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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK
Rank 691 774 828
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 173 178 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 160 148 112
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 February 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 February 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 +78 166 £52,500 +5.00% 26
London +43 52 £57,500 +4.54% 7
South East +94 35 £47,500 +5.55% 2
North West -6 33 £43,750 -2.77% 8
Manchester -2 29 £45,000 - 6
Yorkshire +35 24 £55,000 +32.53% 4
Leeds +35 17 £55,000 +32.53% 2
West Yorkshire +30 17 £55,000 +32.53% 2
Chiswick - 15 £52,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +26 14 £36,000 -20.00%
Oxford - 12 £36,000 -
West Midlands +17 11 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +50 7 £51,250 +17.14% 1
Reading +46 7 £51,250 +20.58% 1
South West +19 7 £35,000 -12.50% 3
East of England +22 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Ealing +14 6 £57,500 +4.54%
Milton Keynes - 6 £47,500 -
Cheadle - 6 £40,000 -
Dudley - 6 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £47,500 -
Scotland +24 5 £40,000 +6.66%
Sheffield +17 5 £45,000 -23.40%
South Yorkshire +11 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Bristol +5 4 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Essex +25 3 £55,000 +29.41%
City of London +23 3 £67,500 +25.58% 1
Birmingham +10 3 £40,000 -20.00%

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 196 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (46.96%) Selenium
3 133 (42.49%) QA
4 128 (40.89%) Java
5 104 (33.23%) Cucumber
6 103 (32.91%) Test Automation
7 101 (32.27%) BDD
8 98 (31.31%) Automated Testing
9 87 (27.80%) TDD
10 86 (27.48%) C#
11 85 (27.16%) ISEB
12 79 (25.24%) WebDriver
13 78 (24.92%) Windows
14 76 (24.28%) Software Testing
15 73 (23.32%) SQL
16 68 (21.73%) Automation Testing
17 61 (19.49%) Linux
18 60 (19.17%) SDLC
19 59 (18.85%) Gherkin
20 55 (17.57%) Jenkins
20 55 (17.57%) Test Scripting
21 53 (16.93%) ISTQB
22 52 (16.61%) Python
23 48 (15.34%) Web Services
23 48 (15.34%) Scrum
24 46 (14.70%) Finance
24 46 (14.70%) Relational Database
25 44 (14.06%) Configuration Management
26 41 (13.10%) Microsoft
26 41 (13.10%) Performance Testing

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 11 (3.51%) CMS
2 9 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (2.88%) Umbraco
3 8 (2.56%) Confluence
4 5 (1.60%) IIS
5 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.96%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
2 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.90%) GitHub
2 15 (4.79%) SaaS
3 12 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.78%) HTTP
2 12 (3.83%) Broadband
2 12 (3.83%) LTE
3 6 (1.92%) Wireless
4 4 (1.28%) Internet
4 4 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.28%) Wireless Security
5 3 (0.96%) Firewall
5 3 (0.96%) IMAP
5 3 (0.96%) NAS
5 3 (0.96%) SAN
5 3 (0.96%) SMTP
5 3 (0.96%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.64%) DNS
6 2 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.70%) Relational Database
2 35 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 28 (8.95%) NoSQL
4 25 (7.99%) MySQL
5 23 (7.35%) RDBMS
6 16 (5.11%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (4.47%) HBase
8 11 (3.51%) Redis
9 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 147 (46.96%) Selenium
2 104 (33.23%) Cucumber
3 79 (25.24%) WebDriver
4 55 (17.57%) Jenkins
5 39 (12.46%) JMeter
6 37 (11.82%) SpecFlow
7 36 (11.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (10.54%) JIRA
8 33 (10.54%) SoapUI
9 27 (8.63%) JUnit
10 26 (8.31%) Git (software)
11 16 (5.11%) LoadRunner
12 15 (4.79%) Metasploit
13 14 (4.47%) Hamcrest
13 14 (4.47%) jMock
14 11 (3.51%) Capybara
14 11 (3.51%) HP UFT
15 10 (3.19%) Visual Studio
15 10 (3.19%) WATIR
16 7 (2.24%) TestComplete
General
1 46 (14.70%) Finance
2 18 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.88%) Legal
4 4 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.28%) Games
5 3 (0.96%) Automotive
5 3 (0.96%) Banking
5 3 (0.96%) Law
5 3 (0.96%) Retail
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Back Office
6 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.85%) Gherkin
2 48 (15.34%) Web Services
3 30 (9.58%) RESTful
4 24 (7.67%) XML
5 23 (7.35%) .NET
6 19 (6.07%) SOAP
7 18 (5.75%) HTML
8 16 (5.11%) JSON
8 16 (5.11%) REST
9 11 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (3.51%) JSON Schema
9 11 (3.51%) JSON-LD
10 5 (1.60%) Behat
10 5 (1.60%) J2EE
10 5 (1.60%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.28%) Ajax
11 4 (1.28%) CSS
11 4 (1.28%) WSDL
11 4 (1.28%) XSD
12 3 (0.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.79%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.28%) Blog
7 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.96%) Fintech
8 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.64%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) AS400
10 1 (0.32%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.92%) Windows
2 61 (19.49%) Linux
3 33 (10.54%) Unix
4 20 (6.39%) Mac OS X
5 15 (4.79%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.15%) VxWorks
7 8 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.92%) Kali Linux
9 5 (1.60%) Android
9 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (32.91%) Test Automation
3 101 (32.27%) BDD
4 98 (31.31%) Automated Testing
5 87 (27.80%) TDD
6 76 (24.28%) Software Testing
7 68 (21.73%) Automation Testing
8 60 (19.17%) SDLC
9 55 (17.57%) Test Scripting
10 48 (15.34%) Scrum
11 44 (14.06%) Configuration Management
12 41 (13.10%) Mentoring
12 41 (13.10%) Performance Testing
13 39 (12.46%) Functional Testing
14 37 (11.82%) System Integration Testing
15 36 (11.50%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (10.86%) E-Commerce
17 33 (10.54%) Regression Testing
18 31 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (9.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 128 (40.89%) Java
2 86 (27.48%) C#
3 73 (23.32%) SQL
4 52 (16.61%) Python
5 28 (8.95%) C++
6 23 (7.35%) C
7 22 (7.03%) Ruby
8 20 (6.39%) JavaScript
9 17 (5.43%) Perl
10 9 (2.88%) VB
11 8 (2.56%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.56%) Scala
12 6 (1.92%) Groovy
13 5 (1.60%) VBScript
14 4 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.28%) PHP
15 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.64%) AWK
16 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (27.16%) ISEB
2 53 (16.93%) ISTQB
3 28 (8.95%) Degree
4 26 (8.31%) Security Cleared
5 14 (4.47%) CREST Certified
6 13 (4.15%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (3.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (3.51%) OSCP
9 9 (2.88%) CHECK Team Leader
9 9 (2.88%) GPEN
10 8 (2.56%) GIAC
11 7 (2.24%) CEH
12 6 (1.92%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.28%) Tigerscheme
14 3 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
15 2 (0.64%) CISSP
16 1 (0.32%) CHECK Team Member
16 1 (0.32%) PhD
16 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (42.49%) QA
2 29 (9.27%) SDET
3 11 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (6.39%) Nessus
2 19 (6.07%) Nmap
3 11 (3.51%) Grafana
3 11 (3.51%) Puppet
3 11 (3.51%) StatsD
4 7 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.60%) OpenVAS
6 3 (0.96%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 41 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.11%) Oracle
3 14 (4.47%) VMware
4 11 (3.51%) Splunk
5 9 (2.88%) IBM
5 9 (2.88%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.60%) Coverity
6 5 (1.60%) Qualys
7 4 (1.28%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.28%) HP
8 3 (0.96%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.64%) Citrix
9 2 (0.64%) Perforce
9 2 (0.64%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.32%) Infor
10 1 (0.32%) Intel
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.32%) Sage
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
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