Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 813 856
Rank change year-on-year +13 +43 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 49 63 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.065% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.069% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 6
England median daily rate £475 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +25.87% -4.67%
10th Percentile £369 £264 £248
90th Percentile £588 £555 £399
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £358
% change year-on-year +5.00% +25.87% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £37.50 £47.79 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +87.41% -29.66%
10th Percentile £36.25 £47.79 £24.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.79 £26.25
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £47.79 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.53% +87.41% -29.66%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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 -16 22 £450 -13.25% 10
North of England +45 8 £475 +24.59% 9
East of England -16 7 £500 +3.09% 1
North East +60 6 £475 +4.00% 2
South East +1 5 £475 +18.75% 4
Midlands - 5 £470 - 5
West Midlands - 3 £470 - 2
South West +11 2 £365 -18.89% 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +12 1 £475 +72.73% 4
North West +12 1 £350 -9.68% 3
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (67.35%) Test Automation
3 27 (55.10%) BDD
4 24 (48.98%) Selenium
5 21 (42.86%) Java
6 18 (36.73%) Scrum
7 16 (32.65%) JIRA
7 16 (32.65%) SDLC
8 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
8 15 (30.61%) TDD
8 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
9 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
10 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (24.49%) Confluence
11 12 (24.49%) C#
12 11 (22.45%) Python
12 11 (22.45%) Jenkins
13 10 (20.41%) DevOps
13 10 (20.41%) SDET
13 10 (20.41%) Test Management
13 10 (20.41%) QA
14 8 (16.33%) SQL
14 8 (16.33%) Kanban
14 8 (16.33%) JBehave
14 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
14 8 (16.33%) Microservices
15 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (14.29%) Web Operations
15 7 (14.29%) Open Source

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 12 (24.49%) Confluence
2 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) GitHub
1 4 (8.16%) Slack
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.04%) VoIP
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) DB2
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Selenium
2 16 (32.65%) JIRA
3 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
4 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 11 (22.45%) Jenkins
6 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (16.33%) JBehave
7 7 (14.29%) Maven
8 6 (12.24%) HP UFT
8 6 (12.24%) JMeter
8 6 (12.24%) JUnit
8 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
8 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
9 5 (10.20%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (8.16%) Burp Suite
10 4 (8.16%) Checkstyle
10 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
10 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner
10 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
10 4 (8.16%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
1 6 (12.24%) REST
2 5 (10.20%) AngularJS
2 5 (10.20%) RESTful
3 4 (8.16%) Ajax
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
3 4 (8.16%) Spring
4 3 (6.12%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) LAMP
6 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.04%) Node.js
6 1 (2.04%) React
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Android
1 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
1 5 (10.20%) Unix
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (67.35%) Test Automation
3 27 (55.10%) BDD
4 18 (36.73%) Scrum
5 16 (32.65%) SDLC
6 15 (30.61%) TDD
7 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (20.41%) DevOps
9 10 (20.41%) SDET
9 10 (20.41%) Test Management
10 8 (16.33%) Kanban
10 8 (16.33%) Microservices
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (14.29%) ITIL
11 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Open Source
11 7 (14.29%) Service Management
11 7 (14.29%) Web Operations
12 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.49%) C#
4 11 (22.45%) Python
5 8 (16.33%) SQL
6 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.12%) Perl
8 2 (4.08%) C
8 2 (4.08%) PHP
8 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.04%) ES6
9 1 (2.04%) Groovy
9 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.04%) Scala
9 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) WCAG
3 1 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.04%) GAMP
3 1 (2.04%) GMP
3 1 (2.04%) GxP
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Kibana
2 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.12%) Sonatype
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Teradata
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) New Relic