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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 554 598 595
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 60 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.098% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 42
Median daily rate £381 £420 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.22% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £385 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.84% +20.31%
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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 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 10 December 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 +20 50 £395 -5.95% 22
London +18 31 £431 +2.07% 8
North West +4 7 £369 +22.91% 4
Cardiff +18 5 £388 -8.82%
South East +10 5 £381 -10.29% 2
South Wales +8 5 £388 -8.82%
Wales +2 5 £388 -8.82%
East of England - 4 £250 - 1
Scotland +7 3 £375 +36.36%
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Hampshire +13 2 £381 -10.29%
City of London -11 2 £375 - 3
Liverpool - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £338 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £288 -
Somerset +23 1 - -
South West +1 1 - - 2
Manchester -1 1 - - 3
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £301 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £301 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £400 -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.05%) Java
3 32 (32.99%) Selenium
4 26 (26.80%) Test Scripting
5 25 (25.77%) QA
6 24 (24.74%) SQL
7 21 (21.65%) .NET
8 19 (19.59%) Automation Testing
9 18 (18.56%) Manual Testing
9 18 (18.56%) Finance
10 17 (17.53%) JIRA
10 17 (17.53%) Cucumber
11 16 (16.49%) JMeter
12 15 (15.46%) BDD
12 15 (15.46%) Exploratory Testing
13 14 (14.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (14.43%) ISEB
14 13 (13.40%) C#
14 13 (13.40%) Linux
14 13 (13.40%) Scrum
14 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
14 13 (13.40%) Automated Testing
14 13 (13.40%) Performance Testing
14 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (12.37%) SoapUI
15 12 (12.37%) HP UFT
15 12 (12.37%) LoadRunner
16 11 (11.34%) Test Strategy
16 11 (11.34%) Jenkins

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 6 (6.19%) JBoss
2 5 (5.15%) Confluence
3 4 (4.12%) CMS
4 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.03%) Apache
6 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (1.03%) OpenROAD
6 1 (1.03%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.03%) Sonata
1 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) HTTP
1 2 (2.06%) SNMP
2 1 (1.03%) DSL
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) LAN
2 1 (1.03%) WAN
2 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.09%) GIS
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.06%) QGIS
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (32.99%) Selenium
2 17 (17.53%) Cucumber
2 17 (17.53%) JIRA
3 16 (16.49%) JMeter
4 12 (12.37%) HP UFT
4 12 (12.37%) LoadRunner
4 12 (12.37%) SoapUI
5 11 (11.34%) Jenkins
6 9 (9.28%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.12%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.09%) Capybara
9 3 (3.09%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.09%) NUnit
9 3 (3.09%) Protractor
9 3 (3.09%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.09%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.03%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.65%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) SOAP
3 8 (8.25%) XML
4 5 (5.15%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.15%) HTML
5 4 (4.12%) JMS
5 4 (4.12%) Swagger
6 3 (3.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.09%) JSON
6 3 (3.09%) Web Services
7 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.06%) CSS
7 2 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.06%) J2EE
7 2 (2.06%) REST
7 2 (2.06%) RESTful
7 2 (2.06%) Spring
8 1 (1.03%) HTML5
8 1 (1.03%) Laravel
8 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.09%) Life Science
2 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.06%) Derivative
3 2 (2.06%) Equities
3 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.06%) PKI
3 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.03%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.03%) IPTV
4 1 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.03%) STB
4 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.03%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.40%) Linux
2 7 (7.22%) Unix
3 5 (5.15%) Android
4 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.12%) Windows
5 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) Test Scripting
3 19 (19.59%) Automation Testing
4 18 (18.56%) Manual Testing
5 15 (15.46%) BDD
5 15 (15.46%) Exploratory Testing
6 14 (14.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (13.40%) Automated Testing
7 13 (13.40%) Performance Testing
7 13 (13.40%) Scrum
7 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Test Strategy
10 10 (10.31%) Functional Testing
11 9 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.25%) Regression Testing
13 7 (7.22%) Open Source
14 6 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.05%) Java
2 24 (24.74%) SQL
3 13 (13.40%) C#
4 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.25%) Python
5 8 (8.25%) Ruby
6 4 (4.12%) C
6 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.09%) Perl
8 1 (1.03%) Go
8 1 (1.03%) Groovy
8 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.03%) VB
8 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) ISEB
2 11 (11.34%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.12%) Degree
5 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.03%) CEH
7 1 (1.03%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.03%) MCITP
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.03%) OSCE
7 1 (1.03%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.77%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.03%) Grafana
2 1 (1.03%) Graphite
2 1 (1.03%) Nessus
2 1 (1.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) HP
1 9 (9.28%) Oracle
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Green Hat
4 3 (3.09%) Dynatrace
4 3 (3.09%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.06%) IBM
5 2 (2.06%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.03%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco
6 1 (1.03%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.03%) Informatica
6 1 (1.03%) Siebel
6 1 (1.03%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.03%) webMethods
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