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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 569 545 526
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 30 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.048% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.052% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 7
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£335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £251 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 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 March 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 -1 28 £335 +3.07% 8
London 0 9 £335 -4.28% 4
South West +1 8 £314 -
Bristol +4 7 £313 -
North West - 4 - -
City of London +16 3 £400 +50.94% 1
East of England +5 3 - -
Scotland -7 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
South East -32 1 £400 +3.22% 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £460 -
Cheltenham - 1 £460 -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) Selenium
3 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.00%) ISEB
6 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
7 7 (14.00%) QA
7 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.00%) HTML
7 7 (14.00%) Java
7 7 (14.00%) C#
7 7 (14.00%) SQL
8 6 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
9 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (10.00%) BDD
9 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.00%) V-Model
9 5 (10.00%) Electronics
9 5 (10.00%) HP
10 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Project
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) LTE
2 2 (4.00%) UMTS
2 2 (4.00%) SS7
2 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.00%) LDAP
2 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) DVB
3 1 (2.00%) ATM
3 1 (2.00%) GPRS
3 1 (2.00%) GSM
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
3 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.00%) WLAN
3 1 (2.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.00%) JIRA
5 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.00%) LabVIEW
6 3 (6.00%) Hudson
6 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.00%) MSTest
7 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.00%) RequisitePro
8 1 (2.00%) Rational Robot
8 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.00%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.00%) JUnit
General
1 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Electronics
3 3 (6.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) WAP
4 1 (2.00%) SyncML
4 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.00%) Digital Media
2 3 (6.00%) IPTV
3 2 (4.00%) Streaming Media
3 2 (4.00%) Social Media
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) MPEG
4 1 (2.00%) iDTV
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.00%) STB
4 1 (2.00%) Online Games
4 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) bada
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (20.00%) Scrum
4 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.00%) V-Model
7 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.00%) BDD
8 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Validation
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
8 4 (8.00%) Kanban
9 3 (6.00%) Data Transformation
9 3 (6.00%) ETL
9 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.00%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C#
1 7 (14.00%) Java
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) VB
3 3 (6.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) C++
4 2 (4.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) Erlang
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) ISEB
2 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Perforce
4 2 (4.00%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.00%) Agilent
5 1 (2.00%) Symbian
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Nokia
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