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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 573 564 558
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 27 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.021% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.022% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £520 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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 +1 26 £338 +2.27% 8
London +5 11 £338 -28.94% 4
Bristol - 6 £381 - 1
South West - 6 £381 - 1
North West -3 3 £313 -3.84% 1
South East -12 3 £275 -15.38% 1
East of England - 3 £263 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Halifax - - - -
Havant - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Salford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Woking - - - -
West Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 17 (34.69%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) BDD
3 13 (26.53%) TDD
3 13 (26.53%) Selenium
4 12 (24.49%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) Telecoms
5 10 (20.41%) Linux
5 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.37%) UNIX
6 9 (18.37%) Windows
6 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.33%) XML
7 8 (16.33%) SQL
7 8 (16.33%) UMTS
7 8 (16.33%) Android
8 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
8 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (14.29%) ATDD
8 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
8 7 (14.29%) GSM
8 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.29%) HTML
8 7 (14.29%) Web Services
8 7 (14.29%) QA
9 6 (12.24%) Agile Testing
9 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
9 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
10 5 (10.20%) LTE

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) UMTS
2 7 (14.29%) GSM
3 5 (10.20%) LTE
4 4 (8.16%) 3GPP
4 4 (8.16%) GPRS
5 3 (6.12%) WLAN
5 3 (6.12%) WCDMA
5 3 (6.12%) DVB
5 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.08%) IPv6
6 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 2 (4.08%) 4G
6 2 (4.08%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (4.08%) VoLTE
7 1 (2.04%) 3G
7 1 (2.04%) INAP
7 1 (2.04%) DAB
7 1 (2.04%) HTTP
7 1 (2.04%) SSL
7 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Selenium
2 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.16%) JUnit
4 4 (8.16%) Calabash
5 3 (6.12%) Capybara
5 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.08%) JMeter
6 2 (4.08%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) JBehave
6 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.04%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.04%) DbUnit
7 1 (2.04%) MSTest
General
1 10 (20.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Games
2 4 (8.16%) Billing
3 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
3 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Electronics
3 3 (6.12%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) XML
2 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (10.20%) RESTful
4 4 (8.16%) WAP
5 3 (6.12%) CSS
5 3 (6.12%) SyncML
5 3 (6.12%) Spring
5 3 (6.12%) JSON
5 3 (6.12%) REST
6 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.08%) Spring Security
6 2 (4.08%) XACML
6 2 (4.08%) OpenID
6 2 (4.08%) OAuth
6 2 (4.08%) SAML
7 1 (2.04%) XSL
7 1 (2.04%) XSLT
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Open Source
2 4 (8.16%) MPEG
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.12%) Streaming Video
3 3 (6.12%) STB
3 3 (6.12%) IPTV
4 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.04%) DTV
5 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
2 9 (18.37%) Windows
3 8 (16.33%) Android
4 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Phone
5 3 (6.12%) bada
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) BDD
2 13 (26.53%) TDD
3 12 (24.49%) Scrum
4 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
5 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.29%) ATDD
7 6 (12.24%) Agile Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.16%) OOP
9 4 (8.16%) OO
9 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.12%) Workflow
10 3 (6.12%) Validation
10 3 (6.12%) ETL
10 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Java
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) PHP
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) Groovy
6 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) XQuery
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISEB
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) HND
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Puppet
2 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Symbian
2 3 (6.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (6.12%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (4.08%) Huawei
3 2 (4.08%) Agilent
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Intel
4 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.04%) Nokia
4 1 (2.04%) Siemens
4 1 (2.04%) Mercator
4 1 (2.04%) Anite
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) JBoss
4 1 (2.04%) Zend
4 1 (2.04%) Akamai
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