The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
England / London
Rank 376 392 390
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 27 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.091% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.095% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 13
Median daily rate £450 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £356 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £685 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £316
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +21.73%
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18436 19902 19695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.17% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13175 13974 14026
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 313 343
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
City of London -10 4 £493 -10.45% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 London region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Java
3 15 (28.30%) QA
4 14 (26.42%) Exploratory Testing
4 14 (26.42%) SQL
5 12 (22.64%) Selenium
6 11 (20.75%) Finance
7 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (16.98%) BDD
8 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
8 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
8 9 (16.98%) Regression Testing
9 8 (15.09%) JIRA
9 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
10 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
10 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Scrum
10 7 (13.21%) Linux
11 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
11 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
11 6 (11.32%) Automation Testing
12 5 (9.43%) XML
12 5 (9.43%) Unix
12 5 (9.43%) .NET
12 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
13 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (3.77%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) DSL
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) GIS
3 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Selenium
2 8 (15.09%) JIRA
3 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
3 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
4 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
5 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.77%) Capybara
7 2 (3.77%) JMeter
8 1 (1.89%) Gatling
8 1 (1.89%) Gradle
8 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.89%) MSI
8 1 (1.89%) Protractor
8 1 (1.89%) sqlmap
8 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Advertising
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
1 5 (9.43%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) JMS
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
2 4 (7.55%) Swagger
3 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.77%) JSON
4 2 (3.77%) REST
4 2 (3.77%) Spring
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.89%) Chai
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) Flash
5 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.89%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) Laravel
5 1 (1.89%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) Derivative
3 2 (3.77%) Equities
3 2 (3.77%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.89%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Exploratory Testing
3 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
3 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (16.98%) BDD
4 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (16.98%) Regression Testing
4 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
4 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
4 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
5 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.21%) Scrum
6 6 (11.32%) Automation Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (7.55%) TDD
7 4 (7.55%) Test Management
7 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.77%) Ruby
4 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.89%) Go
5 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.55%) ISEB
3 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) OSCP
5 1 (1.89%) CEH
5 1 (1.89%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.89%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.89%) OSCE
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.30%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Nessus
2 1 (1.89%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Green Hat
2 2 (3.77%) Dynatrace
2 2 (3.77%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.89%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Informatica