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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 731 705 759
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 162 203 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 138 175 92
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,845 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.25% -11.76%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -28 159 £45,000 +12.50% 25
London +33 83 £52,500 - 8
South East -11 35 £45,000 +12.50% 7
City of London +30 17 £46,563 -1.97%
Yorkshire +19 15 £37,500 -7.40% 2
Ealing - 13 £52,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 11 £33,750 -5.59%
Hampshire +12 10 £49,000 +46.81% 1
Manchester +7 9 £35,000 -6.66% 4
North West +6 9 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Havant +3 7 £49,000 +22.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Milton Keynes - 7 £45,000 -
Surrey -26 6 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East of England -2 5 £45,000 +9.75%
South West -40 5 £40,500 +8.00%
Oxfordshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Leeds +13 4 £35,000 -2.09%
Berkshire +5 4 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Reading -3 4 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Bristol -36 4 £43,000 +14.66%
Cambridge +17 3 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire +14 3 £45,000 -5.26%
South Yorkshire +6 3 £40,000 -2.43% 2
Sheffield -1 3 £40,000 -2.43% 2
East Midlands -14 3 £50,000 +56.25% 1
Halifax - 3 £32,500 -
Bedfordshire +9 2 £36,000 -12.19%
Scotland +1 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Nottingham -12 2 £50,000 +56.25%

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 160 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (44.89%) Selenium
3 142 (43.96%) QA
4 106 (32.82%) Java
5 100 (30.96%) SQL
6 98 (30.34%) Finance
7 96 (29.72%) C#
8 90 (27.86%) BDD
9 87 (26.93%) Automated Testing
10 82 (25.39%) WebDriver
11 80 (24.77%) ISEB
12 67 (20.74%) Test Scripting
13 65 (20.12%) Manual Testing
14 62 (19.20%) Test Automation
15 61 (18.89%) Scrum
16 60 (18.58%) Software Testing
16 60 (18.58%) Performance Testing
17 58 (17.96%) Automation Testing
17 58 (17.96%) .NET
18 56 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
19 54 (16.72%) Cucumber
20 52 (16.10%) TDD
21 49 (15.17%) Windows
22 48 (14.86%) ISTQB
23 43 (13.31%) Microsoft
23 43 (13.31%) SpecFlow
24 42 (13.00%) Python
25 40 (12.38%) Ruby
26 38 (11.76%) Degree
26 38 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.55%) IIS
2 4 (1.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.62%) JBoss
4 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Node.js
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.95%) SaaS
2 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.48%) Internet
2 5 (1.55%) Wireless
2 5 (1.55%) HTTP
3 3 (0.93%) Broadband
3 3 (0.93%) Firewall
4 2 (0.62%) MPLS
4 2 (0.62%) Network Security
4 2 (0.62%) SDH
4 2 (0.62%) VoIP
4 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.12%) SQL Server
1 23 (7.12%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.48%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.48%) MySQL
3 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.55%) QlikView
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.93%) Big Data
5 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 145 (44.89%) Selenium
2 82 (25.39%) WebDriver
3 54 (16.72%) Cucumber
4 43 (13.31%) SpecFlow
5 37 (11.46%) JIRA
6 29 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (8.05%) LoadRunner
8 18 (5.57%) JMeter
9 17 (5.26%) Visual Studio
10 16 (4.95%) HP UFT
11 15 (4.64%) Mockito
12 14 (4.33%) Jenkins
13 12 (3.72%) Git (software)
14 11 (3.41%) NUnit
15 10 (3.10%) TeamCity
16 7 (2.17%) JUnit
16 7 (2.17%) SoapUI
17 6 (1.86%) Behat
17 6 (1.86%) FitNesse
18 5 (1.55%) TestNG
General
1 98 (30.34%) Finance
2 25 (7.74%) Banking
3 11 (3.41%) Games
4 9 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.48%) Marketing
6 5 (1.55%) Electronics
7 4 (1.24%) Front Office
7 4 (1.24%) Law
7 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.96%) .NET
2 30 (9.29%) Web Services
3 27 (8.36%) Gherkin
4 24 (7.43%) ASP.NET
5 19 (5.88%) HTML
6 15 (4.64%) CSS
6 15 (4.64%) XML
7 10 (3.10%) SOAP
7 10 (3.10%) HTML5
8 8 (2.48%) Apache CXF
9 7 (2.17%) RESTful
9 7 (2.17%) REST
10 6 (1.86%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.86%) J2EE
11 5 (1.55%) JSON
11 5 (1.55%) CSS3
11 5 (1.55%) jQuery
12 4 (1.24%) LESS
12 4 (1.24%) Backbone.js
12 4 (1.24%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.12%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.57%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.10%) User Experience
5 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.55%) Replication
6 5 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.24%) DTV
8 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.62%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.62%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.31%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.31%) SCADA
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.17%) Windows
2 26 (8.05%) Linux
3 22 (6.81%) Windows 7
4 19 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 19 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 19 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (5.88%) Windows Vista
4 19 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.02%) UNIX
6 10 (3.10%) Android
6 10 (3.10%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (27.86%) BDD
3 87 (26.93%) Automated Testing
4 67 (20.74%) Test Scripting
5 65 (20.12%) Manual Testing
6 62 (19.20%) Test Automation
7 61 (18.89%) Scrum
8 60 (18.58%) Performance Testing
8 60 (18.58%) Software Testing
9 58 (17.96%) Automation Testing
10 56 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (16.10%) TDD
12 38 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (10.22%) Test Strategy
14 30 (9.29%) Penetration Testing
15 29 (8.98%) Regression Testing
15 29 (8.98%) SDLC
16 27 (8.36%) Refactoring
16 27 (8.36%) Security Testing
17 25 (7.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 106 (32.82%) Java
2 100 (30.96%) SQL
3 96 (29.72%) C#
4 42 (13.00%) Python
5 40 (12.38%) Ruby
6 33 (10.22%) JavaScript
7 28 (8.67%) PHP
8 12 (3.72%) VB
9 11 (3.41%) C
10 6 (1.86%) VBScript
10 6 (1.86%) Perl
10 6 (1.86%) C++
11 5 (1.55%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.62%) XPath
14 2 (0.62%) Groovy
15 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (24.77%) ISEB
2 48 (14.86%) ISTQB
3 38 (11.76%) Degree
4 27 (8.36%) Security Cleared
5 25 (7.74%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.86%) HND
9 5 (1.55%) CISSP
10 3 (0.93%) CISA
10 3 (0.93%) OSCP
10 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.93%) CGEIT
10 3 (0.93%) CRISC
11 2 (0.62%) GPEN
11 2 (0.62%) CEH
11 2 (0.62%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (43.96%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.62%) COBIT
3 2 (0.62%) Val IT
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.31%) GCP
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Netcool
2 2 (0.62%) Nessus
2 2 (0.62%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 43 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.84%) Oracle
3 19 (5.88%) HP
4 7 (2.17%) VMware
5 5 (1.55%) Cognos
6 4 (1.24%) SAP
7 3 (0.93%) Telerik
8 2 (0.62%) Capita
8 2 (0.62%) Sun
8 2 (0.62%) Remedy
8 2 (0.62%) Infovista
8 2 (0.62%) Cramer
8 2 (0.62%) New Relic
9 1 (0.31%) McAfee
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.31%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.31%) Unisys
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco
9 1 (0.31%) EMC
9 1 (0.31%) NetApp
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