The median annual salary for a Senior QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Senior Quality Assurance Tester
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 890 938
Rank change year-on-year +62 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 55 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.034% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.035% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 48 25 35
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £36,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.88% +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Tester in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Tester in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Tester in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +71 52 £52,500 +16.66% 4
London +50 35 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
Birmingham +13 6 - -
West Midlands +9 6 - -
South West - 4 £35,000 - 1
Bath - 3 £35,000 -
Somerset - 3 £35,000 -
South East - 3 £50,000 -
North West -48 2 £38,250 -15.00%
Ipswich - 2 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £37,500 - 1
Reading - 2 £45,000 -
East of England - 2 £37,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £41,500 -
Surrey - 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £35,000 -
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
Reigate - 1 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £35,000 -
Chester - 1 £35,000 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 - 1

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior QA 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 featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 92 (100.00%) QA
2 83 (90.22%) Test Automation
3 74 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (67.39%) Selenium
5 47 (51.09%) Cucumber
6 39 (42.39%) Java
7 36 (39.13%) BDD
8 29 (31.52%) SQL
9 28 (30.43%) SoapUI
10 27 (29.35%) Software Testing
11 26 (28.26%) JIRA
11 26 (28.26%) Unix
12 24 (26.09%) Web Services
12 24 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (25.00%) JMeter
14 22 (23.91%) RESTful
14 22 (23.91%) JUnit
15 21 (22.83%) Finance
15 21 (22.83%) Unit Testing
15 21 (22.83%) WebDriver
16 20 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (20.65%) MySQL
17 19 (20.65%) C#
18 18 (19.57%) Linux
18 18 (19.57%) SaaS
18 18 (19.57%) Gherkin
19 16 (17.39%) HBase
19 16 (17.39%) REST
19 16 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
19 16 (17.39%) NoSQL

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (7.61%) Confluence
2 6 (6.52%) CMS
3 4 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) SaaS
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) MySQL
2 16 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
2 16 (17.39%) HBase
2 16 (17.39%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.17%) Big Data
6 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.17%) Power BI
6 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (67.39%) Selenium
2 47 (51.09%) Cucumber
3 28 (30.43%) SoapUI
4 26 (28.26%) JIRA
5 23 (25.00%) JMeter
6 22 (23.91%) JUnit
7 21 (22.83%) WebDriver
8 16 (17.39%) Hamcrest
8 16 (17.39%) jMock
9 15 (16.30%) SpecFlow
10 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
11 9 (9.78%) WATIR
12 7 (7.61%) eggPlant
12 7 (7.61%) Ranorex
13 6 (6.52%) Hudson
13 6 (6.52%) JBehave
14 5 (5.43%) Appium
14 5 (5.43%) FitNesse
15 4 (4.35%) NUnit
15 4 (4.35%) Protractor
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Games
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) Web Services
2 22 (23.91%) RESTful
3 18 (19.57%) Gherkin
4 16 (17.39%) REST
5 12 (13.04%) SOAP
6 5 (5.43%) HTML
6 5 (5.43%) Play Framework
6 5 (5.43%) XML
7 3 (3.26%) .NET
7 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.26%) CSS
7 3 (3.26%) LAMP
8 2 (2.17%) Mason
8 2 (2.17%) React
9 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.09%) DOM
9 1 (1.09%) JSON
9 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Fintech
2 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Xbox
5 1 (1.09%) AS400
5 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Unix
2 18 (19.57%) Linux
3 13 (14.13%) Apple iOS
4 12 (13.04%) Android
4 12 (13.04%) Windows
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (90.22%) Test Automation
2 74 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (39.13%) BDD
4 27 (29.35%) Software Testing
5 24 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (22.83%) Unit Testing
7 20 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (17.39%) SOA
9 14 (15.22%) Scrum
10 13 (14.13%) QA Automation
10 13 (14.13%) Test Strategy
11 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Open Source
11 11 (11.96%) TDD
11 11 (11.96%) Test Scripting
12 10 (10.87%) E-Commerce
13 9 (9.78%) OO
13 9 (9.78%) Performance Testing
13 9 (9.78%) Regression Testing
14 8 (8.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) Java
2 29 (31.52%) SQL
3 19 (20.65%) C#
4 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.39%) Python
5 15 (16.30%) Ruby
6 8 (8.70%) Scala
7 7 (7.61%) PHP
8 5 (5.43%) Groovy
9 3 (3.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) ISEB
2 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Oracle
2 6 (6.52%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.17%) Tableau
7 1 (1.09%) IBM
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