The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 533 518 503
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 46 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.070% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.076% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 16
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£350 £388 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +11.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £294
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
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 England

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 21 £420 +7.69% 6
Yorkshire -4 8 £293 - 1
South East -25 8 £320 +7.11% 3
North West -10 3 £300 -14.28% 1
East of England -10 2 £330 +1.53% 2
South West -26 2 £475 +11.76% 1
East Midlands - 2 £333 - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Senior Tester
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 40 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.00%) Java
2 38 (40.00%) SQL
3 32 (33.68%) QA
4 31 (32.63%) Selenium
5 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
5 23 (24.21%) Web Services
6 22 (23.16%) BDD
7 21 (22.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 19 (20.00%) XML
9 18 (18.95%) Cucumber
9 18 (18.95%) ISEB
9 18 (18.95%) Scrum
10 16 (16.84%) .NET
11 15 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 15 (15.79%) Software Testing
12 14 (14.74%) ISTQB
12 14 (14.74%) Performance Testing
13 13 (13.68%) JIRA
13 13 (13.68%) Oracle
14 12 (12.63%) TDD
14 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (12.63%) SoapUI
15 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
15 11 (11.58%) User Stories
15 11 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (11.58%) Ruby
15 11 (11.58%) Automated Testing
15 11 (11.58%) Finance
15 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.11%) nginx
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.05%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) Internet
3 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.05%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.05%) DVB
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) MySQL
4 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (32.63%) Selenium
2 21 (22.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (18.95%) Cucumber
4 13 (13.68%) JIRA
5 12 (12.63%) SoapUI
6 10 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 9 (9.47%) JMeter
8 8 (8.42%) WATIR
8 8 (8.42%) JUnit
9 7 (7.37%) Eclipse
9 7 (7.37%) LoadRunner
10 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (5.26%) Sahi
11 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
12 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
13 3 (3.16%) Toad
13 3 (3.16%) TestDirector
13 3 (3.16%) QARun
13 3 (3.16%) ClearQuest
13 3 (3.16%) Concordion
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) Web Services
2 19 (20.00%) XML
3 16 (16.84%) .NET
4 9 (9.47%) SOAP
5 5 (5.26%) HTML
6 4 (4.21%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.21%) Spring
7 3 (3.16%) WCF
7 3 (3.16%) J2EE
7 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.11%) GWT
8 2 (2.11%) Google Maps API
8 2 (2.11%) CSS
8 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.11%) WSDL
9 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.05%) Middleware
9 1 (1.05%) Ajax
9 1 (1.05%) JSON
9 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Open Source
2 6 (6.32%) Streaming Media
2 6 (6.32%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) User Experience
3 5 (5.26%) Video on Demand
4 4 (4.21%) IPTV
4 4 (4.21%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.16%) STB
5 3 (3.16%) PKI
6 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 2 (2.11%) Economics
6 2 (2.11%) W3C
6 2 (2.11%) Statistics
6 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.05%) iPhone
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) UNIX
2 6 (6.32%) Linux
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
3 22 (23.16%) BDD
4 18 (18.95%) Scrum
5 15 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 15 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 14 (14.74%) Performance Testing
7 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.63%) TDD
8 11 (11.58%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
8 11 (11.58%) User Stories
9 9 (9.47%) System Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.37%) Test Management
11 7 (7.37%) SOA
12 6 (6.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.00%) Java
1 38 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) Ruby
3 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.26%) C#
6 4 (4.21%) C
6 4 (4.21%) Scala
7 3 (3.16%) Python
7 3 (3.16%) PHP
7 3 (3.16%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.05%) Tcl
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) ISEB
2 14 (14.74%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (33.68%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) HP
3 4 (4.21%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (3.16%) IBM
4 3 (3.16%) Mercator
5 2 (2.11%) Perforce
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) Google
5 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.05%) Compuware
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) Informatica
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