The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.63% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £309 £358
% change year-on-year +17.40% -13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 - £32.50

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 305 316 371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.21% 95.76% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 235 255
Median daily rate £425 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £46.07 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.52% +15.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Luton +7 2 £475 -
Senior Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) TestNG
2 3 (75.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) ATDD
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) API Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) JBehave
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver

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 4 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) TestNG
3 2 (50.00%) JBehave
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Ant
4 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Maven
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) API Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ATDD
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) SDET