The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 380 411 423
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 68 28 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.13% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 66 26 20
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +0.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,750 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21332 20818 22073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.81% 94.99% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17016 17146 18867
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 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Senior Tester
England

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 1 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 1 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 +27 37 £40,000 -11.11%
Berkshire +5 9 £41,500 -10.75% 1
Kent -5 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Hampshire -6 8 £36,500 -2.66% 1
East Sussex - 4 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 58 (53.21%) SQL
2 50 (45.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 49 (44.95%) Degree
4 48 (44.04%) Selenium
5 47 (43.12%) Manual Testing
6 46 (42.20%) Java
7 42 (38.53%) JMeter
8 41 (37.61%) Oracle
9 38 (34.86%) PL/SQL
10 37 (33.94%) ISEB
11 32 (29.36%) Automated Testing
12 29 (26.61%) Finance
13 28 (25.69%) Life Science
14 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
15 24 (22.02%) Mathematics
16 23 (21.10%) Oracle Database
17 21 (19.27%) LoadRunner
17 21 (19.27%) J2EE
18 19 (17.43%) Chemistry
18 19 (17.43%) Open Source
19 18 (16.51%) Windows
20 17 (15.60%) Python
20 17 (15.60%) MySQL
20 17 (15.60%) Performance Testing
20 17 (15.60%) Test Scripting
20 17 (15.60%) Computer Science
21 16 (14.68%) Biology
21 16 (14.68%) Physics
21 16 (14.68%) .NET
21 16 (14.68%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) MS Office
2 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.10%) Oracle Database
2 17 (15.60%) MySQL
3 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (45.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 48 (44.04%) Selenium
3 42 (38.53%) JMeter
4 21 (19.27%) LoadRunner
5 9 (8.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (8.26%) Ant
6 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.67%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.67%) MSTest
7 4 (3.67%) JIRA
8 3 (2.75%) TestNG
8 3 (2.75%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.83%) MbUnit
9 2 (1.83%) NUnit
10 1 (0.92%) Maven
10 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.27%) J2EE
2 16 (14.68%) .NET
2 16 (14.68%) Web Services
3 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.42%) XML
5 1 (0.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) Life Science
2 24 (22.02%) Mathematics
3 19 (17.43%) Chemistry
3 19 (17.43%) Open Source
4 17 (15.60%) Computer Science
5 16 (14.68%) Biology
5 16 (14.68%) Physics
6 13 (11.93%) Statistics
7 9 (8.26%) Visualisation
7 9 (8.26%) iSeries
7 9 (8.26%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.83%) AS400
8 2 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Linux
3 15 (13.76%) UNIX
4 9 (8.26%) Mac OS X
4 9 (8.26%) Solaris
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.12%) Manual Testing
2 32 (29.36%) Automated Testing
3 17 (15.60%) Performance Testing
3 17 (15.60%) Test Scripting
4 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
5 13 (11.93%) Test Management
6 11 (10.09%) Automation Testing
7 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.26%) Software Testing
7 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.26%) System Testing
7 9 (8.26%) Regression Testing
8 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.42%) Integration Testing
9 7 (6.42%) V-Model
10 5 (4.59%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.59%) ITIL
10 5 (4.59%) Test Strategy
11 4 (3.67%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.75%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (53.21%) SQL
2 46 (42.20%) Java
3 38 (34.86%) PL/SQL
4 17 (15.60%) Python
5 10 (9.17%) VBScript
6 9 (8.26%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.34%) C#
8 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.75%) C++
9 3 (2.75%) VB
9 3 (2.75%) C
10 2 (1.83%) COBOL
11 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (44.95%) Degree
2 37 (33.94%) ISEB
3 15 (13.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (8.26%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.75%) PhD
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) vSphere
2 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Oracle
2 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.26%) Citrix
4 8 (7.34%) HP
5 5 (4.59%) VMware
6 2 (1.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
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