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 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 Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 895 920 905
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 56 21 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.020% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.021% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 53 21 44
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £42,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 24 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 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
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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 +41 54 £47,500 +5.55% 4
London +27 32 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Ealing - 13 £55,000 -
North West +14 9 £45,000 -
Manchester +25 6 £45,000 -
Stockport - 6 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +16 5 £41,500 -5.68% 1
South East -5 5 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £41,500 -5.68% 1
Leeds -4 3 £41,500 -5.68% 1
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Abingdon - 3 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £28,750 -
North East - 2 £28,750 -
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £38,750 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £28,750 -
Doncaster - 1 £37,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
City of London - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Coventry - 1 £37,500 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) QA
2 82 (73.87%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (54.95%) Automated Testing
4 59 (53.15%) Microsoft
5 58 (52.25%) C#
6 51 (45.95%) Selenium
7 50 (45.05%) Windows
8 47 (42.34%) TDD
8 47 (42.34%) Automation Testing
9 45 (40.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (38.74%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (34.23%) SpecFlow
12 37 (33.33%) BDD
13 35 (31.53%) ISEB
14 33 (29.73%) SQL
15 32 (28.83%) WebDriver
15 32 (28.83%) Relational Database
16 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
17 26 (23.42%) Kanban
18 25 (22.52%) Test Scripting
18 25 (22.52%) Pair Programming
18 25 (22.52%) Refactoring
19 24 (21.62%) C++
20 23 (20.72%) Manual Testing
20 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
21 22 (19.82%) Windows Server
22 21 (18.92%) Test Automation
23 20 (18.02%) MS Excel
23 20 (18.02%) ISTQB
24 18 (16.22%) Java

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (1.80%) Confluence
3 1 (0.90%) Apache
3 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (18.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) HTTP
1 3 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.83%) Relational Database
2 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (45.95%) Selenium
2 45 (40.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (34.23%) SpecFlow
4 32 (28.83%) WebDriver
5 18 (16.22%) Cucumber
6 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
7 14 (12.61%) JIRA
8 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.31%) JMeter
9 7 (6.31%) Subversion
10 5 (4.50%) HP UFT
10 5 (4.50%) WATIR
11 4 (3.60%) Bugzilla
11 4 (3.60%) Hudson
11 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.60%) JUnit
12 3 (2.70%) NCrunch
12 3 (2.70%) NeoLoad
12 3 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
12 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (4.50%) Retail
2 2 (1.80%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Legal
3 1 (0.90%) Law
3 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) .NET
2 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.31%) Web Services
3 7 (6.31%) XML
4 5 (4.50%) HTML
4 5 (4.50%) SOAP
5 4 (3.60%) HTML5
5 4 (3.60%) REST
6 3 (2.70%) jQuery
6 3 (2.70%) WCF
7 2 (1.80%) CSS
7 2 (1.80%) JSON
8 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.90%) Ajax
8 1 (0.90%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.90%) Behat
8 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.90%) Spring
8 1 (0.90%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.01%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.90%) BBC
5 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) New Media
5 1 (0.90%) Physics
5 1 (0.90%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (45.05%) Windows
2 22 (19.82%) Windows Server
3 15 (13.51%) Mac OS X
3 15 (13.51%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.80%) Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Unix
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (73.87%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (54.95%) Automated Testing
3 47 (42.34%) Automation Testing
3 47 (42.34%) TDD
4 43 (38.74%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (33.33%) BDD
6 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
7 26 (23.42%) Kanban
8 25 (22.52%) Pair Programming
8 25 (22.52%) Refactoring
8 25 (22.52%) Test Scripting
9 23 (20.72%) Manual Testing
10 21 (18.92%) Test Automation
11 18 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (13.51%) Case Management
13 14 (12.61%) Scrum
13 14 (12.61%) Test Strategy
14 13 (11.71%) Mentoring
15 12 (10.81%) Software Testing
16 10 (9.01%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (52.25%) C#
2 33 (29.73%) SQL
3 24 (21.62%) C++
4 18 (16.22%) Java
5 7 (6.31%) Ruby
6 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.80%) Python
7 2 (1.80%) VBScript
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
8 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (31.53%) ISEB
2 20 (18.02%) ISTQB
3 15 (13.51%) Degree
4 5 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
1 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (3.60%) HP
4 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
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