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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 887 840 888
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 32 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.031% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.032% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 32 29 23
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114444 105272 119153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92735 87604 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 April 2014 within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 10 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 30 £47,500 +5.55% 10
London -40 23 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South West +1 6 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Bristol - 6 £38,500 - 1
City of London - 3 £45,000 - 2
County Antrim - 2 £36,500 -
Belfast - 2 £36,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £36,500 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
North West - 1 £37,500 -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 65 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (53.85%) SQL
3 25 (38.46%) Java
4 24 (36.92%) Automated Testing
5 23 (35.38%) Selenium
6 22 (33.85%) C#
7 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (32.31%) Scrum
7 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
8 19 (29.23%) Degree
9 17 (26.15%) Test Strategy
10 16 (24.62%) JIRA
10 16 (24.62%) Python
11 15 (23.08%) Linux
12 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
12 14 (21.54%) Computer Science
13 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (18.46%) .NET
14 12 (18.46%) ISEB
14 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
15 10 (15.38%) Manual Testing
15 10 (15.38%) Test Management
15 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
16 9 (13.85%) PHP
16 9 (13.85%) Windows
16 9 (13.85%) HTML
16 9 (13.85%) Performance Testing
16 9 (13.85%) TDD
16 9 (13.85%) HTML5
17 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (6.15%) OpenEdge
1 4 (6.15%) Confluence
1 4 (6.15%) TWiki
2 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) MySQL
3 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Selenium
2 16 (24.62%) JIRA
3 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.15%) JUnit
7 4 (6.15%) JMeter
7 4 (6.15%) NUnit
7 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.62%) MSTest
8 3 (4.62%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.62%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.08%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.54%) Moq
10 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.54%) Billing
4 1 (1.54%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) .NET
2 9 (13.85%) HTML
2 9 (13.85%) HTML5
3 6 (9.23%) Silverlight
4 4 (6.15%) LAMP
4 4 (6.15%) SOAP
4 4 (6.15%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.62%) JSON
6 2 (3.08%) WCF
6 2 (3.08%) jQuery
6 2 (3.08%) Ajax
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) Web Services
6 2 (3.08%) XML
6 2 (3.08%) DOM
6 2 (3.08%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) J2EE
7 1 (1.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.15%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.54%) Handset
5 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.54%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Linux
2 9 (13.85%) Windows
3 8 (12.31%) UNIX
4 6 (9.23%) Android
4 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Automated Testing
2 21 (32.31%) Scrum
2 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
3 17 (26.15%) Test Strategy
4 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Test Management
6 9 (13.85%) Performance Testing
6 9 (13.85%) TDD
7 8 (12.31%) OO
7 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.23%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.23%) User Stories
9 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) SQL
2 25 (38.46%) Java
3 22 (33.85%) C#
4 16 (24.62%) Python
5 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.85%) PHP
7 7 (10.77%) Ruby
8 6 (9.23%) Bash Shell
8 6 (9.23%) Perl
9 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.54%) Scala
11 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Degree
2 12 (18.46%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.15%) HP
2 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.54%) VMware
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