The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 158 149 135
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.029% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £263 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +35.59%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3687 3481 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.56% 94.72% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1960 1542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 205 191
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Tester across the North West region.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester across the North West region.

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Lancashire - 2 £263 -
Manchester -6 1 - - 2
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) CaliberRM
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP