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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 538 498 473
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 35 68 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 28
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£400 £388 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £470 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.23% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.00
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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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
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 £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -17 23 £400 +1.58% 11
South East -28 6 £343 - 4
East Midlands 0 3 - - 3
East of England +12 2 £375 +3.44%
South West -8 1 £425 +30.76% 1
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.49%) QA
3 23 (28.05%) Selenium
4 21 (25.61%) Java
4 21 (25.61%) SQL
5 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
6 16 (19.51%) .NET
7 15 (18.29%) Web Services
7 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
7 15 (18.29%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.29%) BDD
8 14 (17.07%) Test Strategy
9 13 (15.85%) SoapUI
9 13 (15.85%) Finance
9 13 (15.85%) Scrum
10 12 (14.63%) XML
10 12 (14.63%) ISEB
11 11 (13.41%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
11 11 (13.41%) Ruby
11 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
12 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
12 10 (12.20%) SOAP
12 10 (12.20%) C#
13 9 (10.98%) Oracle
13 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
13 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
13 9 (10.98%) JIRA
13 9 (10.98%) Automation Testing
13 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.22%) Summit
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.88%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.44%) HTTP
3 2 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) DNS
4 1 (1.22%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (28.05%) Selenium
2 13 (15.85%) SoapUI
3 11 (13.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (10.98%) JIRA
5 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.54%) JMeter
7 6 (7.32%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
8 5 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.88%) WATIR
10 3 (3.66%) Sahi
10 3 (3.66%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.44%) Toad
11 2 (2.44%) JUnit
11 2 (2.44%) RequisitePro
11 2 (2.44%) Rational Robot
11 2 (2.44%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.44%) Behat
11 2 (2.44%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Retail
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) Web Services
3 12 (14.63%) XML
4 10 (12.20%) SOAP
5 7 (8.54%) HTML
6 5 (6.10%) WPF
7 4 (4.88%) WCF
8 3 (3.66%) WSDL
9 2 (2.44%) Middleware
9 2 (2.44%) CSS
9 2 (2.44%) J2EE
9 2 (2.44%) GWT
9 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.22%) SAP PI
10 1 (1.22%) RESTful
10 1 (1.22%) ODBC
10 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.22%) WinForms
10 1 (1.22%) Ajax
10 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.88%) Open Source
3 4 (4.88%) Streaming Media
4 3 (3.66%) User Experience
4 3 (3.66%) STB
5 2 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.44%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.44%) IPTV
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) W3C
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Handset
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) Solaris
3 2 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
3 15 (18.29%) Test Scripting
3 15 (18.29%) BDD
4 14 (17.07%) Test Strategy
5 13 (15.85%) Scrum
6 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Automation Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.54%) TDD
10 7 (8.54%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.32%) System Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.32%) Functional Testing
11 6 (7.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Java
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) Ruby
3 10 (12.20%) C#
4 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.88%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.44%) C
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (2.44%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
2 12 (14.63%) ISEB
3 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.32%) Degree
5 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (4.88%) HND
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.49%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Oracle
2 7 (8.54%) HP
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.66%) VMware
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) Perforce
6 1 (1.22%) Informatica
6 1 (1.22%) Remedy
6 1 (1.22%) Compuware
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) SOASTA, Inc
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