The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 551 552 522
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 21 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.037% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £348 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 - £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47141 43312 43321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.67% 92.78% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30352 26814 24841
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1885 2412
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Senior Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Test Engineer across the England region.

Senior Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Senior Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Engineer across the England region.

Senior Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -31 8 £350 - 1
London -9 7 £325 -25.71% 2
South East -22 3 £388 +0.97% 1
East of England -13 2 £425 +13.33% 1
North West - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Test Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Selenium
3 17 (36.17%) Scrum
4 15 (31.91%) Java
5 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 13 (27.66%) Test Planning
6 12 (25.53%) SQL
6 12 (25.53%) TDD
7 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
8 10 (21.28%) ISEB
9 9 (19.15%) Linux
9 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
10 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
10 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
10 8 (17.02%) QA
10 8 (17.02%) UMTS
10 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
10 8 (17.02%) Validation
11 7 (14.89%) XML
11 7 (14.89%) V-Model
11 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
11 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
11 7 (14.89%) ATDD
11 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
12 6 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (12.77%) Android
12 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
12 6 (12.77%) HTML

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) UMTS
2 6 (12.77%) GSM
3 5 (10.64%) LTE
4 4 (8.51%) 4G
4 4 (8.51%) DVB
4 4 (8.51%) GPRS
5 3 (6.38%) WCDMA
5 3 (6.38%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
5 3 (6.38%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (4.26%) 3G
6 2 (4.26%) 3GPP
7 1 (2.13%) ATM
7 1 (2.13%) IPv6
7 1 (2.13%) DHCP
7 1 (2.13%) HTTP
7 1 (2.13%) SSL
7 1 (2.13%) WLAN
7 1 (2.13%) UTRAN
7 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
2 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.64%) JUnit
4 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.51%) JIRA
5 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.38%) JMeter
6 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.38%) Robolectric
6 3 (6.38%) Calabash
7 2 (4.26%) Capybara
7 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.26%) Maven
8 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.13%) RequisitePro
8 1 (2.13%) Rational Robot
8 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Games
3 4 (8.51%) Billing
3 4 (8.51%) Electronics
4 3 (6.38%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) XML
2 6 (12.77%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 3 (6.38%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.26%) OpenID
4 2 (4.26%) XACML
4 2 (4.26%) RESTful
4 2 (4.26%) OAuth
4 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) Spring Security
4 2 (4.26%) Spring
4 2 (4.26%) SAML
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) WAP
5 1 (2.13%) XSLT
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) WML
5 1 (2.13%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) IPTV
3 4 (8.51%) Open Source
3 4 (8.51%) STB
3 4 (8.51%) MPEG
4 2 (4.26%) Streaming Media
4 2 (4.26%) DTV
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) iDTV
5 1 (2.13%) W3C
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.13%) Online Games
5 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Android
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.38%) UNIX
5 1 (2.13%) bada
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Scrum
3 13 (27.66%) BDD
3 13 (27.66%) Test Planning
4 12 (25.53%) TDD
5 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Validation
8 7 (14.89%) V-Model
8 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.89%) ATDD
9 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Agile Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.51%) OOP
11 3 (6.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) C#
5 4 (8.51%) PHP
6 3 (6.38%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
6 3 (6.38%) Groovy
7 2 (4.26%) C++
7 2 (4.26%) C
8 1 (2.13%) XQuery
8 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.13%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.51%) HND
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (4.26%) Perforce
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) Symbian
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Nokia
4 1 (2.13%) Siemens
4 1 (2.13%) Mercator
4 1 (2.13%) Anite
4 1 (2.13%) Agilent
4 1 (2.13%) Huawei
4 1 (2.13%) Akamai