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 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 548 515 515
Rank change year-on-year
-33 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 50 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.065% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.071% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 14
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£400 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £270 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £420 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -8.19%
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
47816 43935 43348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.68% 92.78% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30790 27218 24857
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1975 1911 2413
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 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 28 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 +12 27 £435 +11.89% 11
Yorkshire - 8 £293 - 2
South East -23 6 £325 -7.47% 5
North West +5 3 £313 -10.71% 8
East of England -8 2 £330 -2.22%
South West -29 2 £475 +31.76%
East Midlands - 2 £333 - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Senior Tester
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 44 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Java
3 38 (40.43%) SQL
4 31 (32.98%) QA
4 31 (32.98%) Selenium
5 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
6 22 (23.40%) Web Services
7 20 (21.28%) Cucumber
7 20 (21.28%) BDD
8 19 (20.21%) Scrum
8 19 (20.21%) XML
8 19 (20.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (19.15%) ISEB
9 18 (19.15%) Test Scripting
10 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
10 15 (15.96%) .NET
10 15 (15.96%) TDD
11 14 (14.89%) ISTQB
11 14 (14.89%) JIRA
12 13 (13.83%) Performance Testing
12 13 (13.83%) WebDriver
12 13 (13.83%) Ruby
13 12 (12.77%) Oracle
13 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
13 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (11.70%) User Stories
14 11 (11.70%) SoapUI
14 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
14 11 (11.70%) Finance

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) 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%) DVB
4 1 (1.06%) Firewall
4 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) VLAN
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%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (32.98%) Selenium
2 20 (21.28%) Cucumber
3 19 (20.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (14.89%) JIRA
5 13 (13.83%) WebDriver
6 11 (11.70%) 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%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.38%) LoadRunner
10 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.32%) Sahi
11 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.19%) ClearQuest
12 3 (3.19%) TestDirector
12 3 (3.19%) Toad
12 3 (3.19%) Concordion
12 3 (3.19%) FitNesse
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Banking
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) 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%) Spring
6 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.19%) J2EE
7 3 (3.19%) WCF
8 2 (2.13%) Google Maps API
8 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.13%) WSDL
8 2 (2.13%) CSS
9 1 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.06%) Middleware
9 1 (1.06%) Ajax
9 1 (1.06%) XSLT
9 1 (1.06%) ODBC
9 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Open Source
2 6 (6.38%) Streaming Media
2 6 (6.38%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) User Experience
3 5 (5.32%) Video on Demand
4 4 (4.26%) IPTV
4 4 (4.26%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (3.19%) STB
5 3 (3.19%) PKI
6 2 (2.13%) Statistics
6 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.13%) W3C
6 2 (2.13%) Replication
6 2 (2.13%) Economics
7 1 (1.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.06%) MPEG
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) UNIX
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
3 20 (21.28%) BDD
4 19 (20.21%) Scrum
5 18 (19.15%) Test Scripting
6 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
6 15 (15.96%) TDD
7 13 (13.83%) Performance Testing
8 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (11.70%) User Stories
9 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
10 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
11 9 (9.57%) System Testing
12 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
13 7 (7.45%) SOA
13 7 (7.45%) Test Management
14 6 (6.38%) Functional Testing
14 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (43.62%) Java
2 38 (40.43%) SQL
3 13 (13.83%) Ruby
4 8 (8.51%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.26%) Scala
5 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.26%) C
5 4 (4.26%) C#
6 3 (3.19%) C++
6 3 (3.19%) PHP
6 3 (3.19%) Python
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (1.06%) VBScript
7 1 (1.06%) VB
7 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) ISEB
2 14 (14.89%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.98%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle
2 6 (6.38%) HP
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.19%) Mercator
5 3 (3.19%) IBM
6 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.13%) Google
6 2 (2.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) Perforce
7 1 (1.06%) Compuware
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) Informatica
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