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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 565 596 638
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 92 71 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 83 59 70
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £42,400 £41,450
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
40483 42761 47201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.86% 95.79% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 35072 35981 38974
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +42 9 £50,000 +8.10% 3
Ealing -1 7 £55,000 -8.33%
Westminster - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 103 (67.32%) QA
2 97 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (47.71%) Selenium
4 69 (45.10%) C#
5 65 (42.48%) TDD
6 53 (34.64%) Microsoft
7 51 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 47 (30.72%) SQL
9 46 (30.07%) Test Automation
10 44 (28.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (27.45%) BDD
12 41 (26.80%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (25.49%) Windows
14 38 (24.84%) Java
14 38 (24.84%) Automation Testing
15 36 (23.53%) Automated Testing
16 35 (22.88%) Open Source
17 33 (21.57%) Ruby
18 31 (20.26%) Test Scripting
18 31 (20.26%) Finance
19 29 (18.95%) Degree
19 29 (18.95%) Relational Database
20 28 (18.30%) Git (software)
20 28 (18.30%) SpecFlow
20 28 (18.30%) Pair Programming
21 25 (16.34%) Software Engineering
22 24 (15.69%) Manual Testing
22 24 (15.69%) Cucumber
23 23 (15.03%) Kanban
23 23 (15.03%) C++

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (7.19%) IIS
2 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) Confluence
3 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.80%) HTTP
2 5 (3.27%) Firewall
2 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.61%) Internet
3 4 (2.61%) LAN
3 4 (2.61%) WAN
3 4 (2.61%) Wireless
4 2 (1.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.95%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (47.71%) Selenium
2 51 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 44 (28.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (18.30%) Git (software)
4 28 (18.30%) SpecFlow
5 24 (15.69%) Cucumber
6 22 (14.38%) JMeter
7 15 (9.80%) Jenkins
8 14 (9.15%) LoadRunner
9 10 (6.54%) Visual Studio
10 9 (5.88%) JIRA
11 7 (4.58%) Appium
11 7 (4.58%) HP UFT
11 7 (4.58%) NUnit
11 7 (4.58%) RSpec
11 7 (4.58%) Subversion
12 6 (3.92%) SoapUI
12 6 (3.92%) WATIR
13 5 (3.27%) Hudson
13 5 (3.27%) Jasmine
General
1 31 (20.26%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Law
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
3 5 (3.27%) Legal
4 3 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.03%) .NET
2 22 (14.38%) Web Services
3 9 (5.88%) HTML
4 7 (4.58%) Gherkin
4 7 (4.58%) REST
4 7 (4.58%) SOAP
5 6 (3.92%) Ajax
6 5 (3.27%) XML
7 4 (2.61%) JSON
8 3 (1.96%) CSS
9 2 (1.31%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.31%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.31%) RESTful
9 2 (1.31%) Spring
10 1 (0.65%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.65%) HTML5
10 1 (0.65%) jQuery
10 1 (0.65%) Symfony
10 1 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.23%) Fintech
4 7 (4.58%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.27%) iDTV
6 2 (1.31%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.65%) BBC
7 1 (0.65%) Blog
7 1 (0.65%) CESG
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) New Media
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.49%) Windows
2 11 (7.19%) Linux
3 10 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (42.48%) TDD
3 46 (30.07%) Test Automation
4 42 (27.45%) BDD
5 41 (26.80%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (24.84%) Automation Testing
7 36 (23.53%) Automated Testing
8 35 (22.88%) Open Source
9 31 (20.26%) Test Scripting
10 28 (18.30%) Pair Programming
11 25 (16.34%) Software Engineering
12 24 (15.69%) Manual Testing
13 23 (15.03%) Kanban
14 21 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (13.07%) Refactoring
16 18 (11.76%) Scrum
16 18 (11.76%) Test Management
17 17 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 15 (9.80%) Integration Testing
18 15 (9.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (45.10%) C#
2 47 (30.72%) SQL
3 38 (24.84%) Java
4 33 (21.57%) Ruby
5 23 (15.03%) C++
6 16 (10.46%) Python
7 9 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.88%) VB
8 8 (5.23%) Perl
9 7 (4.58%) PHP
10 6 (3.92%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.31%) C
12 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.31%) VBA
13 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (18.95%) Degree
2 14 (9.15%) CREST Certified
3 11 (7.19%) ISEB
4 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.61%) CHECK Team Leader
7 3 (1.96%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.96%) OSCP
7 3 (1.96%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (0.65%) CEH
8 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.65%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (0.65%) GIAC
8 1 (0.65%) GPEN
8 1 (0.65%) OSCE
8 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (67.32%) QA
2 15 (9.80%) SDET
3 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.31%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.31%) Nessus
3 2 (1.31%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.65%) Nmap
Vendors
1 53 (34.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.46%) HP
3 7 (4.58%) Citrix
4 5 (3.27%) Apple
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle
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