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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 817 909 974
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 48 60 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.056% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.058% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 41 57 11
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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 +59 45 £52,500 +5.00% 6
London +62 25 £55,000 - 2
North West -20 14 £45,000 - 1
Manchester -14 13 £45,000 - 1
Stockport +11 12 £45,000 - 1
Ealing +24 9 £57,500 +4.54%
City of London - 5 £55,000 - 1
South East +70 2 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England - 2 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £31,250 - 2
Chiswick - 2 £52,500 -
Essex - 2 £55,000 -
Slough - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 £27,500 -
Worthing - 1 £55,000 -
Birkenhead - 1 £37,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £37,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £27,500 -

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (48.10%) Automated Testing
2 38 (48.10%) ISEB
3 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (43.04%) Windows
5 33 (41.77%) Selenium
6 27 (34.18%) BDD
7 24 (30.38%) SoapUI
7 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
8 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
8 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (27.85%) Windows Server
9 20 (25.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (25.32%) XML
9 20 (25.32%) SQL
10 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
10 19 (24.05%) QA Automation
10 19 (24.05%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
11 18 (22.78%) Relational Database
11 18 (22.78%) Windows 10
11 18 (22.78%) Defect Tracking
11 18 (22.78%) Case Management
11 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
11 18 (22.78%) Mac OS X
11 18 (22.78%) VMware
11 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (21.52%) JIRA
12 17 (21.52%) C#
13 16 (20.25%) Jenkins

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 9 (11.39%) CMS
1 9 (11.39%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (11.39%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.80%) Confluence
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.80%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.53%) HBase
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 24 (30.38%) SoapUI
3 20 (25.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
5 17 (21.52%) JIRA
6 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
7 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
8 13 (16.46%) SpecFlow
8 13 (16.46%) WebDriver
9 11 (13.92%) JMeter
10 9 (11.39%) Capybara
10 9 (11.39%) WATIR
11 8 (10.13%) TestDirector
12 5 (6.33%) JBehave
13 3 (3.80%) JUnit
14 2 (2.53%) Hamcrest
14 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
14 2 (2.53%) IntelliJ
14 2 (2.53%) jMock
14 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Back Office
3 2 (2.53%) Law
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.32%) XML
2 13 (16.46%) SOAP
3 11 (13.92%) Web Services
4 9 (11.39%) HTML
5 7 (8.86%) RESTful
6 4 (5.06%) REST
7 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.27%) JSON
8 1 (1.27%) LAMP
8 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Fintech
4 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.27%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.27%) Telematics
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.04%) Windows
2 22 (27.85%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.78%) Mac OS X
3 18 (22.78%) Windows 10
4 15 (18.99%) Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.10%) Automated Testing
2 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (34.18%) BDD
4 19 (24.05%) QA Automation
5 18 (22.78%) Case Management
5 18 (22.78%) Defect Tracking
6 15 (18.99%) TDD
6 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
7 14 (17.72%) Scrum
7 14 (17.72%) Software Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Performance Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Test Management
9 12 (15.19%) Functional Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Mentoring
10 11 (13.92%) Defect Management
11 10 (12.66%) Kanban
11 10 (12.66%) Security Testing
11 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.66%) Web Testing
12 9 (11.39%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) SQL
2 17 (21.52%) C#
3 14 (17.72%) Ruby
4 12 (15.19%) Java
5 7 (8.86%) Groovy
5 7 (8.86%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) Perl
7 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) Scala
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) ISEB
2 6 (7.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
1 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) VMware
3 9 (11.39%) Sitecore
4 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle
5 1 (1.27%) Telerik
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