Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London 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 Quality Assurance Tester
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 819 855
Rank change year-on-year +23 +36 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 44 31 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.041% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.042% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 43 24 53
London median annual salary £65,000 £56,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £45,750 £50,375 £42,500
90th Percentile £74,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Senior QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 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
Central London +14 7 £65,000 +8.33% 1
West London +6 7 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Senior QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 44 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (79.55%) Test Automation
3 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (52.27%) Selenium
5 21 (47.73%) Finance
6 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 14 (31.82%) Java
8 13 (29.55%) BDD
9 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 12 (27.27%) API Testing
10 11 (25.00%) SOA
10 11 (25.00%) Web Services
10 11 (25.00%) Unix
10 11 (25.00%) SoapUI
11 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
11 9 (20.45%) Groovy
12 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
12 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
12 8 (18.18%) ISO 8583
12 8 (18.18%) SOAP
12 8 (18.18%) ISO 20022
13 7 (15.91%) SQL
14 6 (13.64%) C#
14 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
14 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 5 (11.36%) QA Automation
15 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
15 5 (11.36%) JIRA
15 5 (11.36%) SaaS
15 5 (11.36%) RESTful

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 2 (4.55%) CMS
1 2 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Jupyter
2 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) SaaS
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.82%) Blockchain
1 3 (6.82%) HBase
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
1 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Power BI
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) Selenium
2 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 11 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
5 5 (11.36%) JIRA
6 4 (9.09%) Appium
6 4 (9.09%) JMeter
6 4 (9.09%) JUnit
7 3 (6.82%) Hamcrest
7 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.82%) jMock
7 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.27%) Geb
9 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.27%) TestNG
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Advertising
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) SOAP
3 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
3 5 (11.36%) RESTful
4 3 (6.82%) .NET
4 3 (6.82%) REST
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.27%) HTML
6 1 (2.27%) Mason
6 1 (2.27%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Fintech
2 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.55%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (4.55%) Derivative
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Test Automation
2 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) BDD
4 12 (27.27%) API Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 11 (25.00%) SOA
6 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 5 (11.36%) QA Automation
8 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.82%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) SDET
10 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) Groovy
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 6 (13.64%) C#
5 4 (9.09%) Python
5 4 (9.09%) Ruby
6 3 (6.82%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (18.18%) ISO 20022
2 8 (18.18%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.27%) Tableau