The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 currently tracked.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 557 557 552
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 23 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.026% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.028% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Average daily rate
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£319 £398 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% +27.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £505 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £335 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.25 £26.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.57% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £20.80 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £31.20 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.57% -25.71%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
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 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Senior Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 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
England -3 19 £319 -14.71% 11
South West - 5 £375 - 1
London -3 4 £263 -43.24% 4
Bristol - 4 £375 - 1
South East -14 3 - - 3
East of England -10 2 £263 - 2
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £263 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Hampshire -13 1 - - 3
Scotland - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 15 (30.61%) BDD
2 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) Scrum
3 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.45%) TDD
4 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
4 11 (22.45%) UNIX
5 10 (20.41%) Linux
5 10 (20.41%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
6 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.33%) Windows
6 8 (16.33%) XML
6 8 (16.33%) HTML
6 8 (16.33%) GSM
6 8 (16.33%) UMTS
7 7 (14.29%) Web Services
7 7 (14.29%) QA
8 6 (12.24%) JIRA
8 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle
9 5 (10.20%) PHP
9 5 (10.20%) SOA
9 5 (10.20%) GPRS
9 5 (10.20%) HP
9 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Jetty
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) GSM
1 8 (16.33%) UMTS
2 5 (10.20%) GPRS
2 5 (10.20%) LTE
3 4 (8.16%) WCDMA
4 3 (6.12%) 3GPP
4 3 (6.12%) WLAN
5 2 (4.08%) IPv6
5 2 (4.08%) Internet
5 2 (4.08%) DVB
6 1 (2.04%) INAP
6 1 (2.04%) DAB
6 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.04%) 4G
6 1 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.04%) VoLTE
6 1 (2.04%) SMS
6 1 (2.04%) HTTP
6 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MySQL
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.24%) JIRA
4 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.20%) JBehave
5 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.08%) JUnit
7 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.08%) Subversion
7 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.08%) Calabash
7 2 (4.08%) eggPlant
7 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.08%) QUnit
8 1 (2.04%) Capybara
8 1 (2.04%) Gradle
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Games
3 4 (8.16%) Billing
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.08%) Military
5 2 (4.08%) Electronics
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
1 8 (16.33%) XML
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) WAP
3 4 (8.16%) RESTful
4 3 (6.12%) SyncML
4 3 (6.12%) REST
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 2 (4.08%) HTML5
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) WML
6 1 (2.04%) XSL
6 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
6 1 (2.04%) D3.js
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.04%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.16%) Open Source
4 3 (6.12%) Streaming Video
4 3 (6.12%) MPEG
4 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.12%) IPTV
5 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.08%) STB
6 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.04%) Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) AS400
6 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) UNIX
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Windows
4 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.16%) Android
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Phone
6 3 (6.12%) bada
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) BDD
2 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
2 12 (24.49%) Scrum
3 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.45%) TDD
4 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.20%) ATDD
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.20%) SOA
6 4 (8.16%) OOP
6 4 (8.16%) User Stories
6 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.12%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 5 (10.20%) PHP
4 4 (8.16%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) Erlang
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) ISEB
2 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
3 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) HP
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.12%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (6.12%) Symbian
5 2 (4.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 2 (4.08%) Huawei
5 2 (4.08%) Agilent
6 1 (2.04%) Zend
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) JBoss
6 1 (2.04%) Intel
6 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.04%) Siemens
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) Anite
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