The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
England / London
Rank 388 415 397
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 18 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 17
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £295 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £491 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £413 £343
% change year-on-year -22.00% +20.17%  
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
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 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London +4 3 £425 -19.04%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Java
3 14 (27.45%) Selenium
4 13 (25.49%) QA
5 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Finance
5 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
7 10 (19.61%) BDD
8 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 9 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 9 (17.65%) JIRA
9 8 (15.69%) Unix
9 8 (15.69%) Linux
10 7 (13.73%) HP UFT
10 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
10 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.73%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
11 6 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
12 5 (9.80%) XML
12 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
12 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
2 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Redis
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Selenium
2 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 9 (17.65%) JIRA
3 7 (13.73%) HP UFT
3 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.88%) JUnit
8 2 (3.92%) Capybara
8 2 (3.92%) JMeter
9 1 (1.96%) Appium
9 1 (1.96%) Geb
9 1 (1.96%) Gradle
9 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.96%) JBehave
9 1 (1.96%) Mockito
9 1 (1.96%) Moq
9 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Advertising
3 2 (3.92%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) XML
2 4 (7.84%) JMS
2 4 (7.84%) JSON
2 4 (7.84%) SOAP
2 4 (7.84%) Swagger
3 3 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) RESTful
4 2 (3.92%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) Spring
5 1 (1.96%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.96%) Chai
5 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.96%) Flash
5 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.96%) Laravel
5 1 (1.96%) Node.js
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Equities
2 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.92%) Life Science
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Derivative
3 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.96%) Online Games
3 1 (1.96%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
1 8 (15.69%) Unix
2 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Scrum
2 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.61%) BDD
4 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
5 9 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Functional Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.73%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.84%) Kanban
9 4 (7.84%) TDD
9 4 (7.84%) Test Management
10 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) Java
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) R
4 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) Go
5 1 (1.96%) Groovy
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Scala
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.88%) ISEB
2 3 (5.88%) OSCP
3 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.49%) QA
2 5 (9.80%) SDET
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Grafana
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
1 2 (3.92%) StatsD
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Green Hat
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Dynatrace
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) Splunk
4 1 (1.96%) ATG
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.96%) comScore
4 1 (1.96%) Gigya
4 1 (1.96%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Workday
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