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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 598 621 599
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 43 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.031% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.033% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 15
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £412 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
-22.81% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 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 25 May 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 +10 41 £425 +6.25% 9
London +20 26 £425 +11.47% 4
City of London +52 9 £425 +6.25% 1
South East -6 8 £450 +12.50% 1
Berkshire -1 6 - -
Hampshire +6 4 - -
South West -6 3 £225 -41.93%
Reading -10 3 - -
Winchester - 3 - -
Greenford - 3 £243 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 £233 -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East of England +7 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £225 -
Gatwick - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 £263 -
Poole - 1 £203 -
Luton - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £355 -
Scotland - 1 £355 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) Software Testing
3 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
4 19 (32.76%) TDD
5 18 (31.03%) SQL
6 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
7 15 (25.86%) Linux
8 14 (24.14%) QA
8 14 (24.14%) BDD
9 13 (22.41%) Selenium
9 13 (22.41%) JIRA
10 12 (20.69%) Pair Programming
10 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Java
10 12 (20.69%) WebDriver
11 11 (18.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (18.97%) Cucumber
11 11 (18.97%) HP
12 10 (17.24%) ISEB
12 10 (17.24%) Unix
12 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
13 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (15.52%) Windows
13 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
13 9 (15.52%) Regression Testing
13 9 (15.52%) Scrum
13 9 (15.52%) VLAN
13 9 (15.52%) V-Model
14 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
14 8 (13.79%) Functional Testing

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 5 (8.62%) Jetty
1 5 (8.62%) Node.js
2 2 (3.45%) WordPress
3 1 (1.72%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) VLAN
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 2 (3.45%) DAB
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) MQTT
3 2 (3.45%) NAS
3 2 (3.45%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.45%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.72%) 3G
4 1 (1.72%) 4G
4 1 (1.72%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (1.72%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Data Mining
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
4 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.17%) Big Data
4 3 (5.17%) HPCC
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) JIRA
1 13 (22.41%) Selenium
2 12 (20.69%) WebDriver
3 11 (18.97%) Cucumber
4 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
5 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.90%) Appium
7 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.17%) PHPUnit
7 3 (5.17%) Robotium
7 3 (5.17%) Xcode
8 1 (1.72%) Calabash
8 1 (1.72%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.72%) JMeter
8 1 (1.72%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.07%) Banking
2 5 (8.62%) Retail
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 3 (5.17%) Kafka
4 3 (5.17%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) XSD
5 2 (3.45%) Behat
6 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Fixed Income
2 5 (8.62%) Smart Meter
3 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.72%) BBC
6 1 (1.72%) Derivative
6 1 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 10 (17.24%) Unix
3 9 (15.52%) Windows
4 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
5 7 (12.07%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) Software Testing
3 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
4 19 (32.76%) TDD
5 14 (24.14%) BDD
6 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Pair Programming
7 11 (18.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
9 9 (15.52%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Scrum
9 9 (15.52%) V-Model
10 8 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
12 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.34%) SDLC
12 6 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (10.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) Python
4 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.34%) VBA
5 5 (8.62%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Scala
7 2 (3.45%) C
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.45%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
2 10 (17.24%) ISEB
3 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.45%) HND
7 2 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Docker
1 2 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) HP
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) EMC
3 2 (3.45%) IBM
3 2 (3.45%) NetApp
3 2 (3.45%) Splunk
3 2 (3.45%) Veritas
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.72%) Huawei
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
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