The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior QA 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 Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 609 640 618
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 12 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.007% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.008% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 15
Median daily rate £370 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £339 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £449 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior QA Tester in the job title.

Senior QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Senior QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK.

Senior QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior QA Tester
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK 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
England +31 12 £370 -6.03% 6
London 0 5 £390 -15.67% 3
North West +10 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
South East - 2 £363 -
East of England - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - -
North East - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £301 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £301 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Senior QA 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 featuring Senior QA Tester in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (40.00%) Java
4 8 (40.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (35.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (25.00%) QA Automation
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Ruby
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) JMeter
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (15.00%) Open Source
9 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Capybara
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (15.00%) JavaScript

Senior QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) OpenROAD
2 1 (5.00%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) JMeter
5 3 (15.00%) Capybara
5 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) Hudson
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) TestLink
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Laravel
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) webMethods