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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 249 243 228
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.071% 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.047% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
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£400 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £365 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
9053 8466 7638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.41% 91.91% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5020 4694 3835
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 450 591
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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
Berkshire - 3 £325 - 2
Hampshire -7 2 £413 -
Surrey +7 1 £430 +45.76%
Oxfordshire - 1 £460 - 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (43.75%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) JMeter
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) WPF
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (12.50%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) WPF
3 2 (12.50%) GWT
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica