Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Senior Tester
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 941 1008
Rank change year-on-year +182 +67 -81
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 475 283 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 420 246 281
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England +212 460 £55,000 +22.22% 31
UK excluding London +76 241 £45,000 - 18
London +156 219 £62,500 +8.70% 14
North of England +45 113 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North West -11 67 £47,500 +11.76% 3
South East +38 57 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Yorkshire +45 45 £55,000 +46.67% 2
Midlands +36 43 £40,000 -3.03% 2
West Midlands +15 33 £38,750 -8.82% 1
South West +35 17 £41,250 +17.86%
East Midlands +36 10 £40,000 - 1
East of England +12 6 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wales +21 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -12 2 £34,250 -19.41% 1
North East - 1 £34,000 -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 356 (74.95%) Test Automation
2 263 (55.37%) Selenium
3 254 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (45.89%) Java
5 216 (45.47%) QA
6 198 (41.68%) Cucumber
7 163 (34.32%) C#
8 132 (27.79%) BDD
9 122 (25.68%) SQL
10 121 (25.47%) WebDriver
11 112 (23.58%) Test Scripting
12 101 (21.26%) Finance
13 99 (20.84%) TDD
14 85 (17.89%) Gherkin
15 82 (17.26%) Software Testing
16 80 (16.84%) Jenkins
17 73 (15.37%) SDLC
18 72 (15.16%) Mentoring
19 68 (14.32%) Penetration Testing
20 66 (13.89%) Scrum
21 63 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
22 60 (12.63%) Test Strategy
23 59 (12.42%) Python
24 58 (12.21%) System Integration Testing
25 54 (11.37%) SpecFlow
26 53 (11.16%) GitHub
27 52 (10.95%) SoapUI
28 51 (10.74%) Scenario Testing
28 51 (10.74%) SOAP
29 50 (10.53%) Software Engineering

Senior 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 10 (2.11%) Confluence
2 9 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.05%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.63%) CMS
4 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.16%) GitHub
2 18 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.53%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Slack
6 1 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.53%) HTTP
2 16 (3.37%) Wireless
3 6 (1.26%) Firewall
4 5 (1.05%) 802.11
4 5 (1.05%) SNMP
4 5 (1.05%) VPN
5 2 (0.42%) Broadband
5 2 (0.42%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) ICMP
6 1 (0.21%) Network Security
6 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.37%) MySQL
2 14 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.89%) Big Data
3 9 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.84%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.63%) HBase
5 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) Power BI
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 263 (55.37%) Selenium
2 198 (41.68%) Cucumber
3 121 (25.47%) WebDriver
4 80 (16.84%) Jenkins
5 54 (11.37%) SpecFlow
6 52 (10.95%) SoapUI
7 46 (9.68%) JIRA
8 39 (8.21%) Git (software)
9 32 (6.74%) JUnit
10 27 (5.68%) TestNG
11 25 (5.26%) JMeter
12 21 (4.42%) HP UFT
13 20 (4.21%) TeamCity
14 19 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (3.58%) LoadRunner
16 16 (3.37%) Appium
17 13 (2.74%) MSTest
18 11 (2.32%) JBehave
18 11 (2.32%) WATIR
19 10 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 101 (21.26%) Finance
2 27 (5.68%) Retail
3 18 (3.79%) Banking
4 12 (2.53%) Legal
5 9 (1.89%) Advertising
6 7 (1.47%) Games
7 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.84%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (17.89%) Gherkin
2 51 (10.74%) SOAP
3 35 (7.37%) Web Services
4 34 (7.16%) RESTful
5 32 (6.74%) .NET
6 28 (5.89%) REST
7 19 (4.00%) XML
8 16 (3.37%) HTML
9 13 (2.74%) Apache Flex
10 10 (2.11%) CSS
11 8 (1.68%) WSDL
12 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.47%) jQuery
13 6 (1.26%) XHTML
14 5 (1.05%) 802.1X
14 5 (1.05%) JSON
15 4 (0.84%) Node.js
16 3 (0.63%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.63%) Behat
17 2 (0.42%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.89%) Fintech
3 14 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.53%) SCADA
5 10 (2.11%) User Experience
6 8 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.63%) NHS
11 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.42%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.42%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.42%) Derivative
11 2 (0.42%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Replication
11 2 (0.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.42%) Unix
2 34 (7.16%) Linux
3 25 (5.26%) Windows
4 21 (4.42%) Android
4 21 (4.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (74.95%) Test Automation
2 254 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (27.79%) BDD
4 112 (23.58%) Test Scripting
5 99 (20.84%) TDD
6 82 (17.26%) Software Testing
7 73 (15.37%) SDLC
8 72 (15.16%) Mentoring
9 68 (14.32%) Penetration Testing
10 66 (13.89%) Scrum
11 60 (12.63%) Test Strategy
12 58 (12.21%) System Integration Testing
13 51 (10.74%) Scenario Testing
14 50 (10.53%) Software Engineering
15 48 (10.11%) Configuration Management
16 46 (9.68%) Manual Testing
17 44 (9.26%) SDET
18 43 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (9.05%) E-Commerce
19 42 (8.84%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (45.89%) Java
2 163 (34.32%) C#
3 122 (25.68%) SQL
4 59 (12.42%) Python
5 40 (8.42%) Ruby
6 28 (5.89%) C
6 28 (5.89%) JavaScript
7 19 (4.00%) Groovy
8 14 (2.95%) C++
8 14 (2.95%) PHP
9 9 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.47%) VB
12 5 (1.05%) Lua
13 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.63%) Scala
15 1 (0.21%) Clojure
15 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (9.47%) ISTQB
2 40 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.95%) Degree
4 32 (6.74%) CREST Certified
5 27 (5.68%) ISEB
6 26 (5.47%) CHECK Team Leader
7 12 (2.53%) Cyber Scheme
7 12 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.53%) Tigerscheme
8 11 (2.32%) CHECK Team Member
9 10 (2.11%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.89%) OSCP
11 7 (1.47%) SANS
12 6 (1.26%) Master's Degree
13 5 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.63%) CEH
14 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (45.47%) QA
2 15 (3.16%) ISO 20022
2 15 (3.16%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.42%) HL7
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) Docker
2 4 (0.84%) Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.00%) HP
3 13 (2.74%) Google
4 6 (1.26%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (1.26%) Oracle
5 4 (0.84%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.84%) SAP
6 3 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.42%) Citrix
7 2 (0.42%) Mapbox
7 2 (0.42%) Tableau
7 2 (0.42%) Twitter
8 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.21%) Siebel