The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK
Rank 686 777 832
Rank change year-on-year +91 +55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 175 179 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 161 146 110
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,900 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,750 £60,000
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. 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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 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 26 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
England +122 173 £52,500 - 26
London +53 57 £57,500 +4.54% 8
North West +9 35 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Yorkshire +29 29 £55,000 +41.93% 4
Manchester +4 29 £50,000 +17.64% 1
South East +64 27 £37,500 -16.66% 4
West Yorkshire +32 17 £55,000 +51.72% 4
Leeds +25 17 £55,000 +51.72% 4
Oxfordshire +9 12 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Chiswick - 12 £52,500 -
South West +24 11 £47,500 +26.66% 5
West Midlands +36 10 £40,000 -20.00%
South Yorkshire +19 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Sheffield +18 9 £45,000 -23.40%
Oxford - 9 £36,000 -
Bristol +12 8 £47,500 -13.63% 2
City of London +49 7 £67,500 +28.57%
East of England +22 7 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Reading +46 6 £56,250 +32.35%
Berkshire +39 6 £56,250 +28.57% 1
Cheshire +12 5 £41,500 -2.35%
Cheadle - 5 £40,000 -
Chester - 5 £41,500 -
Dudley - 5 £40,000 -
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire +20 3 £33,500 -21.17% 1
Birmingham +15 3 £27,500 -45.00%
Cambridge +13 3 £45,000 - 1
Cheltenham +13 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £45,000 - 1

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 214 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (53.35%) Selenium
3 143 (43.60%) Java
4 140 (42.68%) QA
5 126 (38.41%) Cucumber
6 122 (37.20%) Test Automation
7 115 (35.06%) BDD
8 114 (34.76%) Automated Testing
9 107 (32.62%) TDD
10 106 (32.32%) C#
11 100 (30.49%) WebDriver
12 83 (25.30%) SQL
12 83 (25.30%) Automation Testing
13 82 (25.00%) ISEB
14 76 (23.17%) Software Testing
15 73 (22.26%) Gherkin
16 70 (21.34%) SDLC
17 68 (20.73%) Test Scripting
18 66 (20.12%) Windows
18 66 (20.12%) Jenkins
19 57 (17.38%) Configuration Management
20 52 (15.85%) ISTQB
21 51 (15.55%) Linux
22 50 (15.24%) Scrum
23 49 (14.94%) HTTP
23 49 (14.94%) Web Services
24 48 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
25 46 (14.02%) Relational Database
26 45 (13.72%) Finance
27 44 (13.41%) Microsoft

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.05%) CMS
2 9 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (2.74%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.13%) Confluence
4 6 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.91%) IIS
6 2 (0.61%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.41%) GitHub
2 17 (5.18%) SaaS
3 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.94%) HTTP
2 5 (1.52%) Wireless
2 5 (1.52%) Wireless Security
3 3 (0.91%) Broadband
3 3 (0.91%) LTE
4 2 (0.61%) IMAP
4 2 (0.61%) NAS
4 2 (0.61%) SAN
4 2 (0.61%) SMTP
4 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.02%) Relational Database
2 36 (10.98%) SQL Server
3 27 (8.23%) MySQL
3 27 (8.23%) NoSQL
4 23 (7.01%) RDBMS
5 16 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (4.88%) HBase
5 16 (4.88%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.35%) Redis
7 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 175 (53.35%) Selenium
2 126 (38.41%) Cucumber
3 100 (30.49%) WebDriver
4 66 (20.12%) Jenkins
5 38 (11.59%) JMeter
6 36 (10.98%) JIRA
6 36 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (10.37%) SpecFlow
8 33 (10.06%) SoapUI
9 30 (9.15%) JUnit
10 27 (8.23%) Git (software)
11 16 (4.88%) Hamcrest
11 16 (4.88%) jMock
12 11 (3.35%) Capybara
12 11 (3.35%) LoadRunner
12 11 (3.35%) Protractor
12 11 (3.35%) WATIR
13 10 (3.05%) Visual Studio
14 9 (2.74%) HP UFT
15 8 (2.44%) TestComplete
General
1 45 (13.72%) Finance
2 9 (2.74%) Legal
2 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.13%) Games
4 3 (0.91%) Automotive
4 3 (0.91%) Banking
4 3 (0.91%) Law
5 2 (0.61%) Back Office
5 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (22.26%) Gherkin
2 49 (14.94%) Web Services
3 30 (9.15%) RESTful
4 24 (7.32%) XML
5 21 (6.40%) .NET
5 21 (6.40%) HTML
6 18 (5.49%) REST
7 15 (4.57%) SOAP
8 14 (4.27%) JSON
9 11 (3.35%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (3.35%) JSON Schema
9 11 (3.35%) JSON-LD
10 8 (2.44%) CSS
11 5 (1.52%) Behat
11 5 (1.52%) Play Framework
12 4 (1.22%) J2EE
12 4 (1.22%) WSDL
12 4 (1.22%) XSD
13 3 (0.91%) DOM
13 3 (0.91%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.35%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (1.83%) Fintech
6 5 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.22%) SCADA
8 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.91%) iPad
9 2 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.30%) AS400
10 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.30%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (20.12%) Windows
2 51 (15.55%) Linux
3 36 (10.98%) Unix
4 18 (5.49%) Mac OS X
5 13 (3.96%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.13%) Android
7 7 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.52%) Kali Linux
9 4 (1.22%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (37.20%) Test Automation
3 115 (35.06%) BDD
4 114 (34.76%) Automated Testing
5 107 (32.62%) TDD
6 83 (25.30%) Automation Testing
7 76 (23.17%) Software Testing
8 70 (21.34%) SDLC
9 68 (20.73%) Test Scripting
10 57 (17.38%) Configuration Management
11 50 (15.24%) Scrum
12 48 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
13 44 (13.41%) E-Commerce
14 43 (13.11%) Mentoring
15 38 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (10.67%) Performance Testing
17 33 (10.06%) Functional Testing
18 31 (9.45%) Continuous Delivery
18 31 (9.45%) QA Automation
18 31 (9.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (43.60%) Java
2 106 (32.32%) C#
3 83 (25.30%) SQL
4 42 (12.80%) Python
5 27 (8.23%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.71%) Ruby
7 14 (4.27%) C++
8 12 (3.66%) C
9 9 (2.74%) Scala
10 8 (2.44%) Perl
11 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.52%) VBScript
13 4 (1.22%) VB
14 3 (0.91%) Groovy
14 3 (0.91%) PHP
14 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.61%) AWK
15 2 (0.61%) sed
15 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (25.00%) ISEB
2 52 (15.85%) ISTQB
3 28 (8.54%) Degree
4 19 (5.79%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (3.35%) CHECK Team Leader
6 11 (3.35%) CREST Certified
7 10 (3.05%) OSCP
8 9 (2.74%) GIAC
9 8 (2.44%) GPEN
9 8 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.83%) CEH
10 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.52%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.61%) CISSP
15 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.30%) PhD
15 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (42.68%) QA
2 33 (10.06%) SDET
3 11 (3.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.35%) Grafana
1 11 (3.35%) Puppet
1 11 (3.35%) StatsD
2 10 (3.05%) Nessus
3 9 (2.74%) Nmap
4 7 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.83%) OpenVAS
6 2 (0.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 44 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.49%) Oracle
3 12 (3.66%) VMware
4 11 (3.35%) Splunk
5 9 (2.74%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.13%) IBM
7 6 (1.83%) Coverity
7 6 (1.83%) Qualys
8 4 (1.22%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.22%) Google
8 4 (1.22%) Tableau
8 4 (1.22%) Talend
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.61%) HP
9 2 (0.61%) Perforce
9 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.30%) Infor
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.30%) Sage
10 1 (0.30%) SAP
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Sky Technology Leeds
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
West End
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
NHS Digital
Salary: £31,383 - £41, 373 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago