The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 108 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.38% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.51% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 16
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£275 £268 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +56.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £217 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.60% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
2352 2245 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.06% 91.19% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1124 1018
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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 1 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 5 £355 +1.42% 5
Maidenhead +4 3 £260 -36.96%
Newbury -8 3 - -
Bracknell -12 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £358 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 28 (42.42%) 3G
3 17 (25.76%) Validation
3 17 (25.76%) 4G
4 15 (22.73%) LTE
5 13 (19.70%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 11 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 11 (16.67%) SMS
8 10 (15.15%) GSM
8 10 (15.15%) Selenium
8 10 (15.15%) VoLTE
9 9 (13.64%) Wireshark
9 9 (13.64%) SS7
9 9 (13.64%) VoIP
9 9 (13.64%) C#
10 8 (12.12%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (12.12%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (10.61%) MVNO
11 7 (10.61%) Wireless
11 7 (10.61%) 2G
11 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (9.09%) ISUP
12 6 (9.09%) INAP
12 6 (9.09%) Java
12 6 (9.09%) UNIX
12 6 (9.09%) HP
12 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (42.42%) 3G
2 17 (25.76%) 4G
3 15 (22.73%) LTE
4 13 (19.70%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (16.67%) SMS
6 10 (15.15%) GSM
6 10 (15.15%) VoLTE
7 9 (13.64%) Wireshark
7 9 (13.64%) VoIP
7 9 (13.64%) SS7
8 8 (12.12%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (12.12%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (10.61%) MVNO
9 7 (10.61%) Wireless
9 7 (10.61%) 2G
10 6 (9.09%) ISUP
10 6 (9.09%) INAP
11 5 (7.58%) UMTS
11 5 (7.58%) SMPP
11 5 (7.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) DB2
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Selenium
2 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
2 4 (6.06%) eggPlant
3 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.03%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.52%) JMeter
4 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.52%) Ranorex
General
1 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 3 (4.55%) Italian Language
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
1 4 (6.06%) SOAP
2 3 (4.55%) Silverlight
3 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 2 (3.03%) WPF
3 2 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) Flash
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) WCF
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.52%) RESTful
4 1 (1.52%) HTML5
4 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) STB
3 3 (4.55%) DTV
4 2 (3.03%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.03%) IPTV
4 2 (3.03%) MPEG
4 2 (3.03%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.52%) Wiki
5 1 (1.52%) iSeries
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) UNIX
2 4 (6.06%) VMS
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Validation
2 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.06%) Scrum
5 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
5 4 (6.06%) Project Management
6 3 (4.55%) System Testing
6 3 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.03%) Automation Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.03%) Functional Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.03%) Video Processing
7 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (3.03%) BDD
7 2 (3.03%) Manual Testing
7 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) C#
2 6 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (4.55%) Ruby
4 2 (3.03%) SQL
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) CCNP
2 2 (3.03%) ISEB
2 2 (3.03%) CCA
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Iperf
2 1 (1.52%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Ericsson
3 3 (4.55%) Nokia
4 2 (3.03%) Tektronix
4 2 (3.03%) Adobe
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco
4 2 (3.03%) Apple
4 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.52%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.52%) NEC
5 1 (1.52%) Telerik
5 1 (1.52%) Endeca
5 1 (1.52%) Google
5 1 (1.52%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.52%) Huawei
5 1 (1.52%) Actix
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
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