The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 579 560 524
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 40 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 27
Average daily rate £409 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.98% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £427 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £323 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.70% +2.38%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 5 February 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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 37 £415 +12.16% 27
London +3 25 £418 +4.37% 10
West Yorkshire -1 6 £518 +88.18% 4
Yorkshire -6 6 £518 +88.18% 5
Leeds -14 5 £518 +88.18% 4
South West +5 3 £385 -9.41% 2
City of London +34 2 £476 +58.75% 1
Berkshire +2 2 £375 +9.24% 1
South East -5 2 £375 +11.11% 3
Scotland -8 2 £275 +10.00% 3
Reading -12 2 £375 +9.24%
Osterley - 2 £431 -
Somerset - 2 - -
North West -17 1 £400 +77.77% 4
Wiltshire - 1 £385 -
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
Corsham - 1 £385 -
Blackpool - 1 £400 -
Livingston - 1 £275 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
West Lothian - 1 £275 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Motherwell - 1 - -

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title.

1 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.68%) SQL
2 32 (33.68%) Test Automation
3 25 (26.32%) .NET
4 24 (25.26%) Selenium
4 24 (25.26%) QA
5 23 (24.21%) ISTQB
6 21 (22.11%) Finance
7 19 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
8 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
9 16 (16.84%) HP
9 16 (16.84%) Java
10 15 (15.79%) ISEB
10 15 (15.79%) Manual Testing
11 14 (14.74%) Test Scripting
11 14 (14.74%) Cucumber
11 14 (14.74%) LoadRunner
11 14 (14.74%) C#
11 14 (14.74%) Scrum
11 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
12 13 (13.68%) Functional Testing
13 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (11.58%) JMeter
14 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
14 11 (11.58%) Jenkins
15 10 (10.53%) Automation Testing
15 10 (10.53%) Performance Testing
15 10 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (10.53%) Migration

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.16%) Confluence
2 2 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) GitHub
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) SNMP
2 1 (1.05%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.05%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.05%) GPRS
2 1 (1.05%) GSM
2 1 (1.05%) H.323
2 1 (1.05%) HSPA
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) LAN
2 1 (1.05%) LTE
2 1 (1.05%) NFC
2 1 (1.05%) Skype
2 1 (1.05%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.05%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.05%) VoWiFi
2 1 (1.05%) WAN
2 1 (1.05%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Selenium
2 19 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 14 (14.74%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.74%) LoadRunner
4 11 (11.58%) Jenkins
4 11 (11.58%) JMeter
5 8 (8.42%) JIRA
6 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.26%) Calabash
8 4 (4.21%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.21%) Gatling
8 4 (4.21%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.21%) Maven
8 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.21%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.16%) Appium
9 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 8 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) HTML
2 8 (8.42%) MSMQ
3 5 (5.26%) CSS
3 5 (5.26%) SOAP
4 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.21%) XML
5 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.16%) Web Services
6 1 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.21%) Streaming Music
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) PKI
3 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.05%) Handset
3 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.05%) STB
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (2.11%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.68%) Test Automation
3 15 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
4 14 (14.74%) Scrum
4 14 (14.74%) Test Scripting
5 13 (13.68%) Functional Testing
6 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
8 10 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.53%) Migration
8 10 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 9 (9.47%) BDD
9 9 (9.47%) ITIL
9 9 (9.47%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
9 9 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (8.42%) Analytics
10 8 (8.42%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.68%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) Ruby
5 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.26%) VB
7 4 (4.21%) Python
8 3 (3.16%) C
8 3 (3.16%) Perl
9 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.05%) Groovy
10 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.05%) VBA
10 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (24.21%) ISTQB
2 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.79%) ISEB
4 8 (8.42%) PhD
5 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.16%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.26%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Iperf
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) HP
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle
3 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.42%) Sybase
5 4 (4.21%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (4.21%) VMware
6 2 (2.11%) Adobe
6 2 (2.11%) Citrix
6 2 (2.11%) SAP
7 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.05%) CA
7 1 (1.05%) EMC
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