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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 614 612 588
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 30 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.056% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.059% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 30
Median daily rate £425 £413 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +7.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £304 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £365 £327
% change year-on-year
+4.45% +11.77%
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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 July 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 25 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 July 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 -23 26 £425 +1.49% 39
London -3 13 £450 +3.44% 7
East of England +23 4 £350 - 5
Wales +18 3 £600 +39.53%
South Wales +12 3 £600 +39.53%
North West -9 3 - - 4
South East -10 3 £381 -1.92% 9
Bedfordshire - 3 £275 - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 4
Bedford - 2 £263 -
Hertfordshire +12 1 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire +8 1 £413 +13.01% 2
Reading +3 1 £350 -15.15% 3
Liverpool 0 1 - -
Berkshire -3 1 £350 -15.15% 3
Merseyside -4 1 - -
City of London - 1 £325 -
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 1
Poole - 1 £203 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £425 -
Crawley - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £203 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £203 - 4

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) HP UFT
4 16 (21.62%) Finance
5 15 (20.27%) JIRA
6 14 (18.92%) Selenium
6 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
7 13 (17.57%) QA
7 13 (17.57%) ISEB
7 13 (17.57%) Test Automation
8 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
8 12 (16.22%) Banking
9 10 (13.51%) Java
9 10 (13.51%) Mobile App
10 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (12.16%) .NET
10 9 (12.16%) ISTQB
11 8 (10.81%) Oracle
11 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.81%) Apple iOS
12 7 (9.46%) Android
12 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (9.46%) HP
12 7 (9.46%) LoadRunner
12 7 (9.46%) Migration
12 7 (9.46%) Scrum
12 7 (9.46%) Software 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 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.70%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.35%) Sonata
3 1 (1.35%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) Wireless
2 3 (4.05%) Wireless Security
3 2 (2.70%) NAS
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) QlikView
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) HP UFT
2 15 (20.27%) JIRA
3 14 (18.92%) Selenium
4 7 (9.46%) LoadRunner
5 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.70%) Calabash
7 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.70%) Toad
7 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.35%) Appium
8 1 (1.35%) CaliberRM
8 1 (1.35%) Gatling
8 1 (1.35%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.35%) JMeter
8 1 (1.35%) PigUnit
8 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) XML
3 4 (5.41%) MSMQ
3 4 (5.41%) REST
4 3 (4.05%) HTML
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
4 3 (4.05%) JSON
5 2 (2.70%) Middleware
6 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.35%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.35%) Murex MxML
6 1 (1.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.35%) WCF
6 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.05%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.70%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.35%) Animation
6 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Apple iOS
2 7 (9.46%) Android
3 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Unix
4 4 (5.41%) Windows
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
3 13 (17.57%) Test Automation
4 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
5 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
5 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Migration
6 7 (9.46%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Scrum
6 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (8.11%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (6.76%) Defect Management
8 5 (6.76%) Open Source
8 5 (6.76%) Validation
8 5 (6.76%) Web Testing
9 4 (5.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) Java
3 4 (5.41%) C
3 4 (5.41%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) C++
3 4 (5.41%) PHP
3 4 (5.41%) Python
3 4 (5.41%) Ruby
4 3 (4.05%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.35%) VB
6 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) ISEB
2 9 (12.16%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) CEH
4 4 (5.41%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (5.41%) CREST Certified
4 4 (5.41%) OSCP
4 4 (5.41%) PhD
5 3 (4.05%) CISA
5 3 (4.05%) CISSP
6 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.35%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle
2 7 (9.46%) HP
3 6 (8.11%) IBM
4 4 (5.41%) Sybase
5 3 (4.05%) EMC
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) Charles River
6 2 (2.70%) Informatica
6 2 (2.70%) NetApp
6 2 (2.70%) Veritas
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
6 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.35%) Murex
7 1 (1.35%) Thunderhead
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 4 days ago