The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Tester
Rank 606 637 605
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 6 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.020% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 2
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +15.15%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -8.53%
Senior Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
40376 43976 41848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.15% 93.53% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 34392 36762 35111
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Senior Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Software Tester
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester across the London region.

Senior Software Tester Salary Trend in London

Senior Software Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Senior Software Tester Salary Histogram in London

Senior Software Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
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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
Ealing - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +22 1 £35,000 -26.31%
Senior Software Tester
England

Senior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) C#
1 11 (91.67%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (75.00%) BDD
2 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 9 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) TDD
2 9 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Vista
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Replication
5 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server

Senior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) TDD
2 9 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (75.00%) BDD
3 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Kanban
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft