The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
England / East of England
Rank 235 258 267
Rank change year-on-year +23 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 7 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.11% 0.095% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.099% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 6
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5868 7083 7192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.06% 96.24% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4689 5722 5787
Median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the East of England

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the East of England

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the East of England

Senior Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +15 3 £33,500 -21.17% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 3 £45,000 - 1
Essex +16 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
5 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Case Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Law
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) BDD

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Case Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 3 days ago