The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 65 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% - 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
749 507 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.05% 94.94% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 251 441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 65
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £86.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Senior Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 3 (33.33%) ClearQuest
4 3 (33.33%) PKI
5 1 (11.11%) Finance

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (44.44%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JUnit
1 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
1 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
1 4 (44.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
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