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 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
London / City of London
Rank 216 269 310
Rank change year-on-year +53 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 7 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.071% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.074% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 10
Median salary £67,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +13.51%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 4870 6777 9756
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.65% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4470 6059 8310
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
3 7 (53.85%) QA Automation
4 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Planning
5 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 5 (38.46%) Coaching
5 5 (38.46%) Analytics
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (38.46%) Capybara
5 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
5 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (38.46%) Sitecore
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Test Management
5 5 (38.46%) Umbraco
5 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
5 5 (38.46%) Web Analytics
5 5 (38.46%) Ruby
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (38.46%) WATIR

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (38.46%) CMS
1 5 (38.46%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (38.46%) Umbraco
2 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
3 5 (38.46%) Capybara
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
3 5 (38.46%) WATIR
4 3 (23.08%) Fiddler
4 3 (23.08%) Protractor
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) React
5 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) QA Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Test Planning
4 5 (38.46%) Analytics
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Coaching
4 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
4 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) Web Analytics
4 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Line Management
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Ruby
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Sitecore
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft