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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 92 84 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 35 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.33% 1.55% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.70% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 23
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£293 £168 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.62% -36.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £115 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +1.49%
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
2350 2352 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.35% 90.99% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1204 898
Average daily rate £390 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Reading +2 13 £350 +108.95% 1
Maidenhead 0 2 £315 +22.33%
Bracknell -1 2 £240 -11.11% 3
Slough - 2 £240 - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (55.07%) Telecoms
2 37 (53.62%) 3G
3 30 (43.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 29 (42.03%) LTE
5 24 (34.78%) Validation
6 23 (33.33%) VoLTE
7 20 (28.99%) Degree
8 18 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (26.09%) 4G
9 14 (20.29%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (14.49%) Java
11 9 (13.04%) Python
11 9 (13.04%) UNIX
12 8 (11.59%) 3GPP
12 8 (11.59%) Cisco
12 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (11.59%) SGSN
12 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
13 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
13 7 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (10.14%) Replication
13 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
13 7 (10.14%) TIBCO
13 7 (10.14%) INAP
13 7 (10.14%) Linux
14 6 (8.70%) LDAP
14 6 (8.70%) VMS
14 6 (8.70%) ISUP
14 6 (8.70%) Performance Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (53.62%) 3G
2 29 (42.03%) LTE
3 23 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 18 (26.09%) 4G
5 14 (20.29%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (11.59%) SGSN
6 8 (11.59%) 3GPP
7 7 (10.14%) INAP
8 6 (8.70%) RANAP
8 6 (8.70%) LDAP
8 6 (8.70%) ISUP
9 5 (7.25%) NAS
9 5 (7.25%) UMTS
10 4 (5.80%) GSM
10 4 (5.80%) SAN
11 2 (2.90%) SNA
11 2 (2.90%) WAN
11 2 (2.90%) PPP
11 2 (2.90%) ISDN
11 2 (2.90%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Selenium
2 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.45%) FishEye
2 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 38 (55.07%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) WML
1 1 (1.45%) XML
1 1 (1.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Replication
3 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.80%) User Experience
5 2 (2.90%) IPTV
6 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) UNIX
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) VMS
4 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Validation
2 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
3 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
3 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.70%) System Testing
4 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.25%) Coaching
6 4 (5.80%) Project Management
7 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.90%) CRM
7 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.90%) Network Design
7 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.45%) Analytics
8 1 (1.45%) Automation Testing
8 1 (1.45%) DevOps
8 1 (1.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 1 (1.45%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) Java
2 9 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (4.35%) SQL
4 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.25%) CCNP
4 4 (5.80%) JNCIS
5 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) ISEB
6 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (11.59%) Cisco
3 7 (10.14%) TIBCO
4 5 (7.25%) HP
4 5 (7.25%) Juniper
4 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.35%) Nokia
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.45%) Huawei
7 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.45%) F5