The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Technical Tester
Rank 577 572 542
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Tester 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.006% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£425 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Senior Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Tester
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England -18 1 £425 -
London - - - -
City of London - - - -

Senior Technical Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

Senior Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB