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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 181 204 227
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 36 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.73% 0.14% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.15% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 33 6 1
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
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
4721 4608 5204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.26% 95.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3875 3664 4481
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in Surrey

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 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
Guildford +10 2 - - 2
Senior Tester
South East

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 51 (91.07%) Degree
2 48 (85.71%) SQL
3 46 (82.14%) JMeter
4 45 (80.36%) Oracle
5 42 (75.00%) Java
5 42 (75.00%) PL/SQL
6 38 (67.86%) Selenium
7 35 (62.50%) Life Science
8 32 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
9 30 (53.57%) Mathematics
10 25 (44.64%) J2EE
11 23 (41.07%) Oracle Database
12 22 (39.29%) Manual Testing
12 22 (39.29%) Chemistry
13 20 (35.71%) Automated Testing
14 19 (33.93%) Biology
14 19 (33.93%) Physics
15 18 (32.14%) LoadRunner
15 18 (32.14%) ISEB
16 17 (30.36%) Web Services
16 17 (30.36%) Performance Testing
16 17 (30.36%) Open Source
17 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
17 16 (28.57%) MySQL
17 16 (28.57%) Python
17 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
17 16 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 14 (25.00%) Windows
18 14 (25.00%) Linux
19 13 (23.21%) Solaris

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.07%) Oracle Database
2 16 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 46 (82.14%) JMeter
2 38 (67.86%) Selenium
3 32 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (32.14%) LoadRunner
5 13 (23.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (23.21%) Ant
6 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) J2EE
2 17 (30.36%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (62.50%) Life Science
2 30 (53.57%) Mathematics
3 22 (39.29%) Chemistry
4 19 (33.93%) Biology
4 19 (33.93%) Physics
5 17 (30.36%) Open Source
6 13 (23.21%) Statistics
6 13 (23.21%) Computer Science
6 13 (23.21%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Solaris
2 13 (23.21%) UNIX
2 13 (23.21%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Manual Testing
2 20 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 17 (30.36%) Performance Testing
4 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
5 13 (23.21%) Test Management
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.36%) V-Model
7 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Project Management
8 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.79%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (85.71%) SQL
2 42 (75.00%) Java
2 42 (75.00%) PL/SQL
3 16 (28.57%) Python
4 13 (23.21%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (91.07%) Degree
2 18 (32.14%) ISEB
3 16 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) PhD
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Vendors
1 45 (80.36%) Oracle
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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