The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 249 234 228
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.035% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.038% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£320 £299 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.11% +57.23%
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
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9046 7839 7738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.24% 91.96% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4158 3740
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 449 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
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 the South East

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey 0 5 £320 - 1
Hampshire -17 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £325 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
4 3 (21.43%) JMeter
4 3 (21.43%) QARun
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
4 3 (21.43%) Toad
4 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
4 3 (21.43%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) HTML

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (14.29%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) QARun
3 3 (21.43%) Toad
3 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) GWT
3 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) SOA
1 4 (28.57%) Scrum
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) System Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
2 3 (21.43%) BDD
2 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
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