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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
UK
Rank 538 593 567
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 49 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.078% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 26
Median daily rate £390 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £320
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +22.65%
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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +39 42 £425 +3.34% 23
London +17 24 £450 +7.14% 7
North West +31 5 £338 -15.62% 3
Scotland +27 4 £375 +36.36%
South East +19 4 £425 +6.25% 7
Edinburgh - 4 £375 -
South West +3 3 £306 -20.51% 1
City of London -1 3 £493 +3.41% 3
East of England - 3 £270 - 1
Kent - 3 £425 -
Devon - 2 £306 - 1
Exeter - 2 £306 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
North East - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Hampshire +9 1 £350 -17.64% 1
East Midlands +2 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - -
Nottingham +1 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £270 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £250 -
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £250 -
Belfast - 1 £250 -
Cardiff - 1 £186 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £270 - 1
Essex - 1 £450 -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 54 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.92%) Java
3 36 (34.95%) Selenium
4 31 (30.10%) QA
5 30 (29.13%) Test Scripting
6 24 (23.30%) SQL
7 21 (20.39%) Test Automation
7 21 (20.39%) Finance
8 20 (19.42%) .NET
8 20 (19.42%) BDD
9 18 (17.48%) Cucumber
10 17 (16.50%) Scrum
10 17 (16.50%) Automation Testing
11 16 (15.53%) Jenkins
11 16 (15.53%) Exploratory Testing
12 15 (14.56%) Regression Testing
12 15 (14.56%) JMeter
12 15 (14.56%) Linux
12 15 (14.56%) SoapUI
12 15 (14.56%) Functional Testing
12 15 (14.56%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (13.59%) Manual Testing
13 14 (13.59%) JIRA
13 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
13 14 (13.59%) ISEB
14 13 (12.62%) HP UFT
14 13 (12.62%) LoadRunner
14 13 (12.62%) Software Testing
15 12 (11.65%) Performance Testing

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 (6.80%) Confluence
2 6 (5.83%) JBoss
3 5 (4.85%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.88%) CMS
5 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.97%) Apache
6 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.97%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
1 2 (1.94%) SNMP
2 1 (0.97%) DSL
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) WAN
2 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.91%) GIS
4 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) QGIS
6 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (34.95%) Selenium
2 18 (17.48%) Cucumber
3 16 (15.53%) Jenkins
4 15 (14.56%) JMeter
4 15 (14.56%) SoapUI
5 14 (13.59%) JIRA
6 13 (12.62%) HP UFT
6 13 (12.62%) LoadRunner
7 9 (8.74%) WebDriver
8 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
9 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.85%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.88%) JBehave
11 4 (3.88%) JUnit
11 4 (3.88%) Maven
11 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.91%) NUnit
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Banking
2 3 (2.91%) Retail
3 2 (1.94%) Advertising
3 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.97%) Czech Language
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) .NET
2 11 (10.68%) SOAP
3 8 (7.77%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.80%) XML
5 6 (5.83%) HTML
6 5 (4.85%) RESTful
6 5 (4.85%) Spring
7 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.88%) JMS
7 4 (3.88%) JSON
7 4 (3.88%) Swagger
7 4 (3.88%) Web Services
8 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.91%) CSS
9 2 (1.94%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.94%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.94%) J2EE
9 2 (1.94%) Middleware
9 2 (1.94%) REST
9 2 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.91%) Life Science
2 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.94%) Derivative
3 2 (1.94%) Equities
3 2 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) PKI
3 2 (1.94%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.97%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.97%) IPTV
4 1 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (0.97%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.97%) STB
4 1 (0.97%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.97%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.56%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) Unix
3 5 (4.85%) Windows
4 3 (2.91%) Android
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.13%) Test Scripting
3 21 (20.39%) Test Automation
4 20 (19.42%) BDD
5 17 (16.50%) Automation Testing
5 17 (16.50%) Scrum
6 16 (15.53%) Exploratory Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Functional Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Regression Testing
7 15 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (13.59%) Manual Testing
8 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
9 13 (12.62%) Software Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.65%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Open Source
11 9 (8.74%) TDD
11 9 (8.74%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.92%) Java
2 24 (23.30%) SQL
3 12 (11.65%) C#
4 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.77%) Python
6 7 (6.80%) Ruby
7 6 (5.83%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.88%) C
9 3 (2.91%) Groovy
9 3 (2.91%) Perl
10 2 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.97%) Go
11 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.97%) VB
11 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) ISEB
2 11 (10.68%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) Degree
6 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.94%) OSCP
7 1 (0.97%) CEH
7 1 (0.97%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.97%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.97%) MCITP
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.97%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (30.10%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) SDET
2 2 (1.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.97%) XenApp
1 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Grafana
2 1 (0.97%) Graphite
2 1 (0.97%) Nessus
2 1 (0.97%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.71%) Oracle
2 9 (8.74%) HP
3 4 (3.88%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.88%) Green Hat
4 3 (2.91%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.94%) IBM
5 2 (1.94%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.97%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco
6 1 (0.97%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Siebel
6 1 (0.97%) webMethods
6 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
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