The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank - 131 117
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.11% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £315 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.23% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.00
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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
3316 2623 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.93% 92.55% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1357 1034
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 214 173
Average hourly rate £19.35 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
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