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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 422 409 404
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 16 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.079% 0.043% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.046% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 18
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -1.31%
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
19277 19662 19473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.18% 94.63% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15741 15577 16420
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +5 12 £55,000 +46.66% 6
Surrey -8 3 £45,000 -25.00%
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 38 (54.29%) Selenium
2 32 (45.71%) ISEB
3 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (34.29%) Test Scripting
4 24 (34.29%) Test Automation
5 23 (32.86%) Manual Testing
6 20 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 19 (27.14%) WebDriver
8 18 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (24.29%) SQL
9 17 (24.29%) Automated Testing
10 16 (22.86%) QA
11 14 (20.00%) Windows
12 13 (18.57%) Java
12 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
13 12 (17.14%) Test Strategy
13 12 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
13 12 (17.14%) C#
13 12 (17.14%) Finance
14 11 (15.71%) Linux
14 11 (15.71%) Degree
15 10 (14.29%) JIRA
15 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 10 (14.29%) Web Services
15 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 10 (14.29%) HTML
15 10 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 9 (12.86%) Scrum
16 9 (12.86%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Internet
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) MySQL
2 3 (4.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (54.29%) Selenium
2 19 (27.14%) WebDriver
3 18 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (14.29%) JIRA
5 6 (8.57%) NUnit
5 6 (8.57%) WinRunner
5 6 (8.57%) TestDirector
5 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.14%) JMeter
6 5 (7.14%) Maven
6 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.14%) TestComplete
7 3 (4.29%) Moq
7 3 (4.29%) Ant
7 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) Web Services
1 10 (14.29%) HTML
2 7 (10.00%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (4.29%) REST
3 3 (4.29%) CSS3
3 3 (4.29%) HTML5
3 3 (4.29%) J2ME
3 3 (4.29%) XSL
3 3 (4.29%) J2EE
3 3 (4.29%) CSS
3 3 (4.29%) jQuery
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.43%) LAMP
5 1 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) SOAP
5 1 (1.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Open Source
2 6 (8.57%) Clustering
3 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 5 (7.14%) Life Science
4 3 (4.29%) iPad
4 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.29%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Physics
5 2 (2.86%) Chemistry
5 2 (2.86%) Biology
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.14%) Android
5 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.29%) UNIX
5 3 (4.29%) Solaris
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) Test Scripting
2 24 (34.29%) Test Automation
3 23 (32.86%) Manual Testing
4 17 (24.29%) Automated Testing
5 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
6 12 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 10 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 9 (12.86%) Scrum
8 9 (12.86%) Web Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Test Management
10 6 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.29%) Line Management
12 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.29%) User Stories
12 3 (4.29%) Waterfall
12 3 (4.29%) BDD
12 3 (4.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) Java
3 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.14%) C#
4 8 (11.43%) PHP
5 5 (7.14%) C
6 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) VBScript
7 2 (2.86%) VB
7 2 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) ISEB
2 20 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (15.71%) Degree
5 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) CISSP
7 2 (2.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.57%) Netcool
2 6 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Citrix
2 6 (8.57%) Veritas
2 6 (8.57%) McAfee
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