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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 542 510 475
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 37 73 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.15% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 25
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.61% +18.18%
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
46867 47364 39999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.45% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28952 29302 23504
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1845 1936 2056
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -12 25 £400 - 11
South East -4 6 £343 -10.14% 3
East of England +8 2 £375 +3.44%
East Midlands -1 2 £275 - 3
South West -3 1 £425 +30.76% 1
North West -17 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.67%) Selenium
3 21 (28.00%) QA
4 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (20.00%) Finance
4 15 (20.00%) SQL
5 14 (18.67%) Java
5 14 (18.67%) Scrum
6 13 (17.33%) ISTQB
6 13 (17.33%) .NET
6 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
7 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (16.00%) BDD
7 12 (16.00%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
8 11 (14.67%) C#
8 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
9 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.00%) Integration Testing
10 9 (12.00%) Web Services
10 9 (12.00%) ISEB
11 8 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (10.67%) XML
11 8 (10.67%) Oracle
11 8 (10.67%) Ruby
11 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
12 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.67%) nginx
2 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) MVNO
4 1 (1.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (30.67%) Selenium
2 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (9.33%) JMeter
4 7 (9.33%) JIRA
4 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.67%) Toad
7 2 (2.67%) WATIR
7 2 (2.67%) Sahi
7 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.67%) Behat
8 1 (1.33%) Capybara
8 1 (1.33%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.33%) Geb
8 1 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Front Office
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) .NET
2 9 (12.00%) Web Services
3 8 (10.67%) XML
4 7 (9.33%) HTML
5 6 (8.00%) SOAP
6 5 (6.67%) WPF
7 4 (5.33%) WCF
7 4 (5.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.67%) GWT
8 2 (2.67%) CSS
8 2 (2.67%) WSDL
9 1 (1.33%) Middleware
9 1 (1.33%) WinForms
9 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.33%) J2EE
9 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.33%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Open Source
3 3 (4.00%) Streaming Media
4 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) STB
5 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.33%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) W3C
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) IPTV
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (18.67%) Scrum
4 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
5 12 (16.00%) BDD
5 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
6 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
7 9 (12.00%) Integration Testing
8 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
9 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (9.33%) CRM
10 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.67%) System Testing
11 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 4 (5.33%) Functional Testing
12 4 (5.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 14 (18.67%) Java
3 11 (14.67%) C#
4 8 (10.67%) Ruby
5 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.33%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.67%) C
7 2 (2.67%) PHP
7 2 (2.67%) C++
7 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.00%) ISEB
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (5.33%) HND
6 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) Perforce
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Informatica
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
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