Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 797 815
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 75 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.040% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.042% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 24 48
England median daily rate £425 £473 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +9.57% +18.15%
10th Percentile £313 £368 £249
90th Percentile £580 £496 £552
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
England median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK 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 England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,104 85,491 93,447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,141 56,315 61,749
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,855 2,554 2,822
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.23
UK median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.05% - +5.56%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
London +1 44 £450 -5.26% 12
South East +11 10 £375 -21.05% 4
Midlands -1 8 £400 -5.33% 5
West Midlands -15 6 £400 -5.33% 3
South West -14 4 - - 6
North of England -19 4 £425 -10.53% 5
East of England -12 3 £538 +13.16% 7
North West - 3 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £425 - 2
North East -9 1 £389 -18.11% 1
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 England region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 66 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 47 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (60.00%) Selenium
4 33 (44.00%) Java
5 26 (34.67%) BDD
6 22 (29.33%) QA
7 19 (25.33%) TDD
7 19 (25.33%) Scrum
8 16 (21.33%) WebDriver
8 16 (21.33%) Test Strategy
9 15 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 14 (18.67%) C#
11 13 (17.33%) Jenkins
11 13 (17.33%) Test Scripting
12 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
13 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
13 11 (14.67%) Python
13 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.67%) Functional Testing
14 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
14 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (13.33%) Linux
14 10 (13.33%) Finance
14 10 (13.33%) API Testing
15 9 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (12.00%) SQL
15 9 (12.00%) ISEB
15 9 (12.00%) REST
16 8 (10.67%) DevOps

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) Documentum
3 1 (1.33%) CICS
3 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.33%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.33%) GitHub
3 1 (1.33%) Serverless
3 1 (1.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) 2G
1 3 (4.00%) 3G
1 3 (4.00%) 4G
1 3 (4.00%) DHCP
1 3 (4.00%) DNS
1 3 (4.00%) HTTP
1 3 (4.00%) ICMP
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) VLAN
2 2 (2.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.33%) AMQP
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) Big Data
2 4 (5.33%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.33%) Azkaban
5 1 (1.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Presto
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (60.00%) Selenium
2 16 (21.33%) WebDriver
3 15 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (17.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (10.67%) JIRA
5 8 (10.67%) JMeter
6 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.00%) JUnit
7 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.33%) Gatling
9 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.00%) HP UFT
10 3 (4.00%) Maven
10 3 (4.00%) NUnit
11 2 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.67%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) REST
2 8 (10.67%) SOAP
3 7 (9.33%) RESTful
3 7 (9.33%) Web Services
4 6 (8.00%) .NET
5 5 (6.67%) XML
6 4 (5.33%) Gherkin
6 4 (5.33%) JSON
6 4 (5.33%) Node.js
7 3 (4.00%) React
8 2 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.67%) Middleware
9 1 (1.33%) GWT
9 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.33%) RxJava
9 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 4 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Fintech
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.67%) FMCG
5 2 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Android
4 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 47 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (34.67%) BDD
4 19 (25.33%) Scrum
4 19 (25.33%) TDD
5 16 (21.33%) Test Strategy
6 13 (17.33%) Test Scripting
7 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (14.67%) Functional Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
9 10 (13.33%) API Testing
9 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.67%) DevOps
10 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.33%) Kanban
11 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
11 7 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (9.33%) OO
12 6 (8.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) Java
2 14 (18.67%) C#
3 11 (14.67%) Python
4 9 (12.00%) SQL
5 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.00%) C++
7 5 (6.67%) C
8 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.00%) Groovy
9 2 (2.67%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.67%) C-shell
10 1 (1.33%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.00%) ISEB
4 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.33%) Degree
6 6 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.67%) PMP
9 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Docker
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.33%) ACF2
3 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) RACF
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Kibana
2 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) Grafana
3 1 (1.33%) Nessus
3 1 (1.33%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
1 2 (2.67%) Google
1 2 (2.67%) HP
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.67%) New Relic
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle
1 2 (2.67%) Pega
2 1 (1.33%) Hortonworks
2 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.33%) Talend
2 1 (1.33%) VMware