The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 16 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 Bedfordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 42 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.88% - 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
414 191 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.59% 96.46% 89.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 111 120
Average daily rate £393 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bedfordshire region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 4 £300 -
Bedford - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) NUnit
3 3 (50.00%) RSpec
3 3 (50.00%) MSTest
3 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Windows CE
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) C
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) RSpec
3 3 (50.00%) MSTest
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) NUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) CAD
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft