The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
England / South East
Rank 368 432 437
Rank change year-on-year +64 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 27 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 19
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,300 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14278 18611 19980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.48% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11924 15869 16106
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Oxfordshire +9 12 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +39 6 £56,250 +28.57% 1
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £47,500 -
Hampshire +30 1 £47,500 -9.52%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 30 (54.55%) ISEB
2 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.82%) ISTQB
4 21 (38.18%) Gherkin
5 20 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (36.36%) Java
6 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
7 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
8 16 (29.09%) Functional Testing
9 15 (27.27%) User Stories
9 15 (27.27%) System Testing
10 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (25.45%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (23.64%) SQL
11 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
11 13 (23.64%) Performance Testing
12 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
12 12 (21.82%) Selenium
12 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
13 11 (20.00%) C++
14 10 (18.18%) QA
14 10 (18.18%) Nessus
14 10 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
15 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
15 9 (16.36%) Nmap
15 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
15 9 (16.36%) Degree
15 9 (16.36%) C
15 9 (16.36%) JavaScript

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.91%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Wireless
1 4 (7.27%) Wireless Security
2 3 (5.45%) Broadband
2 3 (5.45%) LTE
3 2 (3.64%) IMAP
3 2 (3.64%) NAS
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) SMTP
3 2 (3.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (21.82%) Selenium
3 8 (14.55%) JIRA
4 7 (12.73%) JMeter
5 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.27%) Metasploit
6 4 (7.27%) Protractor
6 4 (7.27%) VisualVM
7 3 (5.45%) JBehave
8 2 (3.64%) AQtime
8 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.64%) WebLOAD
9 1 (1.82%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.55%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) Gherkin
2 9 (16.36%) XML
3 5 (9.09%) Play Framework
4 4 (7.27%) J2EE
5 3 (5.45%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) Web Services
5 3 (5.45%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.64%) .NET
6 2 (3.64%) MAPI
7 1 (1.82%) Behat
7 1 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Kali Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Unix
4 4 (7.27%) VxWorks
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (29.09%) Functional Testing
4 15 (27.27%) System Testing
4 15 (27.27%) User Stories
5 14 (25.45%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (23.64%) Performance Testing
7 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
9 9 (16.36%) BDD
9 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Source Code Analysis
10 8 (14.55%) Open Source
11 6 (10.91%) OWASP
11 6 (10.91%) Security Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (9.09%) Defect Management
12 5 (9.09%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) Java
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) C++
4 9 (16.36%) C
4 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.36%) Python
5 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.91%) Perl
5 6 (10.91%) Scala
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) ISEB
2 23 (41.82%) ISTQB
3 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
4 9 (16.36%) Degree
5 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (12.73%) OSCP
7 6 (10.91%) CEH
7 6 (10.91%) GIAC
8 5 (9.09%) CREST Certified
8 5 (9.09%) GPEN
9 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Nessus
2 9 (16.36%) Nmap
3 6 (10.91%) OpenVAS
4 2 (3.64%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Coverity
2 6 (10.91%) IBM
2 6 (10.91%) Qualys
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle
4 4 (7.27%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.82%) Infor
6 1 (1.82%) Sage
6 1 (1.82%) SAP
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