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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 716 760 733
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 193 136 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 165 112 151
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,950
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.43%

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
107607 104825 109929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.60% 94.71% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 89210 86198 94252
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +67 191 £42,500 -5.55% 30
London +36 57 £57,500 +11.65% 12
South East +33 57 £40,000 -6.43% 7
Berkshire +18 19 £41,500 -17.00% 4
Hampshire - 18 £41,000 - 1
North West -14 14 £35,000 -26.31% 5
East Midlands +21 13 £50,000 - 1
Bristol +2 13 £34,500 -9.80%
Surrey +1 13 £40,000 -6.43%
South West -10 13 £34,500 -9.80%
West Midlands -2 12 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Reading +9 11 £41,500 -17.00% 1
East of England -9 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Yorkshire -34 10 £37,250 -17.22% 4
Derbyshire - 10 £50,000 -
Derby - 10 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire -14 8 £42,500 -2.85%
Watford - 8 £42,500 -
Cheshire -10 7 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Manchester -15 6 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Wilmslow - 6 £35,000 -
City of London +7 5 £65,000 +26.21% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 5 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear -11 5 £35,000 -
North East -13 5 £35,000 -
Leeds -13 5 £35,000 -22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -31 5 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Winchester - 5 £47,500 -
Basingstoke - 5 £41,000 -
Warwickshire +3 4 £45,000 +20.00%

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 190 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (41.00%) Selenium
3 131 (32.75%) ISEB
4 124 (31.00%) QA
5 109 (27.25%) Automated Testing
6 106 (26.50%) Java
7 105 (26.25%) SQL
8 99 (24.75%) Manual Testing
9 97 (24.25%) Degree
10 96 (24.00%) Test Scripting
11 89 (22.25%) Test Automation
12 84 (21.00%) ISTQB
13 82 (20.50%) Finance
14 81 (20.25%) QuickTest Pro
15 71 (17.75%) Software Testing
16 68 (17.00%) WebDriver
16 68 (17.00%) Windows
17 63 (15.75%) C#
17 63 (15.75%) Microsoft
18 58 (14.50%) Scrum
19 56 (14.00%) JMeter
20 52 (13.00%) Computer Science
21 50 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 49 (12.25%) Cucumber
23 48 (12.00%) Regression Testing
23 48 (12.00%) Oracle
24 45 (11.25%) Web Services
25 44 (11.00%) Linux
26 43 (10.75%) Test Strategy
27 42 (10.50%) .NET

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 (1.50%) MS Exchange
1 6 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (1.00%) CMS
3 3 (0.75%) Confluence
3 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) uiautomator
Applications
1 23 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.25%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.75%) Basecamp
2 6 (1.50%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.25%) HTTP
2 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.25%) FTP
3 4 (1.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.50%) Network Security
4 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) Firewall
4 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.50%) MySQL
2 15 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.75%) MS Access
4 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.25%) Neo4j
6 5 (1.25%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 164 (41.00%) Selenium
2 81 (20.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 68 (17.00%) WebDriver
4 56 (14.00%) JMeter
5 49 (12.25%) Cucumber
6 35 (8.75%) JIRA
7 23 (5.75%) Subversion
8 20 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (4.75%) Maven
9 19 (4.75%) JUnit
9 19 (4.75%) Jenkins
10 18 (4.50%) Ant
11 17 (4.25%) LoadRunner
11 17 (4.25%) Git (software)
12 16 (4.00%) SpecFlow
13 14 (3.50%) TestNG
13 14 (3.50%) NUnit
14 13 (3.25%) Calabash
15 11 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (2.50%) FitNesse
General
1 82 (20.50%) Finance
2 30 (7.50%) Retail
3 19 (4.75%) Banking
4 16 (4.00%) Games
5 9 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.00%) Front Office
7 7 (1.75%) Electronics
8 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.75%) Legal
8 3 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.25%) Web Services
2 42 (10.50%) .NET
3 32 (8.00%) XML
4 30 (7.50%) HTML
5 28 (7.00%) J2EE
6 22 (5.50%) REST
7 16 (4.00%) CSS
8 11 (2.75%) SOAP
9 10 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.50%) Flash
10 9 (2.25%) HTML5
10 9 (2.25%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.00%) JSON
12 7 (1.75%) Adobe AIR
12 7 (1.75%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.25%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (1.25%) Spring
13 5 (1.25%) J2SE
13 5 (1.25%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.25%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.00%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.25%) Life Science
2 33 (8.25%) Mobile App
3 30 (7.50%) Mathematics
4 21 (5.25%) Open Source
5 20 (5.00%) Visualisation
6 16 (4.00%) User Experience
7 15 (3.75%) Physics
7 15 (3.75%) Chemistry
7 15 (3.75%) Biology
8 12 (3.00%) Video on Demand
9 11 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.00%) Statistics
10 8 (2.00%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.50%) Clustering
12 5 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.25%) IPTV
13 4 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.00%) Windows
2 44 (11.00%) Linux
3 41 (10.25%) UNIX
4 37 (9.25%) Apple iOS
5 31 (7.75%) Android
6 20 (5.00%) Solaris
7 18 (4.50%) Mac OS X
8 8 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (27.25%) Automated Testing
3 99 (24.75%) Manual Testing
4 96 (24.00%) Test Scripting
5 89 (22.25%) Test Automation
6 71 (17.75%) Software Testing
7 58 (14.50%) Scrum
8 48 (12.00%) Regression Testing
9 43 (10.75%) Test Strategy
10 40 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 40 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 38 (9.50%) BDD
12 36 (9.00%) TDD
13 35 (8.75%) Penetration Testing
14 34 (8.50%) Test Management
15 33 (8.25%) Software Engineering
16 31 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (6.75%) Mentoring
18 26 (6.50%) Integration Testing
19 23 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 106 (26.50%) Java
2 105 (26.25%) SQL
3 63 (15.75%) C#
4 35 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.50%) PL/SQL
6 32 (8.00%) Python
7 27 (6.75%) Ruby
8 26 (6.50%) VBScript
9 21 (5.25%) Shell Script
10 15 (3.75%) PHP
11 13 (3.25%) C
12 11 (2.75%) C++
13 10 (2.50%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.25%) Perl
15 5 (1.25%) Lua
15 5 (1.25%) Groovy
15 5 (1.25%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.00%) VB
16 4 (1.00%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 131 (32.75%) ISEB
2 97 (24.25%) Degree
3 84 (21.00%) ISTQB
4 50 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.75%) CISSP
7 10 (2.50%) OSCP
8 5 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.25%) CEH
9 1 (0.25%) PhD
9 1 (0.25%) OSCE
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (31.00%) QA
2 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.75%) vSphere
1 3 (0.75%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.50%) Netcool
2 6 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 63 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.00%) Oracle
3 12 (3.00%) HP
4 11 (2.75%) Citrix
5 9 (2.25%) Adobe
6 6 (1.50%) Veritas
6 6 (1.50%) McAfee
7 5 (1.25%) Terracotta
8 4 (1.00%) Google
9 3 (0.75%) VMware
9 3 (0.75%) Telerik
10 2 (0.50%) Sun
11 1 (0.25%) IBM
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.25%) BT
11 1 (0.25%) Coverity
11 1 (0.25%) Roku
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Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 33k per year + Company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Theale, Berkshire
i-KMP Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Nottingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Windsor
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago