The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
31 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 88.57% 85.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.39 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.39 £7.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £19.39 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Engineer
Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB