The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
London / City of London
Rank 150 158 192
Rank change year-on-year +8 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.091% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.096% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £425 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +55.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £427 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -23.50% +16.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the City of London

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Tester in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in the City of London

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Tester in the City of London

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in the City of London

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Life Science
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Workday
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) CMS
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) Flash

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Appium
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) TestNG
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Flash
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Workday