The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 608 613 571
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 28 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.015% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.016% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 17
Median daily rate £438 £331 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £248 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £365 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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
47329 49028 46882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31108 31722 28936
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1425 1851 1927
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Senior Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +13 13 £450 +50.00% 4
South East +18 9 £425 +16.43% 4
South West - 4 £313 -
East of England +24 2 £485 - 6
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Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Senior Test Engineer 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 England region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Software Testing
3 25 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 22 (33.85%) QA
5 21 (32.31%) Selenium
5 21 (32.31%) TDD
5 21 (32.31%) SQL
6 19 (29.23%) Linux
6 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
6 19 (29.23%) Cucumber
7 17 (26.15%) JIRA
7 17 (26.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (23.08%) BDD
9 14 (21.54%) Automated Testing
9 14 (21.54%) Unix
9 14 (21.54%) Java
10 13 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (20.00%) ISEB
10 13 (20.00%) WebDriver
11 12 (18.46%) Waterfall
12 11 (16.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (16.92%) V-Model
12 11 (16.92%) VLAN
12 11 (16.92%) HP
12 11 (16.92%) Windows
12 11 (16.92%) Pair Programming
12 11 (16.92%) Scrum
12 11 (16.92%) Regression Testing
13 10 (15.38%) HP UFT
13 10 (15.38%) Python

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (6.15%) Jetty
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.54%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) VLAN
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
2 3 (4.62%) ZigBee
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.08%) HTTP
3 2 (3.08%) NAS
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) BGP
4 1 (1.54%) DOCSIS
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) MPLS
4 1 (1.54%) MQTT
4 1 (1.54%) OSPF
4 1 (1.54%) RIP
4 1 (1.54%) SNMP
4 1 (1.54%) SSH
4 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) Telnet
4 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.15%) MySQL
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.08%) Big Data
4 2 (3.08%) HPCC
4 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) OrientDB
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Selenium
2 19 (29.23%) Cucumber
3 17 (26.15%) JIRA
4 13 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (15.38%) Appium
5 10 (15.38%) HP UFT
6 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
6 7 (10.77%) TeamCity
7 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.15%) Robotium
8 4 (6.15%) Xcode
9 3 (4.62%) JMeter
9 3 (4.62%) PHPUnit
10 2 (3.08%) Ant
10 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.08%) Calabash
10 2 (3.08%) JUnit
10 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
10 2 (3.08%) Maven
10 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (10.77%) Banking
2 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Games
3 5 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Publishing
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Node.js
1 8 (12.31%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 4 (6.15%) HTML5
4 3 (4.62%) .NET
4 3 (4.62%) REST
4 3 (4.62%) XSD
5 2 (3.08%) Behat
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) Kafka
6 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.54%) Java RMI
6 1 (1.54%) JMS
6 1 (1.54%) RESTful
6 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (9.23%) Fixed Income
2 6 (9.23%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) IBM XIV
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) BBC
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Derivative
5 1 (1.54%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.54%) IPTV
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) MPEG
5 1 (1.54%) STB
5 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Linux
2 14 (21.54%) Unix
3 11 (16.92%) Windows
4 9 (13.85%) Apple iOS
5 8 (12.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Software Testing
3 25 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 21 (32.31%) TDD
5 17 (26.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (23.08%) BDD
7 14 (21.54%) Automated Testing
8 13 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 12 (18.46%) Waterfall
10 11 (16.92%) Pair Programming
10 11 (16.92%) Regression Testing
10 11 (16.92%) Scrum
10 11 (16.92%) V-Model
11 10 (15.38%) Automation Testing
11 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
13 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
13 8 (12.31%) Functional Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Test Management
14 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) Java
3 10 (15.38%) Python
4 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 6 (9.23%) VBA
6 5 (7.69%) PHP
7 4 (6.15%) C#
8 3 (4.62%) Perl
8 3 (4.62%) Ruby
9 2 (3.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) C
10 1 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.00%) ISEB
3 11 (16.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) CCNA
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.15%) Degree
6 4 (6.15%) HND
6 4 (6.15%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.85%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SDET
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
1 2 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) HP
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (6.15%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) EMC
4 2 (3.08%) IBM
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) NetApp
4 2 (3.08%) Veritas
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Apple
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.54%) Splunk
5 1 (1.54%) Tektronix