The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 511 522 547
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 77 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.071% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.077% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 20
Average daily rate £388 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £260 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £440 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £326
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 71 £388 +13.97% 31
London -10 40 £400 - 10
South West - 9 £325 - 5
City of London -4 8 £425 - 4
Yorkshire -3 6 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
Hertfordshire -4 4 £363 +45.00%
South East -24 4 £382 +38.90% 9
East of England -30 4 £363 +48.71% 3
Somerset - 4 £283 - 4
Taunton - 3 £294 -
Manchester - 3 £315 - 1
North West - 3 £315 - 2
Reading -8 2 - - 1
Berkshire -15 2 - - 1
Scotland -15 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 50 (41.67%) Selenium
2 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 37 (30.83%) TDD
5 36 (30.00%) Scrum
6 31 (25.83%) SQL
7 29 (24.17%) Java
8 27 (22.50%) QA
9 26 (21.67%) BDD
10 25 (20.83%) Test Scripting
11 23 (19.17%) Web Services
12 22 (18.33%) WebDriver
13 21 (17.50%) Cucumber
13 21 (17.50%) Software Testing
13 21 (17.50%) ISEB
14 19 (15.83%) Ruby
15 18 (15.00%) Banking
15 18 (15.00%) C#
16 17 (14.17%) Finance
16 17 (14.17%) Automated Testing
16 17 (14.17%) Performance Testing
16 17 (14.17%) Calabash
17 16 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (12.50%) Integration Testing
18 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
19 14 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (11.67%) JBehave
19 14 (11.67%) SoapUI
19 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
19 14 (11.67%) Oracle

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (5.83%) Confluence
2 4 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Drupal
3 1 (0.83%) Jetty
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.83%) Agresso
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) LAN
1 1 (0.83%) WAN
1 1 (0.83%) Internet
1 1 (0.83%) 3G
1 1 (0.83%) DVB
1 1 (0.83%) 2G
1 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
1 1 (0.83%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.00%) MySQL
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.33%) DB2
4 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.67%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Redis
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (41.67%) Selenium
2 22 (18.33%) WebDriver
3 21 (17.50%) Cucumber
4 17 (14.17%) Calabash
5 14 (11.67%) JBehave
5 14 (11.67%) SoapUI
5 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.83%) Jenkins
6 13 (10.83%) Maven
7 12 (10.00%) JUnit
8 11 (9.17%) JIRA
9 10 (8.33%) JMeter
9 10 (8.33%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (5.83%) WATIR
11 6 (5.00%) LoadRunner
11 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
11 6 (5.00%) Subversion
12 5 (4.17%) Hudson
12 5 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (15.00%) Banking
2 17 (14.17%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Automotive
3 1 (0.83%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.83%) Front Office
3 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) Web Services
2 13 (10.83%) XML
2 13 (10.83%) HTML
2 13 (10.83%) SOAP
3 11 (9.17%) .NET
4 7 (5.83%) RESTful
5 6 (5.00%) Ajax
5 6 (5.00%) CSS
6 5 (4.17%) DHTML
7 4 (3.33%) Middleware
8 3 (2.50%) JSF
9 2 (1.67%) J2EE
10 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.83%) JRockit
10 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.83%) JSON
10 1 (0.83%) WCF
10 1 (0.83%) WPF
10 1 (0.83%) jQuery
10 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.67%) Open Source
3 7 (5.83%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.33%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.67%) Economics
6 2 (1.67%) IPTV
6 2 (1.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.83%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.83%) MPEG
7 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.83%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.83%) STB
7 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.83%) UNIX
2 8 (6.67%) Linux
3 7 (5.83%) Android
4 6 (5.00%) Windows
5 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 37 (30.83%) TDD
4 36 (30.00%) Scrum
5 26 (21.67%) BDD
6 25 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 21 (17.50%) Software Testing
8 17 (14.17%) Automated Testing
8 17 (14.17%) Performance Testing
9 16 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 14 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.83%) Test Strategy
12 13 (10.83%) User Stories
13 12 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 11 (9.17%) SOA
15 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
16 9 (7.50%) Automation Testing
17 6 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
17 6 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.83%) SQL
2 29 (24.17%) Java
3 19 (15.83%) Ruby
4 18 (15.00%) C#
5 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.00%) Python
7 5 (4.17%) Groovy
8 4 (3.33%) XPath
8 4 (3.33%) XQuery
8 4 (3.33%) PHP
8 4 (3.33%) C
9 3 (2.50%) Perl
9 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.83%) VBA
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (17.50%) ISEB
2 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Puppet
2 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) Oracle
2 11 (9.17%) HP
3 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.00%) VMware
5 4 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (3.33%) IBM
5 4 (3.33%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.50%) Citrix
6 3 (2.50%) SAP
6 3 (2.50%) Telerik
6 3 (2.50%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.83%) Huawei
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.83%) Fundtech
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) Siebel
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Nortel
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