The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.23% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£230 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Test Engineer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
71 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 87.65% 84.00% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 16 19
Average daily rate £360 £213 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.41% -48.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £185 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bedford region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Test Engineer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB