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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK
Rank 686 804 796
Rank change year-on-year
+118 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 167 143 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 158 131 134
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,450 £33,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
80056 96820 101312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66472 81235 84186
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +112 158 £50,000 - 23
London +53 49 £57,500 +4.54% 7
North West +12 37 £45,000 +2.85% 3
Manchester +6 34 £45,000 - 3
South East +79 33 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Oxfordshire +37 17 £35,500 -16.47% 1
Yorkshire +28 15 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Oxford - 14 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands +5 13 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Leeds +32 11 £55,000 +32.53%
West Yorkshire +32 11 £55,000 +32.53%
Ealing +17 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
Stockport +9 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Milton Keynes - 7 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £47,500 -
East Midlands +11 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Birmingham +4 6 £47,500 -5.00% 2
City of London +45 4 £72,500 +61.11% 3
Scotland +33 4 £40,000 +17.64%
East of England +21 4 £45,000 -14.28% 1
South West +18 4 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £52,500 +10.52%
Berkshire +49 3 £52,500 -30.00% 1
Reading +44 3 £52,500 -30.00% 1
Sheffield +10 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Bristol +2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
South Yorkshire +1 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Nottingham -2 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Cheadle - 3 £40,000 -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 181 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (44.41%) QA
2 127 (44.41%) Selenium
3 105 (36.71%) Java
4 97 (33.92%) Test Automation
5 90 (31.47%) ISEB
6 88 (30.77%) BDD
7 83 (29.02%) Automated Testing
8 80 (27.97%) Cucumber
9 76 (26.57%) Software Testing
10 73 (25.52%) TDD
11 72 (25.17%) SQL
11 72 (25.17%) Windows
12 71 (24.83%) C#
13 63 (22.03%) Scrum
14 61 (21.33%) Automation Testing
15 60 (20.98%) WebDriver
16 58 (20.28%) Linux
17 52 (18.18%) Finance
17 52 (18.18%) SDLC
18 51 (17.83%) Performance Testing
19 50 (17.48%) ISTQB
20 48 (16.78%) Test Scripting
21 46 (16.08%) Jenkins
22 45 (15.73%) Relational Database
22 45 (15.73%) Python
23 42 (14.69%) JMeter
23 42 (14.69%) Functional Testing
24 40 (13.99%) Gherkin
24 40 (13.99%) SpecFlow

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 17 (5.94%) CMS
2 9 (3.15%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (3.15%) Umbraco
3 6 (2.10%) IIS
4 5 (1.75%) Confluence
5 4 (1.40%) IBM Domino
5 4 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (6.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.64%) GitHub
2 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.50%) SaaS
4 5 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.24%) HTTP
2 14 (4.90%) Internet
3 12 (4.20%) Broadband
3 12 (4.20%) LTE
4 10 (3.50%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.15%) Firewall
6 8 (2.80%) DNS
7 4 (1.40%) IMAP
7 4 (1.40%) NAS
7 4 (1.40%) SAN
7 4 (1.40%) SMTP
7 4 (1.40%) Wireless
7 4 (1.40%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.05%) Network Security
9 2 (0.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.73%) Relational Database
2 29 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.39%) NoSQL
4 22 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 21 (7.34%) MySQL
6 13 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.85%) Redis
8 9 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (3.15%) HBase
9 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 127 (44.41%) Selenium
2 80 (27.97%) Cucumber
3 60 (20.98%) WebDriver
4 46 (16.08%) Jenkins
5 42 (14.69%) JMeter
6 40 (13.99%) SpecFlow
7 34 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (11.54%) JIRA
9 30 (10.49%) SoapUI
10 29 (10.14%) Git (software)
11 22 (7.69%) JUnit
11 22 (7.69%) LoadRunner
12 17 (5.94%) Metasploit
12 17 (5.94%) Visual Studio
13 13 (4.55%) HP UFT
14 11 (3.85%) Capybara
15 9 (3.15%) Hamcrest
15 9 (3.15%) jMock
15 9 (3.15%) TestNG
15 9 (3.15%) WATIR
General
1 52 (18.18%) Finance
2 20 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.10%) Legal
4 3 (1.05%) Advertising
4 3 (1.05%) Automotive
4 3 (1.05%) Banking
4 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.05%) Law
4 3 (1.05%) Retail
5 2 (0.70%) Back Office
5 2 (0.70%) Games
5 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.99%) Gherkin
2 38 (13.29%) Web Services
3 34 (11.89%) .NET
4 26 (9.09%) HTML
4 26 (9.09%) RESTful
5 24 (8.39%) XML
6 22 (7.69%) SOAP
7 15 (5.24%) JSON
8 12 (4.20%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (3.85%) JSON Schema
9 11 (3.85%) JSON-LD
9 11 (3.85%) REST
10 10 (3.50%) Ajax
11 6 (2.10%) Entity Framework
11 6 (2.10%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (2.10%) LINQ
12 5 (1.75%) Behat
12 5 (1.75%) J2EE
13 4 (1.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.90%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.75%) Blog
7 5 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.40%) User Experience
9 3 (1.05%) Fintech
10 2 (0.70%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.35%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.35%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.35%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.17%) Windows
2 58 (20.28%) Linux
3 25 (8.74%) Unix
4 23 (8.04%) Mac OS X
5 19 (6.64%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.55%) VxWorks
7 11 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.45%) Kali Linux
9 4 (1.40%) Android
9 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (33.92%) Test Automation
3 88 (30.77%) BDD
4 83 (29.02%) Automated Testing
5 76 (26.57%) Software Testing
6 73 (25.52%) TDD
7 63 (22.03%) Scrum
8 61 (21.33%) Automation Testing
9 52 (18.18%) SDLC
10 51 (17.83%) Performance Testing
11 48 (16.78%) Test Scripting
12 42 (14.69%) Functional Testing
13 40 (13.99%) Mentoring
14 35 (12.24%) Kanban
14 35 (12.24%) Open Source
14 35 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
15 34 (11.89%) Defect Management
15 34 (11.89%) Regression Testing
16 32 (11.19%) Configuration Management
17 31 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 105 (36.71%) Java
2 72 (25.17%) SQL
3 71 (24.83%) C#
4 45 (15.73%) Python
5 31 (10.84%) C++
6 29 (10.14%) Perl
7 25 (8.74%) C
8 23 (8.04%) Ruby
9 22 (7.69%) JavaScript
10 16 (5.59%) VB
11 9 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.80%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.80%) VBScript
13 7 (2.45%) Groovy
14 6 (2.10%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.75%) PHP
16 4 (1.40%) Scala
16 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
17 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (31.47%) ISEB
2 50 (17.48%) ISTQB
3 29 (10.14%) Degree
4 24 (8.39%) Security Cleared
5 21 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (3.85%) CREST Certified
8 11 (3.85%) OSCP
9 9 (3.15%) CEH
9 9 (3.15%) GPEN
10 7 (2.45%) CHECK Team Leader
10 7 (2.45%) GIAC
11 3 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.70%) CISSP
13 1 (0.35%) CCNA
13 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.35%) EC-Council LPT
13 1 (0.35%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (44.41%) QA
2 26 (9.09%) SDET
3 11 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.40%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (7.69%) Nessus
2 20 (6.99%) Nmap
3 11 (3.85%) Grafana
3 11 (3.85%) Puppet
3 11 (3.85%) StatsD
4 5 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.75%) OpenVAS
5 4 (1.40%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.94%) VMware
3 13 (4.55%) Oracle
4 11 (3.85%) Splunk
5 9 (3.15%) IBM
5 9 (3.15%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.75%) Coverity
6 5 (1.75%) Qualys
7 4 (1.40%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.70%) Citrix
8 2 (0.70%) HP
8 2 (0.70%) Perforce
8 2 (0.70%) SAP
9 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.35%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.35%) Infor
9 1 (0.35%) Intel
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.35%) Sage
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £43000 per annum + FlexiTime,Pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £32000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago