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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 606 620 581
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 41 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.079% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 44
Median daily rate £380 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £274 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £373 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 40 £383 -8.53% 32
London -2 20 £407 -4.23% 12
East of England - 5 £300 - 1
North West +14 4 - - 4
West Midlands -21 4 £380 - 2
North East - 3 £438 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £438 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £438 - 1
Coventry - 3 £380 -
City of London +17 2 £325 -18.75% 3
South East +9 2 - - 7
Manchester -5 2 - - 4
Cambridge - 2 £550 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £550 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £288 -
South West +15 1 £300 - 4
Hampshire +10 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £275 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.38%) Java
3 17 (22.08%) JIRA
3 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
3 17 (22.08%) Manual Testing
4 16 (20.78%) Finance
5 15 (19.48%) SQL
5 15 (19.48%) .NET
6 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 14 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 14 (18.18%) QA
7 13 (16.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (15.58%) LoadRunner
9 11 (14.29%) Selenium
10 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (12.99%) HP UFT
10 10 (12.99%) ISEB
10 10 (12.99%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
11 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
11 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
12 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
12 8 (10.39%) Functional Testing
12 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
12 8 (10.39%) HP
12 8 (10.39%) JMeter
12 8 (10.39%) Scrum

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 5 (6.49%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) CMS
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.30%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.30%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.60%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.30%) Sonata
3 1 (1.30%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless Security
3 2 (2.60%) SNMP
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) NAS
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
4 1 (1.30%) SAN
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.60%) QlikView
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.30%) GIS
3 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) JIRA
2 12 (15.58%) LoadRunner
3 11 (14.29%) Selenium
4 10 (12.99%) HP UFT
5 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.39%) JMeter
7 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
8 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.19%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.90%) JUnit
10 3 (3.90%) NUnit
10 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.60%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.60%) JBehave
11 2 (2.60%) Maven
11 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.60%) Toad
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) XML
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) JSON
3 3 (3.90%) Middleware
3 3 (3.90%) REST
3 3 (3.90%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.60%) HTML5
4 2 (2.60%) RESTful
4 2 (2.60%) Spring
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.30%) Flash
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) Murex MxML
5 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) PKI
3 2 (2.60%) Replication
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.30%) Derivative
4 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.30%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.30%) Life Science
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Unix
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Android
4 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.90%) Windows
5 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Manual Testing
2 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
3 14 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 13 (16.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.99%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
7 8 (10.39%) Functional Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
7 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (7.79%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (7.79%) System Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 5 (6.49%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 7 (9.09%) C
3 7 (9.09%) C#
3 7 (9.09%) Python
3 7 (9.09%) Ruby
4 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.49%) Perl
5 4 (5.19%) C++
5 4 (5.19%) PHP
6 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.60%) VB
7 2 (2.60%) VBScript
8 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) ISEB
2 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.49%) CEH
5 5 (6.49%) CHECK Team Leader
5 5 (6.49%) CREST Certified
5 5 (6.49%) OSCP
6 3 (3.90%) CISA
6 3 (3.90%) CISSP
6 3 (3.90%) Degree
6 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.30%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Grafana
2 1 (1.30%) Graphite
2 1 (1.30%) Nessus
2 1 (1.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) HP
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.60%) Charles River
5 2 (2.60%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.30%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco
6 1 (1.30%) EMC
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) Murex
6 1 (1.30%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.30%) Veritas
6 1 (1.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) webMethods
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