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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 757 816 773
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 161 145 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 129 127 191
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,900 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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
94453 106197 112297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79493 87537 91539
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +66 153 £45,000 - 38
London +5 42 £60,000 +20.00% 7
South East +37 35 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +49 29 £40,000 +10.34% 4
Berkshire +30 27 £45,000 - 2
Manchester +22 24 £45,000 +24.13% 4
West Midlands +16 22 £33,000 -0.38% 4
Yorkshire +43 18 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Bracknell - 15 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +19 12 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Stockport +10 12 £45,000 -
Leeds - 12 £37,500 - 3
Warwickshire - 11 - -
Warwick - 9 - -
Altrincham - 6 £37,000 -
East of England +26 5 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales +6 5 £38,500 -3.75%
Sheffield - 5 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £40,000 -
Coventry +8 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Oxfordshire -18 4 £85,000 +100.00%
Banbury - 4 £85,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Reading +13 3 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +1 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Birmingham -9 3 - - 4
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire +22 2 £40,000 +11.11% 1

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 181 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (49.30%) QA
3 138 (38.44%) Selenium
4 121 (33.70%) Java
5 116 (32.31%) Finance
6 107 (29.81%) SQL
7 101 (28.13%) C#
8 100 (27.86%) Test Automation
9 88 (24.51%) ISEB
10 80 (22.28%) Windows
11 79 (22.01%) Degree
12 77 (21.45%) Test Scripting
13 76 (21.17%) Automated Testing
14 75 (20.89%) Software Testing
15 74 (20.61%) .NET
16 67 (18.66%) Microsoft
17 65 (18.11%) Team Foundation Server
18 64 (17.83%) Open Source
18 64 (17.83%) Ruby
18 64 (17.83%) TDD
19 56 (15.60%) Performance Testing
19 56 (15.60%) Perl
19 56 (15.60%) Functional Testing
20 55 (15.32%) Scrum
21 54 (15.04%) Visual Studio
22 53 (14.76%) JMeter
23 50 (13.93%) Defect Management
23 50 (13.93%) Python
24 49 (13.65%) LoadRunner
25 48 (13.37%) Penetration 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 17 (4.74%) CMS
2 15 (4.18%) IIS
3 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) SAS
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.08%) Internet
2 28 (7.80%) Firewall
2 28 (7.80%) TCP/IP
3 23 (6.41%) Wireless
4 18 (5.01%) DNS
4 18 (5.01%) Wireless Security
5 16 (4.46%) HTTP
6 8 (2.23%) LAN
6 8 (2.23%) WAN
7 4 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.84%) Broadband
8 3 (0.84%) LTE
9 2 (0.56%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.56%) DAB
9 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.56%) NFC
9 2 (0.56%) SAN
9 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.28%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.11%) MS Access
5 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.56%) MySQL
6 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 138 (38.44%) Selenium
2 65 (18.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (15.04%) Visual Studio
4 53 (14.76%) JMeter
5 49 (13.65%) LoadRunner
6 45 (12.53%) WebDriver
7 34 (9.47%) SoapUI
8 30 (8.36%) Git (software)
8 30 (8.36%) JIRA
9 24 (6.69%) Cucumber
9 24 (6.69%) HP UFT
10 22 (6.13%) Gatling
10 22 (6.13%) TestNG
11 20 (5.57%) Jenkins
12 18 (5.01%) SpecFlow
13 12 (3.34%) Metasploit
13 12 (3.34%) NUnit
13 12 (3.34%) TestDirector
14 10 (2.79%) JUnit
15 8 (2.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 116 (32.31%) Finance
2 17 (4.74%) Publishing
3 13 (3.62%) Back Office
4 11 (3.06%) Banking
5 8 (2.23%) Games
6 7 (1.95%) Law
7 6 (1.67%) Marketing
7 6 (1.67%) Retail
7 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.39%) Legal
9 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (20.61%) .NET
2 40 (11.14%) Web Services
3 38 (10.58%) HTML
4 33 (9.19%) ASP.NET
5 28 (7.80%) XML
6 25 (6.96%) Ajax
7 13 (3.62%) SOAP
8 10 (2.79%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.51%) Gherkin
10 8 (2.23%) RESTful
11 7 (1.95%) J2EE
12 6 (1.67%) CSS
12 6 (1.67%) JSON
12 6 (1.67%) REST
13 5 (1.39%) Spring
14 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.11%) WCF
15 3 (0.84%) Hibernate
16 2 (0.56%) DOM
16 2 (0.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (11.14%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.29%) CESG
4 15 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.79%) Fintech
7 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.84%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.84%) User Experience
9 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.56%) SCADA
10 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (22.28%) Windows
2 29 (8.08%) Linux
3 28 (7.80%) Unix
4 25 (6.96%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.62%) Mac OS X
5 13 (3.62%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.39%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.11%) Android
7 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.84%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (27.86%) Test Automation
3 77 (21.45%) Test Scripting
4 76 (21.17%) Automated Testing
5 75 (20.89%) Software Testing
6 64 (17.83%) Open Source
6 64 (17.83%) TDD
7 56 (15.60%) Functional Testing
7 56 (15.60%) Performance Testing
8 55 (15.32%) Scrum
9 50 (13.93%) Defect Management
10 48 (13.37%) Manual Testing
10 48 (13.37%) Penetration Testing
11 47 (13.09%) Automation Testing
12 44 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (10.86%) BDD
13 39 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (10.31%) Non-Functional Testing
14 37 (10.31%) SDLC
15 36 (10.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 121 (33.70%) Java
2 107 (29.81%) SQL
3 101 (28.13%) C#
4 64 (17.83%) Ruby
5 56 (15.60%) Perl
6 50 (13.93%) Python
7 45 (12.53%) JavaScript
8 37 (10.31%) VB
9 35 (9.75%) C++
10 30 (8.36%) C
11 24 (6.69%) PHP
12 23 (6.41%) VBScript
13 16 (4.46%) VB.NET
14 8 (2.23%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.95%) VBA
16 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
17 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 88 (24.51%) ISEB
2 79 (22.01%) Degree
3 45 (12.53%) ISTQB
4 40 (11.14%) Security Cleared
5 36 (10.03%) SC Cleared
6 33 (9.19%) CREST Certified
7 29 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (2.79%) OSCP
9 9 (2.51%) CHECK Team Member
9 9 (2.51%) Tigerscheme
10 7 (1.95%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (1.67%) GPEN
12 5 (1.39%) CEH
12 5 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.11%) GIAC
13 4 (1.11%) SANS
14 2 (0.56%) CISSP
15 1 (0.28%) CCNP
15 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (49.30%) QA
2 17 (4.74%) SDET
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (9.75%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.51%) Nessus
3 6 (1.67%) Nmap
4 5 (1.39%) Puppet
5 4 (1.11%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.56%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.56%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 67 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.24%) HP
3 16 (4.46%) Oracle
4 14 (3.90%) VMware
5 9 (2.51%) Citrix
6 5 (1.39%) Apple
7 3 (0.84%) SAP
7 3 (0.84%) Telerik
8 2 (0.56%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.56%) CA
8 2 (0.56%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.56%) QNX
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos
9 1 (0.28%) IBM
9 1 (0.28%) Sage
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.28%) Twitter
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
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Manchester
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Bristol
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Milton Keynes
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Reading
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Manchester
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Bristol
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Portsmouth
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Surrey
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Milton Keynes
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