The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 378 377 417
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 22 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.096% 0.16% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 5
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£423 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21256 22408 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.80% 92.45% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14623 15254 15784
Average daily rate £425 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 474 640
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
City of London +18 5 £463 +18.58% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 28 (45.90%) Selenium
2 25 (40.98%) Java
3 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.15%) QA
5 18 (29.51%) TDD
5 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
6 17 (27.87%) SQL
7 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
8 14 (22.95%) WebDriver
8 14 (22.95%) Web Services
8 14 (22.95%) Scrum
9 13 (21.31%) Banking
10 12 (19.67%) Cucumber
11 11 (18.03%) Ruby
11 11 (18.03%) Oracle
12 10 (16.39%) Finance
12 10 (16.39%) BDD
12 10 (16.39%) User Stories
12 10 (16.39%) Calabash
13 9 (14.75%) Mobile App
13 9 (14.75%) Performance Testing
14 8 (13.11%) C#
14 8 (13.11%) UNIX
15 7 (11.48%) Linux
15 7 (11.48%) SOA
15 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
15 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
16 6 (9.84%) Waterfall

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (1.64%) CMS
1 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.64%) Confluence
1 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.64%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Stata
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.64%) Redis
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Selenium
2 14 (22.95%) WebDriver
3 12 (19.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.39%) Calabash
5 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.84%) SoapUI
5 6 (9.84%) JBehave
5 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.20%) JUnit
7 4 (6.56%) Hudson
7 4 (6.56%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.92%) JIRA
8 3 (4.92%) Maven
8 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (4.92%) JMeter
8 3 (4.92%) Robotium
8 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.28%) TestNG
9 2 (3.28%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (21.31%) Banking
2 10 (16.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) XML
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 3 (4.92%) SOAP
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 3 (4.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.28%) REST
5 2 (3.28%) Ajax
6 1 (1.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.64%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) JMS
6 1 (1.64%) Middleware
6 1 (1.64%) FIXML
6 1 (1.64%) DHTML
6 1 (1.64%) J2EE
6 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.64%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Video on Demand
4 3 (4.92%) IPTV
4 3 (4.92%) Statistics
4 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.92%) Economics
4 3 (4.92%) Open Source
5 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.64%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.64%) Derivative
6 1 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.64%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.64%) STB
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) UNIX
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Solaris
4 4 (6.56%) Windows
5 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.92%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) TDD
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
4 14 (22.95%) Scrum
5 10 (16.39%) BDD
5 10 (16.39%) User Stories
6 9 (14.75%) Performance Testing
7 7 (11.48%) SOA
7 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.84%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Release Management
9 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.56%) Test Management
10 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) Java
2 17 (27.87%) SQL
3 11 (18.03%) Ruby
4 8 (13.11%) C#
5 5 (8.20%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) Perl
7 3 (4.92%) XPath
7 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.92%) Groovy
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.28%) XQuery
9 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.64%) C
9 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) ISEB
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Murex
5 1 (1.64%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.64%) Sybase
5 1 (1.64%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.64%) Fundtech
5 1 (1.64%) Avaloq
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago