Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 576 572
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 44 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.094% 0.10% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.11% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 28
London median daily rate £453 £422 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.29% -0.76% -
10th Percentile £400 £316 £274
90th Percentile £599 £575 £487
England median daily rate £453 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +13.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £25.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in London

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in London

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Tester in London

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in London

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Central London +4 9 £583 +72.59% 1
West London -4 2 - - 4
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) Java
3 26 (59.09%) Test Automation
4 23 (52.27%) QA
5 21 (47.73%) Cucumber
6 19 (43.18%) Scrum
7 18 (40.91%) Git (software)
7 18 (40.91%) Kanban
8 16 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (34.09%) Integration Testing
9 15 (34.09%) E-Commerce
10 14 (31.82%) BDD
11 13 (29.55%) Coaching
11 13 (29.55%) RESTful
11 13 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (27.27%) REST
13 11 (25.00%) Selenium
13 11 (25.00%) Scala
13 11 (25.00%) Web Services
13 11 (25.00%) TDD
14 10 (22.73%) Finance
14 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
14 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
14 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
15 9 (20.45%) Splunk
15 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
15 9 (20.45%) Grafana
15 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
15 9 (20.45%) Pair Programming
15 9 (20.45%) Unix

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 8 (18.18%) MySQL
3 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
3 7 (15.91%) Redis
3 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (47.73%) Cucumber
2 18 (40.91%) Git (software)
3 11 (25.00%) Selenium
4 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
5 8 (18.18%) JIRA
6 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.55%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.55%) JBehave
7 2 (4.55%) JUnit
7 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.27%) Appium
8 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.27%) Calabash
8 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.27%) JMeter
8 1 (2.27%) Subversion
8 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.27%) TestNG
8 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
3 7 (15.91%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) RESTful
2 12 (27.27%) REST
3 11 (25.00%) Web Services
4 7 (15.91%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (15.91%) JSON
4 7 (15.91%) SOAP
5 6 (13.64%) .NET
5 6 (13.64%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.55%) HTML
6 2 (4.55%) OAuth
6 2 (4.55%) OAuth2
6 2 (4.55%) OpenID
7 1 (2.27%) CSS
7 1 (2.27%) HTML5
7 1 (2.27%) J2EE
7 1 (2.27%) Node.js
7 1 (2.27%) Spring
7 1 (2.27%) WSDL
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (15.91%) Online Games
2 2 (4.55%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.27%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.27%) IPTV
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Unix
2 7 (15.91%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 18 (40.91%) Kanban
5 16 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (34.09%) E-Commerce
6 15 (34.09%) Integration Testing
7 14 (31.82%) BDD
8 13 (29.55%) Coaching
8 13 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (25.00%) TDD
10 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
11 9 (20.45%) Pair Programming
12 8 (18.18%) SOA
13 7 (15.91%) API Integration
13 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
13 7 (15.91%) Performance Analysis
13 7 (15.91%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) Java
2 11 (25.00%) Scala
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 7 (15.91%) R
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.36%) Python
7 3 (6.82%) C#
7 3 (6.82%) C++
8 2 (4.55%) C
9 1 (2.27%) Groovy
9 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) CEH
1 2 (4.55%) CISSP
1 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) CREST Certified
2 1 (2.27%) GPEN
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (52.27%) QA
2 6 (13.64%) MiFID
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 20022
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Grafana
2 7 (15.91%) Puppet
2 7 (15.91%) StatsD
3 3 (6.82%) Kibana
4 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Splunk
2 1 (2.27%) Charles River
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) New Relic
2 1 (2.27%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (2.27%) WorldPay