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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 391 409 390
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 29 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.099% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 11
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £245 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 +27 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Selenium
3 23 (42.59%) Java
4 18 (33.33%) SQL
5 17 (31.48%) QA
6 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
7 14 (25.93%) BDD
8 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 12 (22.22%) TDD
8 12 (22.22%) Scrum
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) WebDriver
10 10 (18.52%) Banking
10 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (16.67%) Finance
11 9 (16.67%) User Stories
12 8 (14.81%) Linux
12 8 (14.81%) Oracle
12 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
13 7 (12.96%) Ruby
13 7 (12.96%) XML
13 7 (12.96%) UNIX
13 7 (12.96%) Open Source
14 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
14 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
14 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
14 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
14 6 (11.11%) Performance Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.70%) CMS
1 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (48.15%) Selenium
2 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 11 (20.37%) WebDriver
4 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.26%) JMeter
5 5 (9.26%) Calabash
5 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.41%) WATIR
6 4 (7.41%) JIRA
7 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.56%) Maven
7 3 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.56%) Concordion
7 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.56%) Hudson
7 3 (5.56%) JBehave
8 2 (3.70%) Sahi
8 2 (3.70%) JUnit
8 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (18.52%) Banking
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Web Services
2 7 (12.96%) XML
3 5 (9.26%) .NET
4 3 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (3.70%) REST
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.70%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.85%) JSON
6 1 (1.85%) FIXML
6 1 (1.85%) JMS
6 1 (1.85%) XSLT
6 1 (1.85%) J2EE
6 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Open Source
2 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.26%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (7.41%) Video on Demand
4 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.56%) Economics
4 3 (5.56%) Streaming Media
4 3 (5.56%) Statistics
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (3.70%) IPTV
5 2 (3.70%) STB
6 1 (1.85%) iPhone
6 1 (1.85%) Derivative
6 1 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX
3 5 (9.26%) Solaris
4 4 (7.41%) Windows
5 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) BDD
3 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 12 (22.22%) TDD
3 12 (22.22%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.67%) User Stories
6 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.26%) SOA
8 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.41%) Test Management
9 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (12.96%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) Scala
5 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) Groovy
6 1 (1.85%) XPath
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) VMware
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Mercator
4 2 (3.70%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.85%) Avaloq
5 1 (1.85%) Murex
5 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.85%) Sybase
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
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