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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 87 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 1.34% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.48% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 16
Median daily rate - £358 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +30.08%

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
1764 2232 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.60% 90.58% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1139 1240
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £512 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 119 53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £63.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +5 3 - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 7 (36.84%) VoLTE
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Validation
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) 3G
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) OOP
4 4 (21.05%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) SaaS
4 4 (21.05%) PaaS
4 4 (21.05%) 4G
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) V-Model
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) JBoss

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 (10.53%) JBoss
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) PaaS
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) VoLTE
2 5 (26.32%) 3G
3 4 (21.05%) 4G
4 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) VoWiFi
6 1 (5.26%) 3GPP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (5.26%) CTI
6 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (5.26%) GGSN
6 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.26%) LTE
6 1 (5.26%) RANAP
6 1 (5.26%) SGSN
6 1 (5.26%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) TestNG
3 1 (5.26%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) IVR
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
1 5 (26.32%) Validation
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (21.05%) OOP
2 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
3 3 (15.79%) V-Model
3 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Nokia
2 1 (5.26%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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