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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 446 427 437
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 18 30 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.093% 0.15% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.15% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 3
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
18660 19881 19366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.41% 97.06% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15961 16195 15375
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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 +5 5 £55,000 +22.22%
Oxfordshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire +9 3 £57,500 +21.05%
Berkshire -13 3 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex -1 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Kent - 1 £41,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.93%) Finance
3 20 (34.48%) ISTQB
3 20 (34.48%) QA
4 19 (32.76%) Performance Testing
5 18 (31.03%) Functional Testing
5 18 (31.03%) Automated Testing
5 18 (31.03%) LoadRunner
6 17 (29.31%) VB
6 17 (29.31%) HP
6 17 (29.31%) Selenium
7 16 (27.59%) ISEB
7 16 (27.59%) Oracle
7 16 (27.59%) Java
8 15 (25.86%) Scrum
9 14 (24.14%) SQL
10 13 (22.41%) E-business
10 13 (22.41%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (22.41%) Procure-to-pay
10 13 (22.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 13 (22.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
10 13 (22.41%) Automation Testing
11 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
12 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
12 11 (18.97%) HP UFT
13 10 (17.24%) .NET
13 10 (17.24%) Linux
14 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) Defect Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (22.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) VoIP
2 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) LoadRunner
2 17 (29.31%) Selenium
3 11 (18.97%) HP UFT
4 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
5 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
6 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.62%) JIRA
8 4 (6.90%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.90%) WebLOAD
9 3 (5.17%) Introscope
9 3 (5.17%) JMeter
9 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.72%) AppScan
10 1 (1.72%) Paros
10 1 (1.72%) Rational Robot
10 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.72%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.72%) Toad
10 1 (1.72%) WinRunner
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Electronics
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 3 (5.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (3.45%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) RESTful
4 2 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) Unix
5 1 (1.72%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Performance Testing
3 18 (31.03%) Automated Testing
3 18 (31.03%) Functional Testing
4 15 (25.86%) Scrum
5 13 (22.41%) Automation Testing
5 13 (22.41%) E-business
5 13 (22.41%) Procure-to-pay
5 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
7 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Defect Management
9 8 (13.79%) BDD
9 8 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Project Management
9 8 (13.79%) Test Management
10 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
10 7 (12.07%) TDD
10 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) VB
2 16 (27.59%) Java
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 8 (13.79%) Python
4 8 (13.79%) Ruby
5 7 (12.07%) C#
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.90%) C
8 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (3.45%) VBScript
9 1 (1.72%) C++
9 1 (1.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 16 (27.59%) ISEB
3 13 (22.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.79%) Degree
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.72%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (1.72%) CISMP
8 1 (1.72%) CISSP
8 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.72%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) HP
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.17%) AppDynamics
4 3 (5.17%) CA
4 3 (5.17%) Dynatrace
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HMGCC
Salary: £40,269 to £45,691 (with a potential to earn £48,322)
Posted: 12 days ago