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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 381 390 414
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 61 32 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 56 30 26
Average salary £40,000 £44,750 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.61% +17.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,700 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,150 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
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
21364 20207 21704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.69% 95.09% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16816 16650 18526
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +23 36 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Berkshire 0 10 £41,500 -10.75% 1
Kent -6 5 £35,000 -22.22%
East Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Hampshire -15 4 £33,375 -11.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 61 (51.26%) SQL
2 60 (50.42%) Selenium
3 58 (48.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 56 (47.06%) Degree
5 54 (45.38%) Manual Testing
6 50 (42.02%) Java
7 46 (38.66%) JMeter
8 45 (37.82%) ISEB
8 45 (37.82%) Oracle
9 42 (35.29%) PL/SQL
10 38 (31.93%) Automated Testing
11 35 (29.41%) Life Science
12 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
13 30 (25.21%) Mathematics
14 29 (24.37%) Finance
15 25 (21.01%) J2EE
16 23 (19.33%) Oracle Database
17 22 (18.49%) Web Services
17 22 (18.49%) Windows
17 22 (18.49%) Chemistry
18 21 (17.65%) MySQL
18 21 (17.65%) LoadRunner
18 21 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 20 (16.81%) Linux
19 20 (16.81%) Test Management
19 20 (16.81%) Test Scripting
20 19 (15.97%) Open Source
20 19 (15.97%) Biology
20 19 (15.97%) Physics
20 19 (15.97%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (0.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Office
2 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.20%) Firewall
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.33%) Oracle Database
2 21 (17.65%) MySQL
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 60 (50.42%) Selenium
2 58 (48.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 46 (38.66%) JMeter
4 21 (17.65%) LoadRunner
5 13 (10.92%) Ant
5 13 (10.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (7.56%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.04%) JIRA
8 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.36%) MSTest
8 4 (3.36%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.52%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.52%) TestNG
10 2 (1.68%) MbUnit
10 2 (1.68%) NUnit
10 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.84%) JUnit
11 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (24.37%) Finance
2 2 (1.68%) Banking
2 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.84%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) J2EE
2 22 (18.49%) Web Services
3 16 (13.45%) .NET
4 13 (10.92%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.56%) XML
6 1 (0.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.41%) Life Science
2 30 (25.21%) Mathematics
3 22 (18.49%) Chemistry
4 19 (15.97%) Biology
4 19 (15.97%) Physics
4 19 (15.97%) Open Source
5 17 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 13 (10.92%) Statistics
6 13 (10.92%) Visualisation
7 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (7.56%) iSeries
8 2 (1.68%) AS400
9 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.49%) Windows
2 20 (16.81%) Linux
3 19 (15.97%) UNIX
4 13 (10.92%) Solaris
4 13 (10.92%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.38%) Manual Testing
2 38 (31.93%) Automated Testing
3 20 (16.81%) Test Management
3 20 (16.81%) Test Scripting
4 17 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
6 14 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.92%) Automation Testing
7 13 (10.92%) Software Engineering
7 13 (10.92%) Software Testing
8 11 (9.24%) System Testing
9 10 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.56%) Integration Testing
11 7 (5.88%) V-Model
12 5 (4.20%) Performance Management
12 5 (4.20%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.20%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.20%) ITIL
13 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (51.26%) SQL
2 50 (42.02%) Java
3 42 (35.29%) PL/SQL
4 17 (14.29%) Python
5 13 (10.92%) Shell Script
6 12 (10.08%) VBScript
7 8 (6.72%) C#
8 4 (3.36%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.52%) C++
9 3 (2.52%) VB
9 3 (2.52%) C
10 1 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (47.06%) Degree
2 45 (37.82%) ISEB
3 21 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (9.24%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) vSphere
2 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (37.82%) Oracle
2 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.40%) HP
4 9 (7.56%) Citrix
5 5 (4.20%) VMware
6 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
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