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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 703 740 694
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 201 121 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 177 101 185
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 £32,100 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,750 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.89%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +31 190 £40,000 -11.11% 20
South East +18 61 £40,000 -11.11% 6
London -9 54 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Surrey +17 34 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West +8 27 £37,000 -14.45% 3
Bristol +7 25 £37,000 -14.45% 3
Berkshire +3 12 £41,500 -17.00% 2
West Midlands -17 12 £37,500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -17 12 £32,250 -7.85%
Coventry - 11 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire -36 10 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +6 9 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Wales +7 8 £29,000 -31.76%
North West -15 8 £37,500 -34.78% 2
Reading - 8 £41,500 -
Cardiff - 7 £29,000 -
South Wales - 7 £29,000 -
Hampshire -8 6 £32,500 -11.56% 3
East of England -18 6 £41,000 +7.89% 1
Leeds -26 6 £35,000 -30.00%
West Yorkshire -42 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Nottinghamshire -8 5 £32,250 -7.85%
Nottingham -13 5 £32,250 -7.85%
Brighton - 5 £37,500 -
East Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Manchester -9 4 £37,500 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £41,000 -
Petersfield - 4 £32,500 - 1
Bedford - 4 £41,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +30 3 £35,000 -6.66%

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 186 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (35.59%) Selenium
3 131 (31.72%) SQL
4 126 (30.51%) Java
5 123 (29.78%) Automated Testing
6 116 (28.09%) QA
7 113 (27.36%) Manual Testing
8 110 (26.63%) ISEB
9 101 (24.46%) Degree
10 93 (22.52%) Test Scripting
11 90 (21.79%) Finance
12 88 (21.31%) Test Automation
13 86 (20.82%) QuickTest Pro
14 71 (17.19%) JMeter
14 71 (17.19%) Microsoft
15 70 (16.95%) Scrum
16 68 (16.46%) Oracle
17 66 (15.98%) C#
18 63 (15.25%) Software Testing
19 62 (15.01%) Performance Testing
20 60 (14.53%) ISTQB
21 57 (13.80%) .NET
22 54 (13.08%) PL/SQL
22 54 (13.08%) Windows
22 54 (13.08%) Regression Testing
23 49 (11.86%) Test Strategy
24 47 (11.38%) Web Services
25 45 (10.90%) Python
25 45 (10.90%) Cucumber
25 45 (10.90%) WebDriver

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (0.73%) Confluence
2 2 (0.48%) CMS
2 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) IIS
3 1 (0.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) Basecamp
2 4 (0.97%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) GitHub
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.18%) Wireless
3 7 (1.69%) Wireless Security
4 6 (1.45%) HTTP
5 5 (1.21%) Firewall
6 3 (0.73%) FTP
7 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.24%) DHCP
8 1 (0.24%) LAN
8 1 (0.24%) DNS
8 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.72%) MySQL
2 30 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.87%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.21%) MS Access
5 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.97%) Neo4j
6 4 (0.97%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 147 (35.59%) Selenium
2 86 (20.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 71 (17.19%) JMeter
4 45 (10.90%) Cucumber
4 45 (10.90%) WebDriver
5 40 (9.69%) JIRA
6 31 (7.51%) LoadRunner
7 24 (5.81%) JUnit
7 24 (5.81%) Jenkins
8 23 (5.57%) Subversion
9 19 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (4.12%) Ant
11 15 (3.63%) Calabash
12 13 (3.15%) NUnit
12 13 (3.15%) FitNesse
12 13 (3.15%) TestNG
13 11 (2.66%) SpecFlow
14 10 (2.42%) Git (software)
14 10 (2.42%) Maven
General
1 90 (21.79%) Finance
2 20 (4.84%) Retail
3 13 (3.15%) Banking
4 12 (2.91%) Games
5 10 (2.42%) Electronics
6 8 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.69%) Legal
8 4 (0.97%) Front Office
9 3 (0.73%) Law
9 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.80%) .NET
2 47 (11.38%) Web Services
3 33 (7.99%) HTML
3 33 (7.99%) J2EE
4 27 (6.54%) XML
5 22 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 19 (4.60%) REST
6 19 (4.60%) CSS
7 11 (2.66%) Flash
8 10 (2.42%) Adobe AIR
8 10 (2.42%) SOAP
9 8 (1.94%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.94%) Spring
10 7 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.45%) HTML5
12 5 (1.21%) Silverlight
13 4 (0.97%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.97%) Apache Camel
13 4 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (0.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.17%) Life Science
2 39 (9.44%) Mathematics
2 39 (9.44%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.30%) Open Source
4 25 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 25 (6.05%) Chemistry
5 24 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.33%) Physics
6 22 (5.33%) Biology
7 19 (4.60%) Visualisation
8 15 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (3.15%) Statistics
10 12 (2.91%) Video on Demand
11 11 (2.66%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.18%) iSeries
13 7 (1.69%) User Experience
14 4 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.97%) Market Risk
14 4 (0.97%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.08%) Windows
2 39 (9.44%) UNIX
2 39 (9.44%) Linux
3 24 (5.81%) Apple iOS
4 19 (4.60%) Android
5 18 (4.36%) Solaris
6 17 (4.12%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (29.78%) Automated Testing
3 113 (27.36%) Manual Testing
4 93 (22.52%) Test Scripting
5 88 (21.31%) Test Automation
6 70 (16.95%) Scrum
7 63 (15.25%) Software Testing
8 62 (15.01%) Performance Testing
9 54 (13.08%) Regression Testing
10 49 (11.86%) Test Strategy
11 44 (10.65%) Automation Testing
12 43 (10.41%) Test Management
13 39 (9.44%) TDD
14 34 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (8.23%) Mentoring
15 33 (7.99%) BDD
16 29 (7.02%) System Testing
17 28 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
18 25 (6.05%) Software Engineering
19 23 (5.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (31.72%) SQL
2 126 (30.51%) Java
3 66 (15.98%) C#
4 54 (13.08%) PL/SQL
5 45 (10.90%) Python
6 36 (8.72%) Ruby
7 26 (6.30%) JavaScript
8 24 (5.81%) PHP
9 20 (4.84%) VBScript
10 19 (4.60%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.15%) Perl
12 11 (2.66%) C++
13 9 (2.18%) C
14 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.97%) Lua
15 4 (0.97%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.73%) VB
16 3 (0.73%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 110 (26.63%) ISEB
2 101 (24.46%) Degree
3 60 (14.53%) ISTQB
4 43 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.15%) CISSP
6 11 (2.66%) CEH
7 10 (2.42%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.97%) PhD
9 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.48%) CISA
10 2 (0.48%) CISM
11 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.24%) OSCP
11 1 (0.24%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (28.09%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (1.45%) vSphere
1 6 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (8.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.97%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 71 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 68 (16.46%) Oracle
3 21 (5.08%) HP
4 12 (2.91%) Adobe
5 9 (2.18%) Citrix
6 8 (1.94%) Telerik
7 6 (1.45%) VMware
8 4 (0.97%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.48%) Progress
10 1 (0.24%) Sun
10 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.24%) Roku
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Computer People
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Accenture
Salary: From £30,700 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey, Crawley, Epsom, Sussex, M23/M25 Corridor,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
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Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, medical
Posted: 8 days ago
East Anglia
Tata Consultancy services
Salary: £50,000 - £90,000 per year
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Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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