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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK
Rank 545 593 569
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 46 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.082% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.086% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 26
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £547 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.43% +14.28%
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
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 February 2017.

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 30 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 February 2017. 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 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 +19 40 £425 +6.25% 22
London +12 21 £475 +18.38% 6
South East +20 6 £425 +6.25% 1
North West +27 4 £338 -15.62% 7
City of London 0 4 £421 -11.54% 1
South West -2 4 £306 -20.51% 3
Devon - 3 £306 -
Exeter - 3 £306 -
Kent - 3 £425 -
Scotland +18 2 £328 +19.09%
County Antrim - 2 £250 -
Belfast - 2 £250 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £550 -
Hampshire - 2 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 - 1
North East - 2 £500 - 1
East of England - 2 £360 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £250 -
Manchester +10 1 - - 5
Surrey - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £338 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £270 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £338 - 1

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.45%) Java
3 37 (33.64%) Selenium
4 32 (29.09%) QA
5 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
6 26 (23.64%) SQL
7 24 (21.82%) Finance
8 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
9 20 (18.18%) BDD
10 19 (17.27%) Cucumber
10 19 (17.27%) Scrum
10 19 (17.27%) .NET
10 19 (17.27%) Automation Testing
11 18 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
12 16 (14.55%) Jenkins
12 16 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (13.64%) Test Strategy
13 15 (13.64%) SoapUI
13 15 (13.64%) JIRA
13 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
13 15 (13.64%) Linux
13 15 (13.64%) JMeter
13 15 (13.64%) Regression Testing
14 14 (12.73%) ISEB
14 14 (12.73%) Functional Testing
14 14 (12.73%) Exploratory Testing
15 13 (11.82%) HP UFT
15 13 (11.82%) Performance Testing
15 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (6.36%) Confluence
2 6 (5.45%) JBoss
3 5 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.64%) CMS
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.91%) Apache
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.91%) IIS
6 1 (0.91%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.91%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Office
2 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) HTTP
1 2 (1.82%) SNMP
2 1 (0.91%) DSL
2 1 (0.91%) LAN
2 1 (0.91%) WAN
2 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) GIS
5 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.82%) QGIS
6 1 (0.91%) MySQL
6 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Redis
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (33.64%) Selenium
2 19 (17.27%) Cucumber
3 16 (14.55%) Jenkins
4 15 (13.64%) JIRA
4 15 (13.64%) JMeter
4 15 (13.64%) SoapUI
5 13 (11.82%) HP UFT
6 11 (10.00%) LoadRunner
7 9 (8.18%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.27%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.36%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.55%) JUnit
10 5 (4.55%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.64%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.64%) JBehave
11 4 (3.64%) Maven
11 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.73%) NUnit
General
1 24 (21.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Retail
3 4 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Advertising
4 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Czech Language
5 1 (0.91%) Electronics
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) .NET
2 12 (10.91%) SOAP
3 8 (7.27%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.36%) XML
5 6 (5.45%) HTML
5 6 (5.45%) RESTful
6 5 (4.55%) JSON
6 5 (4.55%) Spring
7 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.64%) JMS
7 4 (3.64%) Swagger
7 4 (3.64%) Web Services
8 3 (2.73%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.73%) CSS
8 3 (2.73%) Middleware
8 3 (2.73%) REST
9 2 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.82%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.82%) J2EE
9 2 (1.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.73%) Life Science
4 2 (1.82%) Derivative
4 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.82%) Equities
4 2 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) PKI
4 2 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.91%) IPTV
5 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (0.91%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.91%) STB
5 1 (0.91%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Linux
2 9 (8.18%) Unix
3 6 (5.45%) Windows
4 3 (2.73%) Android
4 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
3 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
4 20 (18.18%) BDD
5 19 (17.27%) Automation Testing
5 19 (17.27%) Scrum
6 18 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
7 16 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Test Strategy
9 14 (12.73%) Exploratory Testing
9 14 (12.73%) Functional Testing
10 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.82%) Performance Testing
11 11 (10.00%) Defect Management
12 10 (9.09%) Test Management
13 9 (8.18%) Integration Testing
13 9 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (35.45%) Java
2 26 (23.64%) SQL
3 12 (10.91%) C#
4 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.09%) Python
5 6 (5.45%) Ruby
5 6 (5.45%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.64%) Groovy
7 3 (2.73%) C
7 3 (2.73%) Perl
8 2 (1.82%) C++
8 2 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.91%) Go
9 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.91%) R
9 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) ISEB
2 11 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.64%) Degree
5 4 (3.64%) OSCP
5 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) SANS
7 1 (0.91%) CEH
7 1 (0.91%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.91%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.91%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.09%) QA
2 4 (3.64%) SDET
3 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Docker
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.91%) XenApp
1 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.82%) Grafana
3 1 (0.91%) Graphite
3 1 (0.91%) Nessus
3 1 (0.91%) Nmap
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (10.00%) Oracle
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.27%) HP
4 4 (3.64%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.64%) Green Hat
5 3 (2.73%) Dynatrace
5 3 (2.73%) IBM
6 1 (0.91%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.91%) ATG
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco
6 1 (0.91%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.91%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.91%) SAP
6 1 (0.91%) Siebel
6 1 (0.91%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.91%) Splunk
6 1 (0.91%) VMware
6 1 (0.91%) webMethods
6 1 (0.91%) Workday
6 1 (0.91%) Xamarin
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