The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 696 735 715
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 212 134 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 188 106 176
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £34,250 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.96%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +34 201 £42,500 -2.29% 18
London -5 69 £52,500 +10.52% 4
South East +37 64 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Surrey +22 36 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -2 19 £37,500 -0.66% 3
East Midlands +6 15 £32,500 -2.25% 1
Bristol +8 13 £38,500 +3.35% 2
East of England +7 13 £47,500 +58.33% 1
City of London -4 12 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Kent -7 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Wales -1 8 £29,000 -31.76%
South Wales - 8 £29,000 -
Cardiff - 8 £29,000 -
Berkshire +5 7 £41,500 -10.75% 1
Hampshire +5 7 £36,500 -2.66% 1
West Midlands +4 7 £37,500 +25.00% 2
North West 0 7 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Hertfordshire -6 7 £47,500 +58.33%
Yorkshire -48 7 £35,750 -15.38% 2
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £35,000 -
Coventry +7 6 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Nottingham -2 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Leeds -39 6 £35,750 -26.28% 1
West Yorkshire -43 6 £35,750 -15.38% 1
Reading -3 5 £41,500 -10.75%
Havant - 5 £40,000 -
Cheshire -5 4 £32,500 -1.51%
Brighton - 4 £37,500 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £37,500 - 2

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 138 (34.67%) Java
2 133 (33.42%) Selenium
3 128 (32.16%) SQL
4 108 (27.14%) QA
5 107 (26.88%) Automated Testing
6 97 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (22.86%) Test Automation
8 89 (22.36%) Degree
8 89 (22.36%) ISEB
9 83 (20.85%) Scrum
10 79 (19.85%) Finance
11 73 (18.34%) Test Scripting
12 70 (17.59%) JMeter
13 69 (17.34%) C#
14 67 (16.83%) Manual Testing
15 66 (16.58%) QuickTest Pro
16 63 (15.83%) Performance Testing
17 59 (14.82%) .NET
18 58 (14.57%) Oracle
19 57 (14.32%) Test Strategy
20 56 (14.07%) ISTQB
21 51 (12.81%) Microsoft
22 50 (12.56%) WebDriver
23 48 (12.06%) Python
23 48 (12.06%) TDD
24 47 (11.81%) Software Testing
24 47 (11.81%) PL/SQL
25 45 (11.31%) Cucumber
26 41 (10.30%) Ruby
26 41 (10.30%) Windows

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (1.26%) Confluence
2 1 (0.25%) IIS
2 1 (0.25%) Apache
2 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.25%) CMS
2 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.26%) Basecamp
2 2 (0.50%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.77%) Wireless
3 9 (2.26%) Wireless Security
4 7 (1.76%) Firewall
5 5 (1.26%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) DHCP
7 1 (0.25%) LAN
7 1 (0.25%) DNS
7 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.04%) Oracle Database
2 29 (7.29%) MySQL
3 20 (5.03%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.75%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.75%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 133 (33.42%) Selenium
2 70 (17.59%) JMeter
3 66 (16.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 50 (12.56%) WebDriver
5 45 (11.31%) Cucumber
6 38 (9.55%) JIRA
7 34 (8.54%) LoadRunner
8 28 (7.04%) JUnit
8 28 (7.04%) Jenkins
9 18 (4.52%) Calabash
9 18 (4.52%) NUnit
9 18 (4.52%) Subversion
10 13 (3.27%) TestNG
11 12 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (3.02%) Selenium IDE
11 12 (3.02%) SoapUI
12 11 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (2.51%) FitNesse
13 10 (2.51%) MSTest
13 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (19.85%) Finance
2 18 (4.52%) Retail
3 16 (4.02%) Banking
4 9 (2.26%) Electronics
5 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.01%) Games
6 5 (1.26%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Law
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.82%) .NET
2 40 (10.05%) HTML
3 35 (8.79%) Web Services
4 25 (6.28%) J2EE
4 25 (6.28%) ASP.NET
4 25 (6.28%) CSS
5 22 (5.53%) XML
6 11 (2.76%) REST
7 10 (2.51%) HTML5
8 9 (2.26%) Adobe AIR
8 9 (2.26%) Flash
8 9 (2.26%) SOAP
9 8 (2.01%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.76%) Spring
10 7 (1.76%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.51%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.01%) JSON
12 4 (1.01%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (0.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 31 (7.79%) Open Source
3 27 (6.78%) Mathematics
4 26 (6.53%) Life Science
5 25 (6.28%) Mobile App
6 20 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (4.52%) Chemistry
8 15 (3.77%) Biology
8 15 (3.77%) Physics
9 12 (3.02%) Statistics
10 11 (2.76%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.51%) Visualisation
12 9 (2.26%) iSeries
12 9 (2.26%) Video on Demand
13 5 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.01%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
15 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.75%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.30%) Windows
2 31 (7.79%) Linux
3 28 (7.04%) UNIX
4 23 (5.78%) Apple iOS
5 19 (4.77%) Android
6 9 (2.26%) Solaris
6 9 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (26.88%) Automated Testing
2 97 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 83 (20.85%) Scrum
5 73 (18.34%) Test Scripting
6 67 (16.83%) Manual Testing
7 63 (15.83%) Performance Testing
8 57 (14.32%) Test Strategy
9 48 (12.06%) TDD
10 47 (11.81%) Software Testing
11 38 (9.55%) Automation Testing
12 35 (8.79%) BDD
13 31 (7.79%) Test Management
13 31 (7.79%) Regression Testing
14 28 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
16 26 (6.53%) System Testing
17 25 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (5.53%) E-Commerce
19 19 (4.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (34.67%) Java
2 128 (32.16%) SQL
3 69 (17.34%) C#
4 48 (12.06%) Python
5 47 (11.81%) PL/SQL
6 41 (10.30%) Ruby
7 31 (7.79%) PHP
8 30 (7.54%) JavaScript
9 16 (4.02%) Perl
10 13 (3.27%) VBScript
11 12 (3.02%) C
12 11 (2.76%) C++
13 8 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.75%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.75%) VB
16 3 (0.75%) Lua
16 3 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 89 (22.36%) ISEB
1 89 (22.36%) Degree
2 56 (14.07%) ISTQB
3 26 (6.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (4.02%) CEH
5 15 (3.77%) CISSP
6 10 (2.51%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.75%) CISA
7 3 (0.75%) PhD
7 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) CISM
8 2 (0.50%) GCIH
8 2 (0.50%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.50%) GWAPT
8 2 (0.50%) GPEN
8 2 (0.50%) OSCP
8 2 (0.50%) OSCE
8 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (27.14%) QA
2 6 (1.51%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.51%) vSphere
2 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 58 (14.57%) Oracle
2 51 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.03%) HP
4 9 (2.26%) Citrix
4 9 (2.26%) Adobe
5 6 (1.51%) VMware
5 6 (1.51%) Telerik
6 3 (0.75%) Terracotta
6 3 (0.75%) IBM
7 2 (0.50%) Progress
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.25%) Sun
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fareham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £30000 - £38500 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton
Family Investments
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Derby
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago