The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 234 262 258
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 5 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.065% 0.13% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.13% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £381 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £322 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £550 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £368 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +14.84%
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 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
7241 9001 9283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.46% 94.86% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 5215 5077
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 509 509
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.23 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Hampshire +19 2 £381 -10.29%
Berkshire - 1 £301 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 South East region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) TestLink
3 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
3 1 (14.29%) Graphite
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Capybara
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Hudson
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) TestLink
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Grafana
1 1 (14.29%) Graphite
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Dynatrace
2 1 (14.29%) HP