The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 661 756 822
Rank change year-on-year +95 +66  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 183 162 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 171 139 107
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 £36,000 £37,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 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 +41 62 £57,500 +4.54% 8
North West +18 36 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire +52 32 £55,000 +46.66% 4
South East +66 27 £37,500 -16.66% 4
South West +31 12 £47,500 +26.66% 5
West Midlands +30 9 £40,000 -20.00%
East of England +20 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £60,000 +81.81%
Senior Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 217 (66.16%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (54.57%) Selenium
3 146 (44.51%) Java
4 143 (43.60%) QA
5 131 (39.94%) Cucumber
6 129 (39.33%) Test Automation
7 119 (36.28%) Automated Testing
8 118 (35.98%) BDD
9 110 (33.54%) TDD
10 108 (32.93%) C#
11 104 (31.71%) WebDriver
12 88 (26.83%) Automation Testing
13 82 (25.00%) ISEB
14 80 (24.39%) SQL
15 77 (23.48%) Gherkin
16 75 (22.87%) Software Testing
17 73 (22.26%) Test Scripting
18 69 (21.04%) SDLC
19 66 (20.12%) Jenkins
20 64 (19.51%) Windows
21 61 (18.60%) Configuration Management
22 52 (15.85%) Scrum
22 52 (15.85%) ISTQB
22 52 (15.85%) System Integration Testing
23 50 (15.24%) Web Services
24 49 (14.94%) HTTP
25 47 (14.33%) GitHub
26 46 (14.02%) E-Commerce
26 46 (14.02%) Linux
27 44 (13.41%) Microsoft

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 8 (2.44%) CMS
2 6 (1.83%) Confluence
2 6 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (1.83%) Umbraco
3 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.61%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.61%) IIS
4 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.33%) GitHub
2 17 (5.18%) SaaS
3 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.94%) HTTP
2 5 (1.52%) Wireless
2 5 (1.52%) Wireless Security
3 3 (0.91%) Broadband
3 3 (0.91%) LTE
4 2 (0.61%) IMAP
4 2 (0.61%) NAS
4 2 (0.61%) SAN
4 2 (0.61%) SMTP
4 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.89%) Relational Database
2 35 (10.67%) SQL Server
3 27 (8.23%) MySQL
3 27 (8.23%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.79%) RDBMS
5 16 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (4.88%) HBase
5 16 (4.88%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.35%) Redis
7 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 179 (54.57%) Selenium
2 131 (39.94%) Cucumber
3 104 (31.71%) WebDriver
4 66 (20.12%) Jenkins
5 37 (11.28%) JIRA
6 36 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (10.67%) JMeter
8 33 (10.06%) SpecFlow
9 31 (9.45%) JUnit
10 30 (9.15%) SoapUI
11 25 (7.62%) Git (software)
12 16 (4.88%) Hamcrest
12 16 (4.88%) jMock
13 12 (3.66%) LoadRunner
14 11 (3.35%) Protractor
15 10 (3.05%) Visual Studio
16 9 (2.74%) HP UFT
17 8 (2.44%) Capybara
17 8 (2.44%) TestComplete
17 8 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 41 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (2.74%) Legal
2 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.13%) Games
4 3 (0.91%) Automotive
4 3 (0.91%) Banking
4 3 (0.91%) Law
5 2 (0.61%) Back Office
5 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (23.48%) Gherkin
2 50 (15.24%) Web Services
3 31 (9.45%) RESTful
4 22 (6.71%) .NET
4 22 (6.71%) XML
5 18 (5.49%) HTML
5 18 (5.49%) REST
6 14 (4.27%) JSON
6 14 (4.27%) SOAP
7 11 (3.35%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (3.35%) JSON Schema
7 11 (3.35%) JSON-LD
8 8 (2.44%) CSS
9 5 (1.52%) Behat
9 5 (1.52%) Play Framework
10 4 (1.22%) J2EE
10 4 (1.22%) WSDL
10 4 (1.22%) XSD
11 3 (0.91%) DOM
11 3 (0.91%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.66%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.52%) Fintech
6 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.22%) SCADA
8 3 (0.91%) iPad
9 2 (0.61%) Blog
9 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) AS400
10 1 (0.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.51%) Windows
2 46 (14.02%) Linux
3 38 (11.59%) Unix
4 18 (5.49%) Mac OS X
5 13 (3.96%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.74%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.44%) Android
8 7 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.52%) Kali Linux
10 4 (1.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (66.16%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (39.33%) Test Automation
3 119 (36.28%) Automated Testing
4 118 (35.98%) BDD
5 110 (33.54%) TDD
6 88 (26.83%) Automation Testing
7 75 (22.87%) Software Testing
8 73 (22.26%) Test Scripting
9 69 (21.04%) SDLC
10 61 (18.60%) Configuration Management
11 52 (15.85%) Scrum
11 52 (15.85%) System Integration Testing
12 46 (14.02%) E-Commerce
13 42 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (11.89%) Mentoring
15 32 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
15 32 (9.76%) Kanban
15 32 (9.76%) Performance Testing
16 31 (9.45%) Penetration Testing
16 31 (9.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (44.51%) Java
2 108 (32.93%) C#
3 80 (24.39%) SQL
4 39 (11.89%) Python
5 26 (7.93%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.10%) Ruby
7 12 (3.66%) C++
8 10 (3.05%) C
9 9 (2.74%) Scala
10 8 (2.44%) Perl
11 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.52%) VBScript
13 4 (1.22%) PHP
13 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.91%) Groovy
14 3 (0.91%) VB
15 2 (0.61%) AWK
15 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (25.00%) ISEB
2 52 (15.85%) ISTQB
3 27 (8.23%) Degree
4 19 (5.79%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (3.35%) CHECK Team Leader
7 10 (3.05%) CREST Certified
7 10 (3.05%) OSCP
8 9 (2.74%) GIAC
9 8 (2.44%) GPEN
9 8 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.83%) CEH
10 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.52%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.61%) CISSP
14 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.30%) CHECK Team Member
15 1 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (43.60%) QA
2 34 (10.37%) SDET
3 11 (3.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.61%) HL7
4 2 (0.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.35%) Grafana
1 11 (3.35%) Puppet
1 11 (3.35%) StatsD
2 10 (3.05%) Nessus
3 9 (2.74%) Nmap
4 7 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.83%) OpenVAS
6 2 (0.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 44 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.79%) Oracle
3 11 (3.35%) Splunk
4 9 (2.74%) VMware
5 7 (2.13%) IBM
6 6 (1.83%) Coverity
6 6 (1.83%) Qualys
6 6 (1.83%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.22%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.22%) Google
7 4 (1.22%) Tableau
7 4 (1.22%) Talend
8 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.61%) HP
9 2 (0.61%) Perforce
10 1 (0.30%) Infor
10 1 (0.30%) Sage
10 1 (0.30%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + strongpackag
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Sky Technology Leeds
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 19 days ago
West End
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
NHS Digital
Salary: £31,383 - £41, 373 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago