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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 893 852 837
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 11 19 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.019% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 61
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -23 11 £52,500 +16.66% 4
London -8 8 £52,500 +10.52% 4
Peterborough - 1 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Derby - 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £31,500 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (56.76%) Scrum
3 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
4 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (40.54%) SQL
6 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
7 13 (35.14%) Selenium
7 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
8 12 (32.43%) Degree
8 12 (32.43%) Java
8 12 (32.43%) Python
9 11 (29.73%) C#
10 10 (27.03%) HTML
10 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
10 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Ruby
11 9 (24.32%) HTML5
12 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
12 8 (21.62%) Linux
13 7 (18.92%) Perl
13 7 (18.92%) Android
13 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
13 7 (18.92%) JIRA
13 7 (18.92%) Silverlight
13 7 (18.92%) TDD
13 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
14 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
14 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
14 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Hazelcast
2 2 (5.41%) Neo4j
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.22%) JUnit
4 5 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.81%) NUnit
5 4 (10.81%) JMeter
6 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
6 3 (8.11%) FitNesse
6 3 (8.11%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.11%) Ranorex
7 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.41%) Subversion
7 2 (5.41%) Maven
7 2 (5.41%) TestNG
7 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (5.41%) PHPUnit
8 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) HTML
2 9 (24.32%) HTML5
3 7 (18.92%) Silverlight
4 6 (16.22%) Web Services
5 4 (10.81%) REST
5 4 (10.81%) .NET
6 2 (5.41%) Apache Camel
6 2 (5.41%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) XML
6 2 (5.41%) J2SE
7 1 (2.70%) LAMP
7 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.70%) SOAP
7 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Social Gaming
2 2 (5.41%) iPhone
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Android
2 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
3 6 (16.22%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
5 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Scrum
2 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
3 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
5 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
6 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.92%) TDD
9 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.81%) Test Management
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) OO
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.11%) V-Model
11 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Analytics
12 2 (5.41%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) Python
3 11 (29.73%) C#
4 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 10 (27.03%) Ruby
5 7 (18.92%) Perl
5 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.81%) PHP
7 2 (5.41%) Lua
7 2 (5.41%) Scala
7 2 (5.41%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.70%) VBScript
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.81%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Terracotta
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
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