Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 183 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.065% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.068% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £470 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% - -
England median daily rate £438 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -7.89% +15.15% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,796 4,380 5,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.64% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,911 2,754 3,508
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £234
90th Percentile £575 £544 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 197 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +9.37% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.42 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.87 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Shropshire -39 6 £406 -
Solihull - 2 £211 -
Senior Test Engineer
England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 West Midlands region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) Kanban
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) Pega
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Documentum
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Confluence
3 3 (37.50%) Puppet
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (50.00%) Documentum
2 3 (37.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 2G
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
1 2 (25.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Gatling
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) TestNG
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Kanban
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Coaching
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Pega
2 3 (37.50%) Atlassian