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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 529 524 517
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 51 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.072% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.077% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 15
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£400 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £248 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £420 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.64% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
47219 44152 43699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.53% 92.85% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30291 27295 25073
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1930 2332
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 +3 27 £435 +20.00% 13
South East -11 7 £340 -3.20% 6
Yorkshire - 7 £310 - 4
North West -2 4 £306 -12.50% 4
East of England -16 2 £330 -2.22%
South West -33 2 £475 +55.61%
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 46 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.68%) Java
3 36 (38.30%) SQL
4 33 (35.11%) Selenium
5 29 (30.85%) QA
6 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
7 23 (24.47%) Web Services
8 20 (21.28%) Cucumber
8 20 (21.28%) BDD
9 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
9 19 (20.21%) XML
9 19 (20.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (20.21%) Scrum
10 17 (18.09%) ISEB
11 15 (15.96%) .NET
11 15 (15.96%) TDD
11 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
12 14 (14.89%) JIRA
12 14 (14.89%) Ruby
13 13 (13.83%) ISTQB
13 13 (13.83%) Performance Testing
13 13 (13.83%) WebDriver
14 12 (12.77%) SoapUI
14 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
14 12 (12.77%) User Stories
14 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (12.77%) Oracle
15 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
16 10 (10.64%) Finance
16 10 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
2 2 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.06%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
2 4 (4.26%) Internet
3 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.06%) DVB
4 1 (1.06%) Firewall
4 1 (1.06%) VLAN
4 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) MySQL
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (35.11%) Selenium
2 20 (21.28%) Cucumber
3 19 (20.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (14.89%) JIRA
5 13 (13.83%) WebDriver
6 12 (12.77%) SoapUI
7 8 (8.51%) WATIR
7 8 (8.51%) JUnit
8 7 (7.45%) Eclipse
8 7 (7.45%) JMeter
9 6 (6.38%) LoadRunner
9 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.32%) Sahi
10 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
11 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.19%) Toad
12 3 (3.19%) TestDirector
12 3 (3.19%) ClearQuest
12 3 (3.19%) QARun
12 3 (3.19%) Concordion
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Banking
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.47%) Web Services
2 19 (20.21%) XML
3 15 (15.96%) .NET
4 8 (8.51%) SOAP
5 5 (5.32%) HTML
6 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.26%) Spring
7 3 (3.19%) WCF
7 3 (3.19%) J2EE
8 2 (2.13%) CSS
8 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.13%) WSDL
8 2 (2.13%) Google Maps API
9 1 (1.06%) RESTful
9 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.06%) REST
9 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Open Source
2 7 (7.45%) Streaming Media
3 6 (6.38%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.38%) User Experience
4 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) IPTV
4 5 (5.32%) Video on Demand
4 5 (5.32%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (4.26%) STB
6 3 (3.19%) PKI
7 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.13%) Economics
7 2 (2.13%) Statistics
7 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.13%) W3C
8 1 (1.06%) GIS
8 1 (1.06%) Replication
8 1 (1.06%) MPEG
8 1 (1.06%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) UNIX
3 3 (3.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
3 20 (21.28%) BDD
4 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
4 19 (20.21%) Scrum
5 15 (15.96%) TDD
5 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
6 13 (13.83%) Performance Testing
7 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
7 12 (12.77%) User Stories
8 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Regression Testing
10 9 (9.57%) System Testing
11 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.51%) SOA
12 7 (7.45%) Test Management
12 7 (7.45%) Functional Testing
13 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.68%) Java
2 36 (38.30%) SQL
3 14 (14.89%) Ruby
4 7 (7.45%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.26%) C
6 4 (4.26%) C#
6 4 (4.26%) Python
6 4 (4.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.19%) PHP
7 3 (3.19%) C++
8 2 (2.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.06%) VBScript
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.06%) Tcl
9 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) ISEB
2 13 (13.83%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.06%) Degree
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.85%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) HP
3 4 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) IBM
4 3 (3.19%) Mercator
5 2 (2.13%) Perforce
5 2 (2.13%) VMware
5 2 (2.13%) Google
5 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.06%) Compuware
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £290 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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