Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 48 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 - +70
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.32% 1.07% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% - -
East of England median daily rate £500 £356 -
% change year-on-year +40.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 604 522 574
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 93.38% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 339 387
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £130 £205 £238
90th Percentile £588 £585 £606
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 61
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.05 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.48% -69.88% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.00 £15.04
90th Percentile £44.10 £14.00 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% +12.50%

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 23 January 2018. 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 -13 2 £500 -
Senior Test Engineer
East of England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Senior Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) JBehave
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) JBehave
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian