The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 612 609 567
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 34 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.053% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.055% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 33
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £299 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £468 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £329
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +16.34%
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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Tester
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +6 31 £419 +4.68% 17
London -4 13 £450 -2.17% 6
South East -8 6 £350 -17.64% 3
East of England +13 4 £413 +10.00% 2
Wales +20 3 £600 +29.03%
South Wales +15 3 £600 +39.53%
North West -6 3 £263 - 3
Reading - 3 £320 - 1
City of London - 3 £388 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £320 - 1
Dorset - 2 £233 -
West Sussex - 2 £425 -
Lancashire - 2 £263 -
South West - 2 £233 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £338 - 2
Hertfordshire +15 1 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire +10 1 £413 +4.43% 1
Manchester -15 1 - - 3
Bedford - 1 £250 -
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Bournemouth - 1 £263 -
Poole - 1 £203 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £425 -
Blackpool - 1 £263 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Senior 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 Tester in the job title.

1 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) SQL
3 20 (25.97%) HP UFT
4 19 (24.68%) Finance
5 17 (22.08%) Selenium
6 16 (20.78%) QA
6 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
6 16 (20.78%) ISEB
7 15 (19.48%) Automated Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
8 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
8 13 (16.88%) .NET
9 12 (15.58%) HP
9 12 (15.58%) Banking
10 11 (14.29%) JIRA
10 11 (14.29%) LoadRunner
10 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 10 (12.99%) Java
11 10 (12.99%) Migration
11 10 (12.99%) Mobile App
12 9 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (10.39%) Scrum
13 8 (10.39%) Investment Banking
13 8 (10.39%) Oracle
14 7 (9.09%) Sybase
14 7 (9.09%) ITIL
14 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
14 7 (9.09%) Linux
14 7 (9.09%) MSMQ

Senior 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 (2.60%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.60%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.30%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless Security
3 2 (2.60%) NAS
3 2 (2.60%) SAN
3 2 (2.60%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.30%) H.323
4 1 (1.30%) HTTP
4 1 (1.30%) LAN
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
4 1 (1.30%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) QlikView
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) HP UFT
2 17 (22.08%) Selenium
3 11 (14.29%) JIRA
3 11 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.90%) JMeter
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.60%) Calabash
6 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.60%) Subversion
6 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.60%) Toad
7 1 (1.30%) Appium
7 1 (1.30%) CaliberRM
7 1 (1.30%) Gatling
7 1 (1.30%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.30%) PyUnit
7 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 12 (15.58%) Banking
3 8 (10.39%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) MSMQ
3 5 (6.49%) XML
4 4 (5.19%) HTML
4 4 (5.19%) REST
5 3 (3.90%) HTML5
5 3 (3.90%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) Middleware
6 2 (2.60%) SOAP
7 1 (1.30%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.30%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.30%) Murex MxML
7 1 (1.30%) WCF
7 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.90%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.90%) User Experience
5 2 (2.60%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.30%) Animation
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 7 (9.09%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Android
2 6 (7.79%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
3 15 (19.48%) Automated Testing
4 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
5 10 (12.99%) Migration
6 9 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
8 7 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
8 7 (9.09%) Analytics
8 7 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 7 (9.09%) ITIL
8 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Open Source
10 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.49%) Validation
10 5 (6.49%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Java
3 5 (6.49%) C
3 5 (6.49%) Python
4 4 (5.19%) C#
4 4 (5.19%) C++
4 4 (5.19%) PHP
5 3 (3.90%) Perl
5 3 (3.90%) Ruby
6 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) ISEB
2 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.09%) PhD
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) CEH
4 4 (5.19%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (5.19%) CREST Certified
4 4 (5.19%) OSCP
5 3 (3.90%) CISA
5 3 (3.90%) CISSP
6 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) HP
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) Sybase
4 6 (7.79%) IBM
5 5 (6.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.60%) Charles River
7 2 (2.60%) NetApp
7 2 (2.60%) Veritas
7 2 (2.60%) VMware
8 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.30%) Citrix
8 1 (1.30%) Informatica
8 1 (1.30%) Murex
8 1 (1.30%) Xamarin
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intelletec
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago