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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 603 598 556
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 44 42 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.079% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 47
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -11 43 £425 +13.33% 15
London -25 21 £430 +10.96% 8
South East +6 14 £375 +15.38% 3
West Sussex - 5 £425 - 1
City of London +36 4 £525 +40.00% 3
Berkshire +8 4 £320 -1.53% 2
Hampshire +2 4 £338 -18.18%
North West -2 4 £263 - 3
Reading - 4 £320 -
Portsmouth - 3 £338 -
Crawley - 3 £425 - 1
Manchester -3 2 - - 2
Lancashire - 2 £263 -
East of England +3 1 £400 +3.22%
South West 0 1 £263 -38.23%
Wales -3 1 £600 +33.33% 2
South Wales -4 1 £600 +71.42% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £263 -
Blackpool - 1 £263 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £500 -
Worthing - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Bournemouth - 1 £263 -
Havant - 1 - -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.68%) SQL
3 25 (30.49%) Selenium
4 24 (29.27%) Finance
5 23 (28.05%) HP UFT
5 23 (28.05%) QA
5 23 (28.05%) Test Automation
6 20 (24.39%) ISEB
7 19 (23.17%) .NET
8 17 (20.73%) LoadRunner
8 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
9 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
9 16 (19.51%) HP
10 15 (18.29%) Banking
11 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
11 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
12 13 (15.85%) Oracle
13 12 (14.63%) Migration
13 12 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (13.41%) Investment Banking
14 11 (13.41%) ITIL
14 11 (13.41%) PRINCE2
15 10 (12.20%) MSMQ
15 10 (12.20%) PhD
15 10 (12.20%) Windows
15 10 (12.20%) Sybase
15 10 (12.20%) Java
15 10 (12.20%) Analytics
15 10 (12.20%) Open Source

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 3 (3.66%) Confluence
2 2 (2.44%) WordPress
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) GitHub
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) NAS
2 2 (2.44%) SAN
2 2 (2.44%) SNMP
2 2 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.22%) H.323
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) Network Security
3 1 (1.22%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.22%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.22%) Wireless
3 1 (1.22%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) MySQL
4 2 (2.44%) QlikView
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (30.49%) Selenium
2 23 (28.05%) HP UFT
3 17 (20.73%) LoadRunner
4 10 (12.20%) JIRA
5 9 (10.98%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.76%) JMeter
7 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.88%) Gatling
8 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.66%) Appium
9 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.66%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.66%) Maven
10 2 (2.44%) Calabash
10 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.44%) Subversion
10 2 (2.44%) Toad
11 1 (1.22%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.22%) Geb
11 1 (1.22%) WATIR
General
1 24 (29.27%) Finance
2 15 (18.29%) Banking
3 11 (13.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Games
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) MSMQ
3 4 (4.88%) HTML
4 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 3 (3.66%) SOAP
4 3 (3.66%) XML
5 2 (2.44%) Middleware
5 2 (2.44%) REST
5 2 (2.44%) Web Services
6 1 (1.22%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.22%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.22%) Murex MxML
6 1 (1.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.66%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.44%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.44%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.44%) PKI
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Animation
5 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.22%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Unix
3 5 (6.10%) Android
3 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Test Automation
3 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
4 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 12 (14.63%) Migration
6 11 (13.41%) ITIL
6 11 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (13.41%) PRINCE2
7 10 (12.20%) Algorithmic Trading
7 10 (12.20%) Analytics
7 10 (12.20%) Data Migration
7 10 (12.20%) Open Source
7 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Functional Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Regression Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Scrum
9 8 (9.76%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) Java
3 5 (6.10%) C
3 5 (6.10%) Python
4 4 (4.88%) C#
4 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.88%) Ruby
5 3 (3.66%) Perl
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.44%) C++
6 2 (2.44%) PHP
6 2 (2.44%) VB
7 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.22%) Groovy
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) ISEB
2 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.20%) PhD
4 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) CEH
5 2 (2.44%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (2.44%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.44%) OSCP
6 1 (1.22%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.22%) CISA
6 1 (1.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.05%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.22%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) HP
2 13 (15.85%) Oracle
3 10 (12.20%) Sybase
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 4 (4.88%) SAP
6 3 (3.66%) EMC
6 3 (3.66%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (2.44%) Citrix
7 2 (2.44%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) Veritas
8 1 (1.22%) Informatica
8 1 (1.22%) Murex
Crawley, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago