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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 581 648 613
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 39 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.016% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.017% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 17
Median daily rate £400 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £434 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.79 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.79 - £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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 26 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 3 December 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 +35 36 £400 +14.28% 21
London -6 9 £494 +22.67% 4
North East - 8 £457 -
North West - 8 £375 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 8 £457 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £457 -
Lancashire - 7 £375 - 1
Blackpool - 7 £375 - 1
City of London - 5 £513 - 1
South East +28 4 £400 - 4
Yorkshire +25 4 £275 - 6
Leeds +18 3 £275 - 4
West Yorkshire +15 3 £275 - 6
East of England - 3 £325 - 2
Livingston - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 2
Berkshire +6 2 £400 - 1
Luton - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 2
Cambridge - 1 £325 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 £340 -
Surrey - 1 - - 2

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (63.49%) QA
2 37 (58.73%) Selenium
3 36 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 32 (50.79%) Java
5 26 (41.27%) Jenkins
6 24 (38.10%) Cucumber
7 22 (34.92%) TDD
7 22 (34.92%) Automated Testing
8 21 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 18 (28.57%) BDD
9 18 (28.57%) Python
10 16 (25.40%) C#
10 16 (25.40%) JUnit
11 15 (23.81%) Perl
11 15 (23.81%) Automation Testing
11 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (23.81%) JIRA
12 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 14 (22.22%) Ruby
13 13 (20.63%) SQL
14 12 (19.05%) Linux
14 12 (19.05%) Scrum
14 12 (19.05%) Node.js
14 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
14 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
15 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
15 11 (17.46%) Scala
15 11 (17.46%) Performance Testing
15 11 (17.46%) Maven

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 7 (11.11%) Jetty
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.76%) Confluence
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) IaaS
1 6 (9.52%) SaaS
2 5 (7.94%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) VLAN
2 3 (4.76%) SNMP
3 2 (3.17%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.59%) BGP
4 1 (1.59%) DOCSIS
4 1 (1.59%) MPLS
4 1 (1.59%) OSPF
4 1 (1.59%) RIP
4 1 (1.59%) SSH
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) Telnet
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 12c
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.59%) OrientDB
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (58.73%) Selenium
2 26 (41.27%) Jenkins
3 24 (38.10%) Cucumber
4 21 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 16 (25.40%) JUnit
6 15 (23.81%) JIRA
7 11 (17.46%) Maven
8 8 (12.70%) SoapUI
8 8 (12.70%) TestNG
9 7 (11.11%) JBehave
9 7 (11.11%) SpecFlow
9 7 (11.11%) TeamCity
10 6 (9.52%) Appium
10 6 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (9.52%) RSpec
11 5 (7.94%) Ant
11 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
11 5 (7.94%) JMeter
12 4 (6.35%) Robot Framework
12 4 (6.35%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.70%) Games
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Publishing
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Node.js
2 11 (17.46%) .NET
3 8 (12.70%) JSON
3 8 (12.70%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (12.70%) XML
4 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 7 (11.11%) HTML
5 5 (7.94%) HTML5
5 5 (7.94%) Kafka
6 4 (6.35%) REST
6 4 (6.35%) Spring
7 3 (4.76%) J2EE
8 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.59%) Java RMI
9 1 (1.59%) RESTful
9 1 (1.59%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.59%) SOAP
9 1 (1.59%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Virtual Team
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
4 1 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.59%) IPTV
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) MPEG
4 1 (1.59%) STB
4 1 (1.59%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 7 (11.11%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 22 (34.92%) Automated Testing
3 22 (34.92%) TDD
4 18 (28.57%) BDD
5 15 (23.81%) Automation Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.05%) Scrum
6 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 11 (17.46%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (17.46%) Performance Testing
8 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 8 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (12.70%) Defect Management
9 8 (12.70%) Pair Programming
9 8 (12.70%) User Stories
10 7 (11.11%) ATDD
10 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.79%) Java
2 18 (28.57%) Python
3 16 (25.40%) C#
4 15 (23.81%) Perl
5 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 14 (22.22%) Ruby
6 13 (20.63%) SQL
7 11 (17.46%) Scala
8 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (9.52%) C
10 3 (4.76%) C++
10 3 (4.76%) XPath
10 3 (4.76%) XQuery
11 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.94%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CCNA
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CISSP
6 1 (1.59%) CLAS
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) HND
6 1 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (63.49%) QA
2 8 (12.70%) SDET
3 6 (9.52%) WCAG
4 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe
4 1 (1.59%) Apple
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.59%) Tektronix