The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 589 583
Rank change year-on-year +34 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 30 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.085% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.090% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 26
Median daily rate £409 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £273 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
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 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 41107 49028 48272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.61% 95.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26821 32442 29747
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1399 1938
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 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
London +27 19 £415 -2.92% 6
South East +11 4 £421 +5.31% 1
North West +21 3 £363 +38.09% 2
South West +4 3 £425 +61.90% 2
North East - 1 - - 2
Senior Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) QA
3 21 (29.17%) Selenium
3 21 (29.17%) Java
4 17 (23.61%) Scrum
4 17 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (23.61%) Test Automation
5 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 14 (19.44%) Automation Testing
7 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 12 (16.67%) Finance
8 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
8 11 (15.28%) BDD
9 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
9 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (13.89%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.11%) C#
10 8 (11.11%) Unix
10 8 (11.11%) JIRA
10 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 8 (11.11%) SoapUI
11 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (9.72%) SDET
11 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
11 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
11 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (9.72%) Automated Testing
11 7 (9.72%) SOAP

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 (5.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) CMS
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) GitHub
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
2 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.17%) MySQL
2 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.17%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) Selenium
2 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.11%) JIRA
4 8 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 6 (8.33%) JMeter
5 6 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.94%) JUnit
7 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.78%) Capybara
9 2 (2.78%) JBehave
9 2 (2.78%) Protractor
9 2 (2.78%) Spock
9 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Games
2 3 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Advertising
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
1 7 (9.72%) SOAP
2 6 (8.33%) RESTful
3 5 (6.94%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.94%) JSON
3 5 (6.94%) XML
4 4 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (5.56%) HTML
5 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.17%) Spring
5 3 (4.17%) Web Services
6 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.78%) CSS
6 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.78%) Middleware
6 2 (2.78%) Node.js
6 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.39%) Flash
7 1 (1.39%) JMS
7 1 (1.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.78%) Online Games
3 1 (1.39%) Derivative
3 1 (1.39%) Equities
3 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.39%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Unix
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 4 (5.56%) Windows
4 2 (2.78%) Android
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Scrum
2 17 (23.61%) Test Automation
2 17 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 14 (19.44%) Automation Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 11 (15.28%) BDD
6 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
7 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (13.89%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Defect Management
9 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Kanban
10 6 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) Java
2 8 (11.11%) C#
3 7 (9.72%) SQL
4 4 (5.56%) Groovy
4 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.56%) Python
5 3 (4.17%) R
5 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.78%) C++
6 2 (2.78%) Ruby
6 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) C
7 1 (1.39%) Go
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) Scala
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) ISEB
3 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.17%) OSCP
5 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) SANS
5 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.94%) QA
2 7 (9.72%) SDET
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) SLA
4 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Grafana
1 3 (4.17%) Puppet
1 3 (4.17%) StatsD
2 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle
1 3 (4.17%) Splunk
2 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.78%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.39%) ATG
3 1 (1.39%) comScore
3 1 (1.39%) Gigya
3 1 (1.39%) Green Hat
3 1 (1.39%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.39%) HP
3 1 (1.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.39%) SAP
3 1 (1.39%) VMware
3 1 (1.39%) Workday
3 1 (1.39%) Xamarin
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 15 days ago