The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank - 121 103
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire - 0.098% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £425 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +102.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £323 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.70% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1787 1880 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.60% 91.98% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 1027 868
Average daily rate £388 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 91
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -16.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Tester across the Hampshire region.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester across the Hampshire region.

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) CRM
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle