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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 69 99 79
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 44 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.79% 1.11% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.22% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 11
Average daily rate
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£260 £320 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +82.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £370 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £88.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
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
2185 2206 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.04% 90.41% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1046 936
Average daily rate £375 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 52 90
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £28.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +17 14 £339 -8.44%
Maidenhead +5 5 £260 -
Bracknell -6 4 - -
Slough +4 3 £250 +16.27%
Newbury +1 3 - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 47 (53.41%) Telecoms
2 41 (46.59%) 3G
3 27 (30.68%) Validation
4 23 (26.14%) LTE
4 23 (26.14%) 4G
5 17 (19.32%) Diameter Protocol
6 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (17.05%) VoLTE
8 14 (15.91%) GSM
9 13 (14.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 13 (14.77%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.64%) Wireshark
10 12 (13.64%) Selenium
10 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 12 (13.64%) SS7
11 11 (12.50%) SMS
11 11 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
12 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
12 10 (11.36%) Test Planning
12 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (11.36%) VoIP
12 10 (11.36%) C#
12 10 (11.36%) Wireless
13 9 (10.23%) 2G
13 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
14 8 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (9.09%) MVNO
14 8 (9.09%) Java
14 8 (9.09%) UNIX

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.59%) 3G
2 23 (26.14%) LTE
2 23 (26.14%) 4G
3 17 (19.32%) Diameter Protocol
4 15 (17.05%) VoLTE
5 14 (15.91%) GSM
6 12 (13.64%) SS7
6 12 (13.64%) Wireshark
7 11 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
7 11 (12.50%) SMS
8 10 (11.36%) VoIP
8 10 (11.36%) Wireless
9 9 (10.23%) 2G
10 8 (9.09%) MVNO
10 8 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (7.95%) LDAP
11 7 (7.95%) INAP
12 6 (6.82%) UMTS
12 6 (6.82%) SMPP
12 6 (6.82%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) DB2
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Selenium
2 4 (4.55%) WebDriver
2 4 (4.55%) eggPlant
3 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.41%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.27%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.14%) JMeter
5 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.14%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (53.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Games
2 4 (4.55%) Billing
3 3 (3.41%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.27%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Finance
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) SOAP
3 3 (3.41%) WPF
3 3 (3.41%) Silverlight
3 3 (3.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) HTML5
4 2 (2.27%) JSON
4 2 (2.27%) XML
5 1 (1.14%) Flash
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.14%) WCF
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) STB
4 3 (3.41%) DTV
5 2 (2.27%) MPEG
5 2 (2.27%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.27%) IPTV
5 2 (2.27%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) PDA
6 1 (1.14%) Wiki
6 1 (1.14%) iSeries
6 1 (1.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) UNIX
2 6 (6.82%) VMS
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.14%) AIX
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Validation
2 13 (14.77%) Test Automation
3 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
4 10 (11.36%) Test Planning
5 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
6 7 (7.95%) TDD
6 7 (7.95%) Network Architecture
7 6 (6.82%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.68%) System Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Test Management
9 4 (4.55%) Automation Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Migration
9 4 (4.55%) Project Management
10 3 (3.41%) CRM
10 3 (3.41%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.41%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) C#
2 8 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (5.68%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) Ruby
5 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.14%) PHP
6 1 (1.14%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.14%) VB
6 1 (1.14%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) CCNP
1 6 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.68%) ISEB
3 4 (4.55%) JNCIS
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.27%) CCA
5 1 (1.14%) HND
5 1 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (1.14%) MCSA
5 1 (1.14%) MCTS
5 1 (1.14%) MCITP
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.14%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Firmware
1 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.14%) Iperf
2 1 (1.14%) Netcool
2 1 (1.14%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (9.09%) HP
3 6 (6.82%) Cisco
3 6 (6.82%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.68%) Juniper
4 5 (5.68%) Nokia
5 3 (3.41%) Siemens
5 3 (3.41%) Ericsson
5 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.27%) Adobe
6 2 (2.27%) Apple
6 2 (2.27%) Tektronix
6 2 (2.27%) Telerik
7 1 (1.14%) Endeca
7 1 (1.14%) Google
7 1 (1.14%) Coremetrics
7 1 (1.14%) Huawei
7 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.14%) Actix