Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Test Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 14 December 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 Software Test Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.081% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median daily rate £415 - -
UK median daily rate £450 - £455
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1196 1374 1502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 97.59% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 935 1072
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £157 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 91 84
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.41 £70.00 £40.88
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
South Wales - 1 £415 -
Senior Software Test Engineer
UK

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Senior Software 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 Wales region featuring Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM