The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 896 846 850
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 11 23 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.021% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.022% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 52
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 £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -15.55%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 2014 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 17 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 29 July 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 -56 11 £52,500 +16.66% 3
London -35 6 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Bristol -2 1 £38,500 -7.78%
South East -3 1 £39,000 -5.45%
City of London -7 1 £60,000 +50.00%
South West -15 1 £38,500 +2.66%
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Brighton - 1 £39,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Derby - 1 £50,000 - 1
Leeds - 1 £31,500 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £39,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 - 1

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 22 (52.38%) SQL
4 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 17 (40.48%) Selenium
5 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (38.10%) Automated Testing
6 16 (38.10%) C#
7 15 (35.71%) Java
7 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
8 13 (30.95%) Python
9 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 11 (26.19%) HTML
10 11 (26.19%) Ruby
10 11 (26.19%) Degree
11 10 (23.81%) HTML5
12 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
13 8 (19.05%) Linux
13 8 (19.05%) JUnit
13 8 (19.05%) Perl
13 8 (19.05%) Silverlight
13 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
13 8 (19.05%) TDD
13 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
14 7 (16.67%) JIRA
14 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
14 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) Neo4j
2 2 (4.76%) Hazelcast
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Selenium
2 8 (19.05%) JUnit
3 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (16.67%) JIRA
4 6 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (14.29%) NUnit
5 5 (11.90%) JMeter
6 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
7 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.14%) Ranorex
7 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.76%) Jasmine
8 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.76%) Subversion
8 2 (4.76%) Maven
8 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (4.76%) TestNG
8 2 (4.76%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Games
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) HTML
2 10 (23.81%) HTML5
3 8 (19.05%) Silverlight
4 6 (14.29%) Web Services
5 5 (11.90%) .NET
6 4 (9.52%) XML
7 3 (7.14%) JSON
7 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
8 2 (4.76%) Apache Camel
8 2 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.76%) Spring
8 2 (4.76%) REST
8 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.76%) J2SE
9 1 (2.38%) XML Schema
9 1 (2.38%) LAMP
9 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.38%) CSS
9 1 (2.38%) SOAP
9 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
3 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) Handset
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Android
3 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.14%) UNIX
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Scrum
2 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (38.10%) Automated Testing
5 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) TDD
8 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Test Management
10 5 (11.90%) OO
11 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.52%) BDD
12 3 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) C#
3 15 (35.71%) Java
4 13 (30.95%) Python
5 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (26.19%) Ruby
7 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
7 8 (19.05%) Perl
8 5 (11.90%) PHP
9 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.76%) Lua
9 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
9 2 (4.76%) Scala
10 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Terracotta
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) VMware
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