Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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

Senior Tester
England > London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 669 746 785
Rank change year-on-year +77 +39 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 169 134 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 152 119 129
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £72,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +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 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 69773 79144 86014
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 96.03% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 55979 68682 72560
London median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in London

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in London

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in London

Senior 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 Tester within the London region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
West London +13 20 £52,500 -4.55%
Central London +50 17 £62,500 +25.00% 2
South London +13 1 - -
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 London region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 121 (71.60%) Test Automation
2 112 (66.27%) QA
3 97 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (53.85%) Selenium
5 69 (40.83%) Cucumber
6 59 (34.91%) Java
7 58 (34.32%) SQL
8 52 (30.77%) BDD
9 46 (27.22%) WebDriver
10 45 (26.63%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (22.49%) Penetration Testing
12 37 (21.89%) TDD
13 36 (21.30%) Mentoring
14 35 (20.71%) C#
15 34 (20.12%) RESTful
16 33 (19.53%) Jenkins
17 31 (18.34%) Continuous Delivery
18 30 (17.75%) Finance
19 28 (16.57%) Scrum
19 28 (16.57%) HTTP
20 27 (15.98%) Unix
20 27 (15.98%) Linux
20 27 (15.98%) E-Commerce
21 26 (15.38%) Software Testing
22 25 (14.79%) Web Services
23 24 (14.20%) Security Cleared
23 24 (14.20%) CHECK Team Leader
24 23 (13.61%) Information Security
25 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
26 21 (12.43%) Kanban

Senior 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 18 (10.65%) CMS
2 4 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.18%) Confluence
3 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.65%) SaaS
2 10 (5.92%) GitHub
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.59%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.57%) HTTP
2 9 (5.33%) Wireless
3 3 (1.78%) Internet
4 2 (1.18%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.59%) Firewall
5 1 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.24%) MySQL
2 13 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (6.51%) HBase
3 11 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.92%) Big Data
5 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 91 (53.85%) Selenium
2 69 (40.83%) Cucumber
3 46 (27.22%) WebDriver
4 33 (19.53%) Jenkins
5 19 (11.24%) Git (software)
5 19 (11.24%) JUnit
5 19 (11.24%) SoapUI
6 14 (8.28%) JMeter
7 13 (7.69%) Appium
8 12 (7.10%) SpecFlow
9 11 (6.51%) Hamcrest
9 11 (6.51%) JIRA
9 11 (6.51%) jMock
10 9 (5.33%) TestNG
11 7 (4.14%) Hudson
11 7 (4.14%) NUnit
12 6 (3.55%) FitNesse
12 6 (3.55%) Maven
13 5 (2.96%) Protractor
14 3 (1.78%) Fiddler
General
1 30 (17.75%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Banking
3 7 (4.14%) Retail
4 6 (3.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.12%) RESTful
2 25 (14.79%) Web Services
3 14 (8.28%) Apache Flex
3 14 (8.28%) REST
4 13 (7.69%) .NET
4 13 (7.69%) HTML
5 10 (5.92%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.92%) CSS
6 9 (5.33%) Gherkin
6 9 (5.33%) React
6 9 (5.33%) SOAP
7 8 (4.73%) Node.js
8 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.55%) HTML5
9 6 (3.55%) jQuery
9 6 (3.55%) React Native
9 6 (3.55%) Underscore.js
9 6 (3.55%) XHTML
10 5 (2.96%) XML
11 2 (1.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) SCADA
2 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.51%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.73%) Mainframe
4 8 (4.73%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.14%) Fintech
6 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) AS400
8 1 (0.59%) CESG
8 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.98%) Linux
1 27 (15.98%) Unix
2 12 (7.10%) Windows
3 8 (4.73%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.14%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (71.60%) Test Automation
2 97 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (30.77%) BDD
4 45 (26.63%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (22.49%) Penetration Testing
6 37 (21.89%) TDD
7 36 (21.30%) Mentoring
8 31 (18.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (16.57%) Scrum
10 27 (15.98%) E-Commerce
11 26 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 23 (13.61%) Information Security
13 21 (12.43%) Kanban
14 18 (10.65%) Test Scripting
15 17 (10.06%) Manual Testing
15 17 (10.06%) Unit Testing
16 15 (8.88%) QA Automation
16 15 (8.88%) System Testing
17 13 (7.69%) Test Strategy
18 12 (7.10%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.91%) Java
2 58 (34.32%) SQL
3 35 (20.71%) C#
4 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
5 19 (11.24%) Ruby
6 18 (10.65%) Python
7 7 (4.14%) PHP
8 5 (2.96%) Groovy
9 2 (1.18%) C++
9 2 (1.18%) Perl
9 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) Scala
10 1 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (14.20%) CHECK Team Leader
1 24 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.37%) CREST Certified
2 4 (2.37%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) ISEB
2 4 (2.37%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.78%) OSCP
3 3 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) CISSP
4 2 (1.18%) GPEN
5 1 (0.59%) CEH
5 1 (0.59%) CISA
5 1 (0.59%) CISM
5 1 (0.59%) CISMP
5 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) GCIH
5 1 (0.59%) GIAC
5 1 (0.59%) GWAPT
5 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.59%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (66.27%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) HP Fortify
1 1 (0.59%) Nessus
1 1 (0.59%) Nmap
1 1 (0.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (2.37%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.59%) Citrix
5 1 (0.59%) HP
5 1 (0.59%) IBM
5 1 (0.59%) Tableau
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