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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 742 745 711
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 154 184 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 126 160 155
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -16 139 £45,000 +5.88% 27
London +17 69 £52,500 +2.43% 15
South East -10 25 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Berkshire -4 13 £45,000 +2.85% 2
City of London +29 12 £46,250 -2.63% 4
North West +6 12 £34,000 -2.15% 2
East Midlands +16 10 £41,500 +18.57% 1
South West -14 10 £39,250 +1.94% 1
Wimbledon - 8 £50,000 -
Scotland +22 7 £24,000 -55.55% 1
Ealing - 7 £60,000 -
Manchester +2 6 £38,500 +10.79% 2
Wales +1 6 £40,000 -
South Wales -6 6 £40,000 -
Reading -8 6 £48,750 +18.18% 2
Newport - 6 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +17 5 £39,000 +11.42% 1
Yorkshire +8 5 £39,000 +11.42% 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £45,500 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £45,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £34,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £34,500 -
Somerset +18 4 - -
Leeds +8 4 £39,000 +11.42%
Bath - 4 - -
Derbyshire +12 3 £41,500 +3.75%
Gloucestershire -15 3 £45,000 -30.76%
Stockport - 3 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +14 2 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Oxford +12 2 £33,750 -15.62%

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 169 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (44.15%) Selenium
3 125 (41.81%) QA
4 94 (31.44%) Automated Testing
5 92 (30.77%) ISEB
6 83 (27.76%) Manual Testing
7 79 (26.42%) Java
8 74 (24.75%) SQL
9 67 (22.41%) Finance
10 62 (20.74%) WebDriver
11 61 (20.40%) Test Scripting
11 61 (20.40%) Software Testing
12 59 (19.73%) Test Automation
13 54 (18.06%) Scrum
14 53 (17.73%) ISTQB
14 53 (17.73%) Cucumber
15 50 (16.72%) .NET
16 47 (15.72%) Windows
17 46 (15.38%) TDD
17 46 (15.38%) BDD
18 43 (14.38%) Degree
18 43 (14.38%) JIRA
18 43 (14.38%) C#
19 41 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (13.38%) JavaScript
21 38 (12.71%) Performance Testing
21 38 (12.71%) Test Strategy
22 37 (12.37%) Automation Testing
22 37 (12.37%) Android
23 36 (12.04%) Apple iOS

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (3.01%) CMS
2 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.67%) Sophis RISQUE
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.01%) SaaS
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.68%) HTTP
2 6 (2.01%) Internet
3 4 (1.34%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.67%) MPLS
4 2 (0.67%) SDH
4 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.68%) MySQL
3 9 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.67%) SSDT
7 2 (0.67%) Big Data
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 132 (44.15%) Selenium
2 62 (20.74%) WebDriver
3 53 (17.73%) Cucumber
4 43 (14.38%) JIRA
5 25 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (8.03%) JMeter
7 23 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 21 (7.02%) Jenkins
8 21 (7.02%) TeamCity
9 19 (6.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (5.35%) NUnit
11 15 (5.02%) LoadRunner
12 14 (4.68%) Visual Studio
13 11 (3.68%) Git (software)
14 10 (3.34%) Calabash
15 8 (2.68%) JUnit
15 8 (2.68%) GoogleTest
16 7 (2.34%) SoapUI
16 7 (2.34%) WinRunner
16 7 (2.34%) Maven
General
1 67 (22.41%) Finance
2 28 (9.36%) Banking
3 12 (4.01%) Retail
4 11 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.01%) Games
6 4 (1.34%) Marketing
6 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
7 3 (1.00%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Billing
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 2 (0.67%) Front Office
8 2 (0.67%) Back Office
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.72%) .NET
2 33 (11.04%) HTML
3 26 (8.70%) Web Services
4 18 (6.02%) CSS
5 15 (5.02%) XML
6 14 (4.68%) ASP.NET
6 14 (4.68%) HTML5
7 13 (4.35%) REST
8 12 (4.01%) RESTful
9 10 (3.34%) SOAP
10 7 (2.34%) CSS3
10 7 (2.34%) Middleware
10 7 (2.34%) jQuery
11 4 (1.34%) Apache Flex
11 4 (1.34%) JSON
11 4 (1.34%) Java EE
11 4 (1.34%) Spring
11 4 (1.34%) Cocoa
11 4 (1.34%) Flash
11 4 (1.34%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 21 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.35%) Open Source
5 7 (2.34%) Replication
6 5 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.34%) IPTV
7 4 (1.34%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.34%) User Experience
7 4 (1.34%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (1.00%) iPhone
8 3 (1.00%) iPad
8 3 (1.00%) Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) DTV
9 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.33%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.72%) Windows
2 37 (12.37%) Android
3 36 (12.04%) Apple iOS
4 28 (9.36%) Linux
5 11 (3.68%) UNIX
6 10 (3.34%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.34%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.34%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (31.44%) Automated Testing
3 83 (27.76%) Manual Testing
4 61 (20.40%) Test Scripting
4 61 (20.40%) Software Testing
5 59 (19.73%) Test Automation
6 54 (18.06%) Scrum
7 46 (15.38%) TDD
7 46 (15.38%) BDD
8 41 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (12.71%) Performance Testing
9 38 (12.71%) Test Strategy
10 37 (12.37%) Automation Testing
11 36 (12.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (12.04%) Regression Testing
12 34 (11.37%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.69%) E-Commerce
14 19 (6.35%) Test Management
14 19 (6.35%) Functional Testing
15 18 (6.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.42%) Java
2 74 (24.75%) SQL
3 43 (14.38%) C#
4 40 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 27 (9.03%) PHP
6 25 (8.36%) Ruby
7 21 (7.02%) Python
8 12 (4.01%) Perl
8 12 (4.01%) C
9 9 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.01%) Groovy
10 8 (2.68%) VBScript
11 6 (2.01%) VB
12 5 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.67%) C++
14 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 92 (30.77%) ISEB
2 53 (17.73%) ISTQB
3 43 (14.38%) Degree
4 23 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.34%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.01%) HND
7 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.67%) CISSP
8 3 (1.00%) CRISC
8 3 (1.00%) CGEIT
8 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) CISA
8 3 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (41.81%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) COBIT
3 2 (0.67%) Val IT
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.34%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.67%) Netcool
3 3 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (9.03%) Oracle
2 26 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.68%) Google
4 7 (2.34%) HP
5 4 (1.34%) McAfee
5 4 (1.34%) Citrix
5 4 (1.34%) Apple
6 3 (1.00%) Veritas
6 3 (1.00%) Telerik
7 2 (0.67%) VMware
7 2 (0.67%) Cramer
7 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.67%) Remedy
7 2 (0.67%) Infovista
7 2 (0.67%) Sun
7 2 (0.67%) SAP
7 2 (0.67%) New Relic
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco
8 1 (0.33%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) EMC
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent high level package
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
OHO Group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: excellent benefits and culture
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago