The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 416 456
Rank change year-on-year +61 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 25 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 20 24 20
Median salary £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,000 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,350 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

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 14206 17673 20720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.63% 96.96% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11912 15039 16887
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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
Berkshire +18 14 £40,000 -11.11%
Surrey +32 3 £70,000 +62.79%
Oxfordshire +11 3 £47,500 -22.44%
Kent - 2 - -
West Sussex +10 1 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £43,000 - 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 23 (44.23%) Test Strategy
2 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) ISTQB
2 23 (44.23%) Java
3 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 22 (42.31%) Functional Testing
4 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
5 19 (36.54%) ISEB
6 18 (34.62%) Windows
6 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
6 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
7 15 (28.85%) Test Management
7 15 (28.85%) C
8 14 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (26.92%) Selenium
9 13 (25.00%) DV Cleared
9 13 (25.00%) Gherkin
9 13 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (25.00%) HP
9 13 (25.00%) LoadRunner
9 13 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
10 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 12 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (21.15%) Relational Database
11 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (21.15%) HP UFT
11 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
11 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Office

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (9.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Wireless
1 4 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) Relational Database
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Selenium
2 13 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 11 (21.15%) HP UFT
4 10 (19.23%) JIRA
5 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.69%) JMeter
8 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.92%) JBehave
9 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.92%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.92%) NUnit
9 1 (1.92%) Protractor
9 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.92%) VisualVM
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Digital Economy
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 6 (11.54%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Behat
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.31%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Unix
3 4 (7.69%) Kali Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) Test Strategy
3 22 (42.31%) Functional Testing
4 18 (34.62%) Software Testing
4 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
5 15 (28.85%) Test Management
6 14 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 11 (21.15%) Defect Management
10 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
11 8 (15.38%) BDD
11 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (13.46%) Open Source
12 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Security Testing
12 7 (13.46%) System Testing
12 7 (13.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) C
4 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
4 9 (17.31%) VB
5 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) Scala
7 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.69%) C++
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
7 4 (7.69%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) ISTQB
2 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
3 19 (36.54%) ISEB
4 13 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (11.54%) Degree
6 5 (9.62%) CREST Certified
6 5 (9.62%) OSCP
7 4 (7.69%) CEH
7 4 (7.69%) GIAC
7 4 (7.69%) GPEN
7 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.69%) Tigerscheme
8 2 (3.85%) MCP
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.62%) Nessus
3 4 (7.69%) Defensics
3 4 (7.69%) Nmap
3 4 (7.69%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) HP
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Codenomicon
4 4 (7.69%) Coverity
4 4 (7.69%) Qualys
5 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.92%) hybris
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
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