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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 520 487 462
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 36 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.097% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 23
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£350 £380 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.77% +40.90%
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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -11 16 £400 +6.66% 12
South East -20 8 £323 +7.94% 3
Yorkshire +4 4 £275 - 1
East of England +1 3 £330 -17.50% 1
East Midlands - 3 £365 -
North West -8 1 £225 -28.57% 5
West Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
North East - - - - 2
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 38 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.04%) SQL
3 33 (35.87%) Java
4 30 (32.61%) QA
5 27 (29.35%) Selenium
6 23 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 22 (23.91%) Web Services
8 20 (21.74%) BDD
9 19 (20.65%) QuickTest Pro
10 18 (19.57%) XML
11 17 (18.48%) ISEB
12 16 (17.39%) Test Scripting
12 16 (17.39%) Scrum
13 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
13 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
14 14 (15.22%) SoapUI
14 14 (15.22%) ISTQB
14 14 (15.22%) Finance
14 14 (15.22%) .NET
14 14 (15.22%) Oracle
15 13 (14.13%) Performance Testing
16 12 (13.04%) JIRA
16 12 (13.04%) Ruby
16 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
17 11 (11.96%) Regression Testing
17 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (10.87%) Test Strategy
18 10 (10.87%) User Stories
18 10 (10.87%) TDD

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.17%) nginx
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Office
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) HTTP
3 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.09%) DVB
4 1 (1.09%) VLAN
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.17%) MySQL
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (29.35%) Selenium
2 19 (20.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
4 14 (15.22%) SoapUI
5 12 (13.04%) JIRA
6 9 (9.78%) WebDriver
7 8 (8.70%) JMeter
8 7 (7.61%) WATIR
8 7 (7.61%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.61%) JUnit
8 7 (7.61%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.43%) Sahi
10 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
11 3 (3.26%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.26%) Toad
11 3 (3.26%) ClearQuest
12 2 (2.17%) Rational Robot
12 2 (2.17%) Maven
12 2 (2.17%) QARun
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) Web Services
2 18 (19.57%) XML
3 14 (15.22%) .NET
4 10 (10.87%) SOAP
5 5 (5.43%) HTML
6 4 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.35%) Spring
7 3 (3.26%) WSDL
7 3 (3.26%) WCF
8 2 (2.17%) Middleware
8 2 (2.17%) J2EE
8 2 (2.17%) CSS
8 2 (2.17%) GWT
8 2 (2.17%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.09%) Google Maps API
9 1 (1.09%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.09%) RESTful
9 1 (1.09%) REST
9 1 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Open Source
2 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Streaming Media
4 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.43%) Video on Demand
4 5 (5.43%) User Experience
5 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.35%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (4.35%) IPTV
6 3 (3.26%) PKI
6 3 (3.26%) STB
7 2 (2.17%) W3C
8 1 (1.09%) GIS
8 1 (1.09%) Replication
8 1 (1.09%) MPEG
8 1 (1.09%) Statistics
8 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) UNIX
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 4 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.09%) Solaris
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (21.74%) BDD
4 16 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.39%) Scrum
5 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
6 13 (14.13%) Performance Testing
7 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.96%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.87%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.87%) User Stories
9 10 (10.87%) TDD
10 9 (9.78%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.70%) System Testing
11 8 (8.70%) SOA
12 7 (7.61%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.52%) Functional Testing
13 6 (6.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) SQL
2 33 (35.87%) Java
3 12 (13.04%) Ruby
4 8 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.35%) C#
6 4 (4.35%) Scala
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) C
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.09%) Perl
9 1 (1.09%) Tcl
9 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) ISEB
2 14 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (32.61%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Oracle
2 5 (5.43%) HP
3 3 (3.26%) SOASTA, Inc
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.26%) Mercator
4 2 (2.17%) Perforce
4 2 (2.17%) VMware
4 2 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) Citrix
5 1 (1.09%) Informatica
5 1 (1.09%) Google
5 1 (1.09%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.09%) Compuware
5 1 (1.09%) SAP
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