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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 386 400 366
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 23 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.100% 0.099% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £389 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -13.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £249 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £429 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £394
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -17.46%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +5 4 £400 +10.34% 2
Teddington - - - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) Java
3 23 (44.23%) SQL
3 23 (44.23%) Selenium
4 21 (40.38%) QA
5 19 (36.54%) BDD
6 17 (32.69%) Cucumber
7 16 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 15 (28.85%) XML
8 15 (28.85%) Scrum
9 14 (26.92%) Web Services
10 12 (23.08%) TDD
10 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (21.15%) .NET
11 11 (21.15%) User Stories
12 10 (19.23%) Open Source
12 10 (19.23%) Ruby
13 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
13 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
14 8 (15.38%) WATIR
14 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
14 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
15 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
16 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
16 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
16 6 (11.54%) ISEB
16 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
16 6 (11.54%) JMeter

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
1 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) Cucumber
3 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
4 8 (15.38%) WATIR
4 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (11.54%) JMeter
6 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (9.62%) Sahi
6 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.69%) JIRA
7 4 (7.69%) JUnit
8 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
8 3 (5.77%) FitNesse
8 3 (5.77%) Concordion
9 2 (3.85%) Behat
9 2 (3.85%) Hudson
9 2 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) XML
2 14 (26.92%) Web Services
3 11 (21.15%) .NET
4 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) WCF
5 2 (3.85%) Google Maps API
5 2 (3.85%) J2EE
5 2 (3.85%) SOAP
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) XSLT
6 1 (1.92%) Middleware
6 1 (1.92%) RESTful
6 1 (1.92%) JSON
6 1 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Open Source
2 4 (7.69%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (7.69%) Streaming Media
2 4 (7.69%) Video on Demand
3 3 (5.77%) IPTV
3 3 (5.77%) STB
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.85%) Economics
4 2 (3.85%) Statistics
4 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.85%) W3C
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) BDD
3 16 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 15 (28.85%) Scrum
5 12 (23.08%) TDD
5 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (21.15%) User Stories
7 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
8 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
11 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
12 4 (7.69%) Agile Testing
12 4 (7.69%) System Testing
13 3 (5.77%) UML
13 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) Scala
4 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.54%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) SOASTA, Inc
1 4 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (5.77%) Mercator
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) Google
3 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Compuware