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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 887 867 845
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 8 32 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.029% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.031% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 47
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £36,700 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £57,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +11.84%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 12 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 18 December 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
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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 -15 8 £45,000 -10.00%
London +7 4 £46,250 -11.48%
East of England -21 2 £36,500 -17.04%
South East +5 1 £25,000 -56.52%
North West -21 1 £45,000 -2.70%
Manchester -27 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Peterborough - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £25,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £36,500 -
Ipswich - 1 £36,500 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 20 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
4 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (45.00%) Selenium
6 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Python
9 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 5 (25.00%) JIRA
10 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 4 (20.00%) Games
10 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (20.00%) Android
10 4 (20.00%) OO
10 4 (20.00%) ISEB
10 4 (20.00%) JUnit
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.00%) Neo4j
1 2 (10.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) JUnit
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) NUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Subversion
5 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (10.00%) TestNG
5 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (10.00%) Liquibase
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) Capybara
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) J2SE
2 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (10.00%) Spring
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile Games
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Social Gaming
3 1 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Scrum
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) OO
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 2 (10.00%) Time Management
10 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 2 (10.00%) Analytics
10 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Lua
4 2 (10.00%) Scala
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Terracotta
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle