The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 635 661
Rank change year-on-year +56 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 35 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.032% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.034% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 14
Median salary £52,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34605 38566 43117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.94% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28096 33532 36409
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Senior QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Tester in London

Senior QA Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Tester in London

Senior QA Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Tester in London

Senior QA Tester
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 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
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
City of London +20 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Senior QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (88.33%) Test Automation
3 51 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (71.67%) Selenium
5 35 (58.33%) Cucumber
6 23 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (36.67%) RESTful
7 22 (36.67%) JUnit
7 22 (36.67%) BDD
8 21 (35.00%) SoapUI
8 21 (35.00%) Unix
8 21 (35.00%) Unit Testing
9 20 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 20 (33.33%) Java
10 19 (31.67%) Web Services
10 19 (31.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (30.00%) SaaS
12 17 (28.33%) Linux
13 16 (26.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (26.67%) NoSQL
13 16 (26.67%) REST
13 16 (26.67%) HBase
13 16 (26.67%) Python
13 16 (26.67%) SOA
13 16 (26.67%) MySQL
13 16 (26.67%) JMeter
13 16 (26.67%) Hamcrest
13 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
13 16 (26.67%) jMock
14 15 (25.00%) C#

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (10.00%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) SaaS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (26.67%) HBase
1 16 (26.67%) MySQL
1 16 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (71.67%) Selenium
2 35 (58.33%) Cucumber
3 22 (36.67%) JUnit
4 21 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 16 (26.67%) Hamcrest
5 16 (26.67%) JMeter
5 16 (26.67%) jMock
5 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
6 10 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 9 (15.00%) JIRA
8 6 (10.00%) Hudson
9 5 (8.33%) FitNesse
10 4 (6.67%) Appium
10 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (5.00%) NUnit
11 3 (5.00%) Protractor
12 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
12 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
12 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) RESTful
2 19 (31.67%) Web Services
3 16 (26.67%) REST
4 5 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 5 (8.33%) SOAP
5 3 (5.00%) .NET
5 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (3.33%) CSS
6 2 (3.33%) Mason
6 2 (3.33%) React
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.00%) Fintech
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Unix
2 17 (28.33%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.33%) Android
4 5 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (88.33%) Test Automation
2 51 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (36.67%) BDD
5 21 (35.00%) Unit Testing
6 20 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 19 (31.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (26.67%) SOA
9 13 (21.67%) QA Automation
10 11 (18.33%) Scrum
11 8 (13.33%) Kanban
11 8 (13.33%) TDD
12 7 (11.67%) OO
12 7 (11.67%) Project Management
12 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
13 6 (10.00%) API Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
13 6 (10.00%) Content Management
13 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 6 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) Python
3 15 (25.00%) C#
4 12 (20.00%) SQL
5 11 (18.33%) Ruby
6 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.33%) Groovy
7 5 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.67%) IBM
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Tableau
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago