The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 121 125 123
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.041% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.042% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £358
% change year-on-year +27.27% -23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2035 2368 2531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.54% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1381 1421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the East of England

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the East of England

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the East of England

Senior Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 3
Bedfordshire 0 2 £475 -
Senior Test Engineer
England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 East of England region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Perl
2 10 (90.91%) Python
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) TeamCity
3 5 (45.45%) WLAN
3 5 (45.45%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) TestNG
4 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) JUnit
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Feature Driven Development
4 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
4 4 (36.36%) ATDD
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) SDET
4 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) JBehave
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) WLAN
2 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) TeamCity
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
2 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
2 4 (36.36%) TestNG
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) JBehave
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) Ant
5 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) ATDD
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) API Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Perl
1 10 (90.91%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) SDET