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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 729 742 714
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 163 205 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 135 181 142
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £35,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 May 2015 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 27 May 2015. 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 -2 148 £45,000 +5.88% 11
London +23 70 £50,000 - 7
South East -10 29 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £45,000 -
South West -27 11 £40,000 +3.89%
City of London +47 9 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East Midlands +19 9 £45,000 +28.57%
West Yorkshire +18 8 £39,000 +11.42%
Yorkshire +12 8 £39,000 +11.42%
Wimbledon - 8 £43,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £36,500 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £36,500 -
Scotland +21 7 £40,000 -28.25% 2
North West -2 7 £32,500 -2.98% 2
Nottingham +8 6 £45,500 +35.82%
Nottinghamshire +5 6 £45,500 +35.82%
Wales +5 6 £40,000 -
South Wales +1 6 £40,000 -
Ealing - 6 £55,000 -
Newport - 6 £40,000 -
East of England +2 5 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Manchester +1 5 £42,000 +20.86%
Reading -12 5 £45,000 -
Somerset +21 4 - -
West Midlands -2 4 £37,500 +4.16%
Hampshire -7 4 £40,000 +9.58%
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -
Bath - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 £30,000 -
Leeds +21 3 £39,000 +11.42%

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 156 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (44.37%) QA
3 116 (40.85%) Selenium
4 92 (32.39%) Automated Testing
5 78 (27.46%) Manual Testing
5 78 (27.46%) SQL
6 77 (27.11%) ISEB
7 75 (26.41%) Java
8 74 (26.06%) Finance
9 60 (21.13%) Software Testing
10 56 (19.72%) Test Scripting
11 55 (19.37%) .NET
12 53 (18.66%) Test Automation
13 51 (17.96%) Cucumber
14 50 (17.61%) WebDriver
15 49 (17.25%) BDD
16 47 (16.55%) Scrum
17 44 (15.49%) TDD
17 44 (15.49%) Performance Testing
18 43 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (14.79%) JIRA
19 42 (14.79%) Windows
20 41 (14.44%) ISTQB
21 39 (13.73%) C#
21 39 (13.73%) Automation Testing
22 37 (13.03%) Degree
22 37 (13.03%) User Acceptance Testing
23 34 (11.97%) JavaScript
24 33 (11.62%) Regression Testing
25 31 (10.92%) Microsoft

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 7 (2.46%) CMS
2 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.06%) IIS
4 2 (0.70%) JBoss
4 2 (0.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) Node.js
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.17%) SaaS
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.76%) HTTP
2 4 (1.41%) Internet
3 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.70%) SDH
4 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.70%) MPLS
4 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.35%) Firewall
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.87%) MySQL
4 8 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.06%) QlikView
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.70%) Big Data
7 2 (0.70%) SSDT
8 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 116 (40.85%) Selenium
2 51 (17.96%) Cucumber
3 50 (17.61%) WebDriver
4 42 (14.79%) JIRA
5 26 (9.15%) SpecFlow
6 23 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (7.04%) TeamCity
7 20 (7.04%) JMeter
7 20 (7.04%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.28%) LoadRunner
9 14 (4.93%) Visual Studio
9 14 (4.93%) NUnit
9 14 (4.93%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (3.17%) Calabash
11 8 (2.82%) JUnit
11 8 (2.82%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.82%) Mockito
12 6 (2.11%) Bugzilla
12 6 (2.11%) Maven
12 6 (2.11%) Behat
General
1 74 (26.06%) Finance
2 29 (10.21%) Banking
3 11 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.17%) Games
4 9 (3.17%) Retail
5 4 (1.41%) Marketing
5 4 (1.41%) Front Office
6 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Law
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.37%) .NET
2 29 (10.21%) HTML
3 26 (9.15%) Web Services
4 20 (7.04%) CSS
5 17 (5.99%) ASP.NET
6 16 (5.63%) XML
7 12 (4.23%) RESTful
7 12 (4.23%) HTML5
8 8 (2.82%) REST
8 8 (2.82%) Gherkin
9 7 (2.46%) CSS3
9 7 (2.46%) SOAP
9 7 (2.46%) Middleware
9 7 (2.46%) jQuery
10 4 (1.41%) Apache CXF
10 4 (1.41%) Spring
10 4 (1.41%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.41%) LESS
10 4 (1.41%) Java EE
11 3 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.69%) Mobile App
3 15 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.82%) Replication
5 3 (1.06%) iPhone
5 3 (1.06%) iPad
5 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.06%) User Experience
6 2 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (0.70%) DTV
6 2 (0.70%) IPTV
6 2 (0.70%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.35%) Social Gaming
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.79%) Windows
2 27 (9.51%) Android
3 26 (9.15%) Apple iOS
4 25 (8.80%) Linux
5 10 (3.52%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.17%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.17%) Windows Vista
6 9 (3.17%) Windows 8
6 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.82%) UNIX
8 5 (1.76%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (32.39%) Automated Testing
3 78 (27.46%) Manual Testing
4 60 (21.13%) Software Testing
5 56 (19.72%) Test Scripting
6 53 (18.66%) Test Automation
7 49 (17.25%) BDD
8 47 (16.55%) Scrum
9 44 (15.49%) TDD
9 44 (15.49%) Performance Testing
10 43 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (13.73%) Automation Testing
12 37 (13.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (11.62%) Regression Testing
14 31 (10.92%) Mentoring
14 31 (10.92%) Test Strategy
15 30 (10.56%) SDLC
16 22 (7.75%) Test Management
17 20 (7.04%) E-Commerce
18 18 (6.34%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (27.46%) SQL
2 75 (26.41%) Java
3 39 (13.73%) C#
4 34 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 27 (9.51%) PHP
6 24 (8.45%) Ruby
7 22 (7.75%) Python
8 11 (3.87%) C
9 9 (3.17%) Perl
10 6 (2.11%) Groovy
10 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.76%) VB
12 4 (1.41%) VBScript
13 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.70%) XPath
14 2 (0.70%) C++
14 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (27.11%) ISEB
2 41 (14.44%) ISTQB
3 37 (13.03%) Degree
4 24 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.52%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.11%) HND
8 5 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.76%) CISSP
9 3 (1.06%) CISA
9 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.06%) CGEIT
9 3 (1.06%) CRISC
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (44.37%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.70%) COBIT
3 2 (0.70%) Val IT
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.21%) Oracle
3 8 (2.82%) HP
4 5 (1.76%) Google
5 4 (1.41%) Apple
6 3 (1.06%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.06%) Cognos
6 3 (1.06%) Telerik
7 2 (0.70%) Sun
7 2 (0.70%) New Relic
7 2 (0.70%) SAP
7 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.70%) Remedy
7 2 (0.70%) Infovista
7 2 (0.70%) Cramer
7 2 (0.70%) VMware
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe
8 1 (0.35%) McAfee
8 1 (0.35%) Symbian
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco
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