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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 604 571 573
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 7 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.040% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.043% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £319 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £229 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £373 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- +34.61%

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 9 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 28 July 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 -38 7 £300 -5.88% 14
London 0 4 £300 - 3
Hampshire +1 2 £365 -
South East -17 2 £365 - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £365 -
East of England -4 1 - - 5
City of London - 1 £196 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Selenium
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) QA
4 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 6 (18.75%) .NET
8 5 (15.63%) C#
8 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
8 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
8 5 (15.63%) Digital Media
8 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
9 4 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (12.50%) BDD
9 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) V-Model
9 4 (12.50%) LTE
9 4 (12.50%) Retail
9 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
10 3 (9.38%) LDAP

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) LTE
1 4 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (9.38%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) SMS
3 2 (6.25%) 3G
3 2 (6.25%) UMTS
3 2 (6.25%) VoIP
3 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.25%) ISUP
3 2 (6.25%) INAP
4 1 (3.13%) SSH
4 1 (3.13%) VoLTE
4 1 (3.13%) WCDMA
4 1 (3.13%) RIP
4 1 (3.13%) SNMP
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.38%) TestComplete
5 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.25%) MSTest
7 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.13%) LabVIEW
7 1 (3.13%) JIRA
7 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.13%) Hudson
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Military
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Digital Media
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
2 2 (6.25%) Social Media
3 1 (3.13%) MPEG
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) GIS
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.13%) STB
3 1 (3.13%) IPTV
3 1 (3.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
1 3 (9.38%) Android
1 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) VMS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
3 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
4 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.50%) BDD
5 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.50%) V-Model
6 3 (9.38%) ETRM
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) ETL
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Data Transformation
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Erlang
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (6.25%) ForgeRock
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Nokia
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.13%) Endeca
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Coremetrics
4 1 (3.13%) Agilent
4 1 (3.13%) Tektronix
4 1 (3.13%) Green Hat
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe