Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 796 789
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 54 71 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.070% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.074% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 43
England median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £259 £303
90th Percentile £537 £538 £460
UK median daily rate £401 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.59% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83190 96482 97394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54340 63582 61420
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2649 2809 3806
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in England

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in England

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Tester in England

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in England

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 24 £415 -4.05% 11
South East +47 14 £390 -0.95% 1
North of England +61 9 £380 +44.76% 4
North West +35 4 £363 +38.10% 3
East of England -8 4 £488 +21.88% 1
Yorkshire +35 3 £433 - 1
South West +8 3 £374 +60.75% 3
North East - 2 £390 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 England region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 22 (40.74%) QA
4 16 (29.63%) Java
5 15 (27.78%) Selenium
6 14 (25.93%) JIRA
7 13 (24.07%) Scrum
8 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (22.22%) TDD
8 12 (22.22%) Cucumber
9 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
9 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
10 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
10 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
11 9 (16.67%) BDD
11 9 (16.67%) Finance
11 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 8 (14.81%) JSON
12 8 (14.81%) SOAP
12 8 (14.81%) REST
12 8 (14.81%) SDET
13 7 (12.96%) SDLC
13 7 (12.96%) API Testing
13 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
13 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
13 7 (12.96%) Open Source
13 7 (12.96%) SOA

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
2 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.85%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
2 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.26%) Redis
4 4 (7.41%) MySQL
4 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Selenium
2 14 (25.93%) JIRA
3 12 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
5 6 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 5 (9.26%) JMeter
6 5 (9.26%) Protractor
7 4 (7.41%) JUnit
7 4 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.56%) Gatling
8 3 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 3 (5.56%) Mocha
8 3 (5.56%) Robot Framework
8 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.70%) Ant
9 2 (3.70%) GitLab
9 2 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
2 4 (7.41%) Games
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Web Services
2 8 (14.81%) JSON
2 8 (14.81%) REST
2 8 (14.81%) SOAP
3 6 (11.11%) RESTful
4 5 (9.26%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (9.26%) Node.js
4 5 (9.26%) XML
5 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.56%) Chai
6 3 (5.56%) Middleware
7 2 (3.70%) HTML
7 2 (3.70%) React
7 2 (3.70%) WSDL
7 2 (3.70%) XSD
8 1 (1.85%) .NET
8 1 (1.85%) CSS
8 1 (1.85%) Flash
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Online Games
3 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 13 (24.07%) Scrum
4 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 12 (22.22%) TDD
4 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
6 9 (16.67%) BDD
6 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.81%) SDET
8 7 (12.96%) API Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.96%) Open Source
8 7 (12.96%) SDLC
8 7 (12.96%) SOA
9 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) Java
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) Groovy
3 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.26%) Python
4 4 (7.41%) C#
4 4 (7.41%) R
5 3 (5.56%) Ruby
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) Scala
7 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.11%) ISEB
3 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.70%) OSCP
5 2 (3.70%) SANS
5 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (40.74%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Grafana
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
1 4 (7.41%) StatsD
2 2 (3.70%) HP Fortify
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) HP
1 6 (11.11%) Splunk
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) SAP
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.85%) ATG
4 1 (1.85%) comScore
4 1 (1.85%) Gigya
4 1 (1.85%) hybris
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Workday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago