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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 749 730 758
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 153 210 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 138 185 96
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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 -42 140 £45,000 - 23
London +16 75 £52,000 -0.95% 12
South East -24 29 £40,000 +6.66% 3
City of London +39 14 £48,125 +1.31% 5
Ealing - 11 £55,000 -
Berkshire -1 10 £45,000 +8.43% 1
West Yorkshire +9 9 £35,750 - 1
Yorkshire +7 9 £35,750 - 1
Scotland +7 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £38,000 - 1
Hampshire -14 6 £40,000 +9.58%
East of England -1 5 £42,500 -8.10%
East Midlands -3 5 £45,000 +38.46% 2
South West -20 5 £40,500 +5.19%
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Livingston - 5 £40,000 -
South Wales +7 4 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire 0 4 £42,750 -34.23%
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £45,250 +40.31% 1
Wales -1 4 £40,000 -
Reading -5 4 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Nottingham -6 4 £45,250 +40.31% 1
West Midlands -8 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -
Newport - 4 £40,000 -
Bradford - 4 £35,000 -
Gloucester - 3 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Leeds +3 2 £39,000 -

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 153 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (45.92%) QA
3 119 (40.48%) Selenium
4 87 (29.59%) Automated Testing
5 84 (28.57%) ISEB
5 84 (28.57%) Finance
6 81 (27.55%) Java
7 79 (26.87%) Manual Testing
8 78 (26.53%) SQL
9 66 (22.45%) Software Testing
10 61 (20.75%) C#
11 58 (19.73%) Test Scripting
11 58 (19.73%) WebDriver
11 58 (19.73%) BDD
12 52 (17.69%) .NET
13 51 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (17.01%) Performance Testing
15 49 (16.67%) Scrum
16 48 (16.33%) Test Automation
17 46 (15.65%) Automation Testing
18 44 (14.97%) TDD
19 42 (14.29%) ISTQB
20 41 (13.95%) Windows
20 41 (13.95%) Cucumber
21 40 (13.61%) JIRA
22 38 (12.93%) Microsoft
23 37 (12.59%) Degree
23 37 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
24 35 (11.90%) JavaScript
25 33 (11.22%) SDLC

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (1.70%) IIS
2 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.68%) JBoss
4 2 (0.68%) Apache
4 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Node.js
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.04%) Internet
2 4 (1.36%) HTTP
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.68%) SDH
3 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.68%) MPLS
3 2 (0.68%) Wireless
3 2 (0.68%) Network Security
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.46%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.38%) MySQL
5 4 (1.36%) QlikView
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.68%) Big Data
7 2 (0.68%) SSDT
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 119 (40.48%) Selenium
2 58 (19.73%) WebDriver
3 41 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 40 (13.61%) JIRA
5 30 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 23 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (5.78%) JMeter
8 16 (5.44%) Visual Studio
9 15 (5.10%) LoadRunner
9 15 (5.10%) Jenkins
10 14 (4.76%) HP UFT
11 13 (4.42%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.40%) Mockito
13 7 (2.38%) Git (software)
13 7 (2.38%) NUnit
14 6 (2.04%) Bugzilla
14 6 (2.04%) Behat
14 6 (2.04%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.70%) Capybara
15 5 (1.70%) NeoLoad
General
1 84 (28.57%) Finance
2 30 (10.20%) Banking
3 10 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.06%) Games
5 6 (2.04%) Retail
6 4 (1.36%) Front Office
6 4 (1.36%) Marketing
7 3 (1.02%) Law
7 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.69%) .NET
2 23 (7.82%) HTML
3 22 (7.48%) ASP.NET
4 21 (7.14%) Web Services
5 16 (5.44%) CSS
6 15 (5.10%) XML
7 14 (4.76%) Gherkin
8 11 (3.74%) HTML5
9 9 (3.06%) RESTful
10 6 (2.04%) CSS3
10 6 (2.04%) jQuery
11 5 (1.70%) REST
11 5 (1.70%) SOAP
11 5 (1.70%) J2EE
12 4 (1.36%) J2SE
12 4 (1.36%) Middleware
12 4 (1.36%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.36%) Java EE
12 4 (1.36%) Backbone.js
12 4 (1.36%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.46%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.72%) Replication
5 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.02%) iPad
6 3 (1.02%) User Experience
6 3 (1.02%) iPhone
6 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.68%) DTV
7 2 (0.68%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.34%) Physics
8 1 (0.34%) Handset
8 1 (0.34%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.95%) Windows
2 24 (8.16%) Linux
3 19 (6.46%) Android
4 18 (6.12%) Apple iOS
5 17 (5.78%) Windows 7
6 16 (5.44%) Windows 8
6 16 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.44%) Windows Vista
6 16 (5.44%) Windows XP
7 11 (3.74%) UNIX
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (29.59%) Automated Testing
3 79 (26.87%) Manual Testing
4 66 (22.45%) Software Testing
5 58 (19.73%) Test Scripting
5 58 (19.73%) BDD
6 51 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (17.01%) Performance Testing
8 49 (16.67%) Scrum
9 48 (16.33%) Test Automation
10 46 (15.65%) Automation Testing
11 44 (14.97%) TDD
12 37 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (11.22%) SDLC
14 31 (10.54%) Test Strategy
15 30 (10.20%) Regression Testing
16 29 (9.86%) Mentoring
17 25 (8.50%) Penetration Testing
18 24 (8.16%) Refactoring
19 19 (6.46%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.55%) Java
2 78 (26.53%) SQL
3 61 (20.75%) C#
4 35 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 28 (9.52%) PHP
6 25 (8.50%) Python
7 22 (7.48%) Ruby
8 12 (4.08%) C
9 7 (2.38%) Perl
10 6 (2.04%) VBScript
10 6 (2.04%) VB
10 6 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.36%) Groovy
12 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.68%) XPath
13 2 (0.68%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (28.57%) ISEB
2 42 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 37 (12.59%) Degree
4 24 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (5.10%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (2.04%) HND
9 5 (1.70%) CISSP
9 5 (1.70%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.02%) CISA
10 3 (1.02%) CGEIT
10 3 (1.02%) CRISC
10 3 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.68%) OSCP
12 1 (0.34%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (45.92%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) COBIT
3 2 (0.68%) Val IT
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.34%) WAI
4 1 (0.34%) GCP
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.86%) Oracle
3 11 (3.74%) HP
4 4 (1.36%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.36%) Cognos
5 3 (1.02%) Telerik
5 3 (1.02%) Google
6 2 (0.68%) Sun
6 2 (0.68%) New Relic
6 2 (0.68%) SAP
6 2 (0.68%) Cramer
6 2 (0.68%) VMware
6 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.68%) Remedy
6 2 (0.68%) Infovista
7 1 (0.34%) McAfee
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Symbian
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco
7 1 (0.34%) EMC
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 12% Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Modis International - London
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, bupa
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £60k + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £32515.00 per annum + Final Salary Pension+Health
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
AllSaints
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
First Point
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago