The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 881 924 969
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 37 37 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.034% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.035% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 26 36 18
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £37,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -19.50%

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
94453 106197 112297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79493 87537 91539
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior QA Tester in the job title.

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 26 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 37 £45,000 - 5
North West +39 17 £45,000 -
Manchester +17 17 £45,000 -
Stockport +9 11 £45,000 -
London +30 10 £60,000 +14.28% 3
West Midlands - 10 - -
Warwick - 9 - -
Warwickshire - 9 - -
Altrincham - 6 £37,000 -
City of London +60 1 £65,000 +44.44%
Birmingham - 1 - -

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Senior QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 90 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (54.44%) Microsoft
4 42 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (43.33%) C#
6 37 (41.11%) Selenium
7 34 (37.78%) Windows
8 33 (36.67%) Test Automation
9 31 (34.44%) SQL
10 30 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 28 (31.11%) Automated Testing
12 26 (28.89%) TDD
13 25 (27.78%) Test Scripting
14 24 (26.67%) MS Excel
14 24 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
15 23 (25.56%) ISEB
15 23 (25.56%) Degree
16 22 (24.44%) Finance
17 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
17 21 (23.33%) Automation Testing
18 17 (18.89%) Java
18 17 (18.89%) Manual Testing
19 15 (16.67%) XML
19 15 (16.67%) Integration Testing
19 15 (16.67%) Test Strategy
19 15 (16.67%) SoapUI
20 14 (15.56%) SpecFlow
20 14 (15.56%) BDD
20 14 (15.56%) JIRA

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.33%) IIS
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (41.11%) Selenium
3 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
4 15 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 14 (15.56%) JIRA
5 14 (15.56%) SpecFlow
6 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 11 (12.22%) TestDirector
7 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
8 9 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (6.67%) JMeter
10 5 (5.56%) Appium
10 5 (5.56%) Subversion
11 4 (4.44%) NUnit
12 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
12 3 (3.33%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
12 3 (3.33%) Ranorex
13 2 (2.22%) JUnit
13 2 (2.22%) RSpec
General
1 22 (24.44%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Back Office
3 3 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) XML
2 9 (10.00%) .NET
3 8 (8.89%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.56%) Web Services
5 2 (2.22%) Spring
6 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.11%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.11%) HTML
6 1 (1.11%) JSON
6 1 (1.11%) LESS
6 1 (1.11%) React
6 1 (1.11%) Sass
6 1 (1.11%) SOAP
6 1 (1.11%) Symfony
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.11%) BBC
6 1 (1.11%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.22%) Mac OS X
3 11 (12.22%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.67%) Test Automation
3 28 (31.11%) Automated Testing
4 26 (28.89%) TDD
5 25 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 21 (23.33%) Automation Testing
7 17 (18.89%) Manual Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 14 (15.56%) BDD
10 13 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (14.44%) Functional Testing
11 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (12.22%) Case Management
12 11 (12.22%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (12.22%) Scrum
12 11 (12.22%) Software Testing
12 11 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (12.22%) Wealth Management
13 9 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.33%) C#
2 31 (34.44%) SQL
3 17 (18.89%) Java
4 8 (8.89%) C++
5 6 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.11%) PHP
7 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Degree
1 23 (25.56%) ISEB
2 9 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
1 11 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.22%) VMware
3 5 (5.56%) Apple
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) Telerik
5 1 (1.11%) HP
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