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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 532 517 533
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 56 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.089% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.096% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 17
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£425 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £420 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.50%
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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +22 33 £450 +30.43% 5
Yorkshire 0 5 £335 +3.07% 3
South East -19 5 £318 +3.25% 9
North West -7 4 £300 -14.28% 4
East of England -23 4 £425 +25.92%
South West -34 2 £406 +33.08% 7
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (39.56%) Java
3 32 (35.16%) Selenium
4 30 (32.97%) SQL
5 25 (27.47%) QA
6 23 (25.27%) Test Automation
7 20 (21.98%) Test Scripting
7 20 (21.98%) Web Services
8 19 (20.88%) BDD
9 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
10 16 (17.58%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (17.58%) Scrum
11 15 (16.48%) XML
11 15 (16.48%) JIRA
12 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 14 (15.38%) TDD
13 13 (14.29%) Oracle
13 13 (14.29%) ISEB
13 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.19%) User Stories
14 12 (13.19%) WebDriver
14 12 (13.19%) Finance
15 11 (12.09%) Performance Testing
16 10 (10.99%) Automated Testing
16 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
16 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
16 10 (10.99%) .NET
16 10 (10.99%) UNIX
17 9 (9.89%) Ruby

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (4.40%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.20%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) DVB
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) VLAN
3 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.10%) Multicast
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
3 16 (17.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (16.48%) JIRA
5 12 (13.19%) WebDriver
6 8 (8.79%) JUnit
7 7 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 7 (7.69%) JMeter
7 7 (7.69%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.59%) WATIR
9 5 (5.49%) FitNesse
9 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
9 5 (5.49%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.40%) TestDirector
10 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.40%) ClearQuest
10 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.30%) Sahi
11 3 (3.30%) Concordion
11 3 (3.30%) QARun
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) Web Services
2 15 (16.48%) XML
3 10 (10.99%) .NET
4 5 (5.49%) SOAP
5 4 (4.40%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.40%) Spring
6 3 (3.30%) HTML
6 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.20%) Google Maps API
7 2 (2.20%) REST
7 2 (2.20%) J2EE
7 2 (2.20%) CSS
7 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.10%) JSON
8 1 (1.10%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.10%) Ajax
8 1 (1.10%) XSLT
8 1 (1.10%) ODBC
8 1 (1.10%) JMS
8 1 (1.10%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) User Experience
2 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (4.40%) Video on Demand
3 4 (4.40%) Streaming Media
3 4 (4.40%) IPTV
3 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.30%) STB
4 3 (3.30%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) Statistics
5 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) Economics
5 2 (2.20%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (2.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.10%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) UNIX
2 7 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) Solaris
4 1 (1.10%) Debian
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.27%) Test Automation
3 20 (21.98%) Test Scripting
4 19 (20.88%) BDD
5 16 (17.58%) Scrum
6 14 (15.38%) TDD
6 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (13.19%) User Stories
9 11 (12.09%) Performance Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Automated Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.79%) SOA
11 8 (8.79%) System Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Test Management
11 8 (8.79%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.59%) Manual Testing
12 6 (6.59%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.56%) Java
2 30 (32.97%) SQL
3 9 (9.89%) Ruby
4 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.49%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) Scala
6 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.20%) C
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) VBScript
8 1 (1.10%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.10%) Tcl
8 1 (1.10%) XPath
8 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) ISEB
2 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) HP
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) SOASTA, Inc
3 3 (3.30%) Mercator
3 3 (3.30%) Citrix
4 2 (2.20%) VMware
4 2 (2.20%) Google
4 2 (2.20%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.10%) Avaloq
5 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.10%) Sybase
5 1 (1.10%) Compuware
5 1 (1.10%) Murex
5 1 (1.10%) Fidessa
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago