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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 751 716 747
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 141 216 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 123 192 105
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,600 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -49 135 £45,000 +6.50% 32
London +38 77 £50,000 -4.76% 8
South East -38 26 £42,500 +6.25% 4
City of London +29 15 £46,563 -1.97% 3
Ealing - 13 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire +13 9 £32,500 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire +6 9 £32,500 -9.09% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £38,000 - 1
East of England -3 6 £42,500 -8.10% 2
Hampshire 0 5 £40,000 +9.58% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Bradford - 5 £32,500 -
Scotland +15 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Manchester +7 4 £27,500 -26.66% 7
Reading +6 4 £45,000 +8.43%
Berkshire +2 4 £45,000 +8.43%
North West -7 4 £27,500 -15.38% 7
East Midlands -11 4 £47,500 +46.15% 2
West Lothian - 4 £40,000 -
Livingston - 4 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £50,000 +55.03% 1
Nottingham -8 3 £50,000 +55.03% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £33,129 -11.65% 3
Surrey -18 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Farnborough - 3 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire -4 2 £36,000 -12.19%
Birmingham -6 2 £28,758 -
South West -29 2 £40,250 +6.62% 3
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 159 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (46.18%) QA
3 132 (43.85%) Selenium
4 92 (30.56%) Java
5 89 (29.57%) SQL
5 89 (29.57%) Finance
6 87 (28.90%) Automated Testing
7 83 (27.57%) C#
8 80 (26.58%) BDD
9 79 (26.25%) ISEB
10 74 (24.58%) Manual Testing
11 71 (23.59%) WebDriver
12 67 (22.26%) Software Testing
13 62 (20.60%) Test Scripting
14 54 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (17.94%) Test Automation
14 54 (17.94%) Scrum
15 53 (17.61%) Performance Testing
16 51 (16.94%) .NET
17 50 (16.61%) Automation Testing
18 49 (16.28%) Cucumber
18 49 (16.28%) TDD
19 43 (14.29%) Windows
20 40 (13.29%) Microsoft
20 40 (13.29%) SpecFlow
21 39 (12.96%) JIRA
22 38 (12.62%) ISTQB
23 37 (12.29%) Degree
23 37 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
24 36 (11.96%) Test Strategy

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (1.66%) IIS
2 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.66%) JBoss
4 2 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Node.js
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.33%) Internet
2 4 (1.33%) HTTP
3 3 (1.00%) Broadband
3 3 (1.00%) Wireless
4 2 (0.66%) Network Security
4 2 (0.66%) MPLS
4 2 (0.66%) SDH
4 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.99%) MySQL
4 8 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.33%) QlikView
6 4 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.66%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) SSDT
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 132 (43.85%) Selenium
2 71 (23.59%) WebDriver
3 49 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 40 (13.29%) SpecFlow
5 39 (12.96%) JIRA
6 25 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (5.98%) LoadRunner
8 17 (5.65%) JMeter
9 16 (5.32%) Visual Studio
10 15 (4.98%) HP UFT
10 15 (4.98%) Jenkins
11 13 (4.32%) Mockito
12 12 (3.99%) TeamCity
13 11 (3.65%) Git (software)
13 11 (3.65%) NUnit
14 7 (2.33%) JUnit
15 6 (1.99%) FitNesse
15 6 (1.99%) Behat
15 6 (1.99%) SoapUI
16 5 (1.66%) NeoLoad
General
1 89 (29.57%) Finance
2 30 (9.97%) Banking
3 11 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.65%) Games
4 5 (1.66%) Marketing
5 4 (1.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.33%) Law
5 4 (1.33%) Front Office
6 3 (1.00%) Electronics
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.94%) .NET
2 28 (9.30%) Web Services
3 23 (7.64%) Gherkin
4 21 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 19 (6.31%) HTML
6 17 (5.65%) XML
7 15 (4.98%) CSS
8 10 (3.32%) HTML5
9 9 (2.99%) RESTful
10 8 (2.66%) SOAP
11 7 (2.33%) Apache CXF
11 7 (2.33%) REST
12 5 (1.66%) CSS3
12 5 (1.66%) jQuery
12 5 (1.66%) JSON
12 5 (1.66%) J2EE
12 5 (1.66%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.33%) Java EE
13 4 (1.33%) Spring
13 4 (1.33%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.99%) User Experience
5 8 (2.66%) Replication
6 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.00%) DTV
8 2 (0.66%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.66%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.33%) Physics
9 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.33%) Equities
9 1 (0.33%) Handset
9 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.33%) Life Science
9 1 (0.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.29%) Windows
2 24 (7.97%) Linux
3 21 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 20 (6.64%) Windows 8
4 20 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (6.64%) Windows XP
4 20 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (6.64%) Windows Vista
4 20 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.32%) UNIX
6 10 (3.32%) Android
6 10 (3.32%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.90%) Automated Testing
3 80 (26.58%) BDD
4 74 (24.58%) Manual Testing
5 67 (22.26%) Software Testing
6 62 (20.60%) Test Scripting
7 54 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (17.94%) Scrum
7 54 (17.94%) Test Automation
8 53 (17.61%) Performance Testing
9 50 (16.61%) Automation Testing
10 49 (16.28%) TDD
11 37 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (11.96%) Test Strategy
13 31 (10.30%) Regression Testing
14 28 (9.30%) Refactoring
15 27 (8.97%) SDLC
16 26 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
17 23 (7.64%) Mentoring
18 22 (7.31%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (30.56%) Java
2 89 (29.57%) SQL
3 83 (27.57%) C#
4 35 (11.63%) Ruby
5 32 (10.63%) Python
5 32 (10.63%) JavaScript
6 27 (8.97%) PHP
7 13 (4.32%) C
8 7 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.99%) VBScript
10 5 (1.66%) VB
10 5 (1.66%) Perl
11 4 (1.33%) C++
11 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) XPath
13 2 (0.66%) Groovy
13 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (26.25%) ISEB
2 38 (12.62%) ISTQB
3 37 (12.29%) Degree
4 22 (7.31%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (6.64%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.99%) HND
7 6 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.66%) CISSP
9 3 (1.00%) CISA
9 3 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.00%) OSCP
9 3 (1.00%) CGEIT
9 3 (1.00%) CRISC
10 2 (0.66%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (46.18%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) COBIT
3 2 (0.66%) Val IT
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) WAI
4 1 (0.33%) GCP
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.30%) Oracle
3 12 (3.99%) HP
4 6 (1.99%) VMware
5 4 (1.33%) Cognos
6 3 (1.00%) SAP
6 3 (1.00%) Telerik
7 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.66%) Remedy
7 2 (0.66%) Infovista
7 2 (0.66%) Sun
7 2 (0.66%) Cramer
7 2 (0.66%) New Relic
8 1 (0.33%) McAfee
8 1 (0.33%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.33%) Unisys
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco
8 1 (0.33%) EMC
8 1 (0.33%) Citrix
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75200 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus & strong benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £60k + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62500 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago