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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 865 923 861
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 37 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.013% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 36 15 23
Average salary £42,250 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.11% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 23 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 3 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 27 £45,000 +2.85% 3
London +29 15 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South East +21 11 £42,500 +8.97%
Scotland +8 6 £40,000 -46.66%
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Livingston - 5 £40,000 -
City of London +37 4 £45,000 -16.27% 2
South Wales - 4 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £40,000 -
Newport - 4 £40,000 -
Wales - 4 £40,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire -3 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Reading - 3 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £42,500 -
Ealing - 3 £55,000 -
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
South West -7 1 £40,500 +5.19%
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,500 -
Oxford - 1 £42,500 -
Dundee - 1 £24,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £40,500 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 35 (52.24%) Automated Testing
4 30 (44.78%) Selenium
4 30 (44.78%) ISEB
5 28 (41.79%) SQL
5 28 (41.79%) Manual Testing
6 23 (34.33%) JIRA
6 23 (34.33%) Software Testing
7 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (31.34%) C#
7 21 (31.34%) Finance
8 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
8 17 (25.37%) Scrum
9 16 (23.88%) Performance Testing
10 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
10 15 (22.39%) Degree
10 15 (22.39%) BDD
11 14 (20.90%) SpecFlow
12 12 (17.91%) Cucumber
12 12 (17.91%) .NET
13 11 (16.42%) Java
13 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
13 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
14 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
14 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
14 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
15 9 (13.43%) Windows
15 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
15 9 (13.43%) Test Management

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) 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 30 (44.78%) Selenium
2 23 (34.33%) JIRA
3 14 (20.90%) SpecFlow
4 12 (17.91%) Cucumber
5 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
6 8 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.96%) Behat
8 4 (5.97%) TestNG
8 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.48%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.49%) Xcode
10 1 (1.49%) Subversion
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%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.49%) JBehave
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Front Office
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.99%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 6 (8.96%) RESTful
2 6 (8.96%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.46%) J2EE
4 4 (5.97%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) J2SE
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 2 (2.99%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.49%) REST
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.49%) CSS
7 1 (1.49%) SOAP
7 1 (1.49%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.49%) WCF
7 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 3 (4.48%) iPhone
5 3 (4.48%) iPad
6 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.49%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.49%) Equities
7 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.49%) Handset
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
1 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
2 8 (11.94%) Windows 8
2 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
2 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (11.94%) Windows Vista
3 6 (8.96%) UNIX
3 6 (8.96%) Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Android
4 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (79.10%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) Automated Testing
3 28 (41.79%) Manual Testing
4 23 (34.33%) Software Testing
5 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (25.37%) Scrum
7 16 (23.88%) Performance Testing
8 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
8 15 (22.39%) BDD
9 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
10 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Test Management
10 9 (13.43%) TDD
11 8 (11.94%) Pair Programming
11 8 (11.94%) Refactoring
11 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
12 7 (10.45%) Analytics
12 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
12 7 (10.45%) System Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 21 (31.34%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) 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 30 (44.78%) ISEB
2 15 (22.39%) Degree
3 11 (16.42%) 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
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%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe
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