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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
UK
Rank 821 903 933
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 42 50 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.050% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.051% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 42 50 31
Median salary £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%

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
81292 97227 103350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67466 81440 85098
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 2017 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 20 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 27 February 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 +81 42 £52,500 -2.32% 4
London +54 27 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Chiswick - 14 £52,500 -
South East +53 7 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Ealing +14 6 £57,500 +4.54%
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
North West -8 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester -31 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Midlands +31 2 £27,500 -26.66%
Stockport +2 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Birmingham - 2 £27,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
South West - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £37,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £55,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -
Essex - 1 £55,000 -

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 85 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (54.12%) Selenium
4 37 (43.53%) Cucumber
5 36 (42.35%) Windows
6 35 (41.18%) ISEB
7 34 (40.00%) BDD
8 33 (38.82%) Automated Testing
9 27 (31.76%) Java
9 27 (31.76%) SoapUI
10 26 (30.59%) Linux
11 25 (29.41%) Software Testing
11 25 (29.41%) QA Automation
12 24 (28.24%) JMeter
13 23 (27.06%) Relational Database
14 22 (25.88%) Web Services
14 22 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (24.71%) SQL
16 20 (23.53%) Unix
17 19 (22.35%) C#
18 18 (21.18%) SpecFlow
18 18 (21.18%) Scrum
18 18 (21.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (21.18%) Test Automation
18 18 (21.18%) RESTful
19 17 (20.00%) TDD
19 17 (20.00%) SOA
19 17 (20.00%) Python
19 17 (20.00%) REST
19 17 (20.00%) NoSQL

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 (10.59%) CMS
1 9 (10.59%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (10.59%) Umbraco
2 8 (9.41%) Confluence
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.82%) SaaS
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.06%) Relational Database
2 17 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 15 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (17.65%) HBase
3 15 (17.65%) MySQL
4 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (54.12%) Selenium
2 37 (43.53%) Cucumber
3 27 (31.76%) SoapUI
4 24 (28.24%) JMeter
5 18 (21.18%) SpecFlow
5 18 (21.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (18.82%) JIRA
7 15 (17.65%) Hamcrest
7 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 15 (17.65%) jMock
7 15 (17.65%) JUnit
7 15 (17.65%) WebDriver
8 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
9 10 (11.76%) Capybara
9 10 (11.76%) WATIR
10 4 (4.71%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
12 2 (2.35%) IntelliJ
12 2 (2.35%) JBehave
12 2 (2.35%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (3.53%) Games
1 3 (3.53%) Law
1 3 (3.53%) Legal
2 1 (1.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) Web Services
2 18 (21.18%) RESTful
3 17 (20.00%) REST
4 14 (16.47%) XML
5 11 (12.94%) SOAP
6 10 (11.76%) HTML
7 8 (9.41%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.88%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.18%) .NET
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.18%) CSS
9 1 (1.18%) DOM
9 1 (1.18%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) Fintech
4 1 (1.18%) AS400
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.35%) Windows
2 26 (30.59%) Linux
3 20 (23.53%) Unix
4 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.41%) Mac OS X
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.88%) Android
6 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.00%) BDD
3 33 (38.82%) Automated Testing
4 25 (29.41%) QA Automation
4 25 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 22 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (21.18%) Scrum
6 18 (21.18%) Test Automation
7 17 (20.00%) SOA
7 17 (20.00%) TDD
8 16 (18.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (18.82%) Performance Testing
8 16 (18.82%) Unit Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Kanban
10 14 (16.47%) Test Management
11 12 (14.12%) Automation Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (12.94%) Security Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
13 10 (11.76%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) Java
2 21 (24.71%) SQL
3 19 (22.35%) C#
4 17 (20.00%) Python
5 13 (15.29%) Ruby
6 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.24%) Scala
8 5 (5.88%) Groovy
9 2 (2.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (41.18%) ISEB
2 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
1 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Sitecore
3 8 (9.41%) VMware
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
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