The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 603 575 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.006% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£454 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 23 September 2014.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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
England -11 11 £454 +51.25% 2
London +24 10 £454 - 2
Peterborough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Derby - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Senior QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 QA Tester in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
4 7 (58.33%) Java
4 7 (58.33%) BDD
5 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (33.33%) Scala
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) .NET
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Ruby
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) Mercator
7 3 (25.00%) Open Source
8 2 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (16.67%) Sitecore
8 2 (16.67%) Google Maps API
8 2 (16.67%) Android
8 2 (16.67%) Sahi
8 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (16.67%) User Stories
8 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) CMS

Senior QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) Sahi
4 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (16.67%) WATIR
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Hudson
5 1 (8.33%) Robotium
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Calabash
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Google Maps API
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) OOP
7 1 (8.33%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Scala
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Groovy
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Mercator
2 2 (16.67%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Sitecore
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