The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England 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 Quality Assurance Tester
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 894 921
Rank change year-on-year +74 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 53 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.037% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.038% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 46 25 26
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,950 £38,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% +7.14%  

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 80155 88904 100680
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.94% 96.51% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 269837 336665 384213
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  

Senior QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +51 36 £52,500 -14.28% 1
West Midlands +16 6 - -
Midlands +11 6 - -
South West - 4 £35,000 -
South East - 3 £50,000 -
North of England -17 2 £38,250 -15.00%
North West -47 2 £38,250 -15.00%
East of England - 2 £37,500 - 2
Senior QA Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 90 (100.00%) QA
2 81 (90.00%) Test Automation
3 73 (81.11%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (66.67%) Selenium
5 45 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 37 (41.11%) BDD
7 36 (40.00%) Java
8 28 (31.11%) SQL
9 27 (30.00%) SoapUI
10 25 (27.78%) Unix
10 25 (27.78%) Software Testing
10 25 (27.78%) JIRA
11 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (25.56%) Web Services
12 22 (24.44%) Finance
13 21 (23.33%) RESTful
13 21 (23.33%) JMeter
13 21 (23.33%) JUnit
14 20 (22.22%) Unit Testing
14 20 (22.22%) WebDriver
15 19 (21.11%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (21.11%) C#
16 18 (20.00%) MySQL
16 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
17 17 (18.89%) SaaS
18 16 (17.78%) SpecFlow
18 16 (17.78%) Linux
19 15 (16.67%) Python
19 15 (16.67%) SOA
19 15 (16.67%) JavaScript

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 7 (7.78%) Confluence
2 6 (6.67%) CMS
3 4 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.89%) SaaS
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.00%) MySQL
2 15 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (16.67%) HBase
2 15 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.11%) Big Data
6 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 60 (66.67%) Selenium
2 45 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 27 (30.00%) SoapUI
4 25 (27.78%) JIRA
5 21 (23.33%) JMeter
5 21 (23.33%) JUnit
6 20 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 16 (17.78%) SpecFlow
8 15 (16.67%) Hamcrest
8 15 (16.67%) jMock
9 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 9 (10.00%) WATIR
11 7 (7.78%) eggPlant
11 7 (7.78%) Ranorex
12 6 (6.67%) Hudson
12 6 (6.67%) JBehave
13 5 (5.56%) FitNesse
14 4 (4.44%) Appium
14 4 (4.44%) NUnit
15 3 (3.33%) Protractor
General
1 22 (24.44%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Retail
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Games
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) Web Services
2 21 (23.33%) RESTful
3 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 15 (16.67%) REST
5 12 (13.33%) SOAP
6 5 (5.56%) Play Framework
6 5 (5.56%) XML
7 4 (4.44%) HTML
8 3 (3.33%) .NET
8 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.33%) CSS
8 3 (3.33%) LAMP
9 2 (2.22%) Mason
9 2 (2.22%) React
10 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (1.11%) DOM
10 1 (1.11%) JSON
10 1 (1.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Fintech
2 5 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Xbox
4 1 (1.11%) AS400
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.78%) Unix
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 13 (14.44%) Apple iOS
4 12 (13.33%) Android
4 12 (13.33%) Windows
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 73 (81.11%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (41.11%) BDD
4 25 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 19 (21.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (16.67%) SOA
9 13 (14.44%) QA Automation
9 13 (14.44%) Scrum
10 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 11 (12.22%) Open Source
11 11 (12.22%) TDD
12 10 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 10 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.00%) Manual Testing
13 9 (10.00%) OO
13 9 (10.00%) Regression Testing
14 8 (8.89%) Kanban
14 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.00%) Java
2 28 (31.11%) SQL
3 19 (21.11%) C#
4 15 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.67%) Python
5 14 (15.56%) Ruby
6 8 (8.89%) Scala
7 6 (6.67%) PHP
8 5 (5.56%) Groovy
9 3 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) ISEB
2 10 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.11%) IBM
5 1 (1.11%) Tableau
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