The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 591 599
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 16 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.074% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.078% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 5
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £243 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £378 £365
% change year-on-year - +3.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 3 months to 25 June 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
East of England - 7 £450 -
South West +1 4 £388 +47.61% 1
London -9 4 £450 +5.88% 5
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 26 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Python
4 11 (35.48%) Perl
5 10 (32.26%) Scrum
6 9 (29.03%) BDD
7 8 (25.81%) Java
8 7 (22.58%) C#
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 7 (22.58%) WLAN
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) Banking
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (16.13%) Firmware
10 5 (16.13%) Linux
10 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) TDD
10 5 (16.13%) JIRA
10 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
10 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (12.90%) QA
11 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.90%) Internet
11 4 (12.90%) Wireless
12 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
12 3 (9.68%) Tcl

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 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) WLAN
2 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless
4 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) KDB
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
2 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) JMeter
4 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.23%) MSTest
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.23%) TestNG
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (22.58%) Banking
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Front Office
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
1 1 (3.23%) JSON
1 1 (3.23%) REST
1 1 (3.23%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
2 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) API Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ATDD
8 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) Feature Driven Development
8 3 (9.68%) SDET
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) ETL
9 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Open Source
10 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Python
2 11 (35.48%) Perl
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) C#
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Tcl
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Teradata