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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 421 391 389
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 21 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 33
Median daily rate £430 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
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 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
21749 21579 22460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 94.80% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15746 14835 15668
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 393 405
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £55.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +38 4 £525 +40.00% 3
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) QA
3 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 15 (35.71%) HP UFT
4 14 (33.33%) Finance
4 14 (33.33%) .NET
4 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 14 (33.33%) Selenium
5 13 (30.95%) Banking
6 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Migration
7 10 (23.81%) Analytics
7 10 (23.81%) ISEB
7 10 (23.81%) Sybase
7 10 (23.81%) ITIL
7 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
7 10 (23.81%) MSMQ
7 10 (23.81%) PhD
7 10 (23.81%) Investment Banking
7 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
7 10 (23.81%) Algorithmic Trading
7 10 (23.81%) Data Migration
8 7 (16.67%) LoadRunner
9 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Windows
9 6 (14.29%) Open Source
10 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Performance 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 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) NAS
1 2 (4.76%) SAN
1 2 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) HP UFT
2 14 (33.33%) Selenium
3 7 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 5 (11.90%) JMeter
5 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.52%) JIRA
6 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 3 (7.14%) Gatling
6 3 (7.14%) IntelliJ
6 3 (7.14%) Maven
7 2 (4.76%) Appium
7 2 (4.76%) Calabash
7 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.38%) Geb
8 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.38%) Sahi
8 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.38%) WATIR
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (23.81%) MSMQ
3 4 (9.52%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.38%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.76%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.76%) IBM XIV
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Animation
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Migration
4 10 (23.81%) Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (23.81%) Analytics
4 10 (23.81%) Data Migration
4 10 (23.81%) ITIL
4 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Open Source
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.14%) BDD
8 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.14%) High Availability
8 3 (7.14%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) Groovy
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) ISEB
1 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
1 10 (23.81%) PhD
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Sybase
2 5 (11.90%) HP
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) EMC
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) NetApp
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Veritas
5 1 (2.38%) Informatica