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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 72 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 47 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.94% 1.02% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.14% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 6
Average daily rate
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£175 £250 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £361 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £88.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 - £147.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -20.00%
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
2167 2286 2199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.36% 89.54% 91.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1114 909
Average daily rate £398 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 113
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 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 29 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 +11 16 £338 +8.00% 1
Newbury +1 4 £155 -11.42%
Bracknell -5 4 - - 1
Slough - 3 £250 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 52 (60.47%) Telecoms
2 39 (45.35%) 3G
3 31 (36.05%) Validation
4 25 (29.07%) 4G
5 24 (27.91%) LTE
6 17 (19.77%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (18.60%) Test Strategy
7 16 (18.60%) GSM
8 15 (17.44%) VoLTE
9 14 (16.28%) Diameter Protocol
10 13 (15.12%) Cisco
11 12 (13.95%) CCNP
11 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (13.95%) CheckPoint
11 12 (13.95%) Test Scripting
11 12 (13.95%) Wireshark
12 11 (12.79%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (12.79%) Selenium
12 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
12 11 (12.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
12 11 (12.79%) SS7
12 11 (12.79%) Wireless
12 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (12.79%) Juniper
13 10 (11.63%) VoIP
13 10 (11.63%) 2G
13 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.47%) JNCIS
14 9 (10.47%) Software Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (3.49%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.33%) CMS
2 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
1 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (45.35%) 3G
2 25 (29.07%) 4G
3 24 (27.91%) LTE
4 16 (18.60%) GSM
5 15 (17.44%) VoLTE
6 14 (16.28%) Diameter Protocol
7 12 (13.95%) Wireshark
8 11 (12.79%) SIGTRAN
8 11 (12.79%) SS7
8 11 (12.79%) Wireless
9 10 (11.63%) VoIP
9 10 (11.63%) 2G
10 9 (10.47%) SMS
11 8 (9.30%) MVNO
12 7 (8.14%) INAP
13 6 (6.98%) ISUP
13 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
13 6 (6.98%) UMTS
13 6 (6.98%) LDAP
14 5 (5.81%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Selenium
2 4 (4.65%) eggPlant
3 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.16%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 52 (60.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Billing
3 3 (3.49%) Games
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Finance
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) WPF
2 3 (3.49%) Silverlight
2 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 2 (2.33%) JSON
3 2 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.16%) WCF
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) Flash
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Replication
3 3 (3.49%) STB
4 2 (2.33%) DTV
4 2 (2.33%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.33%) MPEG
4 2 (2.33%) IPTV
4 2 (2.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.16%) PDA
5 1 (1.16%) iSeries
5 1 (1.16%) AS400
5 1 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) UNIX
2 6 (6.98%) VMS
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) AIX
4 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) Validation
2 16 (18.60%) Test Strategy
3 12 (13.95%) Test Scripting
4 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
4 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
4 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
6 8 (9.30%) Network Architecture
7 7 (8.14%) TDD
8 6 (6.98%) Automated Testing
8 6 (6.98%) System Testing
9 4 (4.65%) Project Management
9 4 (4.65%) Migration
9 4 (4.65%) Test Management
9 4 (4.65%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.65%) Automation Testing
10 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.49%) Fault Management
10 3 (3.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) C#
2 6 (6.98%) Java
3 5 (5.81%) SQL
4 3 (3.49%) Ruby
5 2 (2.33%) Python
5 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.16%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) CCNP
1 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.47%) JNCIS
3 7 (8.14%) ISEB
4 4 (4.65%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) CCA
5 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.16%) MCTS
6 1 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) HND
6 1 (1.16%) MCSE
6 1 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.16%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Iperf
2 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.16%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Cisco
2 12 (13.95%) CheckPoint
3 11 (12.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (12.79%) Juniper
4 8 (9.30%) HP
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.65%) Nokia
7 3 (3.49%) Siemens
7 3 (3.49%) Ericsson
7 3 (3.49%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.33%) Apple
8 2 (2.33%) Telerik
8 2 (2.33%) Adobe
8 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.33%) Huawei
8 2 (2.33%) Tektronix
8 2 (2.33%) F5
9 1 (1.16%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.16%) Endeca
9 1 (1.16%) Google
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