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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
UK
Rank 806 871 923
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 45 47 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.048% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.049% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 43 44 19
Median salary £55,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.82% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 16 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +74 43 £55,000 +12.82% 6
London +55 28 £55,000 - 2
Ealing +17 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Chiswick - 10 £52,500 -
Stockport +10 8 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -13 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Manchester -18 8 £40,000 -11.11%
South East +67 4 £55,000 +29.41% 1
City of London +19 3 £55,000 +37.50%
East of England - 2 £55,000 -
Essex - 2 £55,000 -
Sussex - 2 £58,750 -
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Worthing - 1 £55,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £40,000 -

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 77 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (58.44%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (48.05%) Selenium
4 35 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 34 (44.16%) ISEB
5 34 (44.16%) Windows
6 33 (42.86%) BDD
7 29 (37.66%) Cucumber
8 26 (33.77%) SoapUI
9 25 (32.47%) QA Automation
10 23 (29.87%) Relational Database
11 22 (28.57%) Linux
12 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
13 19 (24.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (24.68%) Java
13 19 (24.68%) SQL
13 19 (24.68%) JMeter
14 18 (23.38%) Scrum
14 18 (23.38%) C#
14 18 (23.38%) SpecFlow
15 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (22.08%) Web Services
16 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
16 16 (20.78%) TDD
16 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
17 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
17 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
17 15 (19.48%) Kanban
17 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (19.48%) RESTful

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 9 (11.69%) CMS
1 9 (11.69%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (11.69%) Umbraco
2 5 (6.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.29%) SaaS
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.87%) Relational Database
2 14 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 11 (14.29%) MySQL
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 10 (12.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (12.99%) HBase
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (48.05%) Selenium
2 29 (37.66%) Cucumber
3 26 (33.77%) SoapUI
4 19 (24.68%) JMeter
4 19 (24.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (23.38%) SpecFlow
6 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
7 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 14 (18.18%) JIRA
8 12 (15.58%) WebDriver
9 10 (12.99%) Capybara
9 10 (12.99%) Hamcrest
9 10 (12.99%) jMock
9 10 (12.99%) JUnit
10 9 (11.69%) WATIR
11 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
11 4 (5.19%) JBehave
12 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
13 2 (2.60%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
1 3 (3.90%) Law
1 3 (3.90%) Legal
2 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) Web Services
2 15 (19.48%) RESTful
3 14 (18.18%) XML
4 13 (16.88%) SOAP
5 12 (15.58%) REST
6 9 (11.69%) HTML
7 5 (6.49%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.60%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.30%) JSON
9 1 (1.30%) LAMP
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Fintech
4 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.30%) Telematics
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 22 (28.57%) Linux
3 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.58%) Unix
5 11 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 11 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.60%) Android
6 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (58.44%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 33 (42.86%) BDD
4 25 (32.47%) QA Automation
5 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
6 18 (23.38%) Scrum
7 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (20.78%) TDD
8 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
9 15 (19.48%) Kanban
10 14 (18.18%) Performance Testing
10 14 (18.18%) SOA
10 14 (18.18%) Test Management
11 12 (15.58%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (14.29%) Automation Testing
12 11 (14.29%) Case Management
12 11 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.99%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) Java
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 18 (23.38%) C#
3 14 (18.18%) Python
4 13 (16.88%) Ruby
5 7 (9.09%) Groovy
6 4 (5.19%) Perl
7 3 (3.90%) Scala
8 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (44.16%) ISEB
2 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) Sitecore
4 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago