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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 378 395 410
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 62 31 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57 31 31
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,750 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.89%
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
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 19 September 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 19 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
(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 +29 34 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Berkshire +13 13 £41,500 -17.00% 2
Hampshire -3 6 £32,500 -11.56% 3
East Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Kent -8 3 £35,000 -22.22%
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 19 September 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 75 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 66 (55.00%) Selenium
3 61 (50.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 59 (49.17%) Degree
5 58 (48.33%) SQL
6 53 (44.17%) Java
7 49 (40.83%) ISEB
8 47 (39.17%) JMeter
9 46 (38.33%) Oracle
10 45 (37.50%) Automated Testing
11 43 (35.83%) PL/SQL
12 42 (35.00%) Life Science
13 36 (30.00%) Mathematics
14 33 (27.50%) Finance
14 33 (27.50%) Microsoft
15 29 (24.17%) J2EE
16 28 (23.33%) Web Services
17 27 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 26 (21.67%) Windows
18 26 (21.67%) Test Management
19 25 (20.83%) Chemistry
19 25 (20.83%) Linux
19 25 (20.83%) MySQL
20 23 (19.17%) UNIX
20 23 (19.17%) Test Scripting
21 22 (18.33%) Biology
21 22 (18.33%) Physics
22 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
22 20 (16.67%) Oracle Database
23 17 (14.17%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MS Office
2 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) MySQL
2 20 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 66 (55.00%) Selenium
2 61 (50.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 47 (39.17%) JMeter
4 17 (14.17%) Ant
4 17 (14.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (13.33%) LoadRunner
6 9 (7.50%) JIRA
7 7 (5.83%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.50%) TestNG
9 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.83%) Hudson
10 1 (0.83%) Maven
10 1 (0.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 33 (27.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Banking
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.17%) J2EE
2 28 (23.33%) Web Services
3 12 (10.00%) .NET
4 10 (8.33%) XML
5 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) HTML
6 1 (0.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (35.00%) Life Science
2 36 (30.00%) Mathematics
3 25 (20.83%) Chemistry
4 22 (18.33%) Biology
4 22 (18.33%) Physics
5 17 (14.17%) Visualisation
5 17 (14.17%) Open Source
6 15 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 13 (10.83%) Statistics
8 9 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (7.50%) iSeries
9 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.67%) AS400
11 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.67%) Windows
2 25 (20.83%) Linux
3 23 (19.17%) UNIX
4 17 (14.17%) Solaris
4 17 (14.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 45 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 26 (21.67%) Test Management
4 23 (19.17%) Test Scripting
5 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.17%) Regression Testing
6 17 (14.17%) Software Engineering
7 16 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 15 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.67%) Software Testing
9 14 (11.67%) Performance Testing
10 12 (10.00%) System Testing
11 10 (8.33%) Integration Testing
12 9 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.83%) Waterfall
13 7 (5.83%) V-Model
14 5 (4.17%) Performance Management
14 5 (4.17%) ITIL
15 4 (3.33%) E-Commerce
15 4 (3.33%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (48.33%) SQL
2 53 (44.17%) Java
3 43 (35.83%) PL/SQL
4 17 (14.17%) Shell Script
5 15 (12.50%) VBScript
6 14 (11.67%) Python
7 6 (5.00%) C#
8 3 (2.50%) C++
8 3 (2.50%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (49.17%) Degree
2 49 (40.83%) ISEB
3 27 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (9.17%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.50%) PhD
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) vSphere
2 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (38.33%) Oracle
2 33 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.50%) Citrix
4 8 (6.67%) HP
5 5 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
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