The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 18 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.93% 0.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
258 308 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.16% 96.25% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 211 304
Median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 8 £450 - 1
Luton - 5 £475 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (76.67%) Ruby
2 23 (76.67%) Python
2 23 (76.67%) Cucumber
3 22 (73.33%) API Testing
4 21 (70.00%) QA
5 20 (66.67%) Test Automation
6 18 (60.00%) SDET
7 17 (56.67%) BDD
8 16 (53.33%) Mobile App
9 15 (50.00%) Calabash
9 15 (50.00%) SoapUI
9 15 (50.00%) Selenium
10 14 (46.67%) JIRA
10 14 (46.67%) C#
10 14 (46.67%) Java
11 12 (40.00%) TeamCity
12 11 (36.67%) Feature Driven Development
12 11 (36.67%) Apple iOS
12 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (36.67%) Android
12 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
12 11 (36.67%) TDD
12 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
12 11 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (36.67%) ATDD
13 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
13 10 (33.33%) SpecFlow
14 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (30.00%) SQL

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 23 (76.67%) Cucumber
2 15 (50.00%) Calabash
2 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 15 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 14 (46.67%) JIRA
4 12 (40.00%) TeamCity
5 10 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 9 (30.00%) Appium
6 9 (30.00%) Capybara
7 6 (20.00%) JUnit
7 6 (20.00%) TestNG
8 5 (16.67%) JBehave
9 4 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
10 3 (10.00%) Ant
10 3 (10.00%) Maven
11 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Android
1 11 (36.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) API Testing
3 20 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 17 (56.67%) BDD
5 11 (36.67%) ATDD
5 11 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
5 11 (36.67%) Feature Driven Development
5 11 (36.67%) TDD
6 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.33%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Python
1 23 (76.67%) Ruby
2 14 (46.67%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (70.00%) QA
2 18 (60.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
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