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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 558 566 556
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 56 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.098% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 40
Median daily rate £395 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £284 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £512 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £368 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.72% +14.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
UK

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
43899 47527 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28945 30730 31404
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1518 1872 2042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 31 £431 +2.07% 5
North West +12 7 £369 +22.91% 3
South East +6 5 £381 -10.29% 6
East of England - 5 £288 -
West Midlands -15 3 £380 -30.90% 4
North East - 3 £438 - 2
South West +3 1 - - 3
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 43 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.14%) Java
3 25 (29.76%) Selenium
4 24 (28.57%) QA
5 22 (26.19%) SQL
6 21 (25.00%) .NET
7 19 (22.62%) Test Scripting
8 18 (21.43%) Automation Testing
9 17 (20.24%) Manual Testing
9 17 (20.24%) JIRA
10 15 (17.86%) Finance
11 14 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 14 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
12 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
12 13 (15.48%) C#
13 12 (14.29%) HP UFT
13 12 (14.29%) Scrum
13 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (14.29%) BDD
13 12 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
14 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
14 11 (13.10%) JMeter
14 11 (13.10%) Software Testing
14 11 (13.10%) ISEB
15 10 (11.90%) SoapUI
15 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
16 9 (10.71%) WebDriver

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 5 (5.95%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) CMS
2 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) JBoss
4 1 (1.19%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.19%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) SNMP
2 1 (1.19%) DSL
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
2 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) GIS
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Selenium
2 17 (20.24%) JIRA
3 14 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 12 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.10%) JMeter
6 10 (11.90%) SoapUI
7 9 (10.71%) WebDriver
8 8 (9.52%) LoadRunner
9 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.76%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.57%) Capybara
11 3 (3.57%) NUnit
11 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.38%) JBehave
12 2 (2.38%) JUnit
12 2 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) XML
3 7 (8.33%) SOAP
4 5 (5.95%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.95%) HTML
5 4 (4.76%) JMS
5 4 (4.76%) Swagger
6 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.57%) JSON
6 3 (3.57%) Web Services
7 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.38%) CSS
7 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.38%) REST
7 2 (2.38%) RESTful
7 2 (2.38%) Spring
8 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.19%) Flash
8 1 (1.19%) J2EE
8 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.57%) Life Science
2 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.38%) Derivative
3 2 (2.38%) Equities
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) PKI
3 2 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Android
4 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.57%) Windows
6 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) Test Scripting
3 18 (21.43%) Automation Testing
4 17 (20.24%) Manual Testing
5 14 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.29%) BDD
7 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (14.29%) Scrum
8 11 (13.10%) Software Testing
8 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.71%) Functional Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Performance Testing
11 7 (8.33%) Open Source
11 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
12 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 6 (7.14%) System Testing
12 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) Java
2 22 (26.19%) SQL
3 13 (15.48%) C#
4 8 (9.52%) Ruby
5 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.95%) Python
7 4 (4.76%) C
7 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.57%) Perl
9 1 (1.19%) Go
9 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.19%) VB
9 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) ISEB
2 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.19%) CEH
5 1 (1.19%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.19%) MCITP
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) OSCE
5 1 (1.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Grafana
2 1 (1.19%) Graphite
2 1 (1.19%) Nessus
2 1 (1.19%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) HP
3 4 (4.76%) Green Hat
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) Dynatrace
4 3 (3.57%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.19%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) webMethods
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