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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 546 550 518
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 35 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 28
Average daily rate £409 £388 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £432 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.29% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 +4 22 £415 +3.75% 12
Yorkshire -8 6 £518 +88.18% 3
South West 0 3 £385 -9.41% 5
South East +3 2 £375 +11.11% 12
North West -8 2 £400 +77.77% 6
Senior Tester
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Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) Test Automation
3 28 (31.46%) SQL
4 24 (26.97%) Selenium
4 24 (26.97%) QA
5 23 (25.84%) .NET
6 22 (24.72%) HP UFT
6 22 (24.72%) ISTQB
7 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
7 19 (21.35%) Security Cleared
8 17 (19.10%) Finance
9 16 (17.98%) Java
10 15 (16.85%) ISEB
10 15 (16.85%) HP
11 14 (15.73%) LoadRunner
11 14 (15.73%) Automated Testing
11 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
12 13 (14.61%) C#
13 12 (13.48%) Scrum
13 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
13 12 (13.48%) Cucumber
14 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (12.36%) Test Strategy
14 11 (12.36%) Functional Testing
14 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
14 11 (12.36%) JMeter
15 10 (11.24%) Migration
15 10 (11.24%) Banking
15 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
15 10 (11.24%) Jenkins

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.37%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) GitHub
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) SNMP
2 1 (1.12%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.12%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.12%) GPRS
2 1 (1.12%) GSM
2 1 (1.12%) H.323
2 1 (1.12%) HSPA
2 1 (1.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) LTE
2 1 (1.12%) NFC
2 1 (1.12%) Skype
2 1 (1.12%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.12%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.12%) VoWiFi
2 1 (1.12%) WAN
2 1 (1.12%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Selenium
2 22 (24.72%) HP UFT
3 14 (15.73%) LoadRunner
4 12 (13.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.36%) JMeter
6 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.99%) JIRA
8 7 (7.87%) WebDriver
9 5 (5.62%) Calabash
9 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.49%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.49%) Gatling
10 4 (4.49%) IntelliJ
10 4 (4.49%) Maven
10 4 (4.49%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.37%) Appium
11 3 (3.37%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) .NET
2 8 (8.99%) HTML
2 8 (8.99%) MSMQ
3 5 (5.62%) CSS
3 5 (5.62%) SOAP
4 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.49%) XML
5 3 (3.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.12%) REST
6 1 (1.12%) WCF
6 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.49%) Streaming Music
2 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) PKI
3 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.12%) Handset
3 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.12%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) Unix
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) Test Automation
3 14 (15.73%) Automated Testing
3 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
4 12 (13.48%) Scrum
4 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
5 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.36%) Functional Testing
5 11 (12.36%) Test Strategy
6 10 (11.24%) Migration
6 10 (11.24%) Performance Testing
7 9 (10.11%) BDD
7 9 (10.11%) ITIL
7 9 (10.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.99%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (8.99%) Analytics
8 8 (8.99%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.87%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) SQL
2 16 (17.98%) Java
3 13 (14.61%) C#
4 9 (10.11%) Ruby
5 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.62%) VB
7 4 (4.49%) Python
8 3 (3.37%) C
8 3 (3.37%) Perl
9 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.12%) Groovy
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.12%) VBA
10 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (24.72%) ISTQB
2 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
2 19 (21.35%) Security Cleared
3 15 (16.85%) ISEB
4 8 (8.99%) PhD
5 5 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.37%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.97%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Iperf
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) HP
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.99%) Oracle
3 8 (8.99%) Sybase
4 4 (4.49%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) Adobe
5 2 (2.25%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.12%) CA
6 1 (1.12%) EMC
6 1 (1.12%) SAP