Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 935 973
Rank change year-on-year +205 +38 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 461 270 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 407 235 269
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +15.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +18.75%

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 +166 221 £62,500 +8.70% 11
North of England +38 112 £52,500 +31.25% 8
North West -7 67 £46,250 +8.82% 4
South East +17 58 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +48 44 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Midlands +24 42 £39,500 -1.25% 4
West Midlands +9 32 £37,500 -6.25% 2
South West +23 17 £41,250 +17.86% 3
East Midlands +38 10 £40,000 - 2
East of England +9 6 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North East - 1 £34,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 350 (75.92%) Test Automation
2 257 (55.75%) Selenium
3 248 (53.80%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (46.85%) Java
5 214 (46.42%) QA
6 192 (41.65%) Cucumber
7 159 (34.49%) C#
8 126 (27.33%) BDD
9 121 (26.25%) SQL
10 116 (25.16%) WebDriver
11 106 (22.99%) Test Scripting
12 102 (22.13%) Finance
13 96 (20.82%) TDD
14 81 (17.57%) Software Testing
15 79 (17.14%) Gherkin
16 75 (16.27%) Jenkins
17 70 (15.18%) SDLC
18 65 (14.10%) Scrum
19 64 (13.88%) Mentoring
20 63 (13.67%) Penetration Testing
21 62 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
22 58 (12.58%) Test Strategy
22 58 (12.58%) Python
23 56 (12.15%) System Integration Testing
24 52 (11.28%) SoapUI
24 52 (11.28%) SpecFlow
25 51 (11.06%) GitHub
25 51 (11.06%) Scenario Testing
25 51 (11.06%) SOAP
26 49 (10.63%) Software Engineering

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 10 (2.17%) Confluence
2 9 (1.95%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.08%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (0.87%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.06%) GitHub
2 17 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.60%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) Slack
6 1 (0.22%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.51%) HTTP
2 10 (2.17%) Wireless
3 5 (1.08%) 802.11
3 5 (1.08%) SNMP
3 5 (1.08%) VPN
4 2 (0.43%) Broadband
4 2 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.22%) ICMP
5 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.47%) MySQL
2 14 (3.04%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.74%) Big Data
3 8 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.87%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.65%) HBase
5 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Power BI
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 257 (55.75%) Selenium
2 192 (41.65%) Cucumber
3 116 (25.16%) WebDriver
4 75 (16.27%) Jenkins
5 52 (11.28%) SoapUI
5 52 (11.28%) SpecFlow
6 47 (10.20%) JIRA
7 37 (8.03%) Git (software)
8 31 (6.72%) JUnit
9 27 (5.86%) TestNG
10 23 (4.99%) JMeter
11 21 (4.56%) HP UFT
12 20 (4.34%) TeamCity
13 19 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (3.69%) LoadRunner
15 15 (3.25%) Appium
16 13 (2.82%) MSTest
17 11 (2.39%) JBehave
18 10 (2.17%) WATIR
19 9 (1.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (22.13%) Finance
2 27 (5.86%) Retail
3 19 (4.12%) Banking
4 9 (1.95%) Advertising
5 7 (1.52%) Games
6 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (0.87%) Marketing
8 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.14%) Gherkin
2 51 (11.06%) SOAP
3 35 (7.59%) RESTful
3 35 (7.59%) Web Services
4 32 (6.94%) .NET
5 28 (6.07%) REST
6 19 (4.12%) XML
7 15 (3.25%) HTML
8 13 (2.82%) Apache Flex
9 10 (2.17%) CSS
10 8 (1.74%) WSDL
11 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.52%) jQuery
12 6 (1.30%) XHTML
13 5 (1.08%) 802.1X
13 5 (1.08%) JSON
14 4 (0.87%) Node.js
15 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.65%) Behat
16 2 (0.43%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.07%) Fintech
3 14 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.82%) SCADA
5 11 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.95%) User Experience
7 8 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.52%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.65%) NHS
12 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.43%) Derivative
12 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Replication
12 2 (0.43%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.68%) Unix
2 32 (6.94%) Linux
3 25 (5.42%) Windows
4 21 (4.56%) Android
4 21 (4.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (75.92%) Test Automation
2 248 (53.80%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (27.33%) BDD
4 106 (22.99%) Test Scripting
5 96 (20.82%) TDD
6 81 (17.57%) Software Testing
7 70 (15.18%) SDLC
8 65 (14.10%) Scrum
9 64 (13.88%) Mentoring
10 63 (13.67%) Penetration Testing
11 58 (12.58%) Test Strategy
12 56 (12.15%) System Integration Testing
13 51 (11.06%) Scenario Testing
14 49 (10.63%) Software Engineering
15 46 (9.98%) Configuration Management
16 44 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (9.54%) Manual Testing
16 44 (9.54%) SDET
17 43 (9.33%) E-Commerce
18 42 (9.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 216 (46.85%) Java
2 159 (34.49%) C#
3 121 (26.25%) SQL
4 58 (12.58%) Python
5 38 (8.24%) Ruby
6 28 (6.07%) JavaScript
7 27 (5.86%) C
8 19 (4.12%) Groovy
9 14 (3.04%) C++
9 14 (3.04%) PHP
10 9 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.52%) VB
13 5 (1.08%) Lua
14 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.65%) Scala
16 1 (0.22%) Clojure
16 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (9.33%) ISTQB
2 41 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.94%) Degree
4 26 (5.64%) CREST Certified
5 25 (5.42%) ISEB
6 24 (5.21%) CHECK Team Leader
7 12 (2.60%) Cyber Scheme
7 12 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.60%) Tigerscheme
8 10 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.95%) OSCP
10 8 (1.74%) CHECK Team Member
11 7 (1.52%) SANS
12 6 (1.30%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.65%) CEH
14 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (46.42%) QA
2 15 (3.25%) ISO 20022
2 15 (3.25%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.43%) HL7
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.30%) Docker
2 4 (0.87%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.87%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (6.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.90%) HP
3 13 (2.82%) Google
4 6 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle
6 4 (0.87%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.65%) SAP
8 2 (0.43%) Citrix
8 2 (0.43%) Mapbox
8 2 (0.43%) Twitter
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Siebel
9 1 (0.22%) Tableau