The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Tester
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 262 314
Rank change year-on-year +29 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.039% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.082% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 10
Median salary £67,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £41,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £71,250 £65,625
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4883 6102 9813
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.24% 96.09% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17480 22846 34708
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the City of London

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the City of London.

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the City of London

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Senior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) CRM
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Line Management
4 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (40.00%) System Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Document Management
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow Management

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (30.00%) Protractor
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) React
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Document Management
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 4 (40.00%) Workflow Management
4 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) OSCP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com