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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 532 498 548
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 50 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.097% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 19
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£425 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £412 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +10 30 £425 +21.42% 6
South East -14 6 £340 +10.56% 9
East of England -29 4 £425 +21.42% 1
North West - 3 £300 - 2
Yorkshire +2 2 £355 +9.23%
South West -35 2 £356 +16.70% 3
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -11 1 - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 45 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.08%) Selenium
3 30 (30.93%) Java
4 28 (28.87%) SQL
5 27 (27.84%) Test Scripting
6 22 (22.68%) QA
7 19 (19.59%) BDD
8 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
8 18 (18.56%) Web Services
9 17 (17.53%) Scrum
10 16 (16.49%) Finance
10 16 (16.49%) Oracle
10 16 (16.49%) Cucumber
10 16 (16.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (15.46%) Banking
12 14 (14.43%) TDD
12 14 (14.43%) ISTQB
12 14 (14.43%) Software Testing
12 14 (14.43%) WebDriver
13 13 (13.40%) ISEB
13 13 (13.40%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (12.37%) JIRA
15 11 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (11.34%) UNIX
16 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.31%) XML
16 10 (10.31%) Linux
16 10 (10.31%) User Stories
16 10 (10.31%) Performance Testing
16 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (4.12%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
2 2 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.03%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) HTTP
2 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) DVB
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) VLAN
3 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.03%) Multicast
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.06%) MySQL
6 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.03%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (36.08%) Selenium
2 16 (16.49%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.43%) WebDriver
4 13 (13.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (12.37%) JIRA
6 7 (7.22%) JUnit
6 7 (7.22%) Eclipse
7 6 (6.19%) JMeter
7 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.19%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.15%) Calabash
9 4 (4.12%) WATIR
9 4 (4.12%) ClearQuest
9 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.12%) TestDirector
10 3 (3.09%) Toad
10 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.09%) Maven
10 3 (3.09%) QARun
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 15 (15.46%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.56%) Web Services
2 10 (10.31%) XML
3 5 (5.15%) .NET
4 4 (4.12%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.12%) Spring
5 3 (3.09%) HTML
5 3 (3.09%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.06%) REST
6 2 (2.06%) Google Maps API
6 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.06%) CSS
7 1 (1.03%) SOAP
7 1 (1.03%) J2EE
7 1 (1.03%) XSLT
7 1 (1.03%) JMS
7 1 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.03%) FIXML
7 1 (1.03%) JSON
7 1 (1.03%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Open Source
2 5 (5.15%) Video on Demand
2 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.15%) Over-the-Top Content
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.09%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (3.09%) Economics
4 3 (3.09%) PKI
4 3 (3.09%) Streaming Media
4 3 (3.09%) IPTV
4 3 (3.09%) Statistics
4 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.09%) iPad
5 2 (2.06%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.06%) STB
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
6 1 (1.03%) iPhone
6 1 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) UNIX
2 10 (10.31%) Linux
3 5 (5.15%) Solaris
4 4 (4.12%) Windows
5 2 (2.06%) Android
5 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.84%) Test Scripting
3 19 (19.59%) BDD
4 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
5 17 (17.53%) Scrum
6 16 (16.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.43%) TDD
7 14 (14.43%) Software Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.31%) Performance Testing
8 10 (10.31%) User Stories
9 9 (9.28%) Automated Testing
9 9 (9.28%) SOA
10 8 (8.25%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.25%) Waterfall
11 7 (7.22%) Test Management
11 7 (7.22%) Manual Testing
11 7 (7.22%) System Testing
11 7 (7.22%) Automation Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) Java
2 28 (28.87%) SQL
3 7 (7.22%) Ruby
4 6 (6.19%) C#
5 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.12%) Scala
6 3 (3.09%) Python
6 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.09%) Perl
6 3 (3.09%) PHP
6 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.06%) C
7 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) XPath
8 1 (1.03%) Groovy
8 1 (1.03%) Tcl
8 1 (1.03%) VBScript
8 1 (1.03%) VB
8 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.40%) ISEB
3 11 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Oracle
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.19%) Citrix
4 4 (4.12%) VMware
5 3 (3.09%) HP
5 3 (3.09%) Mercator
5 3 (3.09%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.06%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.06%) Google
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Sybase
7 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.03%) Murex
7 1 (1.03%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.03%) Avaloq
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago