The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank - 263 263
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.054% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.057% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £358
% change year-on-year +27.27% -23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 - £32.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South East

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South East

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South East

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft