Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 781 784 814
Rank change year-on-year +3 +30 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 83 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.035% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.037% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 17 45
England median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +16.84%
10th Percentile £313 £361 £246
90th Percentile £586 £642 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
England median hourly rate £62.50 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.57% - -
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +86.57% - -

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 89,514 83,249 96,747
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.93% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,251 54,303 63,739
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,880 2,680 2,877
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -8 37 £450 -5.26% 14
South East - 11 £375 - 8
East of England -6 9 £475 +2.70% 9
South West +12 8 £375 -3.23% 5
Midlands 0 8 £400 +6.67% 8
North of England - 7 £425 - 4
West Midlands -7 6 £400 +6.67% 2
North West - 4 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 6
North East - 2 £525 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 1
Senior Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 64 (77.11%) Test Automation
2 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (45.78%) Selenium
4 34 (40.96%) Java
5 22 (26.51%) BDD
6 20 (24.10%) Test Scripting
6 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
6 20 (24.10%) Scrum
7 19 (22.89%) TDD
7 19 (22.89%) QA
8 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (20.48%) JIRA
9 17 (20.48%) DevOps
10 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
11 15 (18.07%) Software Testing
11 15 (18.07%) C#
11 15 (18.07%) Python
12 14 (16.87%) Linux
13 13 (15.66%) SQL
13 13 (15.66%) Test Strategy
13 13 (15.66%) Jenkins
14 12 (14.46%) REST
14 12 (14.46%) Open Source
14 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
14 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
14 12 (14.46%) SOAP
14 12 (14.46%) Web Services
14 12 (14.46%) Finance
15 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
15 11 (13.25%) Functional Testing

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 5 (6.02%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.41%) Documentum
3 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.20%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) IaaS
3 2 (2.41%) Slack
4 1 (1.20%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) HTTP
2 3 (3.61%) 2G
2 3 (3.61%) 3G
2 3 (3.61%) 4G
2 3 (3.61%) DHCP
2 3 (3.61%) DNS
2 3 (3.61%) ICMP
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) AMQP
3 2 (2.41%) VLAN
3 2 (2.41%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) Firewall
4 1 (1.20%) Frame Relay
4 1 (1.20%) HSRP
4 1 (1.20%) IPsec
4 1 (1.20%) Multicast
4 1 (1.20%) RIP
4 1 (1.20%) SNMP
4 1 (1.20%) TACACS
4 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (6.02%) Big Data
3 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.82%) GIS
4 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.61%) MySQL
5 3 (3.61%) Redis
5 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (45.78%) Selenium
2 17 (20.48%) JIRA
3 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
4 13 (15.66%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
6 10 (12.05%) Cucumber
6 10 (12.05%) JUnit
6 10 (12.05%) TeamCity
7 9 (10.84%) JMeter
7 9 (10.84%) SoapUI
8 8 (9.64%) Zephyr
9 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
10 5 (6.02%) LoadRunner
11 4 (4.82%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.82%) Gatling
11 4 (4.82%) GitLab
11 4 (4.82%) HP UFT
11 4 (4.82%) NUnit
11 4 (4.82%) Subversion
12 3 (3.61%) webpack
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Military
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) REST
1 12 (14.46%) SOAP
1 12 (14.46%) Web Services
2 10 (12.05%) RESTful
3 6 (7.23%) .NET
3 6 (7.23%) JSON
4 5 (6.02%) Node.js
4 5 (6.02%) XML
5 4 (4.82%) GWT
5 4 (4.82%) React
6 3 (3.61%) Celery
6 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.41%) Middleware
7 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
8 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.20%) jQuery
8 1 (1.20%) RxJava
8 1 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) Fintech
3 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.20%) Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) FMCG
5 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.20%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (1.20%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 6 (7.23%) Unix
4 3 (3.61%) Android
4 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (77.11%) Test Automation
2 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.51%) BDD
4 20 (24.10%) Scrum
4 20 (24.10%) Test Scripting
5 19 (22.89%) TDD
6 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (20.48%) DevOps
8 15 (18.07%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.66%) Test Strategy
10 12 (14.46%) Open Source
11 11 (13.25%) Functional Testing
12 10 (12.05%) Kanban
13 9 (10.84%) OO
13 9 (10.84%) Test Management
14 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
15 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
15 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
15 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
15 7 (8.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) Java
2 15 (18.07%) C#
2 15 (18.07%) Python
3 13 (15.66%) SQL
4 10 (12.05%) C
5 6 (7.23%) C++
5 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.02%) Groovy
7 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.82%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.41%) C-shell
9 1 (1.20%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.84%) Degree
4 8 (9.64%) ISEB
5 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.82%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.41%) PMP
9 1 (1.20%) CCDP
9 1 (1.20%) CCIE
9 1 (1.20%) CCNP
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.20%) HND
9 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.89%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.02%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.20%) ACF2
3 1 (1.20%) Firmware
3 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) RACF
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP ALM
1 3 (3.61%) Kibana
1 3 (3.61%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Ansible
2 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.41%) Nessus
3 1 (1.20%) Grafana
3 1 (1.20%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco
3 2 (2.41%) Google
3 2 (2.41%) HP
3 2 (2.41%) MikroTik
3 2 (2.41%) New Relic
3 2 (2.41%) Pega
4 1 (1.20%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.20%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.20%) Meraki
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) VMware