The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 253 236
Rank change year-on-year +31 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 12 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 5
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,625 £33,550 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £45,000
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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4894 5703 5868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.72% 96.78% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 4722 4912
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the South West

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the South West

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the South West

Senior Tester
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol +7 8 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Gloucestershire 0 3 - -
Dorset - 1 £38,750 - 1
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (20.00%) JSON
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) SQL

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
3 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 2 (13.33%) Protractor
3 2 (13.33%) TestNG
3 2 (13.33%) WATIR
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Fintech
1 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
6 2 (13.33%) Context-Driven Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (13.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
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