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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 691 752 698
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 193 107 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 167 87 189
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 £32,800 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £50,000 £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
103237 94545 105384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84342 79126 90809
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 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 21 August 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 21 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
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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 +4 63 £52,500 +5.00% 7
South East +7 59 £40,000 -11.11% 8
South West +1 23 £37,500 -9.63% 3
East Midlands -6 17 £32,250 -24.11% 1
West Midlands -1 10 £37,500 +25.00% 1
North West -10 8 £35,250 -21.66% 5
Yorkshire -56 7 £40,500 -4.70%
East of England -13 6 £41,000 +36.66% 3
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 138 (35.29%) Selenium
2 130 (33.25%) Java
3 129 (32.99%) SQL
4 113 (28.90%) Automated Testing
5 110 (28.13%) QA
6 97 (24.81%) Degree
7 95 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (24.04%) ISEB
8 94 (24.04%) Test Automation
9 80 (20.46%) Finance
10 76 (19.44%) Scrum
10 76 (19.44%) Manual Testing
11 75 (19.18%) QuickTest Pro
12 74 (18.93%) Test Scripting
13 71 (18.16%) JMeter
14 68 (17.39%) C#
15 61 (15.60%) Oracle
16 59 (15.09%) .NET
16 59 (15.09%) Microsoft
17 57 (14.58%) Performance Testing
18 54 (13.81%) Test Strategy
19 53 (13.55%) ISTQB
20 51 (13.04%) PL/SQL
20 51 (13.04%) Regression Testing
20 51 (13.04%) WebDriver
21 49 (12.53%) Python
22 48 (12.28%) Software Testing
23 46 (11.76%) Windows
24 44 (11.25%) Computer Science
24 44 (11.25%) Cucumber

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (1.28%) Confluence
2 3 (0.77%) CMS
3 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) WordPress
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.56%) Basecamp
2 2 (0.51%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.09%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.32%) Wireless
3 8 (2.05%) Wireless Security
4 6 (1.53%) Firewall
5 5 (1.28%) HTTP
6 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
7 1 (0.26%) VoIP
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.18%) Oracle Database
2 30 (7.67%) MySQL
3 19 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.77%) Neo4j
5 3 (0.77%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 138 (35.29%) Selenium
2 75 (19.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 71 (18.16%) JMeter
4 51 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 44 (11.25%) Cucumber
6 37 (9.46%) JIRA
7 35 (8.95%) LoadRunner
8 30 (7.67%) Jenkins
9 24 (6.14%) JUnit
10 21 (5.37%) Subversion
11 16 (4.09%) NUnit
12 15 (3.84%) Calabash
13 14 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (3.07%) TestNG
14 12 (3.07%) FitNesse
15 11 (2.81%) Ant
15 11 (2.81%) Visual Studio
15 11 (2.81%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.81%) Selenium IDE
General
1 80 (20.46%) Finance
2 20 (5.12%) Retail
3 15 (3.84%) Banking
4 10 (2.56%) Electronics
4 10 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.05%) Games
6 7 (1.79%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.09%) .NET
2 41 (10.49%) HTML
3 38 (9.72%) Web Services
4 29 (7.42%) J2EE
5 26 (6.65%) ASP.NET
6 25 (6.39%) CSS
7 23 (5.88%) XML
8 16 (4.09%) REST
9 11 (2.81%) Flash
10 10 (2.56%) Adobe AIR
11 9 (2.30%) HTML5
11 9 (2.30%) SOAP
12 7 (1.79%) Spring
12 7 (1.79%) Silverlight
13 6 (1.53%) .NET Framework
14 5 (1.28%) Gherkin
15 4 (1.02%) Hibernate
16 3 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
16 3 (0.77%) J2SE
16 3 (0.77%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.25%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.44%) Mathematics
3 32 (8.18%) Life Science
4 30 (7.67%) Open Source
5 26 (6.65%) Mobile App
6 21 (5.37%) Chemistry
7 19 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (4.60%) Biology
8 18 (4.60%) Physics
9 13 (3.32%) Statistics
10 12 (3.07%) Video on Demand
11 11 (2.81%) Visualisation
11 11 (2.81%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.30%) iSeries
13 5 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.02%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.77%) NHS
15 3 (0.77%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.76%) Windows
2 33 (8.44%) Linux
3 29 (7.42%) UNIX
4 24 (6.14%) Apple iOS
5 19 (4.86%) Android
6 12 (3.07%) Solaris
6 12 (3.07%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (28.90%) Automated Testing
2 95 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (24.04%) Test Automation
4 76 (19.44%) Manual Testing
4 76 (19.44%) Scrum
5 74 (18.93%) Test Scripting
6 57 (14.58%) Performance Testing
7 54 (13.81%) Test Strategy
8 51 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 48 (12.28%) Software Testing
10 43 (11.00%) TDD
11 35 (8.95%) Test Management
12 34 (8.70%) Automation Testing
13 30 (7.67%) BDD
14 29 (7.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (6.14%) System Testing
16 23 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
16 23 (5.88%) E-Commerce
17 22 (5.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (33.25%) Java
2 129 (32.99%) SQL
3 68 (17.39%) C#
4 51 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 49 (12.53%) Python
6 41 (10.49%) Ruby
7 30 (7.67%) PHP
8 29 (7.42%) JavaScript
9 17 (4.35%) Perl
10 16 (4.09%) VBScript
11 12 (3.07%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.81%) C
13 10 (2.56%) C++
14 7 (1.79%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.28%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.77%) ActionScript
17 3 (0.77%) VB
17 3 (0.77%) Lua
17 3 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 97 (24.81%) Degree
2 94 (24.04%) ISEB
3 53 (13.55%) ISTQB
4 31 (7.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.58%) CISSP
6 13 (3.32%) CEH
7 11 (2.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.02%) PhD
9 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.51%) CISA
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.51%) OSCP
10 2 (0.51%) OSCE
11 1 (0.26%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.26%) GPEN
11 1 (0.26%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (28.13%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
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 33 (8.44%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (15.60%) Oracle
2 59 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.37%) HP
4 11 (2.81%) Adobe
5 9 (2.30%) Citrix
6 8 (2.05%) Telerik
7 6 (1.53%) VMware
8 3 (0.77%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.51%) Progress
10 1 (0.26%) Sun
10 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.26%) Roku
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Great package
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + share options
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East, Surrey, Crawley, Epsom, Sussex,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £45,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago