Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £583 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Senior Tester
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 240 269
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.060% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.063% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
City of London median daily rate £583 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.43% -12.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £353 £318 £388
90th Percentile £599 £383 £413
Central London median daily rate £583 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +72.59% -15.63% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6765 6392 8566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.45% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 5073 6726
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 78 124
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% -4.79% +4.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £29.40 £48.12 £39.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -4.64% +5.88%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Coaching
2 6 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) MiFID
2 6 (66.67%) REST
2 6 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) Calabash
4 1 (11.11%) API Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISO 20022
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) ISO 8583
4 1 (11.11%) XML

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Appium
1 1 (11.11%) Calabash
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
1 1 (11.11%) JBehave
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) WSDL
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Coaching
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) API Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) MiFID
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 20022
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 8583