The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Tester
Rank 579 559 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £345 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

Senior Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Tester
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 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 -16 4 - - 5
East of England - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
London - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1

Senior Software Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Telerik
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) .NET

Senior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Telerik