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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 714 699 754
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 161 192 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 137 165 85
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £58,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,923 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.12% -11.76%
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
(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
London +26 84 £52,500 - 8
South East -11 36 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Yorkshire +11 15 £37,500 -7.40% 2
North West +12 9 £35,000 -6.66% 6
East of England +8 5 £45,000 +9.75%
South West -24 5 £40,500 +8.00%
East Midlands -16 3 £50,000 +56.25% 1
West Midlands -27 1 £28,758 -23.31% 1
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 147 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (43.46%) Selenium
3 131 (42.81%) QA
4 105 (34.31%) Java
5 97 (31.70%) C#
6 93 (30.39%) Finance
7 90 (29.41%) BDD
8 87 (28.43%) SQL
9 82 (26.80%) WebDriver
10 75 (24.51%) Automated Testing
11 74 (24.18%) ISEB
12 65 (21.24%) Test Scripting
13 63 (20.59%) Manual Testing
14 58 (18.95%) .NET
14 58 (18.95%) Automation Testing
15 55 (17.97%) Test Automation
16 54 (17.65%) Scrum
16 54 (17.65%) Performance Testing
17 52 (16.99%) TDD
18 50 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (16.34%) Software Testing
19 49 (16.01%) Windows
20 48 (15.69%) Cucumber
21 47 (15.36%) ISTQB
22 44 (14.38%) SpecFlow
23 40 (13.07%) Ruby
24 38 (12.42%) Microsoft
25 37 (12.09%) Python
26 35 (11.44%) Oracle
27 33 (10.78%) JavaScript

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (1.31%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.65%) JBoss
3 2 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) Confluence
4 1 (0.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (2.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.23%) SaaS
2 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.61%) Internet
2 5 (1.63%) Wireless
2 5 (1.63%) HTTP
3 3 (0.98%) Broadband
3 3 (0.98%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) MPLS
4 2 (0.65%) Network Security
4 2 (0.65%) SDH
4 2 (0.65%) VoIP
4 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.84%) Relational Database
2 23 (7.52%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.61%) MySQL
4 5 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.63%) QlikView
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.98%) Big Data
6 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 133 (43.46%) Selenium
2 82 (26.80%) WebDriver
3 48 (15.69%) Cucumber
4 44 (14.38%) SpecFlow
5 31 (10.13%) JIRA
6 30 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (8.50%) LoadRunner
8 17 (5.56%) JMeter
8 17 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 16 (5.23%) HP UFT
10 15 (4.90%) Mockito
11 13 (4.25%) Jenkins
12 12 (3.92%) Git (software)
13 11 (3.59%) NUnit
14 9 (2.94%) TeamCity
15 7 (2.29%) JUnit
15 7 (2.29%) SoapUI
16 6 (1.96%) FitNesse
17 5 (1.63%) TestNG
17 5 (1.63%) Subversion
General
1 93 (30.39%) Finance
2 24 (7.84%) Banking
3 9 (2.94%) Games
3 9 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.61%) Marketing
5 5 (1.63%) Electronics
6 4 (1.31%) Front Office
6 4 (1.31%) Law
6 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.98%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.95%) .NET
2 27 (8.82%) Gherkin
3 25 (8.17%) Web Services
4 24 (7.84%) ASP.NET
5 19 (6.21%) HTML
6 15 (4.90%) CSS
7 14 (4.58%) XML
8 10 (3.27%) SOAP
8 10 (3.27%) HTML5
9 8 (2.61%) Apache CXF
10 7 (2.29%) REST
11 6 (1.96%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.96%) J2EE
12 5 (1.63%) JSON
12 5 (1.63%) CSS3
12 5 (1.63%) jQuery
13 4 (1.31%) LESS
13 4 (1.31%) Backbone.js
13 4 (1.31%) Java EE
13 4 (1.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.27%) User Experience
5 6 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.63%) Replication
6 5 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.31%) DTV
8 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.65%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.65%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.33%) SCADA
10 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.01%) Windows
2 26 (8.50%) Linux
3 22 (7.19%) Windows 7
4 19 (6.21%) Windows 8
4 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (6.21%) Windows XP
4 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (6.21%) Windows Vista
4 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.25%) UNIX
6 9 (2.94%) Android
6 9 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.41%) BDD
3 75 (24.51%) Automated Testing
4 65 (21.24%) Test Scripting
5 63 (20.59%) Manual Testing
6 58 (18.95%) Automation Testing
7 55 (17.97%) Test Automation
8 54 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 54 (17.65%) Scrum
9 52 (16.99%) TDD
10 50 (16.34%) Software Testing
10 50 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (10.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (10.13%) Test Strategy
13 29 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
14 27 (8.82%) Refactoring
14 27 (8.82%) Regression Testing
15 25 (8.17%) E-Commerce
16 24 (7.84%) Software Engineering
16 24 (7.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 105 (34.31%) Java
2 97 (31.70%) C#
3 87 (28.43%) SQL
4 40 (13.07%) Ruby
5 37 (12.09%) Python
6 33 (10.78%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.19%) PHP
8 13 (4.25%) VB
9 11 (3.59%) C
10 7 (2.29%) C++
11 6 (1.96%) Perl
11 6 (1.96%) VBScript
12 5 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.65%) XPath
15 2 (0.65%) Groovy
16 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (24.18%) ISEB
2 47 (15.36%) ISTQB
3 30 (9.80%) Degree
4 26 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 24 (7.84%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.63%) CISSP
10 3 (0.98%) CISA
10 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.98%) OSCP
10 3 (0.98%) CGEIT
10 3 (0.98%) CRISC
11 2 (0.65%) GPEN
11 2 (0.65%) CEH
11 2 (0.65%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (42.81%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) COBIT
3 2 (0.65%) Val IT
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) GCP
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.65%) Netcool
2 2 (0.65%) Nessus
2 2 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.44%) Oracle
3 19 (6.21%) HP
4 6 (1.96%) VMware
5 5 (1.63%) Cognos
6 4 (1.31%) SAP
7 3 (0.98%) Telerik
8 2 (0.65%) Capita
8 2 (0.65%) Remedy
8 2 (0.65%) Infovista
8 2 (0.65%) Cramer
8 2 (0.65%) New Relic
8 2 (0.65%) Sun
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.33%) Unisys
9 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
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