79%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.79%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.28%) Apache Camel
11 5 (1.28%) Backbone.js
11 5 (1.28%) HTML5
11 5 (1.28%) J2SE
11 5 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (1.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.01%) Computer Science
2 38 (9.69%) Life Science
3 36 (9.18%) Mathematics
4 27 (6.89%) Mobile App
5 26 (6.63%) Open Source
6 20 (5.10%) Physics
6 20 (5.10%) Chemistry
6 20 (5.10%) Biology
7 18 (4.59%) Visualisation
8 12 (3.06%) Statistics
8 12 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.81%) User Experience
9 11 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.55%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.79%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.28%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.02%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.02%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.31%) Windows
2 42 (10.71%) UNIX
3 41 (10.46%) Linux
4 25 (6.38%) Apple iOS
5 19 (4.85%) Solaris
5 19 (4.85%) Android
6 18 (4.59%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (27.55%) Manual Testing
3 106 (27.04%) Automated Testing
4 85 (21.68%) Test Automation
5 82 (20.92%) Test Scripting
6 61 (15.56%) Software Testing
7 54 (13.78%) Scrum
8 46 (11.73%) Performance Testing
9 45 (11.48%) Regression Testing
10 40 (10.20%) Automation Testing
11 39 (9.95%) Test Strategy
12 37 (9.44%) Penetration Testing
13 36 (9.18%) Test Management
14 34 (8.67%) BDD
14 34 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (7.91%) TDD
16 29 (7.40%) Software Engineering
17 26 (6.63%) Mentoring
18 25 (6.38%) Integration Testing
19 24 (6.12%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (31.89%) SQL
2 117 (29.85%) Java
3 58 (14.80%) C#
4 53 (13.52%) PL/SQL
5 34 (8.67%) Python
6 28 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 26 (6.63%) Ruby
8 22 (5.61%) VBScript
9 19 (4.85%) Shell Script
10 18 (4.59%) PHP
11 8 (2.04%) C
11 8 (2.04%) C++
12 7 (1.79%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.53%) Perl
14 5 (1.28%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.28%) Lua
15 3 (0.77%) VB
15 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.51%) Scala
17 1 (0.26%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 115 (29.34%) ISEB
2 99 (25.26%) Degree
3 69 (17.60%) ISTQB
4 48 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.34%) CISSP
6 13 (3.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.30%) CEH
8 8 (2.04%) OSCP
9 6 (1.53%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.26%) OSCE
11 1 (0.26%) PhD
11 1 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (29.85%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.26%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (7.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.77%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.26%) Netcool
3 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 67 (17.09%) Oracle
2 65 (16.58%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.57%) HP
4 10 (2.55%) Adobe
5 9 (2.30%) Citrix
6 6 (1.53%) VMware
7 5 (1.28%) Terracotta
8 3 (0.77%) Telerik
9 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.51%) Progress
10 1 (0.26%) Roku
10 1 (0.26%) Sun
10 1 (0.26%) McAfee
10 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.26%) Veritas
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
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