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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 698 759 684
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 202 114 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 173 92 196
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 2014. 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 +50 191 £40,000 -11.11% 21
London +25 61 £52,500 +7.69% 8
South East +9 61 £40,000 -10.61% 5
Surrey +23 36 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West +1 23 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Bristol +14 21 £37,500 -16.66% 1
East Midlands -18 15 £32,000 -8.57%
City of London 0 13 £47,500 +18.75% 2
West Midlands -2 12 £37,500 +25.00%
Coventry - 11 £37,500 -
Berkshire 0 10 £41,500 -10.75% 1
Wales +9 8 £29,000 -31.76%
Nottingham -8 8 £32,000 -8.57%
Nottinghamshire -10 8 £32,000 -8.57%
Reading +1 7 £41,500 -10.75%
Yorkshire -49 7 £40,500 -6.08%
South Wales - 7 £29,000 -
Cardiff - 7 £29,000 -
North West -9 6 £37,500 - 5
East of England -10 6 £41,000 +36.66% 2
Kent -6 5 £35,000 -22.22%
East Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Brighton - 5 £37,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £35,000 -
Hampshire -15 4 £33,375 -11.00% 1
Leeds -28 4 £35,750 -15.38%
West Yorkshire -45 4 £35,750 -17.10%
Bedford - 4 £41,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £41,000 -
Manchester -7 3 £37,500 - 4

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 145 (35.11%) Selenium
2 131 (31.72%) Java
2 131 (31.72%) SQL
3 122 (29.54%) Automated Testing
4 114 (27.60%) QA
5 104 (25.18%) Degree
6 102 (24.70%) ISEB
7 101 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (23.00%) Test Automation
9 89 (21.55%) Test Scripting
10 83 (20.10%) Finance
11 80 (19.37%) QuickTest Pro
12 78 (18.89%) Scrum
13 77 (18.64%) Manual Testing
14 72 (17.43%) JMeter
15 71 (17.19%) C#
16 64 (15.50%) Oracle
16 64 (15.50%) Microsoft
17 63 (15.25%) Performance Testing
18 61 (14.77%) .NET
19 59 (14.29%) ISTQB
19 59 (14.29%) Software Testing
20 55 (13.32%) Test Strategy
21 53 (12.83%) PL/SQL
22 52 (12.59%) Regression Testing
22 52 (12.59%) WebDriver
23 50 (12.11%) Python
24 49 (11.86%) Windows
25 45 (10.90%) Cucumber
26 44 (10.65%) Computer Science

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (0.97%) Confluence
2 3 (0.73%) CMS
3 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.24%) WordPress
4 1 (0.24%) IIS
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) Basecamp
2 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.48%) GitHub
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.87%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.91%) Wireless
3 8 (1.94%) Wireless Security
4 6 (1.45%) HTTP
4 6 (1.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) DHCP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.99%) Oracle Database
2 31 (7.51%) MySQL
3 18 (4.36%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.97%) Neo4j
5 4 (0.97%) Hazelcast
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.48%) MS Access
8 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 145 (35.11%) Selenium
2 80 (19.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 72 (17.43%) JMeter
4 52 (12.59%) WebDriver
5 45 (10.90%) Cucumber
6 40 (9.69%) JIRA
7 36 (8.72%) LoadRunner
8 28 (6.78%) Jenkins
9 26 (6.30%) JUnit
10 22 (5.33%) Subversion
11 16 (3.87%) NUnit
11 16 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (3.87%) Calabash
12 15 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (3.15%) TestNG
13 13 (3.15%) Ant
14 12 (2.91%) FitNesse
15 11 (2.66%) Visual Studio
15 11 (2.66%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 83 (20.10%) Finance
2 21 (5.08%) Retail
3 14 (3.39%) Banking
4 12 (2.91%) Games
5 10 (2.42%) Electronics
6 9 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.69%) Legal
8 3 (0.73%) Law
8 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.77%) .NET
2 41 (9.93%) Web Services
3 39 (9.44%) HTML
4 30 (7.26%) J2EE
5 26 (6.30%) ASP.NET
6 24 (5.81%) XML
7 23 (5.57%) CSS
8 18 (4.36%) REST
9 11 (2.66%) Flash
10 10 (2.42%) SOAP
10 10 (2.42%) Adobe AIR
11 9 (2.18%) HTML5
12 8 (1.94%) Spring
13 7 (1.69%) Silverlight
14 6 (1.45%) Gherkin
14 6 (1.45%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (0.97%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.97%) J2SE
15 4 (0.97%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.65%) Computer Science
2 35 (8.47%) Life Science
3 34 (8.23%) Mathematics
4 30 (7.26%) Open Source
5 26 (6.30%) Mobile App
6 22 (5.33%) Chemistry
7 19 (4.60%) Biology
7 19 (4.60%) Physics
8 18 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (3.63%) Visualisation
10 13 (3.15%) Statistics
11 12 (2.91%) Video on Demand
12 11 (2.66%) Management Information System
13 9 (2.18%) iSeries
14 5 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.97%) Market Risk
15 4 (0.97%) N-Tier
16 3 (0.73%) NHS
16 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.73%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.86%) Windows
2 35 (8.47%) Linux
3 33 (7.99%) UNIX
4 26 (6.30%) Apple iOS
5 21 (5.08%) Android
6 14 (3.39%) Solaris
6 14 (3.39%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (29.54%) Automated Testing
2 101 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (23.00%) Test Automation
4 89 (21.55%) Test Scripting
5 78 (18.89%) Scrum
6 77 (18.64%) Manual Testing
7 63 (15.25%) Performance Testing
8 59 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 55 (13.32%) Test Strategy
10 52 (12.59%) Regression Testing
11 43 (10.41%) TDD
12 38 (9.20%) Test Management
13 37 (8.96%) Automation Testing
14 31 (7.51%) BDD
15 29 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (6.05%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (5.81%) System Testing
17 24 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (5.57%) Integration Testing
18 23 (5.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 131 (31.72%) Java
1 131 (31.72%) SQL
2 71 (17.19%) C#
3 53 (12.83%) PL/SQL
4 50 (12.11%) Python
5 42 (10.17%) Ruby
6 29 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 28 (6.78%) PHP
8 17 (4.12%) Perl
8 17 (4.12%) VBScript
9 15 (3.63%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.66%) C
11 10 (2.42%) C++
12 7 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.97%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.97%) Lua
15 3 (0.73%) Groovy
15 3 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (25.18%) Degree
2 102 (24.70%) ISEB
3 59 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 34 (8.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.39%) CISSP
6 13 (3.15%) CEH
7 11 (2.66%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.97%) PhD
9 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) CISA
10 2 (0.48%) CISM
10 2 (0.48%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.48%) OSCP
10 2 (0.48%) OSCE
11 1 (0.24%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.24%) GPEN
11 1 (0.24%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (27.60%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.45%) vSphere
2 1 (0.24%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 64 (15.50%) Oracle
1 64 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.57%) HP
3 12 (2.91%) Adobe
4 9 (2.18%) Citrix
5 8 (1.94%) Telerik
6 6 (1.45%) VMware
7 4 (0.97%) Terracotta
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.48%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.48%) Progress
9 1 (0.24%) Sun
9 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.24%) Roku
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