The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 864 866 849
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 28 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.027% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.028% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 33
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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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
England +12 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
London +35 17 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East - 8 £44,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £45,000 -
City of London +11 4 £45,000 +4.65%
Reading - 4 £44,000 -
Ealing - 4 £60,000 -
Oxford - 2 £33,750 -
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
Teddington - 2 £45,000 -
Loughborough - 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £32,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £33,750 -
Newport - 1 £40,000 - 1
South Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 QA Tester in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
3 19 (52.78%) Manual Testing
4 17 (47.22%) ISEB
5 16 (44.44%) JIRA
6 14 (38.89%) SQL
7 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 12 (33.33%) Selenium
8 11 (30.56%) Scrum
9 10 (27.78%) C#
9 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.22%) Degree
12 7 (19.44%) TDD
12 7 (19.44%) BDD
12 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
12 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
13 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
13 6 (16.67%) .NET
13 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
14 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
14 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
14 5 (13.89%) Windows
14 5 (13.89%) Load Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.78%) SSDT
4 1 (2.78%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) JIRA
2 12 (33.33%) Selenium
3 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
4 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.56%) Maven
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.78%) JMeter
8 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.78%) Subversion
8 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.78%) TestNG
8 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.56%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) J2SE
3 1 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.78%) Spring
3 1 (2.78%) WCF
3 1 (2.78%) LINQ
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
3 3 (8.33%) iPhone
3 3 (8.33%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) Social Gaming
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
1 5 (13.89%) Android
1 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
2 19 (52.78%) Manual Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 11 (30.56%) Scrum
5 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 7 (19.44%) BDD
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) Load Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Test Management
9 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Refactoring
9 4 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Lua
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) ISEB
2 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Terracotta
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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