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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 758 821 818
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 199 158 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 160 130 153
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016 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 April 2016. 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 +45 184 £55,000 +22.22% 18
London +29 92 £57,500 +9.52% 9
South East +34 26 £45,000 +2.27% 4
North West +19 18 £42,500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +22 13 £45,000 +15.38%
West Midlands -9 12 £36,000 -10.00%
South West 0 11 £37,500 -4.45%
West Yorkshire +15 10 £40,000 +2.56%
Leeds +12 10 £40,000 +2.56%
City of London +45 9 £50,000 +8.10% 3
East of England +15 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Manchester +9 8 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Cheshire +34 7 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Warrington +23 7 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Berkshire +2 7 £45,000 - 2
Ealing -1 7 £55,000 -8.33%
Bracknell - 6 £45,000 - 2
West Sussex - 6 £35,000 -
Hampshire +22 5 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Oxfordshire 0 5 £45,000 +33.33%
Gloucestershire +10 4 £38,750 -7.18%
Surrey -1 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Abingdon - 4 £45,000 -
Liverpool +11 3 £32,500 +68.42%
Merseyside +10 3 £32,500 +68.42%
Wolverhampton +6 3 £36,000 +20.00%
Bristol -4 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Devon - 3 £34,000 -

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 191 (54.42%) QA
2 180 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (39.60%) Selenium
4 108 (30.77%) C#
5 103 (29.34%) Java
6 100 (28.49%) SQL
7 98 (27.92%) Test Automation
8 96 (27.35%) Finance
9 88 (25.07%) TDD
10 82 (23.36%) Automated Testing
11 78 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 75 (21.37%) Microsoft
13 72 (20.51%) Windows
14 70 (19.94%) ISEB
15 68 (19.37%) Test Scripting
15 68 (19.37%) BDD
16 67 (19.09%) Degree
17 65 (18.52%) .NET
18 60 (17.09%) Automation Testing
19 59 (16.81%) Software Testing
20 58 (16.52%) Ruby
20 58 (16.52%) WebDriver
21 57 (16.24%) ISTQB
22 54 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
23 52 (14.81%) Scrum
24 50 (14.25%) Manual Testing
25 49 (13.96%) Penetration Testing
26 44 (12.54%) Mobile App
27 41 (11.68%) Test Strategy
27 41 (11.68%) Open Source

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (3.99%) IIS
2 5 (1.42%) CMS
3 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.57%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.84%) HTTP
2 18 (5.13%) Wireless
3 13 (3.70%) Wireless Security
4 11 (3.13%) Firewall
4 11 (3.13%) Internet
5 10 (2.85%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.42%) DNS
7 4 (1.14%) LAN
7 4 (1.14%) WAN
8 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.57%) Network Security
9 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.28%) SAN
10 1 (0.28%) VoIP
10 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.14%) MySQL
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.57%) MS Access
5 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.28%) Big Data
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 139 (39.60%) Selenium
2 78 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (16.52%) WebDriver
4 39 (11.11%) JMeter
5 38 (10.83%) Cucumber
6 36 (10.26%) HP UFT
6 36 (10.26%) SpecFlow
7 34 (9.69%) Git (software)
7 34 (9.69%) Visual Studio
8 32 (9.12%) LoadRunner
9 31 (8.83%) JIRA
10 22 (6.27%) SoapUI
11 18 (5.13%) Jenkins
12 14 (3.99%) Subversion
13 13 (3.70%) NUnit
14 11 (3.13%) MSTest
15 10 (2.85%) JUnit
16 8 (2.28%) Bugzilla
16 8 (2.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 7 (1.99%) RSpec
General
1 96 (27.35%) Finance
2 13 (3.70%) Publishing
3 12 (3.42%) Banking
3 12 (3.42%) Retail
4 10 (2.85%) Games
5 9 (2.56%) Marketing
6 8 (2.28%) Law
7 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.71%) Electronics
8 6 (1.71%) Legal
9 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.52%) .NET
2 29 (8.26%) Web Services
3 24 (6.84%) HTML
4 16 (4.56%) XML
5 15 (4.27%) ASP.NET
6 13 (3.70%) SOAP
7 12 (3.42%) Ajax
7 12 (3.42%) Gherkin
8 9 (2.56%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.28%) J2EE
9 8 (2.28%) REST
10 7 (1.99%) JSON
10 7 (1.99%) RESTful
11 6 (1.71%) CSS
12 4 (1.14%) HTML5
13 3 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
14 2 (0.57%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.57%) DHTML
14 2 (0.57%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.54%) Mobile App
2 35 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.99%) CESG
5 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.28%) Fintech
7 7 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.42%) iDTV
10 4 (1.14%) iPad
11 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.57%) SCADA
11 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.57%) User Experience
12 1 (0.28%) BBC
12 1 (0.28%) Blog
12 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.28%) PKI
12 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.51%) Windows
2 26 (7.41%) Unix
3 22 (6.27%) Linux
4 19 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.85%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.85%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (27.92%) Test Automation
3 88 (25.07%) TDD
4 82 (23.36%) Automated Testing
5 68 (19.37%) BDD
5 68 (19.37%) Test Scripting
6 60 (17.09%) Automation Testing
7 59 (16.81%) Software Testing
8 54 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (14.81%) Scrum
10 50 (14.25%) Manual Testing
11 49 (13.96%) Penetration Testing
12 41 (11.68%) Open Source
12 41 (11.68%) Test Management
12 41 (11.68%) Test Strategy
13 40 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (10.54%) Performance Testing
15 36 (10.26%) Regression Testing
16 32 (9.12%) Functional Testing
16 32 (9.12%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 108 (30.77%) C#
2 103 (29.34%) Java
3 100 (28.49%) SQL
4 58 (16.52%) Ruby
5 38 (10.83%) C++
5 38 (10.83%) Python
6 32 (9.12%) JavaScript
7 30 (8.55%) Perl
8 22 (6.27%) PHP
9 21 (5.98%) C
10 17 (4.84%) VB
11 14 (3.99%) VB.NET
12 13 (3.70%) VBScript
13 9 (2.56%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.14%) VBA
16 1 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 70 (19.94%) ISEB
2 67 (19.09%) Degree
3 57 (16.24%) ISTQB
4 40 (11.40%) CREST Certified
4 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
5 34 (9.69%) SC Cleared
6 20 (5.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (3.70%) Tigerscheme
8 12 (3.42%) CHECK Team Member
9 11 (3.13%) OSCP
10 9 (2.56%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (1.71%) CEH
12 5 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (1.42%) OSCE
13 4 (1.14%) GIAC
13 4 (1.14%) GPEN
13 4 (1.14%) SANS
14 1 (0.28%) CCNP
14 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (54.42%) QA
2 16 (4.56%) SDET
3 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (9.40%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.42%) Puppet
3 4 (1.14%) CA Wily
3 4 (1.14%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.14%) Nessus
4 2 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.57%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.28%) Nmap
5 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 75 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.41%) HP
3 10 (2.85%) Citrix
3 10 (2.85%) Oracle
3 10 (2.85%) VMware
4 6 (1.71%) SAP
5 5 (1.42%) Apple
6 4 (1.14%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.14%) CA
6 4 (1.14%) Dynatrace
7 3 (0.85%) Twitter
8 2 (0.57%) Facebook
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
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