Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 613 737 775
Rank change year-on-year +124 +38 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 208 77 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 195 68 115
London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £49,250 £48,750 £40,100
90th Percentile £93,000 £73,250 £72,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -3.06% +15.29%

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 66,746 67,949 81,420
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.92% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 54,095 58,176 69,564
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -5 27 £65,000 +8.33% 6
West London +19 24 £60,000 +4.35% 1
East London - 2 £65,000 -
South London - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 145 (69.71%) Test Automation
2 125 (60.10%) QA
3 112 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (53.37%) Selenium
5 102 (49.04%) Java
6 87 (41.83%) Finance
7 82 (39.42%) Cucumber
8 53 (25.48%) SQL
9 50 (24.04%) Scrum
9 50 (24.04%) WebDriver
10 47 (22.60%) BDD
11 46 (22.12%) Penetration Testing
12 44 (21.15%) C#
13 43 (20.67%) TDD
14 40 (19.23%) E-Commerce
15 38 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (18.27%) Scenario Testing
16 35 (16.83%) Software Engineering
16 35 (16.83%) API Testing
16 35 (16.83%) SDET
17 34 (16.35%) Unix
18 33 (15.87%) Analytical Thinking
19 32 (15.38%) Validation
20 30 (14.42%) Manual Testing
20 30 (14.42%) Git (software)
21 29 (13.94%) Security Cleared
22 28 (13.46%) Python
23 27 (12.98%) JUnit
24 26 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
25 25 (12.02%) Groovy

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 12 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.96%) EPiServer
3 2 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.96%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.48%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.44%) GitHub
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) PaaS
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.17%) HTTP
2 5 (2.40%) Wireless
3 3 (1.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.40%) MySQL
2 3 (1.44%) Big Data
2 3 (1.44%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 111 (53.37%) Selenium
2 82 (39.42%) Cucumber
3 50 (24.04%) WebDriver
4 30 (14.42%) Git (software)
5 27 (12.98%) JUnit
6 23 (11.06%) SoapUI
7 20 (9.62%) Jenkins
7 20 (9.62%) SpecFlow
7 20 (9.62%) TestNG
8 16 (7.69%) JIRA
9 15 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (7.21%) TeamCity
10 14 (6.73%) MSTest
11 12 (5.77%) Appium
12 9 (4.33%) HP UFT
13 7 (3.37%) JMeter
14 5 (2.40%) Gatling
14 5 (2.40%) Protractor
15 4 (1.92%) Calabash
15 4 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 87 (41.83%) Finance
2 9 (4.33%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.85%) Advertising
3 8 (3.85%) Banking
3 8 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (0.96%) Publishing
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) Games
5 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.02%) REST
1 25 (12.02%) RESTful
2 21 (10.10%) SOAP
2 21 (10.10%) Web Services
3 15 (7.21%) .NET
3 15 (7.21%) HTML
4 14 (6.73%) Apache Flex
5 11 (5.29%) XML
6 9 (4.33%) CSS
6 9 (4.33%) jQuery
7 8 (3.85%) XHTML
8 7 (3.37%) Gherkin
8 7 (3.37%) Node.js
9 5 (2.40%) JSON
9 5 (2.40%) WSDL
10 4 (1.92%) Behat
11 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.96%) HTML5
12 1 (0.48%) pytest
12 1 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.06%) Fintech
3 11 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.40%) SCADA
7 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.44%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.44%) Derivative
8 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.96%) User Experience
10 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.48%) Life Science
10 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.35%) Unix
2 22 (10.58%) Linux
3 20 (9.62%) Android
3 20 (9.62%) Apple iOS
4 19 (9.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (69.71%) Test Automation
2 112 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (24.04%) Scrum
4 47 (22.60%) BDD
5 46 (22.12%) Penetration Testing
6 43 (20.67%) TDD
7 40 (19.23%) E-Commerce
8 38 (18.27%) Scenario Testing
9 35 (16.83%) API Testing
9 35 (16.83%) SDET
9 35 (16.83%) Software Engineering
10 33 (15.87%) Analytical Thinking
11 32 (15.38%) Validation
12 30 (14.42%) Manual Testing
13 26 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
14 24 (11.54%) Build Automation
14 24 (11.54%) Functional Testing
15 23 (11.06%) Kanban
16 22 (10.58%) Information Security
17 21 (10.10%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (49.04%) Java
2 53 (25.48%) SQL
3 44 (21.15%) C#
4 28 (13.46%) Python
5 25 (12.02%) Groovy
6 21 (10.10%) JavaScript
7 16 (7.69%) Ruby
8 13 (6.25%) C
8 13 (6.25%) C++
9 11 (5.29%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.48%) Clojure
11 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.10%) CREST Certified
3 15 (7.21%) Cyber Scheme
3 15 (7.21%) Tigerscheme
4 12 (5.77%) SANS
5 11 (5.29%) CHECK Team Leader
6 10 (4.81%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.40%) Degree
8 4 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.44%) CEH
9 3 (1.44%) CISSP
9 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.96%) CISA
10 2 (0.96%) CISM
10 2 (0.96%) GIAC
10 2 (0.96%) GPEN
10 2 (0.96%) OSCP
11 1 (0.48%) ISEB
11 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (60.10%) QA
2 16 (7.69%) ISO 20022
2 16 (7.69%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (2.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.48%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.92%) HP
3 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.44%) Google
3 3 (1.44%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.96%) SAP
5 1 (0.48%) Citrix
5 1 (0.48%) New Relic
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle