The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 202 210 198
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.071% 0.10% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.11% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £528
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -31.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £282 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £430 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £394
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5239 6373 5699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 93.31% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4649 4243
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £33.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Tester across the City of London region.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester across the City of London region.

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Statistics
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Economics
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
5 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) QA

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) WATIR
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Sahi
4 1 (11.11%) Concordion
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
1 2 (22.22%) Economics
1 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) EAI
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft