The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 545 557 515
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 31 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.037% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.040% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 10
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£315 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £306 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Senior Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 2 March 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
England -17 29 £315 -3.07% 11
London +12 10 £325 - 3
Bristol -3 7 £313 - 2
South West -11 7 £313 - 2
North West - 6 - -
Merseyside - 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 - -
City of London +7 2 £313 +9.64% 1
East of England +7 2 - - 4
Hertfordshire +6 2 - -
Scotland -2 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 1
Bedford - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South East - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
Cheltenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) Selenium
3 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
4 12 (22.64%) Scrum
4 12 (22.64%) ISEB
5 10 (18.87%) Java
5 10 (18.87%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
6 9 (16.98%) QA
6 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
7 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
7 8 (15.09%) V-Model
7 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
8 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
8 7 (13.21%) Validation
8 7 (13.21%) Risk Management
8 7 (13.21%) HP
8 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
8 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
8 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
9 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (11.32%) C#
9 6 (11.32%) HTML
10 5 (9.43%) Linux
10 5 (9.43%) Electronics

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) LTE
2 4 (7.55%) UMTS
3 3 (5.66%) GPRS
3 3 (5.66%) GSM
3 3 (5.66%) WCDMA
3 3 (5.66%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.77%) 4G
4 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) 3G
5 1 (1.89%) UTRAN
5 1 (1.89%) DVB
5 1 (1.89%) SS7
5 1 (1.89%) IPsec
5 1 (1.89%) 2G
5 1 (1.89%) SMS
5 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.89%) WLAN
5 1 (1.89%) LDAP
5 1 (1.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
3 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
3 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (11.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (9.43%) JIRA
6 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.66%) LabVIEW
7 3 (5.66%) Hudson
7 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.77%) JUnit
8 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.89%) RequisitePro
9 1 (1.89%) Rational Robot
9 1 (1.89%) JMeter
9 1 (1.89%) Behat
9 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.89%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) HTML
2 4 (7.55%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) WAP
4 1 (1.89%) SyncML
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) HTML5
4 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.66%) IPTV
3 2 (3.77%) Social Media
3 2 (3.77%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.77%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.89%) MPEG
4 1 (1.89%) iDTV
4 1 (1.89%) W3C
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
4 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.89%) STB
4 1 (1.89%) Online Games
4 1 (1.89%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) bada
4 1 (1.89%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
3 12 (22.64%) Scrum
4 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.09%) V-Model
5 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
6 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Risk Management
6 7 (13.21%) Validation
7 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.43%) BDD
7 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.55%) ETRM
8 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.66%) TDD
9 3 (5.66%) ETL
9 3 (5.66%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Kanban
9 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) Java
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.55%) VB
4 3 (5.66%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) C
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) HND
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCIE
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) HP
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Perforce
4 2 (3.77%) Huawei
4 2 (3.77%) Agilent
4 2 (3.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.89%) Symbian
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Juniper
5 1 (1.89%) Nokia
5 1 (1.89%) Anite
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