The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Senior Quality Assurance Tester
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 883 911
Rank change year-on-year +62 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 38 52 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.053% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.055% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 38 52 31
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £42,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% +4.65%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Senior QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Tester in England

Senior QA Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Tester in England

Senior QA Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Tester in England

Senior QA Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London +48 26 £52,500 -4.54% 3
South East +61 6 £55,000 +22.22%
South West - 2 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £27,500 -
North West -16 1 £40,000 -8.57%
East of England - 1 £47,500 - 1
Senior QA Tester
UK

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Senior QA 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 England region featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (57.14%) Selenium
4 39 (46.43%) Cucumber
5 33 (39.29%) Windows
5 33 (39.29%) ISEB
6 32 (38.10%) Automated Testing
6 32 (38.10%) BDD
7 28 (33.33%) Java
8 25 (29.76%) SoapUI
8 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (28.57%) QA Automation
10 23 (27.38%) Unix
11 22 (26.19%) Linux
11 22 (26.19%) Scrum
11 22 (26.19%) JMeter
11 22 (26.19%) Software Testing
12 21 (25.00%) Test Automation
12 21 (25.00%) Web Services
13 20 (23.81%) Relational Database
14 19 (22.62%) C#
14 19 (22.62%) Unit Testing
15 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (21.43%) Kanban
15 18 (21.43%) SQL
15 18 (21.43%) JUnit
15 18 (21.43%) TDD
15 18 (21.43%) REST
15 18 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (20.24%) SaaS

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.14%) CMS
1 6 (7.14%) Confluence
1 6 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (7.14%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.24%) SaaS
2 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 16 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 16 (19.05%) HBase
2 16 (19.05%) MySQL
2 16 (19.05%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (57.14%) Selenium
2 39 (46.43%) Cucumber
3 25 (29.76%) SoapUI
4 22 (26.19%) JMeter
5 18 (21.43%) JUnit
5 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (19.05%) Hamcrest
6 16 (19.05%) JIRA
6 16 (19.05%) jMock
6 16 (19.05%) SpecFlow
7 14 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
9 8 (9.52%) WATIR
10 7 (8.33%) Capybara
11 4 (4.76%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.57%) Hudson
12 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
12 3 (3.57%) Protractor
12 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.57%) Finance
1 3 (3.57%) Games
1 3 (3.57%) Law
1 3 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) Web Services
2 18 (21.43%) REST
3 17 (20.24%) RESTful
4 11 (13.10%) XML
5 9 (10.71%) HTML
6 8 (9.52%) Gherkin
6 8 (9.52%) SOAP
7 5 (5.95%) Play Framework
8 3 (3.57%) CSS
9 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.38%) React
10 1 (1.19%) .NET
10 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (1.19%) DOM
10 1 (1.19%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.38%) Fintech
2 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) AS400
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.29%) Windows
2 23 (27.38%) Unix
3 22 (26.19%) Linux
4 11 (13.10%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.52%) Apple iOS
6 7 (8.33%) Android
6 7 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 7 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Automated Testing
2 32 (38.10%) BDD
3 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (28.57%) QA Automation
5 22 (26.19%) Scrum
5 22 (26.19%) Software Testing
6 21 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 19 (22.62%) Unit Testing
8 18 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (21.43%) Kanban
8 18 (21.43%) TDD
9 16 (19.05%) SOA
10 15 (17.86%) Automation Testing
11 13 (15.48%) Performance Testing
12 11 (13.10%) Test Management
13 10 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (11.90%) Test Strategy
14 8 (9.52%) Security Testing
14 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) C#
3 18 (21.43%) SQL
4 16 (19.05%) Python
5 14 (16.67%) Ruby
6 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.52%) Scala
8 3 (3.57%) Groovy
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) ISEB
2 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle
5 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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