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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 767 808 803
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 176 126 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 148 113 119
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 +44 161 £50,000 +11.11% 43
London +36 68 £55,000 +3.28% 12
Yorkshire +27 20 £41,500 -5.68% 3
South East -4 19 £46,250 +2.77% 12
West Yorkshire +23 15 £41,500 -5.68% 2
West Midlands -22 15 £50,000 +11.11%
North West +26 14 £45,000 +32.35% 6
Leeds +17 14 £41,500 -5.68% 2
Ealing -7 13 £55,000 -8.33%
South West -2 11 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Manchester +20 9 £45,000 +32.35% 4
East of England +1 8 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Birmingham - 8 £50,000 -
Cambridge +10 6 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Stockport +1 6 £45,000 +36.36%
Oxfordshire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire +32 5 £40,750 +16.42% 1
Surrey +9 5 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Bristol -4 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Abingdon - 4 £45,000 -
Hampshire +13 3 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Berkshire -6 3 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £50,000 -
Hammersmith - 3 £55,000 -
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Worcester - 3 £50,000 -
Redhill - 3 £55,000 - 1

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 184 (56.10%) QA
2 173 (52.74%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (37.80%) Selenium
4 104 (31.71%) Automated Testing
5 102 (31.10%) C#
6 86 (26.22%) Java
7 83 (25.30%) Windows
8 82 (25.00%) SQL
8 82 (25.00%) Finance
8 82 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 81 (24.70%) BDD
10 77 (23.48%) Microsoft
11 76 (23.17%) TDD
12 73 (22.26%) ISEB
12 73 (22.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 73 (22.26%) Test Automation
13 64 (19.51%) WebDriver
14 63 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (17.99%) ISTQB
16 55 (16.77%) Test Scripting
17 54 (16.46%) .NET
18 52 (15.85%) SpecFlow
19 47 (14.33%) Scrum
20 46 (14.02%) Manual Testing
21 45 (13.72%) Degree
22 44 (13.41%) Cucumber
23 42 (12.80%) Test Strategy
24 41 (12.50%) Test Management
25 40 (12.20%) HP UFT
26 38 (11.59%) SQL Server

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (1.83%) IIS
2 2 (0.61%) Confluence
2 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.10%) HTTP
2 13 (3.96%) Wireless
3 8 (2.44%) Wireless Security
4 4 (1.22%) Internet
5 3 (0.91%) Firewall
6 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.61%) Network Security
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.06%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.22%) MySQL
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.91%) Big Data
6 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.61%) QlikView
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 124 (37.80%) Selenium
2 73 (22.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (19.51%) WebDriver
4 52 (15.85%) SpecFlow
5 44 (13.41%) Cucumber
6 40 (12.20%) HP UFT
7 26 (7.93%) Git (software)
8 25 (7.62%) JIRA
9 24 (7.32%) LoadRunner
10 22 (6.71%) Visual Studio
11 18 (5.49%) JMeter
12 17 (5.18%) Jenkins
13 14 (4.27%) Subversion
14 10 (3.05%) JUnit
15 9 (2.74%) Bugzilla
16 8 (2.44%) SoapUI
17 7 (2.13%) Hudson
17 7 (2.13%) Metasploit
18 6 (1.83%) MSTest
18 6 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (4.27%) Retail
3 12 (3.66%) Banking
4 10 (3.05%) Electronics
4 10 (3.05%) Marketing
5 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.44%) Publishing
7 6 (1.83%) Legal
8 5 (1.52%) Law
8 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.22%) Games
10 3 (0.91%) Front Office
10 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.46%) .NET
2 29 (8.84%) Web Services
3 20 (6.10%) HTML
4 14 (4.27%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.96%) Gherkin
6 10 (3.05%) SOAP
7 9 (2.74%) XML
8 8 (2.44%) J2EE
9 6 (1.83%) CSS
9 6 (1.83%) HTML5
9 6 (1.83%) REST
10 4 (1.22%) JSON
10 4 (1.22%) JSP
10 4 (1.22%) RESTful
11 3 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.91%) Ajax
11 3 (0.91%) jQuery
11 3 (0.91%) WCF
12 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.93%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.44%) CESG
5 6 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.22%) Fintech
8 3 (0.91%) iPad
8 3 (0.91%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.61%) iDTV
10 1 (0.30%) BBC
10 1 (0.30%) Blog
10 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.30%) EMV
10 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.30%) Physics
10 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 83 (25.30%) Windows
2 22 (6.71%) Linux
2 22 (6.71%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.49%) Mac OS X
3 18 (5.49%) Windows 10
4 15 (4.57%) Unix
5 5 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.91%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (52.74%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (31.71%) Automated Testing
3 82 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 81 (24.70%) BDD
5 76 (23.17%) TDD
6 73 (22.26%) Test Automation
7 63 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (16.77%) Test Scripting
9 47 (14.33%) Scrum
10 46 (14.02%) Manual Testing
11 42 (12.80%) Test Strategy
12 41 (12.50%) Test Management
13 38 (11.59%) Software Testing
14 37 (11.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (10.98%) Functional Testing
16 34 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (10.37%) Software Engineering
17 33 (10.06%) Defect Tracking
18 31 (9.45%) Information Security
18 31 (9.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (31.10%) C#
2 86 (26.22%) Java
3 82 (25.00%) SQL
4 38 (11.59%) C++
5 33 (10.06%) Ruby
6 23 (7.01%) Python
7 21 (6.40%) JavaScript
8 19 (5.79%) PHP
9 17 (5.18%) VB
10 15 (4.57%) C
11 11 (3.35%) Perl
12 8 (2.44%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.91%) VBScript
14 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.30%) Groovy
15 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (22.26%) ISEB
2 59 (17.99%) ISTQB
3 45 (13.72%) Degree
4 31 (9.45%) Security Cleared
5 26 (7.93%) CREST Certified
6 22 (6.71%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (3.05%) CEH
9 8 (2.44%) CHECK Team Leader
10 7 (2.13%) OSCP
11 6 (1.83%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (1.52%) Tigerscheme
13 4 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.22%) OSCE
14 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.30%) CISMP
15 1 (0.30%) CISSP
15 1 (0.30%) GPEN
15 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (56.10%) QA
2 9 (2.74%) SDET
3 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) EMIR
System Software
1 18 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (6.71%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.13%) Nessus
3 4 (1.22%) OpenVAS
4 3 (0.91%) CA Wily
4 3 (0.91%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.61%) Puppet
6 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 77 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.32%) HP
3 18 (5.49%) VMware
4 17 (5.18%) Oracle
5 6 (1.83%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) Citrix
7 3 (0.91%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.91%) CA
7 3 (0.91%) Dynatrace
7 3 (0.91%) Twitter
8 2 (0.61%) Facebook
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.30%) Cognos
9 1 (0.30%) Murex
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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