Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 198 227
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% 0.036% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.038% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00% +33.33%
England median daily rate £425 £450 £404
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,625 5,333 6,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.94% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,493 3,308 4,327
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £554
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 251 259
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £46.80 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the North West

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in the North West

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
Manchester -16 2 £375 +25.00% 2
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Senior Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP