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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 103 69 94
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 2.08% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 2.24% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 12
Median daily rate £400 £260 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £349 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
2201 2231 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 92.73% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1117 1083
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 92 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 -9 9 £313 -7.74% 1
Maidenhead -5 2 £450 +73.07% 1
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (29.27%) Unix
1 12 (29.27%) 3G
1 12 (29.27%) Validation
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
3 10 (24.39%) 4G
4 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
5 8 (19.51%) LTE
5 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.51%) Value-Added Service
6 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (17.07%) V-Model
6 7 (17.07%) MVNO
6 7 (17.07%) Waterfall
6 7 (17.07%) Smart Meter
6 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
6 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Windows
7 6 (14.63%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) Retail
7 6 (14.63%) VLAN
7 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
7 6 (14.63%) JIRA
7 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
8 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.76%) OOP
9 4 (9.76%) Java
9 4 (9.76%) IPTV
9 4 (9.76%) Video on Demand

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 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) PaaS
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) 3G
2 10 (24.39%) 4G
3 8 (19.51%) LTE
3 8 (19.51%) Value-Added Service
4 7 (17.07%) MVNO
5 6 (14.63%) VLAN
6 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.76%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (7.32%) 2G
8 3 (7.32%) BGP
8 3 (7.32%) OSPF
8 3 (7.32%) RIP
8 3 (7.32%) SMS
9 2 (4.88%) DAB
9 2 (4.88%) DOCSIS
9 2 (4.88%) H.323
9 2 (4.88%) SNMP
9 2 (4.88%) Telnet
9 2 (4.88%) VoIP
9 2 (4.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) LabVIEW
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.44%) JMeter
3 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) RESTful
1 3 (7.32%) Silverlight
1 3 (7.32%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (17.07%) Smart Meter
2 4 (9.76%) IPTV
2 4 (9.76%) Video on Demand
3 3 (7.32%) DTV
3 3 (7.32%) MPEG
3 3 (7.32%) Streaming Video
4 2 (4.88%) Smart Energy
5 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) STB
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Unix
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) VMS
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Validation
2 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
3 7 (17.07%) V-Model
3 7 (17.07%) Waterfall
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.76%) OOP
7 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Case Management
7 3 (7.32%) OO
7 3 (7.32%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Requirements Management
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) Test Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.32%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) C
2 3 (7.32%) C#
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
1 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) FedRAMP
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Adobe
1 3 (7.32%) Apple
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (4.88%) Samsung
2 2 (4.88%) Tektronix
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle