Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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 Test Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £470 - -
England median daily rate £475 £444 £358
% change year-on-year +7.04% +24.13% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £47.79 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.53% +87.41% -32.00%

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 4568 5533 4755
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3334 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £214
90th Percentile £541 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 227 260
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.85 £38.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year +3.89% +0.61% +8.42%

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
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 17 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
Shropshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 £470 -
Senior Test Engineer
England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 West Midlands region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) BDD

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript