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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 634 666 590
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -76
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 26 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.014% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.015% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 17
Median daily rate £413 £331 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £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 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.25

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 23 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 27 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
England +4 26 £413 +24.52% 18
London +10 11 £425 +41.66% 5
South East +9 9 £425 +16.43% 5
Greenford - 5 £243 -
Berkshire - 5 £400 - 1
South West - 4 £313 -
East of England +21 2 £485 - 6
Hampshire +4 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 £485 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £485 -
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £460 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £280 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £500 -
Dorset - 1 £203 -
Woking - 1 £460 - 1
Swindon - 1 £225 -
Reading - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £203 -
Gatwick - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
4 22 (33.33%) TDD
5 21 (31.82%) SQL
5 21 (31.82%) QA
6 20 (30.30%) Selenium
6 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
7 19 (28.79%) Linux
8 18 (27.27%) Cucumber
9 17 (25.76%) JIRA
10 16 (24.24%) BDD
10 16 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (21.21%) Automated Testing
11 14 (21.21%) WebDriver
12 13 (19.70%) Unix
12 13 (19.70%) Java
12 13 (19.70%) ISEB
13 12 (18.18%) Pair Programming
13 12 (18.18%) Waterfall
14 11 (16.67%) V-Model
14 11 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (16.67%) VLAN
14 11 (16.67%) Regression Testing
14 11 (16.67%) HP
14 11 (16.67%) Windows
14 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
15 10 (15.15%) Python
15 10 (15.15%) HP UFT
15 10 (15.15%) Scrum

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 4 (6.06%) Jetty
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.52%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) VLAN
2 3 (4.55%) HTTP
2 3 (4.55%) VPN
2 3 (4.55%) ZigBee
3 2 (3.03%) Firewall
3 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) MQTT
3 2 (3.03%) NAS
3 2 (3.03%) SAN
3 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.52%) BGP
4 1 (1.52%) DOCSIS
4 1 (1.52%) MPLS
4 1 (1.52%) OSPF
4 1 (1.52%) RIP
4 1 (1.52%) SNMP
4 1 (1.52%) SSH
4 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.52%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Data Mining
3 4 (6.06%) MySQL
4 3 (4.55%) Big Data
4 3 (4.55%) HPCC
5 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.52%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Selenium
2 18 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 17 (25.76%) JIRA
4 14 (21.21%) WebDriver
5 10 (15.15%) HP UFT
6 9 (13.64%) Appium
7 7 (10.61%) TeamCity
8 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.06%) Robotium
9 4 (6.06%) Xcode
10 3 (4.55%) PHPUnit
11 2 (3.03%) Ant
11 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.03%) Calabash
11 2 (3.03%) JMeter
11 2 (3.03%) JUnit
11 2 (3.03%) LabVIEW
11 2 (3.03%) Maven
11 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (10.61%) Banking
2 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Games
3 5 (7.58%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Online Betting
5 2 (3.03%) Publishing
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (10.61%) Node.js
3 4 (6.06%) .NET
3 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.06%) XML
4 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (4.55%) HTML5
4 3 (4.55%) REST
4 3 (4.55%) XSD
5 2 (3.03%) Behat
5 2 (3.03%) Kafka
6 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.52%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.52%) Java RMI
6 1 (1.52%) JMS
6 1 (1.52%) JSON
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 6 (9.09%) Smart Meter
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) IBM XIV
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) BBC
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.52%) IPTV
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) MPEG
5 1 (1.52%) STB
5 1 (1.52%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Linux
2 13 (19.70%) Unix
3 11 (16.67%) Windows
4 9 (13.64%) Apple iOS
5 8 (12.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
4 22 (33.33%) TDD
5 16 (24.24%) BDD
5 16 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (21.21%) Automated Testing
7 12 (18.18%) Pair Programming
7 12 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 11 (16.67%) V-Model
9 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.15%) Scrum
10 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
11 8 (12.12%) Automation Testing
11 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.12%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) SQL
2 13 (19.70%) Java
3 10 (15.15%) Python
4 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.09%) VBA
5 5 (7.58%) PHP
6 4 (6.06%) C#
7 3 (4.55%) Perl
7 3 (4.55%) Ruby
8 2 (3.03%) C
8 2 (3.03%) Scala
8 2 (3.03%) VB
9 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.52%) C++
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
2 13 (19.70%) ISEB
3 11 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.58%) Degree
7 4 (6.06%) CCNA
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.06%) HND
7 4 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.82%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SDET
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Docker
1 2 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) HP
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) VMware
4 2 (3.03%) EMC
4 2 (3.03%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) NetApp
4 2 (3.03%) Splunk
4 2 (3.03%) Veritas
5 1 (1.52%) Adobe
5 1 (1.52%) Apple
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Tektronix