The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedford region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.56% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +40.35%

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
59 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 96.72% 96.55% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 32
Median daily rate £415 £388 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.81 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedford region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Bedford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 6 (100.00%) Calabash
1 6 (100.00%) API Testing
2 5 (83.33%) SDET
2 5 (83.33%) Appium
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (83.33%) Xamarin
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Capybara

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Calabash
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) Appium
3 1 (16.67%) Capybara
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) API Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft