The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 622 661 617
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 27 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.016% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.016% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 20
Median daily rate £481 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.64% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £413 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.57% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £25.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -34.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Senior Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
England +43 27 £481 +31.64% 17
London +9 12 £531 +46.55% 5
East of England - 5 £485 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £457 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £485 -
Luton - 5 £485 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £457 -
North East - 5 £457 -
City of London - 3 £525 - 3
South East +20 2 £370 +1.36% 2
North West - 2 £463 - 4
Berkshire +10 1 £400 -
Hampshire +8 1 £340 -6.84%
Yorkshire - 1 £263 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £263 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £450 - 1
Preston - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £475 - 1
Leeds - 1 £263 -
Greenford - 1 £275 -

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (52.31%) QA
3 32 (49.23%) Selenium
3 32 (49.23%) Test Automation
4 26 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 25 (38.46%) TDD
6 20 (30.77%) Java
7 19 (29.23%) Linux
7 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
8 18 (27.69%) BDD
8 18 (27.69%) SQL
8 18 (27.69%) Software Testing
9 17 (26.15%) Jenkins
9 17 (26.15%) JIRA
10 16 (24.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (24.62%) Automated Testing
11 14 (21.54%) ISTQB
12 13 (20.00%) Unix
12 13 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (18.46%) Python
13 12 (18.46%) Scrum
13 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
13 12 (18.46%) Automation Testing
14 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
14 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (16.92%) Performance Testing
14 11 (16.92%) Pair Programming
14 11 (16.92%) Windows
15 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
15 10 (15.38%) JUnit

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (4.62%) Jetty
2 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.54%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) VLAN
2 4 (6.15%) ZigBee
3 3 (4.62%) SNMP
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) BGP
5 1 (1.54%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (1.54%) HTTP
5 1 (1.54%) MPLS
5 1 (1.54%) NAS
5 1 (1.54%) OSPF
5 1 (1.54%) RIP
5 1 (1.54%) SAN
5 1 (1.54%) SSH
5 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.62%) Big Data
3 3 (4.62%) HPCC
4 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 26 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
4 17 (26.15%) Jenkins
4 17 (26.15%) JIRA
5 10 (15.38%) Appium
5 10 (15.38%) HP UFT
5 10 (15.38%) JUnit
6 8 (12.31%) TeamCity
7 7 (10.77%) Maven
8 6 (9.23%) TestNG
9 5 (7.69%) Ant
9 5 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
9 5 (7.69%) JMeter
9 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
10 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
10 4 (6.15%) Robotium
10 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
10 4 (6.15%) Xcode
General
1 6 (9.23%) Games
2 4 (6.15%) Publishing
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Finance
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Node.js
1 8 (12.31%) XML
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
2 7 (10.77%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (7.69%) .NET
3 5 (7.69%) HTML5
3 5 (7.69%) JSON
4 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.62%) Kafka
4 3 (4.62%) REST
4 3 (4.62%) XSD
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.54%) Java RMI
5 1 (1.54%) JMS
5 1 (1.54%) RESTful
5 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.54%) SOAP
5 1 (1.54%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (7.69%) Smart Meter
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) BBC
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.54%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.54%) IPTV
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) MPEG
5 1 (1.54%) STB
5 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) Unix
3 11 (16.92%) Windows
4 5 (7.69%) Android
4 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) Test Automation
3 25 (38.46%) TDD
4 18 (27.69%) BDD
4 18 (27.69%) Software Testing
5 16 (24.62%) Automated Testing
5 16 (24.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Automation Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Scrum
8 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.92%) Pair Programming
8 11 (16.92%) Performance Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
9 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
11 8 (12.31%) V-Model
12 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) Java
2 18 (27.69%) SQL
3 12 (18.46%) Python
4 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.31%) Ruby
6 7 (10.77%) C#
7 6 (9.23%) Perl
7 6 (9.23%) Scala
8 4 (6.15%) C
8 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.15%) VBA
9 3 (4.62%) PHP
9 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.08%) VB
11 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.54%) C++
11 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) ISTQB
2 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) ISEB
4 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.69%) Degree
6 4 (6.15%) CCNA
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.15%) HND
6 4 (6.15%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (52.31%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) SDET
3 3 (4.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) HP
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) NetApp
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.54%) Tektronix
6 1 (1.54%) Veritas
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
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