The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK / England
Rank 521 559 554
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 44 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.077% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.082% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 25
Median daily rate £425 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £385 £316
% change year-on-year
-7.46% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 26 £450 +4.34% 7
North West +30 5 £338 -15.62% 3
South East +11 4 £425 +13.33% 6
South West +10 3 £306 -20.51% 1
East of England - 3 £270 - 1
North East - 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands +2 1 - -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Senior Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 46 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.26%) Java
2 30 (32.26%) QA
2 30 (32.26%) Selenium
3 25 (26.88%) Test Scripting
4 22 (23.66%) SQL
5 21 (22.58%) Test Automation
6 20 (21.51%) .NET
7 18 (19.35%) Finance
8 17 (18.28%) BDD
8 17 (18.28%) Automation Testing
8 17 (18.28%) Exploratory Testing
9 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
9 16 (17.20%) JIRA
9 16 (17.20%) Scrum
10 15 (16.13%) Functional Testing
10 15 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (16.13%) Cucumber
11 14 (15.05%) SoapUI
11 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
11 14 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (15.05%) Regression Testing
12 13 (13.98%) HP UFT
12 13 (13.98%) Software Testing
12 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (13.98%) Test Strategy
13 12 (12.90%) C#
14 11 (11.83%) ISEB
14 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
15 10 (10.75%) Automated Testing

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.53%) Confluence
2 5 (5.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.08%) OpenROAD
5 1 (1.08%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) HTTP
1 2 (2.15%) SNMP
2 1 (1.08%) DSL
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) GIS
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (32.26%) Selenium
2 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
2 16 (17.20%) JIRA
3 15 (16.13%) Cucumber
4 14 (15.05%) SoapUI
5 13 (13.98%) HP UFT
6 10 (10.75%) JMeter
6 10 (10.75%) WebDriver
7 9 (9.68%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
9 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.38%) TeamCity
11 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (4.30%) Eclipse
11 4 (4.30%) JBehave
11 4 (4.30%) JUnit
11 4 (4.30%) Maven
11 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.51%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) SOAP
3 8 (8.60%) Gherkin
3 8 (8.60%) XML
4 6 (6.45%) HTML
5 5 (5.38%) RESTful
5 5 (5.38%) Spring
6 4 (4.30%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.30%) JMS
6 4 (4.30%) JSON
6 4 (4.30%) Swagger
6 4 (4.30%) Web Services
7 3 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.23%) CSS
8 2 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.15%) Middleware
8 2 (2.15%) REST
8 2 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.23%) Life Science
2 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.15%) Derivative
3 2 (2.15%) Equities
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) PKI
3 2 (2.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.08%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Linux
2 9 (9.68%) Unix
3 4 (4.30%) Windows
4 3 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.88%) Test Scripting
3 21 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 17 (18.28%) Automation Testing
4 17 (18.28%) BDD
4 17 (18.28%) Exploratory Testing
5 16 (17.20%) Scrum
6 15 (16.13%) Functional Testing
6 15 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
7 14 (15.05%) Regression Testing
7 14 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (13.98%) Software Testing
8 13 (13.98%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.75%) Automated Testing
10 9 (9.68%) Open Source
10 9 (9.68%) TDD
10 9 (9.68%) Test Management
11 8 (8.60%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.26%) Java
2 22 (23.66%) SQL
3 12 (12.90%) C#
4 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.53%) Ruby
6 6 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.38%) Python
8 4 (4.30%) C
9 3 (3.23%) Perl
10 2 (2.15%) Groovy
10 2 (2.15%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.08%) Go
11 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.08%) VB
11 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) ISEB
1 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
2 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) OSCP
6 1 (1.08%) CEH
6 1 (1.08%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.08%) MCITP
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.08%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (32.26%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) SDET
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Grafana
2 1 (1.08%) Graphite
2 1 (1.08%) Nessus
2 1 (1.08%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.38%) HP
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.30%) Green Hat
4 3 (3.23%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.15%) IBM
5 2 (2.15%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.08%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco
6 1 (1.08%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.08%) Informatica
6 1 (1.08%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) webMethods
6 1 (1.08%) Xamarin
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