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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 389 412 394
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 60 27 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 49 26 37
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 £32,500 £37,500 £36,350
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-16.20% +22.60%
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
20681 20579 21307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 95.02% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16344 16975 18242
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +11 20 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +5 16 £41,500 -17.00% 2
Hampshire - 16 £34,500 - 3
East Sussex -8 4 £51,250 +13.88% 1
West Sussex +1 2 £50,000 +16.95% 2
Oxfordshire +12 1 £40,000 +15.10%
Kent -4 1 £65,000 +46.89% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 77 (61.11%) Manual Testing
2 70 (55.56%) Selenium
3 61 (48.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 60 (47.62%) SQL
5 56 (44.44%) Java
6 55 (43.65%) Degree
7 50 (39.68%) ISEB
8 49 (38.89%) Automated Testing
9 46 (36.51%) JMeter
10 45 (35.71%) Oracle
11 42 (33.33%) PL/SQL
12 38 (30.16%) Life Science
13 35 (27.78%) Mathematics
14 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
15 32 (25.40%) Windows
16 31 (24.60%) Test Scripting
16 31 (24.60%) Finance
17 30 (23.81%) J2EE
17 30 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 29 (23.02%) Web Services
18 29 (23.02%) Test Management
19 28 (22.22%) Linux
20 24 (19.05%) MySQL
20 24 (19.05%) UNIX
20 24 (19.05%) Test Automation
21 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
22 20 (15.87%) Physics
22 20 (15.87%) Chemistry
22 20 (15.87%) Biology
23 19 (15.08%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.97%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) MySQL
2 19 (15.08%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.38%) MS Access
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 70 (55.56%) Selenium
2 61 (48.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 46 (36.51%) JMeter
4 18 (14.29%) Ant
4 18 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (11.90%) WebDriver
6 14 (11.11%) LoadRunner
7 13 (10.32%) JIRA
8 6 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.97%) Maven
10 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.38%) TestNG
12 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.59%) WinRunner
12 2 (1.59%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.79%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 31 (24.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.76%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.81%) J2EE
2 29 (23.02%) Web Services
3 11 (8.73%) .NET
4 10 (7.94%) XML
5 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.97%) HTML
7 3 (2.38%) XSL
7 3 (2.38%) J2ME
8 1 (0.79%) LAMP
8 1 (0.79%) Ajax
8 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (30.16%) Life Science
2 35 (27.78%) Mathematics
3 20 (15.87%) Physics
3 20 (15.87%) Chemistry
3 20 (15.87%) Biology
4 18 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 17 (13.49%) Open Source
6 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 12 (9.52%) Statistics
8 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
10 3 (2.38%) iPad
10 3 (2.38%) iSeries
10 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.59%) Clustering
12 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.79%) User Experience
12 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) Windows
2 28 (22.22%) Linux
3 24 (19.05%) UNIX
4 18 (14.29%) Solaris
4 18 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.97%) Android
5 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (61.11%) Manual Testing
2 49 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 31 (24.60%) Test Scripting
4 29 (23.02%) Test Management
5 24 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (15.08%) Regression Testing
8 18 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 17 (13.49%) Software Testing
9 17 (13.49%) Automation Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 12 (9.52%) System Testing
11 10 (7.94%) Integration Testing
11 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (4.76%) Waterfall
12 6 (4.76%) Test Strategy
12 6 (4.76%) Line Management
13 5 (3.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (47.62%) SQL
2 56 (44.44%) Java
3 42 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 18 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 15 (11.90%) VBScript
6 13 (10.32%) Python
7 8 (6.35%) C#
8 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.38%) C++
9 3 (2.38%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (43.65%) Degree
2 50 (39.68%) ISEB
3 30 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) CISSP
7 2 (1.59%) OSCP
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) vSphere
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (12.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.59%) Netcool
2 2 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 45 (35.71%) Oracle
2 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.94%) Citrix
4 5 (3.97%) VMware
5 4 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (1.59%) Veritas
6 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.59%) McAfee
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 17 days ago
Haywards Heath
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + good salary & benefits
Posted: 25 days ago