The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 418 403 421
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 28 66 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 22 64 20
Average salary £40,750 £38,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.53% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19987 21679 21372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.14% 94.90% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16328 17548 17727
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Senior Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Berkshire 0 9 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 7 £38,000 -24.00% 2
Hampshire -3 6 £40,000 +9.58%
Oxfordshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Kent -4 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Surrey -20 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) QA
2 23 (46.94%) Selenium
3 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 16 (32.65%) ISEB
5 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Performance Testing
7 12 (24.49%) .NET
8 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
8 11 (22.45%) SQL
8 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
9 10 (20.41%) Degree
9 10 (20.41%) C#
9 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
9 10 (20.41%) SaaS
10 9 (18.37%) Linux
10 9 (18.37%) HP
10 9 (18.37%) Finance
10 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
11 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
12 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.29%) Java
12 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
13 6 (12.24%) BDD

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) MPLS
2 2 (4.08%) SDH
2 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MySQL
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (12.24%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.20%) JIRA
6 4 (8.16%) NUnit
6 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.08%) TestDirector
8 2 (4.08%) ProC
8 2 (4.08%) TestComplete
8 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.04%) Ant
9 1 (2.04%) Moq
9 1 (2.04%) Mocha
9 1 (2.04%) JBehave
9 1 (2.04%) Robotium
9 1 (2.04%) Gradle
9 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Front Office
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.12%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.12%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.04%) Ajax
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.04%) Handset
3 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
2 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
2 17 (34.69%) Scrum
3 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Performance Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
7 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.24%) BDD
9 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
9 6 (12.24%) Web Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Management
9 6 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
11 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
1 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
2 10 (20.41%) C#
3 7 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) Perl
4 6 (12.24%) PHP
4 6 (12.24%) VBScript
4 6 (12.24%) VB
5 4 (8.16%) C
6 2 (4.08%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) XPath
7 1 (2.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) ISEB
2 10 (20.41%) Degree
3 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
4 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (12.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) HP
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
4 2 (4.08%) Infovista
4 2 (4.08%) Cramer
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
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