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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 867 913 860
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 33 31 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.026% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.027% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 30
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +49 26 £45,000 -5.26% 2
London +37 16 £50,000 - 2
South East - 8 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £45,000 -
Ealing - 6 £60,000 -
South Wales - 5 £40,000 - 1
Wales - 5 £40,000 - 1
Newport - 5 £40,000 - 1
City of London +27 4 £45,000 -
Reading - 4 £45,000 -
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
Oxford - 2 £33,750 -
Loughborough - 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £32,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £33,750 -
Scotland - 2 £32,000 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £40,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 £24,000 -
Livingston - 1 £40,000 - 1
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (88.10%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (59.52%) Automated Testing
4 22 (52.38%) ISEB
4 22 (52.38%) Manual Testing
5 19 (45.24%) JIRA
6 18 (42.86%) SQL
7 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
7 16 (38.10%) Selenium
8 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 13 (30.95%) Scrum
10 13 (30.95%) C#
11 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
11 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
11 11 (26.19%) Degree
12 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
12 10 (23.81%) BDD
12 10 (23.81%) Finance
13 9 (21.43%) SpecFlow
14 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
14 8 (19.05%) TDD
14 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
15 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 7 (16.67%) .NET
16 6 (14.29%) Windows
16 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
16 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (14.29%) Pair Programming
16 6 (14.29%) Replication

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SSDT
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) JIRA
2 16 (38.10%) Selenium
3 9 (21.43%) SpecFlow
4 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
6 5 (11.90%) Behat
7 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.38%) JMeter
8 1 (2.38%) Maven
8 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.38%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.76%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) RESTful
3 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) SOAP
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) LINQ
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Replication
1 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) iPhone
2 3 (7.14%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) Social Gaming
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
1 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Vista
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (88.10%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Automated Testing
3 22 (52.38%) Manual Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
5 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 13 (30.95%) Scrum
8 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
8 10 (23.81%) BDD
9 8 (19.05%) TDD
10 6 (14.29%) Pair Programming
10 6 (14.29%) Refactoring
10 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Test Management
11 5 (11.90%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (11.90%) Load Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Web Design
12 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) ISEB
2 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
2 11 (26.19%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) HND
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
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Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago