Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Test Engineer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 55 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - +70
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.30% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £475 £485 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% - -
East of England median daily rate £463 £485 -
% change year-on-year -4.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 647 638 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.71% 95.22% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 435 538
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £281 £243 £212
90th Percentile £575 £605 £613
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 43
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% +53.85% +1.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £10.55
90th Percentile £31.15 £50.78 £44.95
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Senior Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +2 2 £475 -2.06%
Senior Test Engineer
East of England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (100.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Python

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (100.00%) SDET
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA