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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 620 591 588
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 10 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.044% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.048% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
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£365 £348 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £269 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +7.69%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 12 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 3 September 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 -24 10 £365 +4.96% 19
London -11 6 £300 -13.73% 7
South East -12 2 £365 +32.72% 4
Hammersmith - 2 - - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £365 -
Hampshire - 2 £365 - 1
South West -13 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £196 - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) QA
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (22.73%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) LTE
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) VoLTE
6 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
6 3 (13.64%) Iperf
6 3 (13.64%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
6 3 (13.64%) HSPA
6 3 (13.64%) TestComplete
6 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (13.64%) Benchmarking
6 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
6 3 (13.64%) GPRS
6 3 (13.64%) GSM

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LTE
2 4 (18.18%) VoLTE
3 3 (13.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (13.64%) NFC
3 3 (13.64%) HSPA
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) GPRS
3 3 (13.64%) GSM
3 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
3 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) ISUP
4 2 (9.09%) INAP
4 2 (9.09%) 3G
4 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) OSPF
5 1 (4.55%) BGP
5 1 (4.55%) DOCSIS
5 1 (4.55%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) TestComplete
3 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) MSTest
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Video on Demand
2 2 (9.09%) Handset
3 1 (4.55%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) IPTV
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) MPEG
3 1 (4.55%) DTV
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) AS400
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) VMS
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Kanban
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Benchmarking
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (13.64%) Iperf
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) CA
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (9.09%) ForgeRock
4 1 (4.55%) Green Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.55%) Endeca
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Coremetrics
4 1 (4.55%) Tektronix
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