The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey 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 204 196 195
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.068% 0.067% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.070% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +63.26%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -1.31%
Senior Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4199 4296 4502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.71% 95.34% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3486 3431 3642
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Surrey region.

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Surrey

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (50.00%) Degree
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Life Science
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 5 (41.67%) JMeter
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) MySQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Ant

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) JMeter
3 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (25.00%) Ant
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Life Science
1 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (16.67%) Physics
3 2 (16.67%) Chemistry
3 2 (16.67%) Biology
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
1 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft