The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 548 528 536
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 18 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.024% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.025% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 11
Average daily rate
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£319 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £324 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £520 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £32.50 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £32.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Test Engineer
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
London +23 7 £325 -31.57% 3
South West - 4 £375 -
East of England - 3 £263 - 1
South East -11 2 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (32.56%) BDD
2 13 (30.23%) Selenium
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) TDD
4 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Java
5 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
5 9 (20.93%) QA
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) UNIX
7 7 (16.28%) Linux
7 7 (16.28%) XML
7 7 (16.28%) HTML
7 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.95%) Web Services
8 6 (13.95%) GSM
8 6 (13.95%) UMTS
9 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (11.63%) PHP
9 5 (11.63%) Windows
9 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.63%) JIRA
9 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.63%) REST
9 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
9 5 (11.63%) ATDD

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) Jetty
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Project
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) GSM
1 6 (13.95%) UMTS
2 3 (6.98%) LTE
2 3 (6.98%) GPRS
3 2 (4.65%) WCDMA
3 2 (4.65%) Internet
3 2 (4.65%) DVB
3 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.33%) INAP
4 1 (2.33%) DAB
4 1 (2.33%) 4G
4 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.33%) WLAN
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.33%) IPv6
4 1 (2.33%) LDAP
4 1 (2.33%) SMS
4 1 (2.33%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.98%) Maven
5 3 (6.98%) JUnit
5 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.98%) Capybara
6 2 (4.65%) Calabash
6 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.65%) JBehave
6 2 (4.65%) QUnit
6 2 (4.65%) JMeter
6 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.65%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Games
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Billing
4 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 2 (4.65%) Military
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
1 7 (16.28%) XML
2 6 (13.95%) Web Services
3 5 (11.63%) REST
4 4 (9.30%) RESTful
5 3 (6.98%) Spring
5 3 (6.98%) JSON
5 3 (6.98%) CSS
6 2 (4.65%) SOAP
6 2 (4.65%) .NET
6 2 (4.65%) Spring Security
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) OAuth
6 2 (4.65%) XACML
6 2 (4.65%) OpenID
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) WAP
6 2 (4.65%) SAML
6 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.30%) Open Source
3 3 (6.98%) MPEG
3 3 (6.98%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.98%) IPTV
4 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.65%) STB
4 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) AS400
5 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) UNIX
2 7 (16.28%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
4 4 (9.30%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) bada
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) BDD
2 11 (25.58%) TDD
3 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Scrum
4 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.63%) ATDD
6 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.30%) OOP
7 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Testing
8 3 (6.98%) User Stories
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.98%) SOA
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.63%) PHP
4 3 (6.98%) Ruby
4 3 (6.98%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) XQuery
6 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) Erlang
6 1 (2.33%) Groovy
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Agilent
4 1 (2.33%) Zend
4 1 (2.33%) Akamai
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) Symbian
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Intel
4 1 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.33%) Siemens
4 1 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) Anite
4 1 (2.33%) VMware