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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 773 829 790
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 141 153 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 118 132 177
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £37,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £67,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +22 134 £45,000 - 45
South East +32 44 £45,000 - 11
Berkshire +42 33 £45,000 - 4
North West +41 31 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Manchester +12 24 £45,000 +63.63% 3
London +4 24 £60,000 +14.28% 9
West Midlands +13 20 £39,250 +36.48% 5
Stockport +6 13 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +30 12 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Bracknell - 12 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +40 10 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +25 10 £37,500 - 4
Warwickshire - 10 £36,000 - 1
Warwick - 9 £36,000 -
Reading +11 6 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Birmingham -8 6 £42,500 +47.78% 2
Cheshire - 6 £40,000 -
Scotland +18 5 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Hampshire -4 4 £72,500 +47.95% 3
Oxfordshire -14 4 £85,000 +100.00% 1
Banbury - 4 £85,000 - 1
Altrincham - 4 £37,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £72,500 - 2
Wigan +1 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Newbury - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey +30 2 £44,000 -7.36% 1
East of England +26 2 £40,000 -1.23% 4
Bedfordshire +20 2 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Sheffield +12 2 £37,500 -6.25%

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 163 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (49.69%) QA
3 129 (39.57%) Selenium
4 115 (35.28%) Finance
5 114 (34.97%) Java
6 98 (30.06%) Test Automation
7 96 (29.45%) ISEB
8 95 (29.14%) SQL
9 92 (28.22%) C#
10 78 (23.93%) Test Scripting
11 73 (22.39%) .NET
12 69 (21.17%) Software Testing
13 67 (20.55%) Degree
14 66 (20.25%) Automated Testing
14 66 (20.25%) Scrum
15 65 (19.94%) Windows
15 65 (19.94%) Open Source
16 63 (19.33%) Performance Testing
16 63 (19.33%) Functional Testing
17 62 (19.02%) Perl
18 57 (17.48%) Defect Management
18 57 (17.48%) JMeter
19 53 (16.26%) Microsoft
20 52 (15.95%) Ruby
21 51 (15.64%) Visual Studio
21 51 (15.64%) Team Foundation Server
22 50 (15.34%) LoadRunner
23 48 (14.72%) Python
24 46 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
25 45 (13.80%) JavaScript

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 22 (6.75%) CMS
2 10 (3.07%) IIS
3 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.61%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.66%) Internet
2 32 (9.82%) Firewall
2 32 (9.82%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.06%) DNS
4 21 (6.44%) Wireless
5 13 (3.99%) Wireless Security
6 10 (3.07%) HTTP
7 6 (1.84%) LAN
7 6 (1.84%) WAN
8 4 (1.23%) Broadband
8 4 (1.23%) LTE
8 4 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.92%) Network Security
9 3 (0.92%) SAN
9 3 (0.92%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.92%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.61%) DAB
10 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.61%) IMAP
10 2 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.37%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.07%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.23%) MS Access
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.61%) MySQL
6 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 129 (39.57%) Selenium
2 57 (17.48%) JMeter
3 51 (15.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (15.64%) Visual Studio
4 50 (15.34%) LoadRunner
5 35 (10.74%) SoapUI
5 35 (10.74%) WebDriver
6 34 (10.43%) JIRA
7 27 (8.28%) Gatling
7 27 (8.28%) TestNG
8 21 (6.44%) Cucumber
9 18 (5.52%) Git (software)
9 18 (5.52%) Jenkins
10 17 (5.21%) HP UFT
11 15 (4.60%) SpecFlow
12 14 (4.29%) TestDirector
13 13 (3.99%) Metasploit
14 12 (3.68%) NUnit
15 8 (2.45%) Appium
15 8 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 115 (35.28%) Finance
2 15 (4.60%) Back Office
3 13 (3.99%) Banking
4 12 (3.68%) Publishing
5 10 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.45%) Marketing
7 6 (1.84%) Games
7 6 (1.84%) Retail
8 5 (1.53%) Law
8 5 (1.53%) Legal
9 4 (1.23%) Advertising
10 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.61%) Automotive
11 2 (0.61%) Electronics
11 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.31%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (22.39%) .NET
2 41 (12.58%) ASP.NET
3 38 (11.66%) HTML
4 32 (9.82%) Web Services
5 29 (8.90%) XML
6 28 (8.59%) Ajax
7 15 (4.60%) SOAP
8 11 (3.37%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.76%) RESTful
10 8 (2.45%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.84%) JSON
12 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.23%) Spring
12 4 (1.23%) WCF
13 3 (0.92%) CSS
13 3 (0.92%) Entity Framework
13 3 (0.92%) Lambda Expressions
13 3 (0.92%) LINQ
14 2 (0.61%) DHTML
14 2 (0.61%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (11.35%) Mobile App
3 17 (5.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (4.29%) CESG
4 14 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.76%) Fintech
6 6 (1.84%) User Experience
7 4 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.92%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.92%) Spread Betting
8 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.61%) Blog
9 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.61%) SCADA
9 2 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.94%) Windows
2 30 (9.20%) Linux
3 23 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.13%) Unix
5 16 (4.91%) Mac OS X
6 15 (4.60%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.53%) Android
7 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.53%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.23%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (30.06%) Test Automation
3 78 (23.93%) Test Scripting
4 69 (21.17%) Software Testing
5 66 (20.25%) Automated Testing
5 66 (20.25%) Scrum
6 65 (19.94%) Open Source
7 63 (19.33%) Functional Testing
7 63 (19.33%) Performance Testing
8 57 (17.48%) Defect Management
9 46 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 44 (13.50%) Manual Testing
11 43 (13.19%) SDLC
12 42 (12.88%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (12.58%) TDD
14 39 (11.96%) Automation Testing
15 33 (10.12%) Test Strategy
15 33 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (10.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 114 (34.97%) Java
2 95 (29.14%) SQL
3 92 (28.22%) C#
4 62 (19.02%) Perl
5 52 (15.95%) Ruby
6 48 (14.72%) Python
7 45 (13.80%) JavaScript
8 44 (13.50%) VB
9 32 (9.82%) C++
10 28 (8.59%) C
11 27 (8.28%) VBScript
12 19 (5.83%) PHP
13 17 (5.21%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.76%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.15%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.15%) VBA
16 6 (1.84%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.84%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (29.45%) ISEB
2 67 (20.55%) Degree
3 43 (13.19%) ISTQB
4 35 (10.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (10.12%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.59%) CREST Certified
7 25 (7.67%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.37%) OSCP
9 9 (2.76%) CHECK Team Leader
9 9 (2.76%) GPEN
10 6 (1.84%) CEH
10 6 (1.84%) CHECK Team Member
10 6 (1.84%) Tigerscheme
11 5 (1.53%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.53%) GIAC
11 5 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (1.23%) SANS
13 3 (0.92%) CISSP
14 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (49.69%) QA
2 14 (4.29%) SDET
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (5.21%) Active Directory
1 17 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.07%) Nessus
3 9 (2.76%) Nmap
4 3 (0.92%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.92%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.61%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.61%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.06%) HP
3 18 (5.52%) Oracle
4 17 (5.21%) VMware
5 6 (1.84%) Citrix
6 4 (1.23%) Apple
6 4 (1.23%) SAP
7 3 (0.92%) IBM
7 3 (0.92%) Telerik
8 2 (0.61%) QNX
9 1 (0.31%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.31%) CA
9 1 (0.31%) Cognos
9 1 (0.31%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.31%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.31%) Intel
9 1 (0.31%) Sage
9 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) ServiceNow
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Share ownership scheme + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + flexibility
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago