The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 569 583 501
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 52 33 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.074% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.079% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 43 28 133
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £41,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £68,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +15.23%
Senior 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
42318 41556 47711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.35% 93.52% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35350 34882 41364
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in London

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in London

Senior 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 Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
City of London +14 9 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 73 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (35.29%) Selenium
3 47 (34.56%) QA
4 44 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 43 (31.62%) Java
6 41 (30.15%) Cucumber
7 34 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 30 (22.06%) Ruby
9 29 (21.32%) Finance
9 29 (21.32%) Scrum
10 26 (19.12%) WebDriver
11 25 (18.38%) C#
11 25 (18.38%) SQL
11 25 (18.38%) Python
11 25 (18.38%) TDD
12 24 (17.65%) PHP
13 23 (16.91%) Subversion
13 23 (16.91%) Degree
14 22 (16.18%) Automated Testing
14 22 (16.18%) BDD
15 21 (15.44%) HTML
15 21 (15.44%) Regression Testing
15 21 (15.44%) Performance Testing
15 21 (15.44%) Manual Testing
15 21 (15.44%) Apple iOS
15 21 (15.44%) Mobile App
16 20 (14.71%) Jenkins
17 19 (13.97%) JUnit
17 19 (13.97%) CSS
17 19 (13.97%) JIRA

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 2 (1.47%) CMS
1 2 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.35%) Basecamp
2 2 (1.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) Wireless
2 7 (5.15%) Wireless Security
3 5 (3.68%) HTTP
4 3 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.47%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.74%) DHCP
6 1 (0.74%) FTP
6 1 (0.74%) DNS
6 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) MySQL
2 5 (3.68%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.94%) Neo4j
3 4 (2.94%) Hazelcast
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (35.29%) Selenium
2 41 (30.15%) Cucumber
3 26 (19.12%) WebDriver
4 23 (16.91%) Subversion
5 20 (14.71%) Jenkins
6 19 (13.97%) JUnit
6 19 (13.97%) JIRA
7 18 (13.24%) JMeter
8 15 (11.03%) LoadRunner
9 14 (10.29%) Calabash
10 11 (8.09%) SpecFlow
11 10 (7.35%) TestNG
11 10 (7.35%) NUnit
12 9 (6.62%) Maven
13 8 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (5.88%) Git (software)
14 6 (4.41%) TeamCity
14 6 (4.41%) WATIR
14 6 (4.41%) Metasploit
14 6 (4.41%) MSTest
General
1 29 (21.32%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Electronics
2 10 (7.35%) Retail
3 7 (5.15%) Games
4 4 (2.94%) Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.94%) Front Office
5 3 (2.21%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.44%) HTML
2 19 (13.97%) CSS
2 19 (13.97%) REST
3 13 (9.56%) XML
4 12 (8.82%) .NET
4 12 (8.82%) Web Services
5 11 (8.09%) Flash
6 10 (7.35%) Adobe AIR
7 7 (5.15%) SOAP
8 6 (4.41%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.41%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.94%) Apache Camel
9 4 (2.94%) Backbone.js
9 4 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (2.94%) Spring
9 4 (2.94%) J2SE
10 3 (2.21%) J2EE
10 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.47%) Apache Flex
11 2 (1.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.44%) Mobile App
2 18 (13.24%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.82%) Video on Demand
5 9 (6.62%) Open Source
6 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.94%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.94%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.94%) Market Risk
7 4 (2.94%) User Experience
8 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.21%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.21%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.47%) Mobile Games
9 2 (1.47%) IPTV
9 2 (1.47%) iPhone
9 2 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (1.47%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.74%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.44%) Apple iOS
2 16 (11.76%) Android
3 13 (9.56%) Windows
4 11 (8.09%) Linux
5 5 (3.68%) UNIX
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 34 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 29 (21.32%) Scrum
5 25 (18.38%) TDD
6 22 (16.18%) Automated Testing
6 22 (16.18%) BDD
7 21 (15.44%) Manual Testing
7 21 (15.44%) Performance Testing
7 21 (15.44%) Regression Testing
8 18 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (10.29%) E-Commerce
11 12 (8.82%) Information Security
11 12 (8.82%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.82%) Mentoring
12 11 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.09%) Web Development
13 10 (7.35%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (7.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.62%) Java
2 30 (22.06%) Ruby
3 25 (18.38%) Python
3 25 (18.38%) C#
3 25 (18.38%) SQL
4 24 (17.65%) PHP
5 12 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.41%) Perl
7 5 (3.68%) C++
7 5 (3.68%) C
8 4 (2.94%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.94%) Lua
9 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.47%) VBScript
10 2 (1.47%) Groovy
10 2 (1.47%) Scala
10 2 (1.47%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.74%) BrightScript
11 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (16.91%) Degree
2 15 (11.03%) ISEB
3 11 (8.09%) ISTQB
4 10 (7.35%) CISSP
5 9 (6.62%) CEH
5 9 (6.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) CISA
8 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (34.56%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.74%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (8.82%) Microsoft
1 12 (8.82%) Adobe
2 7 (5.15%) HP
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle
4 4 (2.94%) Terracotta
5 1 (0.74%) Roku
5 1 (0.74%) Sun
5 1 (0.74%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.74%) VMware
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