The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 104 113 82
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.44% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.47% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 15
Median daily rate £350 £288 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £244 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £392 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2013 2345 2243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.50% 93.06% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1331 1112
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £503 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 107 86
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +19 2 £275 -20.00%
Bracknell -6 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £450 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (42.42%) Unix
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
4 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 8 (24.24%) OOP
5 8 (24.24%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
5 8 (24.24%) V-Model
5 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
6 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (21.21%) VLAN
6 7 (21.21%) JIRA
6 7 (21.21%) SaaS
6 7 (21.21%) PaaS
6 7 (21.21%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (21.21%) Validation
7 6 (18.18%) ISEB
7 6 (18.18%) Smart Meter
7 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.15%) Retail
8 5 (15.15%) RESTful
8 5 (15.15%) LTE
8 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Test Management
8 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) CMS
1 3 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) PaaS
1 7 (21.21%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) VLAN
2 5 (15.15%) LTE
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) 3G
3 4 (12.12%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (9.09%) 4G
4 3 (9.09%) PuTTY
4 3 (9.09%) VoIP
4 3 (9.09%) VoLTE
5 2 (6.06%) BGP
5 2 (6.06%) DOCSIS
5 2 (6.06%) MPLS
5 2 (6.06%) OSPF
5 2 (6.06%) RIP
5 2 (6.06%) SMS
5 2 (6.06%) SNMP
5 2 (6.06%) SSH
5 2 (6.06%) Telnet
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) JUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Maven
2 2 (6.06%) TestNG
3 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.03%) JMeter
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) RESTful
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) IPTV
3 3 (9.09%) Video on Demand
4 2 (6.06%) Digital TV
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.06%) MPEG
4 2 (6.06%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.03%) IVR
5 1 (3.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Unix
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 8 (24.24%) OOP
2 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
2 8 (24.24%) V-Model
2 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
3 7 (21.21%) OOA/OOD
3 7 (21.21%) Validation
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.15%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Test Management
6 3 (9.09%) Case Management
6 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 3 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.06%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (18.18%) ISEB
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Adobe
2 2 (6.06%) Apple
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Tektronix
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft