Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 812 794
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 81 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.061% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.065% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 37 38
England median daily rate £463 £475 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +7.04% +24.13%
10th Percentile £367 £391 £275
90th Percentile £541 £588 £556
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £444
% change year-on-year -2.63% +7.04% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
England median hourly rate - £37.50 £47.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.53% +87.41%
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £47.79
% change year-on-year - -21.53% +87.41%

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 90,910 89,601 89,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,948 59,991 59,065
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,742 2,607 2,971
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +1.21%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +27 41 £500 +11.11% 12
South East -2 18 £488 +2.63% 14
North of England -17 11 £400 -15.79% 7
Midlands -19 7 £425 -9.57% 2
North West -8 5 £400 +18.52% 1
West Midlands -16 5 £425 -9.57% 1
Yorkshire -8 4 £425 -10.53% 4
South West -15 3 £550 - 8
East Midlands +7 2 £425 - 1
East of England -11 2 £425 -15.00% 5
North East -17 2 £389 -18.11% 2
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 77 (95.06%) Test Automation
2 61 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (64.20%) Selenium
4 43 (53.09%) Java
5 29 (35.80%) BDD
6 24 (29.63%) Scrum
7 23 (28.40%) WebDriver
7 23 (28.40%) QA
8 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
9 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (23.46%) Unit Testing
10 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
10 19 (23.46%) C#
11 18 (22.22%) SQL
11 18 (22.22%) JIRA
12 17 (20.99%) OO
12 17 (20.99%) DevOps
13 16 (19.75%) Docker
13 16 (19.75%) Cucumber
13 16 (19.75%) Python
14 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
15 14 (17.28%) Manual Testing
15 14 (17.28%) Performance Testing
15 14 (17.28%) SDLC
15 14 (17.28%) TDD
16 13 (16.05%) SDET
16 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
16 13 (16.05%) Test Strategy
16 13 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
17 12 (14.81%) REST

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 8 (9.88%) Confluence
2 5 (6.17%) Documentum
2 5 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.94%) GitHub
5 2 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.47%) Office 365
5 2 (2.47%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.47%) Serverless
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.23%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) DNS
2 3 (3.70%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) ICMP
4 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Big Data
2 4 (4.94%) MySQL
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.23%) Azkaban
4 1 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.23%) GIS
4 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.23%) Presto
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (64.20%) Selenium
2 23 (28.40%) WebDriver
3 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
4 18 (22.22%) JIRA
5 16 (19.75%) Cucumber
6 12 (14.81%) Eclipse
6 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 9 (11.11%) PyCharm
8 8 (9.88%) JUnit
9 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
9 7 (8.64%) JMeter
9 7 (8.64%) Maven
10 6 (7.41%) Gatling
10 6 (7.41%) GoCD
10 6 (7.41%) SoapUI
10 6 (7.41%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.94%) LoadUI
11 4 (4.94%) Mockito
11 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
12 3 (3.70%) GitLab
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Retail
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) Gherkin
1 12 (14.81%) REST
1 12 (14.81%) Web Services
2 11 (13.58%) AngularJS
2 11 (13.58%) CSS
2 11 (13.58%) RESTful
3 9 (11.11%) Ajax
3 9 (11.11%) jQuery
4 8 (9.88%) .NET
5 7 (8.64%) React
6 5 (6.17%) Spring
7 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.94%) J2EE
7 4 (4.94%) Kafka
7 4 (4.94%) SOAP
7 4 (4.94%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.70%) Node.js
8 3 (3.70%) Swagger
9 2 (2.47%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Linux
1 4 (4.94%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Android
2 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (95.06%) Test Automation
2 61 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.80%) BDD
4 24 (29.63%) Scrum
5 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (23.46%) Unit Testing
7 17 (20.99%) DevOps
7 17 (20.99%) OO
8 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
9 14 (17.28%) Manual Testing
9 14 (17.28%) Performance Testing
9 14 (17.28%) SDLC
9 14 (17.28%) TDD
10 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
10 13 (16.05%) SDET
10 13 (16.05%) Test Strategy
11 12 (14.81%) Microservices
11 12 (14.81%) OOP
12 10 (12.35%) API Testing
12 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.09%) Java
2 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 19 (23.46%) C#
4 18 (22.22%) SQL
5 16 (19.75%) Python
6 9 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.70%) PHP
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.17%) ISEB
5 2 (2.47%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.40%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) Docker
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.47%) Ansible
3 2 (2.47%) Kibana
4 1 (1.23%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.23%) Nessus
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) rkt
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Pega
2 4 (4.94%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.70%) F5
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) New Relic
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Talend