The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 568 591 573
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 15 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.053% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.056% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 13
Median daily rate £475 £438 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +30.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £487 £448
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
London +21 7 £475 +8.26% 5
East of England +3 7 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +11 1 £375 - 1
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (45.65%) QA
4 20 (43.48%) Java
5 18 (39.13%) Python
6 17 (36.96%) Selenium
7 16 (34.78%) Perl
8 15 (32.61%) C#
9 14 (30.43%) BDD
10 13 (28.26%) WebDriver
10 13 (28.26%) TDD
11 12 (26.09%) SQL
12 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
12 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
12 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
12 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
13 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
13 10 (21.74%) Finance
13 10 (21.74%) Scrum
13 10 (21.74%) JUnit
14 9 (19.57%) .NET
15 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
15 8 (17.39%) Ruby
15 8 (17.39%) Banking
16 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (15.22%) Oracle
16 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
16 7 (15.22%) Oracle EBS
16 7 (15.22%) Open Source
16 7 (15.22%) Oracle EBS R12

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (10.87%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (8.70%) Jetty
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) IaaS
1 6 (13.04%) SaaS
2 5 (10.87%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) WLAN
2 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 12c
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.35%) KDB
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) WebDriver
3 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
4 10 (21.74%) JUnit
5 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
6 6 (13.04%) JIRA
6 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
6 6 (13.04%) SpecFlow
7 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.70%) FitNesse
8 4 (8.70%) JBehave
8 4 (8.70%) Robot Framework
8 4 (8.70%) TestNG
9 3 (6.52%) JMeter
9 3 (6.52%) RSpec
10 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (4.35%) Maven
10 2 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Games
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 4 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.52%) JSON
4 3 (6.52%) REST
4 3 (6.52%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.35%) Kafka
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) HTML5
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) Spring
6 1 (2.17%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) CESG
3 1 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (30.43%) BDD
4 13 (28.26%) TDD
5 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
6 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.22%) Open Source
9 6 (13.04%) ATDD
9 6 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.04%) ITIL
9 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Change Management
10 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) Python
3 16 (34.78%) Perl
4 15 (32.61%) C#
5 12 (26.09%) SQL
6 8 (17.39%) Ruby
7 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
9 5 (10.87%) Scala
10 4 (8.70%) C
11 3 (6.52%) C++
11 3 (6.52%) XPath
11 3 (6.52%) XQuery
12 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) CLAS
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (45.65%) QA
2 6 (13.04%) SDET
3 3 (6.52%) WCAG
4 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Atlassian