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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 693 757 708
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 177 121 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 151 105 145
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £34,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-4.09% +17.12%
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
99709 96961 103968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.70% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83629 79597 90269
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 £26,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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
South East +37 50 £45,000 +5.26% 3
London +21 49 £55,000 +4.76% 6
East of England -15 17 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North West -18 17 £35,000 -6.66% 5
West Midlands +2 13 £42,500 +18.05% 1
East Midlands +22 11 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -21 8 £38,750 -2.51% 2
South West -7 6 £34,500 +6.15%
North East -10 6 £35,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 187 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (44.41%) Selenium
3 125 (34.06%) ISEB
4 119 (32.43%) QA
5 109 (29.70%) Automated Testing
6 102 (27.79%) SQL
7 96 (26.16%) Manual Testing
8 90 (24.52%) Test Scripting
9 88 (23.98%) Java
10 85 (23.16%) Degree
11 83 (22.62%) Test Automation
12 81 (22.07%) ISTQB
13 76 (20.71%) Finance
14 75 (20.44%) QuickTest Pro
15 66 (17.98%) WebDriver
16 65 (17.71%) Software Testing
17 62 (16.89%) Windows
18 59 (16.08%) Microsoft
18 59 (16.08%) Scrum
19 52 (14.17%) C#
20 50 (13.62%) Cucumber
21 47 (12.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 47 (12.81%) Web Services
21 47 (12.81%) Regression Testing
22 46 (12.53%) Computer Science
23 43 (11.72%) JMeter
24 41 (11.17%) Oracle
24 41 (11.17%) BDD
24 41 (11.17%) Test Strategy
25 39 (10.63%) .NET

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (2.18%) CMS
2 6 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) uiautomator
Applications
1 20 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.54%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.63%) SaaS
1 6 (1.63%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.45%) HTTP
2 6 (1.63%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.36%) FTP
4 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.82%) Internet
6 2 (0.54%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.63%) MySQL
2 11 (3.00%) MS Access
3 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.63%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.54%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 163 (44.41%) Selenium
2 75 (20.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 66 (17.98%) WebDriver
4 50 (13.62%) Cucumber
5 43 (11.72%) JMeter
6 37 (10.08%) JIRA
7 22 (5.99%) SpecFlow
8 20 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (5.18%) NUnit
9 19 (5.18%) Subversion
10 18 (4.90%) Maven
10 18 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (4.90%) Jenkins
11 16 (4.36%) Ant
12 15 (4.09%) JUnit
12 15 (4.09%) Git (software)
13 10 (2.72%) LoadRunner
13 10 (2.72%) Calabash
14 9 (2.45%) Visual Studio
14 9 (2.45%) TestNG
General
1 76 (20.71%) Finance
2 27 (7.36%) Retail
3 17 (4.63%) Banking
4 12 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.72%) Games
6 8 (2.18%) Front Office
7 7 (1.91%) Electronics
8 4 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.09%) Legal
9 3 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.81%) Web Services
2 39 (10.63%) .NET
3 37 (10.08%) HTML
4 35 (9.54%) XML
5 25 (6.81%) REST
6 23 (6.27%) J2EE
7 22 (5.99%) CSS
8 12 (3.27%) SOAP
9 11 (3.00%) Flash
9 11 (3.00%) HTML5
10 9 (2.45%) JSON
11 7 (1.91%) Gherkin
12 6 (1.63%) Apache Flex
12 6 (1.63%) Adobe AIR
12 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.36%) Cocoa
13 5 (1.36%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.36%) Cocoa Touch
14 4 (1.09%) Ajax
15 3 (0.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.53%) Computer Science
2 32 (8.72%) Mobile App
3 28 (7.63%) Life Science
4 26 (7.08%) Mathematics
5 18 (4.90%) Open Source
6 16 (4.36%) Visualisation
7 13 (3.54%) User Experience
7 13 (3.54%) Video on Demand
8 12 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.27%) Physics
8 12 (3.27%) Chemistry
8 12 (3.27%) Biology
9 8 (2.18%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.91%) IPTV
11 6 (1.63%) Statistics
11 6 (1.63%) Clustering
11 6 (1.63%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.89%) Windows
2 36 (9.81%) Linux
3 33 (8.99%) Apple iOS
4 32 (8.72%) UNIX
5 29 (7.90%) Android
6 17 (4.63%) Solaris
7 16 (4.36%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (29.70%) Automated Testing
3 96 (26.16%) Manual Testing
4 90 (24.52%) Test Scripting
5 83 (22.62%) Test Automation
6 65 (17.71%) Software Testing
7 59 (16.08%) Scrum
8 47 (12.81%) Regression Testing
9 41 (11.17%) BDD
9 41 (11.17%) Test Strategy
10 37 (10.08%) Test Management
11 35 (9.54%) TDD
12 34 (9.26%) Automation Testing
13 32 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
14 31 (8.45%) Software Engineering
15 30 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (7.08%) Performance Testing
16 26 (7.08%) Mentoring
17 25 (6.81%) Integration Testing
18 22 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.79%) SQL
2 88 (23.98%) Java
3 52 (14.17%) C#
4 36 (9.81%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.36%) PL/SQL
6 25 (6.81%) Python
7 24 (6.54%) VBScript
8 22 (5.99%) Ruby
9 18 (4.90%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.09%) PHP
11 12 (3.27%) C
12 10 (2.72%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.45%) C++
14 8 (2.18%) Perl
15 6 (1.63%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.09%) Groovy
16 4 (1.09%) VB
17 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.54%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.54%) Lua
Qualifications
1 125 (34.06%) ISEB
2 85 (23.16%) Degree
3 81 (22.07%) ISTQB
4 47 (12.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.81%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.00%) CISSP
7 9 (2.45%) OSCP
8 4 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) CEH
10 1 (0.27%) PhD
10 1 (0.27%) OSCE
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (32.43%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.36%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (6.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.63%) Netcool
2 6 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 59 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.17%) Oracle
3 10 (2.72%) HP
4 9 (2.45%) Citrix
5 8 (2.18%) Adobe
6 6 (1.63%) Veritas
6 6 (1.63%) McAfee
7 4 (1.09%) Google
8 3 (0.82%) Telerik
9 2 (0.54%) Apple
9 2 (0.54%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.27%) Roku
10 1 (0.27%) Coverity
10 1 (0.27%) BT
10 1 (0.27%) VMware
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.27%) Sun
10 1 (0.27%) SAP
10 1 (0.27%) IBM
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
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Posted: 8 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benfits + Bonus and more
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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City of London
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Salary: competitive
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Manchester
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