The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 731 790 783
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 187 161 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 157 134 189
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £33,650 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,250 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK.

Senior Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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 +62 179 £50,000 +11.11% 20
London +15 76 £57,500 +9.52% 7
South East +20 25 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North West +40 24 £41,250 +26.92% 2
West Midlands +12 22 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Yorkshire +21 16 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Manchester +15 13 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Berkshire +8 11 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +16 10 - - 1
West Yorkshire +2 10 - - 1
Bracknell - 10 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire +32 8 £42,500 +30.76% 1
City of London +45 7 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East of England +24 7 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Warwickshire - 7 - -
Warrington +19 6 £42,500 +30.76% 1
South West -1 6 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Hampshire +4 5 £52,500 +31.25% 2
South Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £35,000 - 1
Warwick - 5 - -
Stockport +16 4 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +7 4 £54,000 +8.00% 1
West Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
Bristol +12 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Merseyside +11 3 £32,500 +68.42%
Liverpool +7 3 £32,500 +68.42%
Wales +1 3 £38,500 -3.75%
Ealing -1 3 £55,000 -
Coventry -3 3 £35,000 -6.66%

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Senior 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 Tester in the job title.

1 187 (51.23%) QA
2 182 (49.86%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (37.53%) Selenium
4 111 (30.41%) C#
4 111 (30.41%) Java
5 109 (29.86%) Finance
6 106 (29.04%) SQL
7 101 (27.67%) Test Automation
8 82 (22.47%) Windows
9 81 (22.19%) Degree
10 80 (21.92%) Microsoft
11 79 (21.64%) TDD
12 77 (21.10%) Automated Testing
13 76 (20.82%) ISEB
14 73 (20.00%) Test Scripting
15 71 (19.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 71 (19.45%) .NET
16 66 (18.08%) Software Testing
17 60 (16.44%) Ruby
18 58 (15.89%) BDD
19 55 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
20 54 (14.79%) Scrum
20 54 (14.79%) Automation Testing
21 53 (14.52%) WebDriver
22 50 (13.70%) Manual Testing
22 50 (13.70%) ISTQB
23 49 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
24 47 (12.88%) Open Source
25 46 (12.60%) Mobile App
26 44 (12.05%) Perl

Senior 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 14 (3.84%) IIS
2 10 (2.74%) CMS
3 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.10%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.58%) Wireless
2 22 (6.03%) HTTP
3 18 (4.93%) Firewall
3 18 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.93%) Wireless Security
4 17 (4.66%) Internet
5 10 (2.74%) DNS
6 7 (1.92%) LAN
6 7 (1.92%) WAN
7 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.55%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.55%) DAB
9 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.55%) Network Security
9 2 (0.55%) NFC
10 1 (0.27%) SAN
10 1 (0.27%) VoIP
10 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.12%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.10%) MS Access
4 4 (1.10%) MySQL
4 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Big Data
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 137 (37.53%) Selenium
2 71 (19.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (14.52%) WebDriver
4 42 (11.51%) JMeter
5 41 (11.23%) Visual Studio
6 38 (10.41%) LoadRunner
7 33 (9.04%) Git (software)
7 33 (9.04%) SpecFlow
8 29 (7.95%) SoapUI
9 28 (7.67%) JIRA
10 27 (7.40%) Cucumber
10 27 (7.40%) HP UFT
11 19 (5.21%) Jenkins
12 15 (4.11%) Subversion
13 12 (3.29%) NUnit
14 11 (3.01%) TestNG
15 10 (2.74%) Gatling
15 10 (2.74%) MSTest
16 9 (2.47%) JUnit
17 8 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (29.86%) Finance
2 18 (4.93%) Publishing
3 12 (3.29%) Banking
4 11 (3.01%) Marketing
5 10 (2.74%) Games
5 10 (2.74%) Retail
6 7 (1.92%) Back Office
6 7 (1.92%) Law
7 6 (1.64%) Electronics
7 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.82%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.45%) .NET
2 34 (9.32%) Web Services
3 27 (7.40%) HTML
4 22 (6.03%) ASP.NET
5 19 (5.21%) XML
6 18 (4.93%) Ajax
7 15 (4.11%) SOAP
8 9 (2.47%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.47%) RESTful
9 8 (2.19%) J2EE
9 8 (2.19%) JSON
10 7 (1.92%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.92%) REST
11 5 (1.37%) CSS
12 3 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.82%) WCF
13 2 (0.55%) DHTML
13 2 (0.55%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.60%) Mobile App
2 42 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.21%) CESG
5 7 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (1.64%) Fintech
6 6 (1.64%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.10%) iPad
9 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.55%) SCADA
9 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.55%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.55%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.27%) Contract for Difference
10 1 (0.27%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (22.47%) Windows
2 30 (8.22%) Unix
3 23 (6.30%) Linux
4 22 (6.03%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.56%) Mac OS X
5 13 (3.56%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.82%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.55%) Android
7 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (49.86%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (27.67%) Test Automation
3 79 (21.64%) TDD
4 77 (21.10%) Automated Testing
5 73 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 66 (18.08%) Software Testing
7 58 (15.89%) BDD
8 55 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
9 54 (14.79%) Automation Testing
9 54 (14.79%) Scrum
10 50 (13.70%) Manual Testing
11 49 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (12.88%) Open Source
13 42 (11.51%) Performance Testing
14 40 (10.96%) Test Strategy
15 38 (10.41%) Functional Testing
15 38 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (10.14%) Defect Management
16 37 (10.14%) Information Security
17 36 (9.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 111 (30.41%) C#
1 111 (30.41%) Java
2 106 (29.04%) SQL
3 60 (16.44%) Ruby
4 44 (12.05%) Perl
4 44 (12.05%) Python
5 39 (10.68%) C++
6 32 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 27 (7.40%) C
7 27 (7.40%) PHP
8 25 (6.85%) VB
9 17 (4.66%) VB.NET
10 16 (4.38%) VBScript
11 7 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.92%) VBA
12 6 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 81 (22.19%) Degree
2 76 (20.82%) ISEB
3 50 (13.70%) ISTQB
4 42 (11.51%) CREST Certified
5 41 (11.23%) Security Cleared
6 38 (10.41%) SC Cleared
7 22 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (3.56%) Tigerscheme
9 12 (3.29%) CHECK Team Member
10 11 (3.01%) OSCP
11 8 (2.19%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (1.64%) CEH
13 5 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (1.37%) OSCE
14 4 (1.10%) GIAC
14 4 (1.10%) GPEN
14 4 (1.10%) SANS
15 1 (0.27%) CCNP
15 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (51.23%) QA
2 16 (4.38%) SDET
3 5 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.37%) Puppet
3 4 (1.10%) CA Wily
3 4 (1.10%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.10%) Nessus
4 3 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.27%) Nmap
6 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 80 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.67%) HP
3 13 (3.56%) VMware
4 12 (3.29%) Oracle
5 11 (3.01%) Citrix
6 7 (1.92%) SAP
7 5 (1.37%) Apple
8 4 (1.10%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.10%) CA
8 4 (1.10%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.82%) Twitter
10 2 (0.55%) Facebook
10 2 (0.55%) QNX
10 2 (0.55%) Telerik
11 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.27%) Sage
11 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
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