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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 860 918 857
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 32 11 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.009% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.010% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 31 11 23
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +2.63%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 21 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 31 July 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 +36 28 £45,000 -14.28% 2
London +40 16 £55,000 -
South East +10 10 £42,500 +8.97% 1
City of London +30 5 £52,500 -12.50%
Livingston - 4 £40,000 -
West Lothian - 4 £40,000 -
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £40,000 -
Reading - 3 £45,000 -
Oxford - 2 £37,500 - 1
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
South West -11 1 £40,500 +5.19%
North West - 1 £45,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £45,000 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £40,500 -
Ealing - 1 £55,000 -
Stockport - 1 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,500 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 67 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (79.10%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (55.22%) Automated Testing
4 33 (49.25%) Selenium
5 29 (43.28%) ISEB
6 27 (40.30%) SQL
6 27 (40.30%) Manual Testing
7 26 (38.81%) C#
8 23 (34.33%) Software Testing
9 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (28.36%) JIRA
10 19 (28.36%) Finance
10 19 (28.36%) BDD
11 18 (26.87%) SpecFlow
12 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
13 16 (23.88%) Performance Testing
14 14 (20.90%) Scrum
15 13 (19.40%) .NET
15 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
16 12 (17.91%) Cucumber
16 12 (17.91%) Java
16 12 (17.91%) Degree
17 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
17 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
17 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
18 10 (14.93%) Web Services
18 10 (14.93%) Windows
18 10 (14.93%) TDD
18 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 9 (13.43%) ISTQB

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (7.46%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) SSDT
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (49.25%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) JIRA
3 18 (26.87%) SpecFlow
4 12 (17.91%) Cucumber
5 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
6 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
6 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.96%) Behat
8 4 (5.97%) TestNG
9 3 (4.48%) HP UFT
9 3 (4.48%) NUnit
10 1 (1.49%) Subversion
10 1 (1.49%) Xcode
10 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.49%) Firebug
10 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.49%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.49%) JBehave
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Front Office
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
4 1 (1.49%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) Web Services
3 6 (8.96%) RESTful
3 6 (8.96%) Gherkin
4 5 (7.46%) J2EE
5 4 (5.97%) XML
5 4 (5.97%) J2SE
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
7 2 (2.99%) HTML5
8 1 (1.49%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.49%) CSS3
8 1 (1.49%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.49%) CSS
8 1 (1.49%) SOAP
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.49%) WCF
8 1 (1.49%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.94%) Replication
3 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Equities
6 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Handset
6 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.49%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.94%) Windows 8
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Vista
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.96%) UNIX
4 6 (8.96%) Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Android
5 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (79.10%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (55.22%) Automated Testing
3 27 (40.30%) Manual Testing
4 23 (34.33%) Software Testing
5 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (28.36%) BDD
7 16 (23.88%) Performance Testing
8 14 (20.90%) Scrum
9 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
10 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
11 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (14.93%) TDD
12 8 (11.94%) Pair Programming
12 8 (11.94%) Refactoring
12 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
13 7 (10.45%) System Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Test Management
13 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
14 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
14 6 (8.96%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) SQL
2 26 (38.81%) C#
3 12 (17.91%) Java
4 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.96%) PHP
5 5 (7.46%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) ISEB
2 12 (17.91%) Degree
3 9 (13.43%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (8.96%) HND
5 6 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) VMware
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
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