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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Engineer
UK
Rank 562 615 585
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 20 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.024% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.025% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 13
Median daily rate £420 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £503 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.79 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.79 - -

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +27 17 £420 +14.28% 18
London +16 7 £475 +4.39% 3
Yorkshire +21 4 £275 - 5
West Yorkshire +28 3 £275 - 5
Leeds +9 3 £275 - 2
City of London -4 3 £475 -13.63% 1
Livingston - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £356 - 3
Scotland - 3 - - 4
South East +16 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Luton - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £325 - 1

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) QA
3 34 (60.71%) Java
4 33 (58.93%) Selenium
5 32 (57.14%) Test Automation
6 24 (42.86%) Jenkins
7 22 (39.29%) WebDriver
8 21 (37.50%) Cucumber
9 20 (35.71%) Automated Testing
10 19 (33.93%) TDD
11 17 (30.36%) C#
11 17 (30.36%) JUnit
11 17 (30.36%) BDD
12 16 (28.57%) Python
13 15 (26.79%) Perl
14 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
15 13 (23.21%) SQL
16 12 (21.43%) Ruby
16 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (21.43%) Automation Testing
17 11 (19.64%) Scala
17 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
17 11 (19.64%) JIRA
17 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
17 11 (19.64%) .NET
17 11 (19.64%) Scrum
18 10 (17.86%) Maven
19 9 (16.07%) SoapUI
19 9 (16.07%) Node.js
19 9 (16.07%) Performance 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 7 (12.50%) Jetty
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (5.36%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) IaaS
1 6 (10.71%) SaaS
2 5 (8.93%) PaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
1 2 (3.57%) SNMP
1 2 (3.57%) VLAN
2 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 12c
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (58.93%) Selenium
2 24 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 22 (39.29%) WebDriver
4 21 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 17 (30.36%) JUnit
6 11 (19.64%) JIRA
7 10 (17.86%) Maven
8 9 (16.07%) SoapUI
9 8 (14.29%) TestNG
10 7 (12.50%) JBehave
10 7 (12.50%) TeamCity
11 6 (10.71%) JMeter
11 6 (10.71%) RSpec
11 6 (10.71%) SpecFlow
12 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (7.14%) Ant
13 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
13 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
13 4 (7.14%) Robot Framework
13 4 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Games
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.57%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.57%) Publishing
5 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) Node.js
3 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 7 (12.50%) JSON
3 7 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (12.50%) XML
4 5 (8.93%) Kafka
5 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 4 (7.14%) Spring
6 3 (5.36%) J2EE
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.57%) HTML5
7 2 (3.57%) REST
8 1 (1.79%) RESTful
8 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.71%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) PKI
2 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (1.79%) CESG
3 1 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 20 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 19 (33.93%) TDD
5 17 (30.36%) BDD
6 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (19.64%) Scrum
8 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
9 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (14.29%) User Stories
11 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (12.50%) Defect Management
11 7 (12.50%) Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 7 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) C#
3 16 (28.57%) Python
4 15 (26.79%) Perl
5 13 (23.21%) SQL
6 12 (21.43%) Ruby
7 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
7 11 (19.64%) Scala
8 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (10.71%) C
10 3 (5.36%) C++
10 3 (5.36%) XPath
10 3 (5.36%) XQuery
11 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) CLAS
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (62.50%) QA
2 6 (10.71%) SDET
2 6 (10.71%) WCAG
3 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
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