Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 373 375
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 14 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.036% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.038% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
South East median daily rate £375 £381 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +4.45% +7.35%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £310
90th Percentile £575 £428 £548
England median daily rate £453 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +13.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in the South East

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +4 11 £550 +83.03% 4
Buckinghamshire - 7 - - 1
Berkshire +12 3 £550 +83.03% 2
Surrey - 2 £308 - 1
Kent - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) Web Services
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
3 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (42.86%) REST
4 6 (42.86%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (35.71%) Banking
5 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Bitbucket
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
5 5 (35.71%) Docker
6 4 (28.57%) Appium
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Apple Swift
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 4 (28.57%) Big Data
2 4 (28.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (35.71%) Bitbucket
3 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Appium
4 4 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (21.43%) Calabash
5 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
5 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
5 3 (21.43%) NUnit
5 3 (21.43%) PhantomJS
5 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) eggPlant
6 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (7.14%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) REST
3 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
5 3 (21.43%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) Google Maps API
6 2 (14.29%) Laravel
7 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.14%) Node.js
7 1 (7.14%) React
7 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (14.29%) Integrated Marketing
7 2 (14.29%) OWASP
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Apple Swift
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Groovy
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) SANS
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Mapbox
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk