The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Senior Tester
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 646 742 814
Rank change year-on-year +96 +72  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 220 172 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 185 136 125
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £34,250 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

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 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in England

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in England

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in England

Senior 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 Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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 +68 92 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Yorkshire +14 33 £53,750 +43.33% 2
North West -32 30 £47,500 +11.76% 3
South East +45 26 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West +6 17 £38,750 -35.41%
West Midlands -4 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
East of England -9 6 £38,750 -18.42% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Senior Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 326 (80.89%) Test Automation
2 241 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (55.83%) Selenium
4 201 (49.88%) Java
5 173 (42.93%) Cucumber
6 159 (39.45%) QA
7 151 (37.47%) C#
8 140 (34.74%) Test Scripting
9 139 (34.49%) BDD
10 127 (31.51%) WebDriver
11 119 (29.53%) TDD
12 106 (26.30%) SQL
13 101 (25.06%) Gherkin
14 98 (24.32%) Jenkins
15 90 (22.33%) Software Testing
16 87 (21.59%) SDLC
17 82 (20.35%) System Integration Testing
18 78 (19.35%) GitHub
18 78 (19.35%) Configuration Management
19 58 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (14.14%) Finance
21 52 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
22 51 (12.66%) Mentoring
22 51 (12.66%) Test Strategy
23 46 (11.41%) Scrum
24 45 (11.17%) Python
24 45 (11.17%) E-Commerce
24 45 (11.17%) ISTQB
25 42 (10.42%) JIRA
25 42 (10.42%) Security Cleared

Senior 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 16 (3.97%) CMS
2 7 (1.74%) Confluence
3 5 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 78 (19.35%) GitHub
2 19 (4.71%) SaaS
3 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.74%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.93%) HTTP
2 10 (2.48%) Wireless
3 6 (1.49%) Wireless Security
4 3 (0.74%) Internet
5 2 (0.50%) Firewall
6 1 (0.25%) VoIP
6 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.95%) MySQL
3 19 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 18 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (3.72%) HBase
6 10 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.74%) Big Data
8 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.99%) Redis
10 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 225 (55.83%) Selenium
2 173 (42.93%) Cucumber
3 127 (31.51%) WebDriver
4 98 (24.32%) Jenkins
5 42 (10.42%) JIRA
6 34 (8.44%) SoapUI
7 31 (7.69%) JMeter
8 29 (7.20%) JUnit
9 21 (5.21%) Git (software)
9 21 (5.21%) LoadRunner
9 21 (5.21%) SpecFlow
10 17 (4.22%) HP UFT
11 15 (3.72%) Hamcrest
11 15 (3.72%) jMock
11 15 (3.72%) TestNG
12 11 (2.73%) Appium
12 11 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (2.48%) Protractor
14 9 (2.23%) Ranorex
14 9 (2.23%) WATIR
General
1 57 (14.14%) Finance
2 15 (3.72%) Retail
3 14 (3.47%) Banking
4 10 (2.48%) Legal
5 9 (2.23%) Games
6 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (25.06%) Gherkin
2 41 (10.17%) Web Services
3 36 (8.93%) RESTful
4 20 (4.96%) HTML
5 19 (4.71%) .NET
6 16 (3.97%) SOAP
7 15 (3.72%) CSS
7 15 (3.72%) REST
8 12 (2.98%) XML
9 10 (2.48%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.48%) Apache Flex
10 9 (2.23%) React
11 8 (1.99%) JSON
11 8 (1.99%) Node.js
12 6 (1.49%) HTML5
12 6 (1.49%) jQuery
12 6 (1.49%) React Native
12 6 (1.49%) Underscore.js
12 6 (1.49%) XHTML
13 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.22%) SCADA
4 14 (3.47%) Fintech
5 10 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.99%) NHS
9 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.74%) iPad
10 2 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.50%) Xbox
11 1 (0.25%) AS400
11 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.25%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.43%) Unix
2 36 (8.93%) Linux
3 35 (8.68%) Windows
4 14 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.23%) Android
6 5 (1.24%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (80.89%) Test Automation
2 241 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (34.74%) Test Scripting
4 139 (34.49%) BDD
5 119 (29.53%) TDD
6 90 (22.33%) Software Testing
7 87 (21.59%) SDLC
8 82 (20.35%) System Integration Testing
9 78 (19.35%) Configuration Management
10 58 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
12 51 (12.66%) Mentoring
12 51 (12.66%) Test Strategy
13 46 (11.41%) Scrum
14 45 (11.17%) E-Commerce
15 37 (9.18%) Functional Testing
15 37 (9.18%) Manual Testing
16 34 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (7.44%) Non-Functional Testing
18 27 (6.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 201 (49.88%) Java
2 151 (37.47%) C#
3 106 (26.30%) SQL
4 45 (11.17%) Python
5 39 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 21 (5.21%) Ruby
7 18 (4.47%) C
8 13 (3.23%) VB
9 12 (2.98%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.48%) Scala
11 9 (2.23%) PHP
12 8 (1.99%) VBScript
13 7 (1.74%) Perl
14 6 (1.49%) C++
15 5 (1.24%) Groovy
16 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
19 1 (0.25%) AWK
19 1 (0.25%) sed
Qualifications
1 45 (11.17%) ISTQB
2 42 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 37 (9.18%) ISEB
4 26 (6.45%) Degree
5 22 (5.46%) CHECK Team Leader
6 15 (3.72%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.47%) CREST Certified
7 14 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (2.23%) OSCP
9 7 (1.74%) GPEN
9 7 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.49%) GIAC
11 5 (1.24%) CEH
11 5 (1.24%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (0.99%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.50%) CISSP
14 2 (0.50%) MCP
14 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (39.45%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.74%) HL7
3 3 (0.74%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 15 (3.72%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.49%) Nessus
3 5 (1.24%) Nmap
4 4 (0.99%) Defensics
4 4 (0.99%) Grafana
4 4 (0.99%) OpenVAS
4 4 (0.99%) Puppet
4 4 (0.99%) StatsD
5 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.97%) HP
3 15 (3.72%) Oracle
4 6 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (1.24%) Tableau
6 4 (0.99%) Codenomicon
6 4 (0.99%) Coverity
6 4 (0.99%) Google
6 4 (0.99%) Qualys
6 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.99%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.99%) Splunk
6 4 (0.99%) Talend
7 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.50%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.50%) IBM
9 1 (0.25%) hybris
9 1 (0.25%) Perforce
9 1 (0.25%) Siebel
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