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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 395 385 383
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 12 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.051% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 20
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£430 £423 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.77% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £364 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
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
21729 21904 22439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 92.87% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15292 15039 15272
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 405 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Croydon - 4 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £271 - 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) QA
3 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Finance
4 8 (22.22%) Java
4 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
6 6 (16.67%) BDD
6 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) System Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 6 (16.67%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle
6 6 (16.67%) Windows
6 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
7 5 (13.89%) CRM
7 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) Retail
7 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
7 5 (13.89%) JIRA
7 5 (13.89%) Test Management
7 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.78%) MVNO
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.89%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.11%) JBehave
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) Toad
5 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.78%) JMeter
5 1 (2.78%) Calabash
5 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.78%) Geb
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (2.78%) WinForms
4 1 (2.78%) WCF
4 1 (2.78%) WPF
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
3 1 (2.78%) STB
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
2 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 6 (16.67%) BDD
4 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 6 (16.67%) System Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Test Management
5 5 (13.89%) CRM
6 4 (11.11%) OO
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) V-Model
6 4 (11.11%) Use Case
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
5 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
6 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) HND
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Remedy
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - 271 per day
Posted: 14 days ago