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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 567 591 568
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 12 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.036% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.038% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Median daily rate £420 £419 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +32.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £273 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.54% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - £32.50

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
39568 44607 44474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25980 29105 27895
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1426 1501 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
East of England - 6 £388 - 1
London +6 4 £420 -7.18% 5
South East +14 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +8 1 £375 - 2
Senior Test Engineer
UK

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (61.22%) QA
3 27 (55.10%) Test Automation
4 25 (51.02%) Selenium
4 25 (51.02%) Java
5 19 (38.78%) TDD
5 19 (38.78%) WebDriver
6 18 (36.73%) C#
7 17 (34.69%) Python
7 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
7 17 (34.69%) BDD
7 17 (34.69%) Jenkins
8 16 (32.65%) Perl
8 16 (32.65%) Automated Testing
9 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 14 (28.57%) JUnit
10 11 (22.45%) .NET
10 11 (22.45%) Ruby
11 10 (20.41%) Scala
12 9 (18.37%) JIRA
12 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
12 9 (18.37%) SQL
12 9 (18.37%) Scrum
13 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
13 8 (16.33%) Windows
13 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (16.33%) TeamCity
13 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
14 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (14.29%) SDET

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 6 (12.24%) Jetty
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (6.12%) Confluence
4 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) IaaS
1 6 (12.24%) SaaS
2 5 (10.20%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
1 2 (4.08%) SNMP
1 2 (4.08%) VLAN
1 2 (4.08%) WLAN
2 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Selenium
2 19 (38.78%) WebDriver
3 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
3 17 (34.69%) Jenkins
4 14 (28.57%) JUnit
5 9 (18.37%) JIRA
6 8 (16.33%) TeamCity
7 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 7 (14.29%) SpecFlow
8 6 (12.24%) RSpec
9 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.20%) JBehave
9 5 (10.20%) JMeter
9 5 (10.20%) TestNG
10 4 (8.16%) FitNesse
10 4 (8.16%) Robot Framework
11 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
11 3 (6.12%) Maven
12 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Games
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.08%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.24%) JSON
2 6 (12.24%) Node.js
2 6 (12.24%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (8.16%) Kafka
3 4 (8.16%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) REST
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.04%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) PKI
2 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) CESG
3 1 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) Test Automation
3 19 (38.78%) TDD
4 17 (34.69%) BDD
5 16 (32.65%) Automated Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
8 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (14.29%) ATDD
9 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 7 (14.29%) User Stories
9 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Feature Driven Development
10 6 (12.24%) ITIL
10 6 (12.24%) Open Source
10 6 (12.24%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) C#
3 17 (34.69%) Python
4 16 (32.65%) Perl
5 11 (22.45%) Ruby
6 10 (20.41%) Scala
7 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
8 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
9 6 (12.24%) C
10 3 (6.12%) C++
10 3 (6.12%) XPath
10 3 (6.12%) XQuery
11 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) CLAS
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (61.22%) QA
2 7 (14.29%) SDET
3 6 (12.24%) WCAG
4 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
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