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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 404 397 407
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 32 8 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.040% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.042% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 28 2 30
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £36,600 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £42,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +11.11%
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
19836 19086 21216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.67% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16177 15276 18448
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
(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
Berkshire - 16 £45,000 - 4
Hampshire - 8 £47,500 -
Surrey -5 5 £45,000 +5.26%
West Sussex -6 2 £37,500 -12.28%
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 58 (63.04%) Selenium
2 45 (48.91%) ISEB
3 41 (44.57%) Manual Testing
4 36 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (33.70%) Test Scripting
7 30 (32.61%) Automated Testing
8 29 (31.52%) Test Automation
9 28 (30.43%) SQL
10 26 (28.26%) Java
11 25 (27.17%) Degree
12 24 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (25.00%) WebDriver
13 23 (25.00%) Windows
14 22 (23.91%) Web Services
14 22 (23.91%) ISTQB
15 21 (22.83%) Test Management
15 21 (22.83%) Finance
16 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
17 18 (19.57%) Linux
17 18 (19.57%) Life Science
17 18 (19.57%) QA
18 17 (18.48%) Oracle
19 16 (17.39%) Mathematics
19 16 (17.39%) Software Testing
20 15 (16.30%) MySQL
20 15 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
21 14 (15.22%) JMeter
22 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
22 13 (14.13%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
1 6 (6.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) HTTP
1 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) MySQL
2 3 (3.26%) MS Access
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (63.04%) Selenium
2 36 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 14 (15.22%) JMeter
5 13 (14.13%) JIRA
6 11 (11.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (11.96%) Ant
7 7 (7.61%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.52%) WinRunner
8 6 (6.52%) TestDirector
8 6 (6.52%) NUnit
9 5 (5.43%) Maven
9 5 (5.43%) TestComplete
9 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.26%) Moq
12 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
12 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) Web Services
2 12 (13.04%) J2EE
3 10 (10.87%) HTML
4 7 (7.61%) .NET
5 5 (5.43%) XML
6 3 (3.26%) XSL
6 3 (3.26%) J2ME
6 3 (3.26%) jQuery
6 3 (3.26%) HTML5
6 3 (3.26%) REST
6 3 (3.26%) CSS3
6 3 (3.26%) CSS
6 3 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.09%) LAMP
8 1 (1.09%) Ajax
8 1 (1.09%) SOAP
8 1 (1.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Life Science
2 16 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 11 (11.96%) Visualisation
4 8 (8.70%) Open Source
5 7 (7.61%) Physics
5 7 (7.61%) Chemistry
5 7 (7.61%) Biology
6 6 (6.52%) Clustering
7 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
8 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
9 3 (3.26%) iPad
10 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Windows
2 18 (19.57%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) Solaris
3 11 (11.96%) Mac OS X
3 11 (11.96%) UNIX
4 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.43%) Android
5 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.57%) Manual Testing
2 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (33.70%) Test Scripting
4 30 (32.61%) Automated Testing
5 29 (31.52%) Test Automation
6 21 (22.83%) Test Management
7 16 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
9 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
10 10 (10.87%) Automation Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.61%) System Testing
12 7 (7.61%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.61%) Scrum
13 6 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (6.52%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (6.52%) Web Testing
13 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
14 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
15 3 (3.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) SQL
2 26 (28.26%) Java
3 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.04%) C#
3 12 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 11 (11.96%) Shell Script
5 8 (8.70%) VBScript
6 5 (5.43%) PHP
7 3 (3.26%) VB
7 3 (3.26%) C
8 2 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (48.91%) ISEB
2 25 (27.17%) Degree
3 24 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (23.91%) ISTQB
5 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) CISSP
7 2 (2.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (6.52%) Netcool
2 6 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.48%) Oracle
3 6 (6.52%) Citrix
3 6 (6.52%) Veritas
3 6 (6.52%) McAfee
4 2 (2.17%) HP
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