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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK / England
Rank 536 550 563
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 41 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.083% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.087% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 25
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.43% +14.28%
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
39800 44770 45194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26166 29219 28232
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 £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1507 1784
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +14 22 £475 +18.38% 6
South East +22 6 £425 +6.25% 1
North West +21 4 £338 -15.62% 7
South West 0 4 £306 -20.51% 3
North East - 2 £500 - 1
East of England - 2 £360 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 48 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.33%) Java
3 30 (31.25%) QA
3 30 (31.25%) Selenium
4 23 (23.96%) Test Scripting
5 22 (22.92%) SQL
6 21 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.83%) Finance
8 19 (19.79%) .NET
8 19 (19.79%) Automation Testing
9 18 (18.75%) Scrum
10 17 (17.71%) BDD
10 17 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 16 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 15 (15.63%) JIRA
12 15 (15.63%) Software Testing
13 14 (14.58%) Regression Testing
13 14 (14.58%) Functional Testing
13 14 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (14.58%) Exploratory Testing
14 13 (13.54%) HP UFT
14 13 (13.54%) SoapUI
14 13 (13.54%) Test Strategy
14 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (13.54%) Manual Testing
15 12 (12.50%) C#
16 11 (11.46%) ISEB
16 11 (11.46%) ISTQB
17 10 (10.42%) Test Management

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 (7.29%) Confluence
2 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.13%) CMS
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) Apache
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) OpenROAD
5 1 (1.04%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
1 2 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (1.04%) DSL
2 1 (1.04%) LAN
2 1 (1.04%) WAN
2 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.04%) GIS
4 1 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.04%) Redis
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (31.25%) Selenium
2 16 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 16 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.63%) JIRA
4 13 (13.54%) HP UFT
4 13 (13.54%) SoapUI
5 10 (10.42%) JMeter
6 9 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.29%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.21%) JUnit
9 5 (5.21%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.17%) JBehave
10 4 (4.17%) Maven
10 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 20 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Advertising
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.04%) Electronics
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.79%) .NET
2 10 (10.42%) SOAP
3 8 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 7 (7.29%) XML
5 6 (6.25%) HTML
5 6 (6.25%) RESTful
6 5 (5.21%) JSON
6 5 (5.21%) Spring
7 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.17%) JMS
7 4 (4.17%) Swagger
7 4 (4.17%) Web Services
8 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.13%) CSS
8 3 (3.13%) Middleware
8 3 (3.13%) REST
9 2 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.08%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.08%) Node.js
9 2 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) Life Science
4 2 (2.08%) Derivative
4 2 (2.08%) Equities
4 2 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
4 2 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.04%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 9 (9.38%) Unix
3 5 (5.21%) Windows
4 3 (3.13%) Android
4 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.96%) Test Scripting
3 21 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 19 (19.79%) Automation Testing
5 18 (18.75%) Scrum
6 17 (17.71%) BDD
6 17 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (15.63%) Software Testing
8 14 (14.58%) Exploratory Testing
8 14 (14.58%) Functional Testing
8 14 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (14.58%) Regression Testing
9 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.54%) Manual Testing
9 13 (13.54%) Test Strategy
10 10 (10.42%) Test Management
11 9 (9.38%) Open Source
11 9 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Automated Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.33%) Java
2 22 (22.92%) SQL
3 12 (12.50%) C#
4 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.29%) Python
6 6 (6.25%) Ruby
6 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.13%) C
7 3 (3.13%) Groovy
7 3 (3.13%) Perl
8 2 (2.08%) C++
8 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.04%) Go
9 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.04%) R
9 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) ISEB
1 11 (11.46%) ISTQB
2 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 4 (4.17%) OSCP
4 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) SANS
6 1 (1.04%) CEH
6 1 (1.04%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.04%) MCITP
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.04%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.25%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) SDET
3 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
1 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) Grafana
3 1 (1.04%) Graphite
3 1 (1.04%) Nessus
3 1 (1.04%) Nmap
3 1 (1.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) StatsD
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.17%) Green Hat
3 4 (4.17%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) Dynatrace
4 3 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (1.04%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.04%) ATG
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco
5 1 (1.04%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.04%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.04%) SAP
5 1 (1.04%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.04%) Splunk
5 1 (1.04%) VMware
5 1 (1.04%) webMethods
5 1 (1.04%) Workday
5 1 (1.04%) Xamarin
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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