Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1095 1115 1174
Rank change year-on-year +20 +59 +116
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 77 75 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.042% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.043% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 68 59 89
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,100 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 45 £65,000 +15.56% 2
Midlands +38 19 £37,500 +5.63% 1
West Midlands +10 18 £37,500 +5.63%
South East +45 6 £42,500 -29.17% 3
East of England - 4 £36,250 -
South West - 2 £40,000 -
North of England -33 1 £41,500 -7.78% 1
North West -46 1 £41,500 -7.78% 1
East Midlands - 1 £39,000 - 1
Senior QA Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 77 (100.00%) QA
2 65 (84.42%) Test Automation
3 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (51.95%) Selenium
4 40 (51.95%) Finance
5 26 (33.77%) Java
5 26 (33.77%) BDD
6 21 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
7 18 (23.38%) JIRA
8 17 (22.08%) Gherkin
8 17 (22.08%) API Testing
9 16 (20.78%) Software Testing
10 15 (19.48%) SQL
10 15 (19.48%) SOAP
11 14 (18.18%) WebDriver
12 13 (16.88%) Web Services
13 12 (15.58%) Test Scripting
13 12 (15.58%) SpecFlow
14 11 (14.29%) Fintech
14 11 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 11 (14.29%) Unix
14 11 (14.29%) SOA
14 11 (14.29%) JMeter
15 10 (12.99%) C#
15 10 (12.99%) WATIR
16 9 (11.69%) Manual Testing
16 9 (11.69%) Groovy
16 9 (11.69%) Integration Testing
16 9 (11.69%) Software Delivery

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 2 (2.60%) CMS
1 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) Jupyter
2 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.90%) Blockchain
2 3 (3.90%) HBase
2 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Power BI
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (51.95%) Selenium
2 21 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 18 (23.38%) JIRA
3 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
4 14 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 12 (15.58%) SpecFlow
6 11 (14.29%) JMeter
7 10 (12.99%) WATIR
8 9 (11.69%) JBehave
9 8 (10.39%) Ranorex
10 7 (9.09%) eggPlant
11 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
12 4 (5.19%) Appium
12 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
12 4 (5.19%) JUnit
13 3 (3.90%) Hamcrest
13 3 (3.90%) jMock
13 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
13 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
14 2 (2.60%) TestComplete
General
1 40 (51.95%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Retail
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) Gherkin
2 15 (19.48%) SOAP
3 13 (16.88%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) RESTful
5 3 (3.90%) .NET
5 3 (3.90%) REST
6 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.60%) XML
7 1 (1.30%) Google Maps API
7 1 (1.30%) HTML
7 1 (1.30%) Laravel
7 1 (1.30%) Mason
7 1 (1.30%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Fintech
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (2.60%) Derivative
3 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Android
3 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (84.42%) Test Automation
2 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (33.77%) BDD
4 17 (22.08%) API Testing
5 16 (20.78%) Software Testing
6 12 (15.58%) Test Scripting
7 11 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 11 (14.29%) SOA
8 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
8 9 (11.69%) Integration Testing
8 9 (11.69%) Manual Testing
8 9 (11.69%) Open Source
8 9 (11.69%) Software Delivery
9 8 (10.39%) Security Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Test Management
9 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (7.79%) QA Automation
10 6 (7.79%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 10 (12.99%) C#
4 9 (11.69%) Groovy
5 6 (7.79%) Ruby
6 4 (5.19%) PHP
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.79%) ISEB
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (10.39%) ISO 20022
2 8 (10.39%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
1 7 (9.09%) Google
2 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.30%) Mapbox
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.30%) Tableau