Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 767 818
Rank change year-on-year -7 +51 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 80 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.041% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.044% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 21 32
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +25.93%
10th Percentile £314 £355 £264
90th Percentile £613 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +22.58% -8.82% +26.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.33% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +34.33% - -

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 87,787 80,085 93,563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.87% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,151 52,436 61,237
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,700 3,057
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 26 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in England over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 April 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 -29 39 £481 +1.32% 11
North of England 0 12 £475 +46.15% 13
South East -13 12 £438 - 9
East of England -3 10 £475 +22.58% 11
North East - 8 £475 - 2
South West +4 5 £375 -4.76% 6
North West -20 3 £325 - 8
Yorkshire -24 2 £650 +100.00% 3
Midlands -6 1 - - 7
East Midlands - 1 - - 4
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 47 (58.75%) Test Automation
2 45 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.25%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 29 (36.25%) Test Scripting
6 28 (35.00%) Selenium
7 27 (33.75%) Java
7 27 (33.75%) SDLC
8 26 (32.50%) JIRA
9 24 (30.00%) DevOps
10 21 (26.25%) BDD
10 21 (26.25%) TDD
11 20 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 20 (25.00%) QA
12 19 (23.75%) C
13 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
14 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
14 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
14 17 (21.25%) REST
14 17 (21.25%) Validation
15 16 (20.00%) C#
15 16 (20.00%) Python
15 16 (20.00%) Test Management
16 15 (18.75%) WebDriver
16 15 (18.75%) Open Source
16 15 (18.75%) SQL
16 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
16 15 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
17 14 (17.50%) Degree
18 13 (16.25%) Confluence

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 13 (16.25%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.25%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.50%) Slack
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) AMQP
3 1 (1.25%) 802.11
3 1 (1.25%) BGP
3 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) Frame Relay
3 1 (1.25%) HSRP
3 1 (1.25%) IPsec
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) MPLS
3 1 (1.25%) Multicast
3 1 (1.25%) OSPF
3 1 (1.25%) RIP
3 1 (1.25%) RS-232
3 1 (1.25%) SNMP
3 1 (1.25%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (1.25%) TACACS
3 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (5.00%) GIS
2 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
3 3 (3.75%) Redis
4 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (1.25%) Big Data
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (35.00%) Selenium
2 26 (32.50%) JIRA
3 20 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
5 15 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 12 (15.00%) JMeter
7 11 (13.75%) Zephyr
8 10 (12.50%) JUnit
8 10 (12.50%) TeamCity
9 9 (11.25%) HP UFT
9 9 (11.25%) LoadRunner
10 8 (10.00%) GitLab
10 8 (10.00%) SoapUI
11 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
11 7 (8.75%) SpecFlow
12 6 (7.50%) Bitbucket
12 6 (7.50%) Burp Suite
12 6 (7.50%) Subversion
12 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
13 5 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) REST
2 11 (13.75%) Web Services
3 10 (12.50%) RESTful
3 10 (12.50%) SOAP
4 8 (10.00%) .NET
4 8 (10.00%) JSON
5 6 (7.50%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.50%) Gherkin
5 6 (7.50%) jQuery
6 5 (6.25%) Node.js
6 5 (6.25%) React
6 5 (6.25%) XML
7 4 (5.00%) Ajax
7 4 (5.00%) CSS
7 4 (5.00%) GWT
8 3 (3.75%) Celery
8 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.50%) .NET Core
9 2 (2.50%) JSON Schema
9 2 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.50%) Derivative
3 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.50%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 4 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) AIX
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.25%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Test Automation
2 45 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.25%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (36.25%) Test Scripting
5 27 (33.75%) SDLC
6 24 (30.00%) DevOps
7 21 (26.25%) BDD
7 21 (26.25%) TDD
8 17 (21.25%) Validation
9 16 (20.00%) Test Management
10 15 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (18.75%) Open Source
10 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
11 13 (16.25%) Scrum
12 12 (15.00%) Microservices
13 10 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (11.25%) Performance Testing
15 8 (10.00%) ITIL
15 8 (10.00%) OO
15 8 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) Java
2 19 (23.75%) C
3 16 (20.00%) C#
3 16 (20.00%) Python
4 15 (18.75%) SQL
5 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.25%) Groovy
6 5 (6.25%) Ruby
7 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.25%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
2 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.50%) Degree
4 12 (15.00%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (10.00%) ISEB
6 4 (5.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.50%) PMP
8 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.25%) CCDP
8 1 (1.25%) CCIE
8 1 (1.25%) CCNP
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.25%) HND
8 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.00%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) WCAG
3 1 (1.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.25%) GAMP
3 1 (1.25%) GMP
3 1 (1.25%) GxP
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Docker
2 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) ACF2
3 1 (1.25%) Firmware
3 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) RACF
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Nessus
2 3 (3.75%) Ansible
2 3 (3.75%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) Grafana
4 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.25%) Kibana
4 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.25%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco
2 3 (3.75%) Citrix
3 2 (2.50%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) MikroTik
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.25%) F5
4 1 (1.25%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.25%) Meraki
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft