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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 698 731 707
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 139 122 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125 108 152
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +4.16%
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
92117 91934 99163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.57% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77310 75065 85756
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -21 44 £50,000 -4.76% 9
South East +2 30 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North West +6 19 £33,500 -10.66% 8
West Midlands -1 16 £45,000 +25.00%
East of England -8 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
East Midlands +11 8 £38,750 -22.50%
Yorkshire -6 5 £40,000 +12.67% 1
North East -3 3 £35,000 - 2
South West -20 1 £45,000 +9.09% 4
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 172 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (45.62%) Selenium
3 123 (37.16%) QA
4 117 (35.35%) ISEB
5 98 (29.61%) Automated Testing
6 87 (26.28%) Manual Testing
7 78 (23.56%) Test Scripting
7 78 (23.56%) SQL
8 73 (22.05%) ISTQB
8 73 (22.05%) Degree
9 71 (21.45%) Finance
10 69 (20.85%) WebDriver
11 65 (19.64%) Test Automation
12 64 (19.34%) Java
13 60 (18.13%) Software Testing
14 57 (17.22%) Windows
14 57 (17.22%) Scrum
15 53 (16.01%) QuickTest Pro
16 52 (15.71%) Cucumber
17 44 (13.29%) Android
18 43 (12.99%) Apple iOS
19 42 (12.69%) JIRA
19 42 (12.69%) Computer Science
20 40 (12.08%) Regression Testing
20 40 (12.08%) BDD
21 39 (11.78%) JavaScript
22 37 (11.18%) Web Services
22 37 (11.18%) Microsoft
22 37 (11.18%) Automation Testing
22 37 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 10 (3.02%) CMS
2 6 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) uiautomator
Applications
1 21 (6.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (3.93%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.11%) HTTP
2 6 (1.81%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.51%) FTP
4 3 (0.91%) Internet
4 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.04%) MySQL
2 11 (3.32%) MS Access
3 7 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.60%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.60%) Hazelcast
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 151 (45.62%) Selenium
2 69 (20.85%) WebDriver
3 53 (16.01%) QuickTest Pro
4 52 (15.71%) Cucumber
5 42 (12.69%) JIRA
6 28 (8.46%) JMeter
7 22 (6.65%) SpecFlow
8 20 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (4.83%) Maven
10 15 (4.53%) Git (software)
11 14 (4.23%) NUnit
12 13 (3.93%) Jenkins
13 12 (3.63%) Subversion
13 12 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (3.02%) TeamCity
14 10 (3.02%) Ant
14 10 (3.02%) JUnit
15 9 (2.72%) GoogleTest
15 9 (2.72%) Calabash
16 8 (2.42%) JBehave
General
1 71 (21.45%) Finance
2 20 (6.04%) Retail
3 18 (5.44%) Banking
4 11 (3.32%) Games
5 9 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.42%) Front Office
7 6 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.91%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.18%) Web Services
2 34 (10.27%) HTML
3 33 (9.97%) .NET
4 27 (8.16%) REST
5 26 (7.85%) XML
6 19 (5.74%) CSS
7 12 (3.63%) HTML5
7 12 (3.63%) J2EE
8 11 (3.32%) SOAP
9 9 (2.72%) JSON
10 6 (1.81%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.81%) Apache Flex
10 6 (1.81%) Flash
11 5 (1.51%) Middleware
11 5 (1.51%) Cocoa
11 5 (1.51%) Cocoa Touch
12 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.91%) XSL
12 3 (0.91%) J2ME
12 3 (0.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.69%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.76%) Mobile App
3 17 (5.14%) Life Science
4 15 (4.53%) Mathematics
5 13 (3.93%) User Experience
6 12 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.32%) Open Source
8 10 (3.02%) Visualisation
9 8 (2.42%) Video on Demand
9 8 (2.42%) Credit Risk
10 7 (2.11%) Physics
10 7 (2.11%) Chemistry
10 7 (2.11%) Biology
10 7 (2.11%) IPTV
11 6 (1.81%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.81%) Clustering
12 5 (1.51%) iPad
13 3 (0.91%) Mobile Games
13 3 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.91%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.22%) Windows
2 44 (13.29%) Android
3 43 (12.99%) Apple iOS
4 32 (9.67%) Linux
5 26 (7.85%) UNIX
6 11 (3.32%) Solaris
7 10 (3.02%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.81%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.51%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.30%) AIX
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (29.61%) Automated Testing
3 87 (26.28%) Manual Testing
4 78 (23.56%) Test Scripting
5 65 (19.64%) Test Automation
6 60 (18.13%) Software Testing
7 57 (17.22%) Scrum
8 40 (12.08%) Regression Testing
8 40 (12.08%) BDD
9 37 (11.18%) Automation Testing
10 36 (10.88%) Test Management
11 35 (10.57%) Test Strategy
12 34 (10.27%) TDD
13 31 (9.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (9.06%) Penetration Testing
14 30 (9.06%) Mentoring
15 24 (7.25%) Software Engineering
16 23 (6.95%) Integration Testing
17 22 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (6.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.56%) SQL
2 64 (19.34%) Java
3 39 (11.78%) JavaScript
4 34 (10.27%) C#
5 17 (5.14%) Ruby
5 17 (5.14%) VBScript
6 16 (4.83%) Python
7 12 (3.63%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.63%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.32%) C
9 10 (3.02%) Perl
9 10 (3.02%) PHP
10 9 (2.72%) C++
10 9 (2.72%) Groovy
11 8 (2.42%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.81%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.60%) BrightScript
13 2 (0.60%) Lua
13 2 (0.60%) VB
13 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (35.35%) ISEB
2 73 (22.05%) ISTQB
2 73 (22.05%) Degree
3 37 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (3.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.72%) OSCP
6 8 (2.42%) CISSP
7 4 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) PhD
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (37.16%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (6.04%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.81%) Netcool
2 6 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 37 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.16%) Oracle
3 9 (2.72%) Google
4 6 (1.81%) Citrix
4 6 (1.81%) HP
4 6 (1.81%) McAfee
4 6 (1.81%) Veritas
5 4 (1.21%) Adobe
5 4 (1.21%) Apple
6 2 (0.60%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.60%) Telerik
7 1 (0.30%) BT
7 1 (0.30%) SAP
7 1 (0.30%) Symbian
7 1 (0.30%) Sun
7 1 (0.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.30%) VMware
7 1 (0.30%) Coverity
7 1 (0.30%) Roku
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