The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 723 775 707
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 178 130 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 151 111 148
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,625 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +16.78%

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
105270 103197 109388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 87760 83673 94207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 +51 176 £45,000 - 20
London -6 52 £55,000 +4.76% 5
South East +24 48 £45,000 +5.26% 4
North West -7 18 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Berkshire +29 17 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East of England -16 17 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hampshire - 17 £41,000 -
Hertfordshire -7 15 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Midlands -18 12 £43,750 +21.52% 2
Reading +3 11 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Manchester -26 11 £33,000 -1.49% 4
East Midlands +25 10 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire -22 8 £38,750 +8.39% 2
Derbyshire - 8 £50,000 -
Derby - 8 £50,000 -
Watford - 8 £42,500 - 1
Cheshire -2 7 £35,000 -39.13%
Surrey -8 7 £45,000 +5.26% 1
Winchester - 7 £47,500 -
Bristol +4 6 £34,500 +6.15%
South West -2 6 £34,500 -8.00%
Wilmslow - 6 £35,000 -
City of London +11 5 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Warwickshire +1 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Warwick -8 5 £45,000 +20.00%
North East -8 5 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 5 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear -16 5 £35,000 -
Stockport - 5 £30,500 - 1
West Sussex +1 4 £37,500 -12.28% 1

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 190 (50.80%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (43.58%) Selenium
3 127 (33.96%) ISEB
4 122 (32.62%) QA
5 112 (29.95%) Automated Testing
6 100 (26.74%) SQL
7 97 (25.94%) Test Scripting
8 96 (25.67%) Manual Testing
9 88 (23.53%) Degree
9 88 (23.53%) Java
10 83 (22.19%) ISTQB
11 80 (21.39%) Test Automation
12 75 (20.05%) Finance
13 71 (18.98%) QuickTest Pro
14 69 (18.45%) Software Testing
15 66 (17.65%) WebDriver
16 64 (17.11%) Windows
17 57 (15.24%) Microsoft
17 57 (15.24%) Scrum
18 51 (13.64%) Cucumber
19 49 (13.10%) C#
20 47 (12.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 46 (12.30%) Web Services
21 46 (12.30%) Regression Testing
22 45 (12.03%) Computer Science
23 43 (11.50%) Test Strategy
24 41 (10.96%) JMeter
25 40 (10.70%) .NET
26 39 (10.43%) Oracle
26 39 (10.43%) BDD

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (2.41%) CMS
2 6 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) uiautomator
Applications
1 20 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.48%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.60%) SaaS
1 6 (1.60%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.14%) HTTP
2 6 (1.60%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.34%) FTP
4 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.80%) Internet
5 2 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.75%) MySQL
2 11 (2.94%) MS Access
3 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.53%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.53%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 163 (43.58%) Selenium
2 71 (18.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 66 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 51 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 41 (10.96%) JMeter
6 38 (10.16%) JIRA
7 20 (5.35%) SpecFlow
8 19 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (4.81%) NUnit
9 18 (4.81%) Jenkins
10 17 (4.55%) Subversion
11 16 (4.28%) Maven
11 16 (4.28%) Ant
11 16 (4.28%) JUnit
12 15 (4.01%) Git (software)
13 12 (3.21%) Calabash
14 9 (2.41%) LoadRunner
14 9 (2.41%) JBehave
14 9 (2.41%) TestNG
General
1 75 (20.05%) Finance
2 27 (7.22%) Retail
3 18 (4.81%) Banking
4 12 (3.21%) Games
4 12 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.14%) Front Office
6 7 (1.87%) Electronics
7 4 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.80%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.30%) Web Services
2 40 (10.70%) .NET
3 36 (9.63%) HTML
4 34 (9.09%) XML
5 25 (6.68%) REST
6 22 (5.88%) J2EE
7 21 (5.61%) CSS
8 11 (2.94%) SOAP
8 11 (2.94%) Flash
8 11 (2.94%) HTML5
9 9 (2.41%) JSON
10 8 (2.14%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.60%) Apache Flex
11 6 (1.60%) Adobe AIR
11 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.34%) Cocoa
12 5 (1.34%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.34%) Cocoa Touch
13 3 (0.80%) XSL
13 3 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.03%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 27 (7.22%) Life Science
4 25 (6.68%) Mathematics
5 18 (4.81%) Visualisation
6 15 (4.01%) Open Source
6 15 (4.01%) User Experience
6 15 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.48%) Video on Demand
8 11 (2.94%) Physics
8 11 (2.94%) Chemistry
8 11 (2.94%) Biology
9 8 (2.14%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.87%) IPTV
11 6 (1.60%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.60%) Clustering
12 5 (1.34%) Statistics
12 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.80%) iPad
13 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.11%) Windows
2 36 (9.63%) Linux
2 36 (9.63%) Apple iOS
3 33 (8.82%) UNIX
4 32 (8.56%) Android
5 17 (4.55%) Solaris
6 16 (4.28%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.60%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (50.80%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (29.95%) Automated Testing
3 97 (25.94%) Test Scripting
4 96 (25.67%) Manual Testing
5 80 (21.39%) Test Automation
6 69 (18.45%) Software Testing
7 57 (15.24%) Scrum
8 46 (12.30%) Regression Testing
9 43 (11.50%) Test Strategy
10 39 (10.43%) BDD
11 38 (10.16%) Test Management
12 36 (9.63%) TDD
13 34 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (8.82%) Automation Testing
15 31 (8.29%) Software Engineering
16 30 (8.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (7.75%) Performance Testing
18 24 (6.42%) Integration Testing
18 24 (6.42%) Mentoring
19 22 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.74%) SQL
2 88 (23.53%) Java
3 49 (13.10%) C#
4 35 (9.36%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.68%) Python
5 25 (6.68%) PL/SQL
6 24 (6.42%) VBScript
7 21 (5.61%) Ruby
8 19 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 15 (4.01%) PHP
10 12 (3.21%) C
11 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.41%) Perl
12 9 (2.41%) C++
13 6 (1.60%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.34%) Groovy
15 4 (1.07%) VB
16 3 (0.80%) Scala
17 2 (0.53%) BrightScript
17 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 127 (33.96%) ISEB
2 88 (23.53%) Degree
3 83 (22.19%) ISTQB
4 47 (12.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (4.01%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.21%) CISSP
7 10 (2.67%) OSCP
8 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) CEH
10 1 (0.27%) PhD
10 1 (0.27%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (32.62%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.34%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.60%) Netcool
2 6 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 57 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.43%) Oracle
3 9 (2.41%) HP
3 9 (2.41%) Citrix
4 8 (2.14%) Adobe
5 6 (1.60%) Veritas
5 6 (1.60%) McAfee
6 5 (1.34%) Google
7 3 (0.80%) Apple
8 2 (0.53%) Terracotta
8 2 (0.53%) Telerik
9 1 (0.27%) Roku
9 1 (0.27%) Coverity
9 1 (0.27%) BT
9 1 (0.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.27%) Sun
9 1 (0.27%) SAP
9 1 (0.27%) IBM
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Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
People Source
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + pension, health care, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
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Birmingham
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benfits + Bonus and more
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Reading
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Salary: competitive
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