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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 95 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 27 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.48% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.59% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 14
Average daily rate £365 £313 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +17.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £113 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £388 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +53.12%
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
2328 2518 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.47% 93.16% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1245 1232
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 74 110
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £30.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £365 +16.80%
Slough +10 3 £375 +82.92%
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Newbury +8 1 £363 - 2
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (26.19%) 3G
2 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.81%) Validation
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 8 (19.05%) QA
4 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (14.29%) 4G
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) OSPF
5 6 (14.29%) BGP
5 6 (14.29%) Nokia
5 6 (14.29%) Juniper
6 5 (11.90%) Cisco
6 5 (11.90%) MPLS
6 5 (11.90%) LabVIEW
6 5 (11.90%) Smart Meter
6 5 (11.90%) Selenium
6 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.52%) MVNO
7 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (9.52%) IPTV
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.52%) C#
7 4 (9.52%) Python
8 3 (7.14%) MPEG
8 3 (7.14%) Web Services
8 3 (7.14%) RIP
8 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) 3G
2 6 (14.29%) 4G
2 6 (14.29%) BGP
2 6 (14.29%) OSPF
3 5 (11.90%) MPLS
4 4 (9.52%) MVNO
5 3 (7.14%) DVB
5 3 (7.14%) H.323
5 3 (7.14%) RIP
5 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.14%) ZigBee
6 2 (4.76%) DAB
6 2 (4.76%) DNS
6 2 (4.76%) HTTP
6 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.76%) LTE
6 2 (4.76%) Network Security
6 2 (4.76%) PSTN
6 2 (4.76%) SNMP
6 2 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) LabVIEW
1 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.76%) Twisted
3 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Smart Meter
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) IPTV
3 3 (7.14%) DTV
3 3 (7.14%) MPEG
3 3 (7.14%) STB
4 2 (4.76%) Smart Energy
4 2 (4.76%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.38%) Handset
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (23.81%) Validation
2 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Product Management
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.76%) High Availability
8 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Process Management
8 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) C#
1 4 (9.52%) Python
2 2 (4.76%) C
2 2 (4.76%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) Erlang
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) CCNP
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
2 2 (4.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Juniper
1 6 (14.29%) Nokia
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) Huawei
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
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