Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Tester was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Tester
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 838 907
Rank change year-on-year +14 +69 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 21 5 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.028% 0.007% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.007% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 16
London median annual salary £68,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.13% +9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £54,500 £51,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,125 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £34,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.39% -23.89% +20.00%

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 70913 71825 85553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55797 62046 72615
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Tester in London

Senior Software Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Tester in London

Senior Software Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Tester in London

Senior Software 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 Software Tester within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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 +9 6 £65,000 -
Senior Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 14 (66.67%) Selenium
4 13 (61.90%) QA
5 12 (57.14%) Finance
5 12 (57.14%) API Testing
6 11 (52.38%) Groovy
6 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
6 11 (52.38%) BDD
6 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
7 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
7 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
8 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
8 8 (38.10%) Java
8 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 8 (38.10%) SOAP
8 8 (38.10%) Web Services
9 7 (33.33%) Unix
9 7 (33.33%) SOA
9 7 (33.33%) C#
9 7 (33.33%) ISO 8583
9 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
9 7 (33.33%) ISO 20022
10 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
10 6 (28.57%) Scrum
10 6 (28.57%) SQL
10 6 (28.57%) XML
11 5 (23.81%) WSDL

Senior Software 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 5 (23.81%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
3 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 4 (19.05%) JIRA
4 4 (19.05%) JMeter
5 3 (14.29%) Appium
5 3 (14.29%) Calabash
5 3 (14.29%) Gatling
5 3 (14.29%) JBehave
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.76%) Geb
6 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
6 1 (4.76%) Protractor
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Financial Institution
3 4 (19.05%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) SOAP
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) XML
3 5 (23.81%) .NET
3 5 (23.81%) WSDL
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Fintech
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 12 (57.14%) API Testing
4 11 (52.38%) BDD
4 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 7 (33.33%) SOA
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (28.57%) Scrum
7 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
8 5 (23.81%) TDD
9 4 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
10 3 (14.29%) SDLC
11 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
11 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (9.52%) SDET
11 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Groovy
2 8 (38.10%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Clojure
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
2 7 (33.33%) ISO 20022
2 7 (33.33%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft