The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Berkshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 88 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 32 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.27% 1.83% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.01% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.55% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £307 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £88.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2186 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.67% 90.93% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 957 1023
Average daily rate £365 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 92
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
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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
Bracknell +9 6 £350 - 2
Reading +9 6 £350 +211.11% 2
Slough +3 3 £215 +32.30%
Maidenhead -3 3 £475 +187.87%
Newbury -5 1 £90 -
Hungerford - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (53.23%) Telecoms
2 21 (33.87%) LTE
3 18 (29.03%) Cisco
4 16 (25.81%) 3G
4 16 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (22.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 14 (22.58%) BGP
6 13 (20.97%) MPLS
6 13 (20.97%) Ethernet
7 12 (19.35%) VoLTE
8 11 (17.74%) ATM
8 11 (17.74%) Firewall
9 10 (16.13%) VRRP
9 10 (16.13%) VPN
9 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (16.13%) SQL
9 10 (16.13%) Huawei
10 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.52%) 4G
10 9 (14.52%) GPRS
10 9 (14.52%) GSM
10 9 (14.52%) SDH
10 9 (14.52%) UMTS
10 9 (14.52%) OSPF
10 9 (14.52%) Internet
11 8 (12.90%) DWDM
11 8 (12.90%) HP
11 8 (12.90%) IPv6
12 7 (11.29%) Juniper
12 7 (11.29%) MS Excel

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS Office
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.87%) LTE
2 16 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (25.81%) 3G
3 14 (22.58%) BGP
4 13 (20.97%) MPLS
4 13 (20.97%) Ethernet
5 12 (19.35%) VoLTE
6 11 (17.74%) Firewall
6 11 (17.74%) ATM
7 10 (16.13%) VPN
7 10 (16.13%) VRRP
8 9 (14.52%) OSPF
8 9 (14.52%) Internet
8 9 (14.52%) UMTS
8 9 (14.52%) SDH
8 9 (14.52%) GPRS
8 9 (14.52%) GSM
8 9 (14.52%) 4G
9 8 (12.90%) DWDM
9 8 (12.90%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) MS Access
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.84%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Selenium
2 3 (4.84%) WinRunner
2 3 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.84%) Ranorex
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.61%) FishEye
4 1 (1.61%) Robotium
4 1 (1.61%) Calabash
4 1 (1.61%) JMeter
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 33 (53.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Billing
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) XML
2 4 (6.45%) WAP
2 4 (6.45%) WML
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Smart Meter
1 4 (6.45%) Open Source
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) iSeries
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.61%) DTV
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.23%) Android
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
2 7 (11.29%) Network Design
3 5 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (8.06%) Project Management
3 5 (8.06%) Validation
3 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
5 3 (4.84%) User Stories
5 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.84%) Scrum
5 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) High Availability
6 2 (3.23%) System Testing
7 1 (1.61%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) VB
2 6 (9.68%) Python
3 5 (8.06%) C#
4 4 (6.45%) Java
5 3 (4.84%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.61%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) ISEB
3 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.45%) CCNP
5 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CCIE
7 1 (1.61%) CCIP
7 1 (1.61%) CCNA
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) OPNET
2 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Cisco
2 14 (22.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (16.13%) Huawei
4 8 (12.90%) HP
5 7 (11.29%) Juniper
6 6 (9.68%) Nortel
7 5 (8.06%) VMware
7 5 (8.06%) Business Objects
7 5 (8.06%) BT
8 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (6.45%) Ericsson
8 4 (6.45%) Oracle
8 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.84%) IBM
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.61%) Perforce
10 1 (1.61%) SAP
10 1 (1.61%) Nokia
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £265.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago