The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
317 210 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.24% 94.17% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 125 91
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.57 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Senior Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SAP