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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 96 93 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.31% 1.28% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.42% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 11
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£286 £241 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.65% -10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £115 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £321 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £288 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.13% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.19 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+53.09% -35.59%
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
2508 2534 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.00% 89.95% 90.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1303 799
Average daily rate £398 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 108 133
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +13 14 £313 +150.00%
Bracknell 0 1 - - 2
Slough -2 1 £205 - 1
Maidenhead -3 1 £260 -11.86% 1
Newbury -10 1 £158 -30.00% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 41 (59.42%) Telecoms
2 33 (47.83%) 3G
3 31 (44.93%) Validation
4 21 (30.43%) LTE
5 20 (28.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (21.74%) VoLTE
8 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
9 12 (17.39%) 4G
9 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (15.94%) Cisco
10 11 (15.94%) Replication
10 11 (15.94%) Test Planning
11 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
11 10 (14.49%) Degree
11 10 (14.49%) CCNP
11 10 (14.49%) Juniper
11 10 (14.49%) CheckPoint
12 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.59%) SGSN
13 8 (11.59%) JNCIS
13 8 (11.59%) Java
13 8 (11.59%) UNIX
14 7 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
15 6 (8.70%) SQL
15 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
15 6 (8.70%) RANAP
15 6 (8.70%) TDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) 3G
2 21 (30.43%) LTE
3 15 (21.74%) VoLTE
4 12 (17.39%) 4G
5 8 (11.59%) SGSN
6 6 (8.70%) RANAP
6 6 (8.70%) INAP
6 6 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (7.25%) ISUP
7 5 (7.25%) LDAP
8 4 (5.80%) Wireshark
8 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.35%) GSM
10 2 (2.90%) ISDN
10 2 (2.90%) LAN
10 2 (2.90%) ATM
10 2 (2.90%) WAN
10 2 (2.90%) PPP
10 2 (2.90%) SONET
10 2 (2.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Selenium
2 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
General
1 41 (59.42%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Legal
2 1 (1.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) JSON
2 1 (1.45%) WPF
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.94%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) IPTV
4 1 (1.45%) PDA
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) UNIX
2 5 (7.25%) VMS
3 4 (5.80%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows
5 1 (1.45%) AIX
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Validation
2 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
3 11 (15.94%) Test Planning
4 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
5 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.70%) TDD
6 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.25%) System Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Migration
9 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.35%) Test Management
9 3 (4.35%) Fault Management
9 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Automation Testing
10 2 (2.90%) Integration Testing
10 2 (2.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) Python
3 4 (5.80%) C#
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) C
5 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 10 (14.49%) CCNP
3 8 (11.59%) JNCIS
4 5 (7.25%) ISEB
5 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) VCP4
6 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.45%) HND
7 1 (1.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.45%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) MCTS
7 1 (1.45%) MCITP
7 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.45%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (15.94%) Cisco
3 10 (14.49%) Juniper
3 10 (14.49%) CheckPoint
4 5 (7.25%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.90%) F5
6 2 (2.90%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.45%) McAfee
7 1 (1.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Telerik
7 1 (1.45%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.45%) Huawei
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) Nokia
7 1 (1.45%) Siemens
7 1 (1.45%) Veritas
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Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
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