The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 882 927 969
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 33 37 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.033% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.035% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 25 35 24
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -5.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%

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
94902 107027 117104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79965 88250 95827
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior QA Tester in the job title.

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 24 June 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 33 £45,000 - 4
London +31 13 £62,500 +8.69% 3
Manchester - 12 £45,000 - 1
North West - 12 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands - 8 - -
Stockport - 7 £45,000 - 1
Warwick - 7 - -
Warwickshire - 7 - -
Altrincham - 5 £36,500 -
City of London +62 3 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Birmingham - 1 - -

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Senior QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) QA
2 64 (71.91%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (58.43%) Microsoft
4 44 (49.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (47.19%) C#
6 40 (44.94%) Selenium
7 35 (39.33%) Windows
8 33 (37.08%) Test Automation
9 31 (34.83%) SQL
9 31 (34.83%) TDD
10 28 (31.46%) Automated Testing
11 27 (30.34%) SQL Server
12 26 (29.21%) Degree
13 25 (28.09%) Test Scripting
13 25 (28.09%) Automation Testing
14 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
15 21 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (23.60%) MS Excel
16 20 (22.47%) SpecFlow
16 20 (22.47%) Windows Server
17 19 (21.35%) Relational Database
17 19 (21.35%) ISEB
17 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (20.22%) Manual Testing
18 18 (20.22%) Java
19 17 (19.10%) BDD
20 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
21 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
21 15 (16.85%) Finance
21 15 (16.85%) Integration Testing

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.48%) IIS
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (23.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.34%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (49.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (44.94%) Selenium
3 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
4 20 (22.47%) SpecFlow
5 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
6 12 (13.48%) Visual Studio
7 11 (12.36%) SoapUI
8 10 (11.24%) JIRA
9 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
10 7 (7.87%) JMeter
10 7 (7.87%) Subversion
10 7 (7.87%) TestDirector
11 5 (5.62%) Appium
12 3 (3.37%) FitNesse
12 3 (3.37%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.37%) NUnit
12 3 (3.37%) Ranorex
13 2 (2.25%) JUnit
13 2 (2.25%) RSpec
13 2 (2.25%) WATIR
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Back Office
3 3 (3.37%) Games
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) XML
2 9 (10.11%) .NET
3 7 (7.87%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
6 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.12%) Behat
6 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.12%) HTML5
6 1 (1.12%) JSON
6 1 (1.12%) React
6 1 (1.12%) REST
6 1 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) Spring
6 1 (1.12%) Symfony
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.12%) BBC
6 1 (1.12%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.12%) New Media
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 20 (22.47%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.99%) Mac OS X
3 8 (8.99%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.87%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (71.91%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.08%) Test Automation
3 31 (34.83%) TDD
4 28 (31.46%) Automated Testing
5 25 (28.09%) Automation Testing
5 25 (28.09%) Test Scripting
6 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.22%) Manual Testing
8 17 (19.10%) BDD
9 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
10 15 (16.85%) Integration Testing
11 13 (14.61%) Kanban
11 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
12 12 (13.48%) Pair Programming
12 12 (13.48%) Refactoring
13 10 (11.24%) Scrum
13 10 (11.24%) Software Testing
13 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (10.11%) Functional Testing
15 8 (8.99%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.19%) C#
2 31 (34.83%) SQL
3 18 (20.22%) Java
4 12 (13.48%) C++
5 5 (5.62%) Python
6 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.25%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Degree
2 19 (21.35%) ISEB
3 8 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (58.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) VMware
3 5 (5.62%) Apple
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Telerik
5 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) HP
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