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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 732 761 717
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 146 132 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 129 119 151
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +4.16%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +19 143 £45,000 -10.00% 29
London -15 45 £50,000 -4.76% 8
South East 0 32 £45,000 +28.57% 4
North West 0 20 £33,000 -12.00% 8
Berkshire +4 18 £45,000 +20.00% 3
West Midlands -4 16 £45,000 +25.00%
Manchester -6 14 £33,000 -12.00% 5
East of England -11 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Reading +11 12 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Hertfordshire +3 12 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Warwickshire -1 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Warwick -2 9 £45,000 +20.00%
East Midlands +19 8 £38,750 -22.50%
Stockport - 8 £33,000 - 1
City of London -4 6 £48,750 -15.21% 2
Hampshire - 6 £47,500 -
St Albans - 6 £55,000 - 1
Surrey -3 5 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -8 5 £40,000 +12.67% 1
Winchester - 5 £47,500 -
Windsor - 5 £45,000 -
Derbyshire - 4 £50,000 -
Solihull - 4 £42,500 -
Derby - 4 £50,000 -
Scotland 0 3 - - 1
North East -8 3 £35,000 - 1
Watford -11 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Tyne and Wear -13 3 £35,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 3 £35,000 -
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 176 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (44.51%) Selenium
3 124 (36.80%) QA
4 119 (35.31%) ISEB
5 97 (28.78%) Automated Testing
6 88 (26.11%) Manual Testing
7 79 (23.44%) Test Scripting
8 78 (23.15%) SQL
9 74 (21.96%) ISTQB
10 71 (21.07%) Degree
11 70 (20.77%) Finance
11 70 (20.77%) WebDriver
12 65 (19.29%) Java
13 64 (18.99%) Test Automation
14 60 (17.80%) Software Testing
15 58 (17.21%) Windows
16 57 (16.91%) Scrum
17 52 (15.43%) QuickTest Pro
17 52 (15.43%) Cucumber
18 44 (13.06%) Android
19 43 (12.76%) Apple iOS
20 42 (12.46%) JIRA
20 42 (12.46%) Computer Science
21 41 (12.17%) Regression Testing
22 40 (11.87%) Web Services
22 40 (11.87%) JavaScript
22 40 (11.87%) BDD
23 38 (11.28%) Automation Testing
23 38 (11.28%) Microsoft
24 37 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (2.97%) CMS
2 6 (1.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) uiautomator
Applications
1 21 (6.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (3.86%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.08%) HTTP
2 6 (1.78%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.48%) FTP
4 3 (0.89%) Internet
4 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.59%) Network Security
6 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.93%) MySQL
2 11 (3.26%) MS Access
3 7 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.59%) Hazelcast
5 2 (0.59%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 150 (44.51%) Selenium
2 70 (20.77%) WebDriver
3 52 (15.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 52 (15.43%) Cucumber
4 42 (12.46%) JIRA
5 26 (7.72%) JMeter
6 22 (6.53%) SpecFlow
7 19 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (4.75%) Maven
9 15 (4.45%) Git (software)
10 14 (4.15%) NUnit
11 13 (3.86%) Jenkins
12 12 (3.56%) Subversion
12 12 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (2.97%) Ant
13 10 (2.97%) JUnit
13 10 (2.97%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.67%) Calabash
14 9 (2.67%) GoogleTest
15 8 (2.37%) JBehave
General
1 70 (20.77%) Finance
2 20 (5.93%) Banking
2 20 (5.93%) Retail
3 11 (3.26%) Games
4 9 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.37%) Front Office
6 6 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Law
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.87%) Web Services
2 34 (10.09%) HTML
3 33 (9.79%) .NET
4 28 (8.31%) REST
5 26 (7.72%) XML
6 19 (5.64%) CSS
7 12 (3.56%) HTML5
8 11 (3.26%) J2EE
8 11 (3.26%) SOAP
9 9 (2.67%) JSON
10 7 (2.08%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.78%) Flash
11 6 (1.78%) Apache Flex
12 5 (1.48%) Cocoa
12 5 (1.48%) Middleware
12 5 (1.48%) Cocoa Touch
13 4 (1.19%) RESTful
14 3 (0.89%) jQuery
14 3 (0.89%) XSL
14 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.46%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.61%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.75%) Life Science
4 14 (4.15%) Mathematics
5 13 (3.86%) User Experience
6 12 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.26%) Open Source
8 10 (2.97%) Visualisation
9 8 (2.37%) Video on Demand
9 8 (2.37%) Credit Risk
10 7 (2.08%) IPTV
11 6 (1.78%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.78%) Clustering
11 6 (1.78%) Physics
11 6 (1.78%) Chemistry
11 6 (1.78%) Biology
12 5 (1.48%) iPad
13 3 (0.89%) Mobile Games
13 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.21%) Windows
2 44 (13.06%) Android
3 43 (12.76%) Apple iOS
4 32 (9.50%) Linux
5 27 (8.01%) UNIX
6 11 (3.26%) Solaris
7 10 (2.97%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.78%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.19%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (1.19%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (28.78%) Automated Testing
3 88 (26.11%) Manual Testing
4 79 (23.44%) Test Scripting
5 64 (18.99%) Test Automation
6 60 (17.80%) Software Testing
7 57 (16.91%) Scrum
8 41 (12.17%) Regression Testing
9 40 (11.87%) BDD
10 38 (11.28%) Automation Testing
11 36 (10.68%) Test Management
12 35 (10.39%) TDD
12 35 (10.39%) Test Strategy
13 33 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
14 32 (9.50%) Mentoring
15 31 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (7.12%) Software Engineering
17 23 (6.82%) Integration Testing
18 22 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
19 18 (5.34%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.15%) SQL
2 65 (19.29%) Java
3 40 (11.87%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.39%) C#
5 18 (5.34%) VBScript
5 18 (5.34%) Ruby
6 17 (5.04%) Python
7 13 (3.86%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.26%) C
8 11 (3.26%) Perl
8 11 (3.26%) PHP
8 11 (3.26%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.67%) Groovy
9 9 (2.67%) C++
10 6 (1.78%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.59%) BrightScript
11 2 (0.59%) VB
11 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.59%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 119 (35.31%) ISEB
2 74 (21.96%) ISTQB
3 71 (21.07%) Degree
4 37 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.56%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.97%) OSCP
6 10 (2.97%) CISSP
7 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) PhD
8 1 (0.30%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (36.80%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.78%) Netcool
2 6 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.72%) Oracle
3 9 (2.67%) Google
4 6 (1.78%) Citrix
4 6 (1.78%) HP
4 6 (1.78%) Veritas
4 6 (1.78%) McAfee
5 4 (1.19%) Adobe
5 4 (1.19%) Apple
6 2 (0.59%) Terracotta
7 1 (0.30%) Telerik
7 1 (0.30%) BT
7 1 (0.30%) VMware
7 1 (0.30%) SAP
7 1 (0.30%) Symbian
7 1 (0.30%) Sun
7 1 (0.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.30%) Coverity
7 1 (0.30%) Roku
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £55000 per annum + Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Career development options
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 9 days ago