The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 387 400 371
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 24 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.076% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.080% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 21
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £494 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
20096 20019 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.70% 94.48% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14251 14165 14161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 344 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +39 2 £476 +58.75% 2
Osterley - 1 £443 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) QA
3 18 (36.73%) SQL
4 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
5 15 (30.61%) Selenium
6 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
7 12 (24.49%) .NET
7 12 (24.49%) HP UFT
8 11 (22.45%) Finance
8 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (20.41%) ISTQB
9 10 (20.41%) Migration
9 10 (20.41%) Java
10 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.37%) LoadRunner
10 9 (18.37%) ISEB
10 9 (18.37%) BDD
11 8 (16.33%) Analytics
11 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
11 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Data Migration
11 8 (16.33%) Banking
11 8 (16.33%) Investment Banking
11 8 (16.33%) Algorithmic Trading
11 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) JMeter
11 8 (16.33%) Sybase
11 8 (16.33%) ITIL
11 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
11 8 (16.33%) MSMQ

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.04%) GPRS
1 1 (2.04%) GSM
1 1 (2.04%) HSPA
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) LTE
1 1 (2.04%) NFC
1 1 (2.04%) Skype
1 1 (2.04%) VoLTE
1 1 (2.04%) VoWiFi
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
1 1 (2.04%) WCDMA
1 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) HP UFT
3 9 (18.37%) LoadRunner
4 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.33%) JMeter
5 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
7 5 (10.20%) Calabash
7 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
8 4 (8.16%) Gatling
8 4 (8.16%) IntelliJ
8 4 (8.16%) JIRA
8 4 (8.16%) Maven
9 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.08%) Appium
10 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
10 2 (4.08%) WATIR
11 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
11 1 (2.04%) Geb
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 8 (16.33%) MSMQ
3 3 (6.12%) SOAP
3 3 (6.12%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Streaming Music
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
3 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.41%) Migration
6 9 (18.37%) BDD
7 8 (16.33%) Algorithmic Trading
7 8 (16.33%) Analytics
7 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Data Migration
7 8 (16.33%) ITIL
7 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
7 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.29%) Open Source
9 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.20%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) TDD
10 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.16%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) Java
3 7 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (4.08%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) Groovy
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.37%) ISEB
3 8 (16.33%) PhD
4 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (2.04%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.04%) Iperf
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Sybase
2 4 (8.16%) SOASTA, Inc
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) SAP