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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 584 564 525
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 43 34 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.071% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 46
Average daily rate £415 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £308 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 21 £430 +14.66% 7
South East -12 14 £375 +15.38% 4
North West -2 4 £263 - 3
South West +9 1 £263 -38.23%
East of England +3 1 £400 +3.22% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.03%) SQL
3 25 (32.05%) Selenium
4 24 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 23 (29.49%) HP UFT
6 22 (28.21%) Finance
6 22 (28.21%) QA
7 20 (25.64%) ISEB
8 19 (24.36%) .NET
9 17 (21.79%) LoadRunner
9 17 (21.79%) ISTQB
10 16 (20.51%) Automated Testing
11 15 (19.23%) HP
12 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
12 14 (17.95%) Banking
13 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
14 11 (14.10%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (14.10%) Migration
14 11 (14.10%) Oracle
14 11 (14.10%) ITIL
14 11 (14.10%) PRINCE2
15 10 (12.82%) Windows
15 10 (12.82%) MSMQ
15 10 (12.82%) PhD
15 10 (12.82%) Sybase
15 10 (12.82%) JIRA
15 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
15 10 (12.82%) Analytics
15 10 (12.82%) Open Source
15 10 (12.82%) Algorithmic Trading

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Firewall
1 2 (2.56%) NAS
1 2 (2.56%) SAN
1 2 (2.56%) SNMP
1 2 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.28%) H.323
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) LAN
2 1 (1.28%) Network Security
2 1 (1.28%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.28%) WAN
2 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) QlikView
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Selenium
2 23 (29.49%) HP UFT
3 17 (21.79%) LoadRunner
4 10 (12.82%) JIRA
5 9 (11.54%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.26%) JMeter
7 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.13%) Gatling
8 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.85%) Appium
9 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.85%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.85%) Maven
10 2 (2.56%) Calabash
10 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.56%) Subversion
10 2 (2.56%) Toad
11 1 (1.28%) PyUnit
11 1 (1.28%) RSpec
11 1 (1.28%) Sahi
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 14 (17.95%) Banking
3 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) MSMQ
3 4 (5.13%) HTML
4 3 (3.85%) HTML5
4 3 (3.85%) SOAP
4 3 (3.85%) XML
5 2 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (2.56%) REST
5 2 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.28%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.28%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.85%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.56%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.56%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.28%) Animation
5 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Linux
2 7 (8.97%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) Android
3 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 16 (20.51%) Automated Testing
4 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 11 (14.10%) ITIL
5 11 (14.10%) Migration
5 11 (14.10%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (14.10%) PRINCE2
6 10 (12.82%) Algorithmic Trading
6 10 (12.82%) Analytics
6 10 (12.82%) Data Migration
6 10 (12.82%) Open Source
7 9 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Scrum
8 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) Java
3 4 (5.13%) C
3 4 (5.13%) C#
3 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.13%) Python
4 3 (3.85%) Ruby
5 2 (2.56%) Perl
5 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.28%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) Groovy
6 1 (1.28%) PHP
6 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) ISEB
2 17 (21.79%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.82%) PhD
4 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.28%) CEH
6 1 (1.28%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.28%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.28%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.21%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) HP
2 11 (14.10%) Oracle
3 10 (12.82%) Sybase
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.41%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) EMC
5 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
5 3 (3.85%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) NetApp
6 2 (2.56%) Veritas
7 1 (1.28%) Informatica