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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 740 817 786
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 183 155 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 145 138 188
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £35,700 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
94900 105542 116515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80031 87022 95416
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +71 174 £45,000 - 17
London +12 58 £60,000 +14.83% 6
South East +45 28 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West +37 26 £42,500 +54.54% 3
West Midlands +10 26 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Yorkshire +46 23 £37,500 -3.84%
Berkshire +23 19 £45,000 - 1
Manchester +19 19 £43,750 +59.09% 3
Leeds +26 16 £37,500 -3.84%
West Yorkshire +17 16 £37,500 -3.84%
Bracknell - 14 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 9 - -
Stockport - 8 £45,000 - 1
East of England +39 7 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Warwick - 7 - -
Sheffield - 6 £36,250 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £36,250 -
City of London +52 5 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Wales +7 5 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Altrincham - 5 £36,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £42,500 -
South West +12 4 £60,000 +48.14% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £32,500 -
Surrey +18 3 £43,000 -14.00%
Coventry +11 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Hampshire +5 3 £57,000 +42.50% 1
Scotland +1 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Wolverhampton -3 3 £36,000 +20.00%
Birmingham -11 3 £37,500 - 1

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 184 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (49.45%) QA
3 141 (38.95%) Selenium
4 123 (33.98%) Java
5 112 (30.94%) Finance
6 108 (29.83%) C#
6 108 (29.83%) SQL
7 102 (28.18%) Test Automation
8 85 (23.48%) Degree
9 83 (22.93%) Windows
10 78 (21.55%) ISEB
10 78 (21.55%) Test Scripting
11 77 (21.27%) Automated Testing
12 74 (20.44%) Microsoft
13 73 (20.17%) .NET
13 73 (20.17%) TDD
14 71 (19.61%) Software Testing
15 67 (18.51%) Ruby
15 67 (18.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 56 (15.47%) Open Source
17 55 (15.19%) Scrum
18 54 (14.92%) Perl
18 54 (14.92%) Penetration Testing
19 53 (14.64%) BDD
20 51 (14.09%) Manual Testing
20 51 (14.09%) Automation Testing
21 50 (13.81%) WebDriver
21 50 (13.81%) Visual Studio
21 50 (13.81%) Python
22 49 (13.54%) ISTQB

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 (3.87%) CMS
1 14 (3.87%) IIS
2 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.46%) Wireless
2 24 (6.63%) Firewall
2 24 (6.63%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.08%) HTTP
3 22 (6.08%) Internet
4 21 (5.80%) Wireless Security
5 15 (4.14%) DNS
6 8 (2.21%) LAN
6 8 (2.21%) WAN
7 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.83%) 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 (0.28%) Broadband
10 1 (0.28%) LTE
10 1 (0.28%) SAN
10 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.10%) MS Access
5 4 (1.10%) MySQL
5 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 141 (38.95%) Selenium
2 67 (18.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (13.81%) Visual Studio
3 50 (13.81%) WebDriver
4 48 (13.26%) JMeter
5 45 (12.43%) LoadRunner
6 32 (8.84%) Git (software)
7 29 (8.01%) SoapUI
8 27 (7.46%) JIRA
8 27 (7.46%) SpecFlow
9 26 (7.18%) HP UFT
10 24 (6.63%) Cucumber
11 19 (5.25%) Jenkins
12 18 (4.97%) TestNG
13 17 (4.70%) Gatling
14 12 (3.31%) NUnit
14 12 (3.31%) Subversion
15 10 (2.76%) JUnit
16 9 (2.49%) Metasploit
17 8 (2.21%) MSTest
General
1 112 (30.94%) Finance
2 20 (5.52%) Publishing
3 11 (3.04%) Marketing
4 10 (2.76%) Banking
5 9 (2.49%) Back Office
6 7 (1.93%) Games
6 7 (1.93%) Law
6 7 (1.93%) Retail
6 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.38%) Electronics
7 5 (1.38%) Legal
7 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.83%) Advertising
9 2 (0.55%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (20.17%) .NET
2 39 (10.77%) Web Services
3 34 (9.39%) HTML
4 27 (7.46%) ASP.NET
5 23 (6.35%) Ajax
5 23 (6.35%) XML
6 14 (3.87%) SOAP
7 10 (2.76%) RESTful
8 9 (2.49%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.49%) J2EE
9 8 (2.21%) JSON
10 7 (1.93%) CSS
10 7 (1.93%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.93%) REST
11 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.10%) WCF
12 3 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.83%) Spring
13 2 (0.55%) DOM
13 2 (0.55%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
1 42 (11.60%) Mobile App
2 22 (6.08%) CESG
3 18 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.21%) Fintech
6 6 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.66%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.10%) iPad
8 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
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
Operating Systems
1 83 (22.93%) Windows
2 32 (8.84%) Unix
3 28 (7.73%) Linux
4 21 (5.80%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.31%) Mac OS X
5 12 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.10%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.55%) Android
7 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (28.18%) Test Automation
3 78 (21.55%) Test Scripting
4 77 (21.27%) Automated Testing
5 73 (20.17%) TDD
6 71 (19.61%) Software Testing
7 56 (15.47%) Open Source
8 55 (15.19%) Scrum
9 54 (14.92%) Penetration Testing
10 53 (14.64%) BDD
11 51 (14.09%) Automation Testing
11 51 (14.09%) Manual Testing
12 48 (13.26%) Performance Testing
13 47 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (11.88%) Defect Management
14 43 (11.88%) Functional Testing
15 40 (11.05%) SDLC
16 39 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (10.22%) Information Security
18 35 (9.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 123 (33.98%) Java
2 108 (29.83%) C#
2 108 (29.83%) SQL
3 67 (18.51%) Ruby
4 54 (14.92%) Perl
5 50 (13.81%) Python
6 40 (11.05%) JavaScript
7 39 (10.77%) C++
8 32 (8.84%) C
9 31 (8.56%) VB
10 28 (7.73%) PHP
11 20 (5.52%) VBScript
12 17 (4.70%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.93%) VBA
14 6 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 85 (23.48%) Degree
2 78 (21.55%) ISEB
3 49 (13.54%) ISTQB
4 40 (11.05%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.77%) CREST Certified
5 39 (10.77%) SC Cleared
6 25 (6.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.49%) CHECK Team Member
7 9 (2.49%) OSCP
7 9 (2.49%) Tigerscheme
8 8 (2.21%) CHECK Team Leader
9 5 (1.38%) GPEN
9 5 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.10%) CEH
10 4 (1.10%) GIAC
10 4 (1.10%) SANS
11 2 (0.55%) CISSP
11 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.28%) CISA
12 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (49.45%) QA
2 18 (4.97%) SDET
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (9.94%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.66%) Nessus
3 5 (1.38%) Puppet
4 4 (1.10%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.10%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.83%) Nmap
6 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 74 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.01%) HP
3 13 (3.59%) Oracle
4 12 (3.31%) VMware
5 10 (2.76%) Citrix
6 6 (1.66%) SAP
7 5 (1.38%) Apple
8 4 (1.10%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.10%) CA
8 4 (1.10%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.83%) Telerik
9 3 (0.83%) Twitter
10 2 (0.55%) Facebook
10 2 (0.55%) QNX
11 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.28%) Sage
11 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
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