Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 776 827 790
Rank change year-on-year +51 -37 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 66 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.067% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.071% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 57
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £302 £261 £282
90th Percentile £516 £561 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -1.29% +6.68% +11.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in the UK

Senior Tester
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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
England +41 55 £400 -3.61% 28
UK excluding London +63 43 £383 -1.29% 15
London +4 23 £415 -3.49% 12
South East +30 14 £390 -0.95% 1
North of England +62 10 £370 +40.95% 9
Scotland - 9 £415 -
North West +27 5 £350 +33.33% 7
South West +7 4 £374 +60.75% 2
East of England -9 4 £488 +21.88% 1
Yorkshire +28 3 £433 - 1
North East - 2 £390 - 1
Wales +1 1 £325 -45.83%
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 24 (36.36%) QA
4 21 (31.82%) Java
5 18 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 17 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (24.24%) Selenium
8 15 (22.73%) JIRA
9 13 (19.70%) Scrum
10 12 (18.18%) TDD
10 12 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 12 (18.18%) SOA
10 12 (18.18%) Finance
10 12 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
11 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 11 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (16.67%) HP
11 11 (16.67%) Web Services
11 11 (16.67%) SQL
12 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
12 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
13 9 (13.64%) BDD
14 8 (12.12%) REST
14 8 (12.12%) SDLC
14 8 (12.12%) SDET
14 8 (12.12%) SOAP
14 8 (12.12%) ISTQB

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
2 2 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.52%) Drupal
3 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.52%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.52%) GitHub
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.58%) Redis
4 4 (6.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.03%) Big Data
6 1 (1.52%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) JIRA
3 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
4 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.58%) JMeter
6 5 (7.58%) Protractor
7 4 (6.06%) JUnit
7 4 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.55%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.55%) Gatling
8 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.55%) Mocha
8 3 (4.55%) Robot Framework
8 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.03%) Appium
9 2 (3.03%) eggPlant
9 2 (3.03%) JIRA Agile
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Games
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Web Services
2 8 (12.12%) JSON
2 8 (12.12%) REST
2 8 (12.12%) SOAP
3 6 (9.09%) RESTful
4 5 (7.58%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (7.58%) J2EE
4 5 (7.58%) Node.js
4 5 (7.58%) XML
5 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.55%) Chai
6 3 (4.55%) Middleware
7 2 (3.03%) HTML
7 2 (3.03%) React
7 2 (3.03%) WSDL
7 2 (3.03%) XSD
8 1 (1.52%) .NET
8 1 (1.52%) CSS
8 1 (1.52%) Flash
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Online Games
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 6 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 17 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (19.70%) Scrum
6 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 12 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 12 (18.18%) SOA
6 12 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 12 (18.18%) TDD
6 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 9 (13.64%) BDD
9 8 (12.12%) SDET
9 8 (12.12%) SDLC
10 7 (10.61%) API Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) Java
2 11 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) Groovy
4 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.58%) Python
5 4 (6.06%) C#
5 4 (6.06%) R
6 3 (4.55%) Ruby
7 2 (3.03%) C
7 2 (3.03%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.03%) Scala
8 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.61%) ISEB
3 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.03%) OSCP
5 2 (3.03%) SANS
5 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (7.58%) OpenView
2 4 (6.06%) Grafana
2 4 (6.06%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) StatsD
3 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.03%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) HP
2 6 (9.09%) Splunk
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.52%) ATG
5 1 (1.52%) comScore
5 1 (1.52%) Gigya
5 1 (1.52%) hybris
5 1 (1.52%) Informatica
5 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Workday
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