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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank - - 10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - - 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
25 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 86.21% 97.14% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 17
Average daily rate £425 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £268 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £638 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 13
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft