The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 695 737 695
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 204 132 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 181 103 171
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.57%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 11 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +58 195 £45,000 +3.44% 20
London -6 74 £52,500 +10.52% 8
South East +28 62 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Surrey +31 33 £40,000 -33.33% 1
South West -4 17 £38,500 +1.31% 2
East of England +8 14 £46,250 -7.50% 1
East Midlands -9 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Bristol +7 11 £38,500 - 2
Hampshire +4 10 £36,500 -2.66%
Kent 0 10 £35,000 -22.22%
City of London 0 10 £47,500 +22.58% 2
Tunbridge Wells - 8 £35,000 -
North West +2 7 £32,500 -5.10% 1
Hertfordshire -12 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Berkshire -4 6 £41,500 -10.75%
Cheshire +1 5 £32,500 -1.51%
Yorkshire -49 5 - - 3
Havant - 5 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire 0 4 £32,250 -14.00%
Nottingham -1 4 £32,250 -14.00%
Reading -5 4 £39,500 -15.05%
Scotland -14 4 £37,500 -26.10%
Leeds -44 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire -48 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £35,000 -
Wales - 4 £29,000 - 1
South Wales - 4 £29,000 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £29,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £32,500 -
Coventry 0 3 £37,500 -28.57% 1

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title.

1 141 (36.34%) Java
2 129 (33.25%) Selenium
3 119 (30.67%) SQL
4 110 (28.35%) QA
5 95 (24.48%) Automated Testing
6 94 (24.23%) Degree
7 86 (22.16%) Scrum
7 86 (22.16%) Finance
8 84 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (20.88%) ISEB
10 80 (20.62%) Test Automation
11 70 (18.04%) C#
12 64 (16.49%) .NET
12 64 (16.49%) JMeter
13 62 (15.98%) Test Scripting
14 61 (15.72%) Performance Testing
14 61 (15.72%) QuickTest Pro
15 59 (15.21%) Manual Testing
16 57 (14.69%) Oracle
17 52 (13.40%) Test Strategy
18 49 (12.63%) WebDriver
18 49 (12.63%) Python
18 49 (12.63%) TDD
19 47 (12.11%) ISTQB
20 45 (11.60%) Computer Science
21 44 (11.34%) Cucumber
22 43 (11.08%) Ruby
22 43 (11.08%) Microsoft
23 42 (10.82%) PL/SQL
24 41 (10.57%) Automation Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.29%) Confluence
2 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.26%) CMS
2 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) Basecamp
2 2 (0.52%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.12%) TCP/IP
1 16 (4.12%) Wireless
2 11 (2.84%) Firewall
3 9 (2.32%) Wireless Security
4 5 (1.29%) HTTP
5 3 (0.77%) VoIP
6 2 (0.52%) Internet
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.47%) Oracle Database
2 25 (6.44%) MySQL
3 20 (5.15%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.77%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.77%) Hazelcast
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 129 (33.25%) Selenium
2 64 (16.49%) JMeter
3 61 (15.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 49 (12.63%) WebDriver
5 44 (11.34%) Cucumber
6 38 (9.79%) JIRA
7 33 (8.51%) LoadRunner
8 28 (7.22%) JUnit
9 25 (6.44%) Jenkins
10 18 (4.64%) Calabash
11 15 (3.87%) NUnit
12 14 (3.61%) Subversion
13 12 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
13 12 (3.09%) SoapUI
14 11 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (2.58%) FitNesse
15 10 (2.58%) Hudson
16 9 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (2.32%) TestNG
16 9 (2.32%) MSTest
General
1 86 (22.16%) Finance
2 22 (5.67%) Banking
3 17 (4.38%) Retail
4 7 (1.80%) Games
5 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.29%) Legal
6 5 (1.29%) Electronics
7 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.77%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (16.49%) .NET
2 35 (9.02%) HTML
3 30 (7.73%) Web Services
4 23 (5.93%) J2EE
4 23 (5.93%) ASP.NET
5 21 (5.41%) CSS
6 16 (4.12%) XML
7 11 (2.84%) SOAP
7 11 (2.84%) REST
8 10 (2.58%) HTML5
9 8 (2.06%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.80%) Spring
10 7 (1.80%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.80%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.29%) Adobe AIR
11 5 (1.29%) Flash
12 4 (1.03%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.03%) JSON
13 3 (0.77%) Apache Camel
13 3 (0.77%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.60%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.22%) Open Source
3 23 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.93%) Mathematics
4 22 (5.67%) Life Science
5 19 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (4.12%) Chemistry
7 13 (3.35%) Biology
7 13 (3.35%) Physics
8 12 (3.09%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.58%) Statistics
10 9 (2.32%) iSeries
11 8 (2.06%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.55%) Video on Demand
12 6 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
14 4 (1.03%) Market Risk
14 4 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
15 3 (0.77%) NHS
15 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.54%) Windows
2 28 (7.22%) UNIX
2 28 (7.22%) Linux
3 23 (5.93%) Apple iOS
4 21 (5.41%) Android
5 7 (1.80%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.80%) Solaris
6 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (24.48%) Automated Testing
2 86 (22.16%) Scrum
3 84 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (20.62%) Test Automation
5 62 (15.98%) Test Scripting
6 61 (15.72%) Performance Testing
7 59 (15.21%) Manual Testing
8 52 (13.40%) Test Strategy
9 49 (12.63%) TDD
10 41 (10.57%) Automation Testing
11 38 (9.79%) Software Testing
12 36 (9.28%) BDD
13 34 (8.76%) Penetration Testing
14 29 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (7.47%) Regression Testing
15 28 (7.22%) Test Management
16 27 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (6.70%) System Testing
18 21 (5.41%) Integration Testing
18 21 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 141 (36.34%) Java
2 119 (30.67%) SQL
3 70 (18.04%) C#
4 49 (12.63%) Python
5 43 (11.08%) Ruby
6 42 (10.82%) PL/SQL
7 31 (7.99%) PHP
8 30 (7.73%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.64%) Perl
10 14 (3.61%) C++
11 13 (3.35%) C
12 8 (2.06%) VBScript
12 8 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.55%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.03%) COBOL
16 3 (0.77%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.77%) Lua
16 3 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (24.23%) Degree
2 81 (20.88%) ISEB
3 47 (12.11%) ISTQB
4 19 (4.90%) CEH
5 17 (4.38%) CISSP
6 8 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) GWAPT
7 3 (0.77%) GPEN
7 3 (0.77%) OSCP
7 3 (0.77%) CISA
7 3 (0.77%) PhD
8 2 (0.52%) GCIH
8 2 (0.52%) CISM
8 2 (0.52%) OSCE
8 2 (0.52%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.26%) GIAC
9 1 (0.26%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (28.35%) QA
2 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.55%) vSphere
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (7.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 57 (14.69%) Oracle
2 43 (11.08%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.15%) HP
4 8 (2.06%) Citrix
5 6 (1.55%) VMware
5 6 (1.55%) Telerik
6 5 (1.29%) Adobe
7 4 (1.03%) IBM
8 3 (0.77%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.52%) Progress
9 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.52%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.26%) BT
10 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.26%) Sun
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
EMC Computer Systems (UK) Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £neg depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £43000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £29,000
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 27 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £27000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago