The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 595 600 568
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 27 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.050% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.053% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 31
Median daily rate £425 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £295 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.01% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
UK

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
47216 48883 46830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.80% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31074 31580 28850
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £247 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1843 1919
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.06%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 31 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 15 £450 +5.88% 8
East of England +19 4 £350 - 6
North West +3 3 - - 5
South East +5 2 £413 +6.10% 8
Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £203 - 4
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Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, Senior Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) SQL
3 16 (22.86%) HP UFT
4 15 (21.43%) JIRA
5 14 (20.00%) Finance
6 13 (18.57%) Selenium
6 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
7 12 (17.14%) ISEB
7 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 11 (15.71%) QA
8 11 (15.71%) Banking
9 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Apple iOS
10 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
10 8 (11.43%) Java
10 8 (11.43%) Oracle
10 8 (11.43%) .NET
11 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.00%) HP
11 7 (10.00%) LoadRunner
11 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Scrum
11 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Android
11 7 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Mobile App
12 6 (8.57%) Issue Tracking

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.86%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.43%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
1 1 (1.43%) PaaS
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) NAS
1 2 (2.86%) SAN
1 2 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (1.43%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) QlikView
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) HP UFT
2 15 (21.43%) JIRA
3 13 (18.57%) Selenium
4 7 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.86%) Calabash
7 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.86%) Toad
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.43%) Appium
8 1 (1.43%) Gatling
8 1 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.43%) JMeter
8 1 (1.43%) JUnit
8 1 (1.43%) PigUnit
8 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) XML
3 4 (5.71%) REST
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) HTML5
4 3 (4.29%) JSON
4 3 (4.29%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.86%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.43%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.43%) Murex MxML
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) WCF
6 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.86%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.43%) Animation
6 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Apple iOS
2 7 (10.00%) Android
3 6 (8.57%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Unix
4 4 (5.71%) Windows
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
3 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
3 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
4 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
5 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Scrum
6 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.57%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (8.57%) Migration
7 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (7.14%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.14%) Open Source
8 5 (7.14%) Validation
8 5 (7.14%) Web Testing
9 4 (5.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) Java
3 4 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.43%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) ISEB
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) PhD
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.43%) CEH
6 1 (1.43%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.43%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.43%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.43%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) HP
3 6 (8.57%) IBM
4 3 (4.29%) EMC
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) SAP
4 3 (4.29%) Sybase
5 2 (2.86%) Charles River
5 2 (2.86%) Informatica
5 2 (2.86%) NetApp
5 2 (2.86%) Veritas
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.43%) Murex
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