The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 762 827
Rank change year-on-year +100 +65  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 228 178 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 191 141 138
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +3.44%  
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £34,200
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual 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. 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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Top 10 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 3 months to 29 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 +106 221 £55,000 +22.22% 15
UK excluding London +31 128 £45,000 +5.88% 10
London +66 93 £56,250 -6.25% 5
North of England +6 63 £50,000 +33.33% 5
South East +45 26 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West +11 17 £38,750 -35.41%
Midlands +1 13 £42,500 +24.08% 1
East of England -14 5 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Scotland +2 2 £34,250 -23.88%
Wales +1 2 £39,500 +2.59%

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 336 (81.16%) Test Automation
2 247 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (55.31%) Selenium
4 203 (49.03%) Java
5 174 (42.03%) Cucumber
6 167 (40.34%) QA
7 153 (36.96%) C#
8 143 (34.54%) Test Scripting
9 140 (33.82%) BDD
10 129 (31.16%) WebDriver
11 117 (28.26%) TDD
12 112 (27.05%) SQL
13 102 (24.64%) Gherkin
14 99 (23.91%) Jenkins
15 95 (22.95%) Software Testing
16 89 (21.50%) SDLC
17 80 (19.32%) System Integration Testing
18 76 (18.36%) GitHub
18 76 (18.36%) Configuration Management
19 61 (14.73%) Finance
20 59 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
21 55 (13.29%) Test Strategy
22 53 (12.80%) Mentoring
23 52 (12.56%) Penetration Testing
24 48 (11.59%) Scrum
24 48 (11.59%) ISTQB
25 47 (11.35%) Python
26 45 (10.87%) E-Commerce
26 45 (10.87%) JIRA
27 44 (10.63%) Security Cleared

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 16 (3.86%) CMS
2 7 (1.69%) Confluence
3 5 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (18.36%) GitHub
2 19 (4.59%) SaaS
3 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.72%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.90%) HTTP
2 10 (2.42%) Wireless
3 6 (1.45%) Wireless Security
4 3 (0.72%) Internet
5 2 (0.48%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) SMS
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.76%) MySQL
3 20 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.59%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (3.62%) HBase
6 10 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.93%) Big Data
8 6 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.97%) Redis
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 229 (55.31%) Selenium
2 174 (42.03%) Cucumber
3 129 (31.16%) WebDriver
4 99 (23.91%) Jenkins
5 45 (10.87%) JIRA
6 34 (8.21%) SoapUI
7 32 (7.73%) JMeter
8 29 (7.00%) JUnit
9 22 (5.31%) Git (software)
9 22 (5.31%) SpecFlow
10 21 (5.07%) LoadRunner
11 19 (4.59%) HP UFT
12 16 (3.86%) TestNG
13 15 (3.62%) Hamcrest
13 15 (3.62%) jMock
14 12 (2.90%) Appium
15 11 (2.66%) Protractor
15 11 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (2.17%) Ranorex
16 9 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 61 (14.73%) Finance
2 16 (3.86%) Retail
3 14 (3.38%) Banking
4 10 (2.42%) Legal
5 9 (2.17%) Games
6 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.97%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (24.64%) Gherkin
2 42 (10.14%) Web Services
3 36 (8.70%) RESTful
4 21 (5.07%) HTML
5 19 (4.59%) .NET
6 16 (3.86%) CSS
6 16 (3.86%) SOAP
7 15 (3.62%) REST
8 13 (3.14%) XML
9 10 (2.42%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.42%) Apache Flex
10 9 (2.17%) JSON
10 9 (2.17%) React
11 8 (1.93%) Node.js
12 6 (1.45%) HTML5
12 6 (1.45%) jQuery
12 6 (1.45%) React Native
12 6 (1.45%) Underscore.js
12 6 (1.45%) XHTML
13 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.59%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.11%) SCADA
4 14 (3.38%) Fintech
5 11 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.93%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.21%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.97%) NHS
9 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.72%) iPad
10 2 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.48%) User Experience
10 2 (0.48%) Xbox
11 1 (0.24%) AS400
11 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.24%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.18%) Linux
1 38 (9.18%) Unix
2 35 (8.45%) Windows
3 14 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.14%) Android
5 5 (1.21%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (81.16%) Test Automation
2 247 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (34.54%) Test Scripting
4 140 (33.82%) BDD
5 117 (28.26%) TDD
6 95 (22.95%) Software Testing
7 89 (21.50%) SDLC
8 80 (19.32%) System Integration Testing
9 76 (18.36%) Configuration Management
10 59 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (13.29%) Test Strategy
12 53 (12.80%) Mentoring
13 52 (12.56%) Penetration Testing
14 48 (11.59%) Scrum
15 45 (10.87%) E-Commerce
16 41 (9.90%) Functional Testing
16 41 (9.90%) Manual Testing
17 35 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
18 32 (7.73%) Non-Functional Testing
19 27 (6.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (49.03%) Java
2 153 (36.96%) C#
3 112 (27.05%) SQL
4 47 (11.35%) Python
5 40 (9.66%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.31%) Ruby
7 18 (4.35%) C
8 13 (3.14%) VB
9 12 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.42%) PHP
10 10 (2.42%) Scala
11 8 (1.93%) VBScript
12 7 (1.69%) Perl
13 6 (1.45%) C++
14 5 (1.21%) Groovy
15 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (11.59%) ISTQB
2 44 (10.63%) Security Cleared
3 43 (10.39%) ISEB
4 29 (7.00%) Degree
5 22 (5.31%) CHECK Team Leader
6 15 (3.62%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.38%) CREST Certified
7 14 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (2.17%) OSCP
8 9 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.69%) GPEN
10 6 (1.45%) GIAC
11 5 (1.21%) CEH
11 5 (1.21%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (0.97%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.48%) CISSP
14 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (40.34%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.72%) HL7
3 3 (0.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.45%) Nessus
3 5 (1.21%) Nmap
4 4 (0.97%) Defensics
4 4 (0.97%) Grafana
4 4 (0.97%) OpenVAS
4 4 (0.97%) Puppet
4 4 (0.97%) StatsD
5 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.35%) HP
3 16 (3.86%) Oracle
4 6 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (1.45%) Tableau
5 4 (0.97%) Codenomicon
5 4 (0.97%) Coverity
5 4 (0.97%) Google
5 4 (0.97%) Qualys
5 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.97%) Sitecore
5 4 (0.97%) Splunk
5 4 (0.97%) Talend
6 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.48%) IBM
7 2 (0.48%) VMware
8 1 (0.24%) hybris
8 1 (0.24%) Perforce
8 1 (0.24%) Siebel
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