The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London 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 Quality Assurance Tester
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 611 645
Rank change year-on-year +48 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 25 43 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.10% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.11% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 25 43 17
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 £48,500 £45,000 £40,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £71,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% +4.65%  

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 32367 40743 40862
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.12% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 27379 35161 34358
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

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 29 March 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 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
Chiswick - 10 £52,500 -
City of London +45 2 £62,500 +42.04%
Ealing +16 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Senior QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 53 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (69.81%) Selenium
4 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
5 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (45.28%) BDD
6 24 (45.28%) SoapUI
7 23 (43.40%) QA Automation
8 22 (41.51%) Software Testing
8 22 (41.51%) Automated Testing
8 22 (41.51%) JMeter
8 22 (41.51%) Linux
9 21 (39.62%) Java
10 20 (37.74%) Scrum
10 20 (37.74%) Relational Database
11 19 (35.85%) C#
11 19 (35.85%) Web Services
12 18 (33.96%) Unix
12 18 (33.96%) JUnit
12 18 (33.96%) Unit Testing
12 18 (33.96%) Test Automation
12 18 (33.96%) REST
13 17 (32.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (32.08%) ISEB
14 16 (30.19%) Python
14 16 (30.19%) SOA
14 16 (30.19%) Windows
14 16 (30.19%) MySQL
14 16 (30.19%) RESTful
14 16 (30.19%) SaaS

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 (11.32%) CMS
1 6 (11.32%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (11.32%) Umbraco
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) Relational Database
2 16 (30.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 16 (30.19%) HBase
2 16 (30.19%) MySQL
2 16 (30.19%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) Selenium
2 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
3 24 (45.28%) SoapUI
4 22 (41.51%) JMeter
5 18 (33.96%) JUnit
6 17 (32.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (30.19%) Hamcrest
7 16 (30.19%) jMock
7 16 (30.19%) SpecFlow
8 13 (24.53%) WebDriver
9 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
10 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
11 6 (11.32%) Capybara
11 6 (11.32%) WATIR
12 3 (5.66%) Hudson
13 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
13 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
13 2 (3.77%) JIRA
13 2 (3.77%) Protractor
13 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.89%) Games
1 1 (1.89%) Law
1 1 (1.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) Web Services
2 18 (33.96%) REST
3 16 (30.19%) RESTful
4 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 8 (15.09%) SOAP
5 6 (11.32%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.77%) CSS
6 2 (3.77%) React
7 1 (1.89%) .NET
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.89%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) AS400
2 1 (1.89%) Fintech
2 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Linux
2 18 (33.96%) Unix
3 16 (30.19%) Windows
4 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (45.28%) BDD
4 23 (43.40%) QA Automation
5 22 (41.51%) Automated Testing
5 22 (41.51%) Software Testing
6 20 (37.74%) Scrum
7 18 (33.96%) Test Automation
7 18 (33.96%) Unit Testing
8 16 (30.19%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (30.19%) Kanban
8 16 (30.19%) SOA
9 15 (28.30%) TDD
10 11 (20.75%) Automation Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Security Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
13 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
13 6 (11.32%) Test Management
13 6 (11.32%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 19 (35.85%) C#
3 16 (30.19%) Python
4 12 (22.64%) Ruby
5 11 (20.75%) SQL
6 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.77%) Groovy
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) ISEB
2 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.89%) IBM
2 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
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