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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 578 591 562
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 41 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.077% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.081% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 38
Median daily rate £386 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £373 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -8 20 £407 -4.23% 13
East of England - 5 £300 - 1
North West +19 4 - - 4
West Midlands -25 4 £380 - 4
South East +10 3 £413 +4.10% 7
North East - 3 £438 - 1
South West +12 1 £300 - 4
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) JIRA
2 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
2 17 (22.97%) Manual Testing
3 16 (21.62%) SQL
4 15 (20.27%) .NET
4 15 (20.27%) Java
4 15 (20.27%) Finance
4 15 (20.27%) Automation Testing
5 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 14 (18.92%) QA
6 13 (17.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (16.22%) LoadRunner
8 11 (14.86%) ISEB
8 11 (14.86%) Selenium
9 10 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (13.51%) HP UFT
9 10 (13.51%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (12.16%) ISTQB
10 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
10 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
11 8 (10.81%) Functional Testing
11 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
11 8 (10.81%) HP
11 8 (10.81%) JMeter
11 8 (10.81%) Scrum
11 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (9.46%) C#
12 7 (9.46%) Oracle

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 5 (6.76%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) CMS
2 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) JBoss
4 1 (1.35%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.35%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.70%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.35%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) SNMP
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) NAS
2 1 (1.35%) Network Security
2 1 (1.35%) SAN
2 1 (1.35%) VPN
2 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) QlikView
3 1 (1.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.35%) GIS
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) JIRA
2 12 (16.22%) LoadRunner
3 11 (14.86%) Selenium
4 10 (13.51%) HP UFT
5 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.81%) JMeter
7 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (4.05%) JUnit
10 3 (4.05%) NUnit
10 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.70%) JBehave
11 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) HTML
3 3 (4.05%) JSON
3 3 (4.05%) Middleware
3 3 (4.05%) REST
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.70%) HTML5
4 2 (2.70%) RESTful
4 2 (2.70%) Spring
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.35%) Flash
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) Murex MxML
5 1 (1.35%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) PKI
3 2 (2.70%) Replication
3 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.35%) Derivative
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.35%) Life Science
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Unix
2 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) Android
4 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.05%) Windows
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) Manual Testing
2 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
3 15 (20.27%) Automation Testing
4 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 13 (17.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Automated Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (13.51%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.81%) Functional Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Scrum
9 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
9 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.11%) System Testing
11 5 (6.76%) BDD
11 5 (6.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 5 (6.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.62%) SQL
2 15 (20.27%) Java
3 7 (9.46%) C#
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) C
5 4 (5.41%) Python
5 4 (5.41%) Ruby
6 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
7 2 (2.70%) VB
7 2 (2.70%) VBScript
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) ISEB
2 9 (12.16%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.70%) CEH
6 2 (2.70%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (2.70%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.70%) OSCP
7 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.35%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.35%) MCITP
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.35%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) Grafana
2 1 (1.35%) Graphite
2 1 (1.35%) Nessus
2 1 (1.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) HP
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.46%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
5 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.70%) Charles River
5 2 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.35%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco
6 1 (1.35%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.35%) EMC
6 1 (1.35%) Informatica
6 1 (1.35%) Murex
6 1 (1.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.35%) Veritas
6 1 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) webMethods
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Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago