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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 532 485 476
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 37 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 28
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£375 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £395 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.00
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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
44075 43066 37782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.55% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25926 22039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1726 1867 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +1 23 £400 +18.51% 9
South East -17 6 £350 +66.66% 4
East of England +8 2 £375 +3.44%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
North West -14 1 £225 -28.57% 3
South West -18 1 £425 +30.76% 1
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) Selenium
3 26 (29.89%) QA
3 26 (29.89%) Java
3 26 (29.89%) SQL
4 19 (21.84%) Web Services
5 18 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 17 (19.54%) BDD
7 16 (18.39%) Test Strategy
8 15 (17.24%) SoapUI
8 15 (17.24%) XML
8 15 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (16.09%) Scrum
9 14 (16.09%) .NET
9 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
10 13 (14.94%) Ruby
10 13 (14.94%) Performance Testing
10 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
10 13 (14.94%) Finance
10 13 (14.94%) Regression Testing
11 12 (13.79%) Automated Testing
11 12 (13.79%) Oracle
11 12 (13.79%) ISEB
12 11 (12.64%) SOAP
12 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
12 11 (12.64%) Software Testing
12 11 (12.64%) JIRA
13 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing
14 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (2.30%) nginx
2 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.15%) Summit
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.60%) Wireshark
3 3 (3.45%) HTTP
3 3 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.15%) Big Data
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (32.18%) Selenium
2 15 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (17.24%) SoapUI
3 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
4 11 (12.64%) JIRA
5 9 (10.34%) JMeter
6 7 (8.05%) WATIR
6 7 (8.05%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.90%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.75%) Sahi
8 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.45%) JUnit
9 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.45%) Toad
10 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.30%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.30%) RequisitePro
10 2 (2.30%) Rational Robot
10 2 (2.30%) Behat
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Retail
3 5 (5.75%) Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Games
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Front Office
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) Web Services
2 15 (17.24%) XML
3 14 (16.09%) .NET
4 11 (12.64%) SOAP
5 7 (8.05%) HTML
6 4 (4.60%) WCF
7 3 (3.45%) WSDL
8 2 (2.30%) Middleware
8 2 (2.30%) WPF
8 2 (2.30%) GWT
8 2 (2.30%) CSS
8 2 (2.30%) J2EE
8 2 (2.30%) RESTful
8 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.15%) XSLT
9 1 (1.15%) ODBC
9 1 (1.15%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Open Source
2 6 (6.90%) Streaming Media
3 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 4 (4.60%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (4.60%) Video on Demand
5 3 (3.45%) STB
5 3 (3.45%) IPTV
5 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.30%) W3C
7 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) Replication
7 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) UNIX
4 2 (2.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) Test Scripting
2 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
3 17 (19.54%) BDD
4 16 (18.39%) Test Strategy
5 14 (16.09%) Scrum
6 13 (14.94%) Performance Testing
6 13 (14.94%) Regression Testing
7 12 (13.79%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.64%) Software Testing
8 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
9 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing
10 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.20%) User Stories
10 8 (9.20%) TDD
11 7 (8.05%) SOA
11 7 (8.05%) Functional Testing
11 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.05%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) Java
1 26 (29.89%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) Ruby
3 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) C#
5 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.45%) Scala
6 3 (3.45%) Python
7 2 (2.30%) C
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
2 12 (13.79%) ISEB
3 8 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.90%) Degree
4 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) HND
6 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.15%) VCP4
7 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (29.89%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Oracle
2 7 (8.05%) HP
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) Mercator
4 2 (2.30%) Perforce
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
4 2 (2.30%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) Remedy
5 1 (1.15%) Informatica
5 1 (1.15%) Compuware
5 1 (1.15%) SAP
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