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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 76 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 55 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.97% 1.15% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.28% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 6
Average daily rate
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£154 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £107 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £337 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.10% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
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
2466 2427 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.36% 90.12% 91.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1239 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 141
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.60 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 18 £339 +12.91% 4
Newbury -7 5 £158 -10.00%
Maidenhead +1 4 £311 +5.50%
Bracknell 0 3 - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 53 (59.55%) Telecoms
2 44 (49.44%) 3G
3 36 (40.45%) Validation
4 28 (31.46%) 4G
5 25 (28.09%) LTE
6 19 (21.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 17 (19.10%) VoLTE
8 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
8 16 (17.98%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (17.98%) GSM
9 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (14.61%) Test Planning
11 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
11 12 (13.48%) Wireshark
11 12 (13.48%) Cisco
12 11 (12.36%) VoIP
12 11 (12.36%) CCNP
12 11 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (12.36%) Juniper
12 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (12.36%) Wireless
12 11 (12.36%) CheckPoint
12 11 (12.36%) SS7
12 11 (12.36%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (12.36%) Selenium
12 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.24%) 2G
13 10 (11.24%) Replication
14 9 (10.11%) SMS
14 9 (10.11%) C#

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (3.37%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.25%) CMS
2 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
1 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (49.44%) 3G
2 28 (31.46%) 4G
3 25 (28.09%) LTE
4 17 (19.10%) VoLTE
5 16 (17.98%) GSM
6 12 (13.48%) Wireshark
7 11 (12.36%) VoIP
7 11 (12.36%) Wireless
7 11 (12.36%) SS7
7 11 (12.36%) SIGTRAN
8 10 (11.24%) 2G
9 9 (10.11%) SMS
10 8 (8.99%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (7.87%) INAP
11 7 (7.87%) MVNO
11 7 (7.87%) SGSN
12 6 (6.74%) ISUP
12 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
12 6 (6.74%) UMTS
12 6 (6.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Selenium
2 4 (4.49%) eggPlant
3 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.25%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.12%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.12%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (59.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.49%) Billing
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Finance
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
2 3 (3.37%) WPF
2 3 (3.37%) Silverlight
3 2 (2.25%) JSON
3 2 (2.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) SOAP
4 1 (1.12%) Flash
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.12%) WCF
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Replication
3 2 (2.25%) IPTV
3 2 (2.25%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.25%) DTV
3 2 (2.25%) STB
3 2 (2.25%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.25%) MPEG
4 1 (1.12%) Clustering
4 1 (1.12%) AS400
4 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.12%) iSeries
4 1 (1.12%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) UNIX
2 6 (6.74%) VMS
3 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Windows
5 1 (1.12%) AIX
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) Validation
2 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
3 13 (14.61%) Test Planning
4 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
6 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
7 8 (8.99%) Network Architecture
8 7 (7.87%) TDD
8 7 (7.87%) System Testing
9 6 (6.74%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.62%) Performance Management
11 4 (4.49%) Test Management
11 4 (4.49%) Automation Testing
11 4 (4.49%) Project Management
11 4 (4.49%) Migration
12 3 (3.37%) CRM
12 3 (3.37%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.37%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) C#
2 6 (6.74%) Java
3 4 (4.49%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) Ruby
5 2 (2.25%) Python
5 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) VB
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) CCNP
1 11 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.11%) JNCIS
3 7 (7.87%) ISEB
4 6 (6.74%) Degree
5 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.25%) CCA
7 1 (1.12%) HND
7 1 (1.12%) MCSE
7 1 (1.12%) MCSA
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.12%) MCTS
7 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.12%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Firmware
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Netcool
2 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 12 (13.48%) Cisco
3 11 (12.36%) Juniper
3 11 (12.36%) CheckPoint
4 7 (7.87%) HP
5 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.49%) Nokia
7 3 (3.37%) Siemens
7 3 (3.37%) Ericsson
7 3 (3.37%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.25%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.25%) Huawei
8 2 (2.25%) F5
8 2 (2.25%) Tektronix
8 2 (2.25%) Telerik
8 2 (2.25%) Apple
8 2 (2.25%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix
9 1 (1.12%) Veritas
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