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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 733 808 785
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 149 156 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 135 142 167
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +52 142 £47,500 - 22
London +20 42 £57,500 +4.54% 8
North West -5 35 £42,500 +4.29% 4
South East +70 29 £47,500 -3.06% 2
Manchester +1 27 £45,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +53 19 £48,000 +12.94%
West Midlands -1 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Stockport +12 12 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +23 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Ealing +22 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Birmingham -4 10 £51,250 +28.12% 1
Oxford - 10 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +31 7 £47,500 +31.94%
Leeds +28 7 £47,500 +14.45%
City of London +25 6 £72,500 +61.11% 3
Banbury - 6 £100,000 -
Cheshire +12 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East of England +21 3 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Bristol +13 3 £35,000 -12.50%
South West +7 3 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Nottinghamshire -6 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £47,500 -
Chiswick - 3 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £33,000 -
Essex - 3 £55,000 -
Berkshire +54 2 £50,000 -33.33% 1
Scotland +26 2 £40,000 +17.64%
Surrey +25 2 £43,750 -27.08% 1

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 163 (58.01%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (45.20%) QA
3 118 (41.99%) Selenium
4 103 (36.65%) ISEB
5 94 (33.45%) Java
6 86 (30.60%) Test Automation
7 73 (25.98%) Software Testing
8 71 (25.27%) Automated Testing
9 70 (24.91%) Windows
10 67 (23.84%) SQL
11 65 (23.13%) Finance
12 63 (22.42%) BDD
13 60 (21.35%) Scrum
14 59 (21.00%) C#
15 56 (19.93%) Performance Testing
16 53 (18.86%) Cucumber
17 52 (18.51%) ISTQB
18 50 (17.79%) Linux
18 50 (17.79%) Functional Testing
19 48 (17.08%) Open Source
19 48 (17.08%) WebDriver
19 48 (17.08%) TDD
20 46 (16.37%) JMeter
21 45 (16.01%) Python
22 43 (15.30%) .NET
23 42 (14.95%) Test Scripting
23 42 (14.95%) Defect Management
24 41 (14.59%) SDLC
25 40 (14.23%) Automation Testing
26 39 (13.88%) Perl

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 22 (7.83%) CMS
2 9 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (3.20%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.78%) IIS
4 3 (1.07%) Confluence
4 3 (1.07%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (7.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.14%) GitHub
2 6 (2.14%) SaaS
3 5 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.61%) HTTP
2 23 (8.19%) Internet
3 16 (5.69%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.34%) Broadband
4 15 (5.34%) Firewall
4 15 (5.34%) LTE
5 13 (4.63%) DNS
6 8 (2.85%) Wireless
7 4 (1.42%) Network Security
8 3 (1.07%) IMAP
8 3 (1.07%) NAS
8 3 (1.07%) SAN
8 3 (1.07%) SMTP
8 3 (1.07%) WinSCP
8 3 (1.07%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.71%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.46%) Relational Database
2 26 (9.25%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.69%) RDBMS
4 12 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.20%) MySQL
6 5 (1.78%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.78%) Redis
6 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.07%) HBase
9 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 118 (41.99%) Selenium
2 53 (18.86%) Cucumber
3 48 (17.08%) WebDriver
4 46 (16.37%) JMeter
5 35 (12.46%) Jenkins
5 35 (12.46%) SpecFlow
5 35 (12.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (12.10%) JIRA
7 30 (10.68%) LoadRunner
8 29 (10.32%) SoapUI
9 28 (9.96%) Visual Studio
10 22 (7.83%) Metasploit
11 21 (7.47%) Git (software)
12 17 (6.05%) Gatling
13 16 (5.69%) TestNG
14 14 (4.98%) JUnit
15 11 (3.91%) HP UFT
16 10 (3.56%) Capybara
17 9 (3.20%) WATIR
18 7 (2.49%) TestDirector
General
1 65 (23.13%) Finance
2 24 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.49%) Back Office
4 5 (1.78%) Banking
4 5 (1.78%) Legal
5 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.42%) Law
6 3 (1.07%) Advertising
6 3 (1.07%) Games
6 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.07%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.30%) .NET
2 33 (11.74%) Web Services
3 31 (11.03%) HTML
4 28 (9.96%) XML
5 23 (8.19%) SOAP
6 21 (7.47%) ASP.NET
7 20 (7.12%) Gherkin
8 15 (5.34%) Ajax
9 14 (4.98%) RESTful
10 8 (2.85%) JSON
11 6 (2.14%) Entity Framework
11 6 (2.14%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (2.14%) LINQ
12 5 (1.78%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (1.78%) JSON Schema
12 5 (1.78%) JSON-LD
12 5 (1.78%) REST
13 4 (1.42%) Spring
13 4 (1.42%) WSDL
13 4 (1.42%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.56%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.14%) Fintech
7 6 (2.14%) User Experience
8 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.42%) Blog
9 4 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.71%) CESG
11 2 (0.71%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.36%) Interactive TV
12 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.36%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.36%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 70 (24.91%) Windows
2 50 (17.79%) Linux
3 23 (8.19%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.83%) Mac OS X
5 16 (5.69%) VxWorks
5 16 (5.69%) Windows 10
6 13 (4.63%) Unix
7 8 (2.85%) Kali Linux
8 6 (2.14%) Android
8 6 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (58.01%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (30.60%) Test Automation
3 73 (25.98%) Software Testing
4 71 (25.27%) Automated Testing
5 63 (22.42%) BDD
6 60 (21.35%) Scrum
7 56 (19.93%) Performance Testing
8 50 (17.79%) Functional Testing
9 48 (17.08%) Open Source
9 48 (17.08%) TDD
10 42 (14.95%) Defect Management
10 42 (14.95%) Test Scripting
11 41 (14.59%) SDLC
12 40 (14.23%) Automation Testing
13 36 (12.81%) Penetration Testing
14 35 (12.46%) Mentoring
14 35 (12.46%) Regression Testing
15 33 (11.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (10.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 94 (33.45%) Java
2 67 (23.84%) SQL
3 59 (21.00%) C#
4 45 (16.01%) Python
5 39 (13.88%) Perl
6 36 (12.81%) C++
7 32 (11.39%) C
8 31 (11.03%) Ruby
9 29 (10.32%) JavaScript
10 25 (8.90%) VB
11 11 (3.91%) VBScript
12 8 (2.85%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.85%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.49%) Groovy
13 7 (2.49%) PHP
14 5 (1.78%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.78%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.07%) Scala
16 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.36%) AWK
Qualifications
1 103 (36.65%) ISEB
2 52 (18.51%) ISTQB
3 32 (11.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (10.68%) Degree
4 30 (10.68%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.69%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.98%) CREST Certified
7 12 (4.27%) OSCP
8 11 (3.91%) CEH
9 10 (3.56%) GPEN
10 7 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (2.14%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (2.14%) GIAC
11 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.07%) CISSP
12 3 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.36%) CCNA
13 1 (0.36%) CHECK Team Member
13 1 (0.36%) CISA
13 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (45.20%) QA
2 19 (6.76%) SDET
3 5 (1.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (6.76%) Active Directory
1 19 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (8.90%) Nessus
2 24 (8.54%) Nmap
3 7 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.78%) Grafana
4 5 (1.78%) Puppet
4 5 (1.78%) StatsD
5 4 (1.42%) OpenVAS
6 3 (1.07%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 38 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.76%) VMware
3 15 (5.34%) Oracle
4 9 (3.20%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.78%) IBM
5 5 (1.78%) Splunk
6 4 (1.42%) Coverity
6 4 (1.42%) Qualys
6 4 (1.42%) SAP
6 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.07%) HP
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix
9 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.36%) Cognos
9 1 (0.36%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.36%) Infor
9 1 (0.36%) Intel
9 1 (0.36%) Perforce
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.36%) Sage
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