The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 98 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 32 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 1.17% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.28% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 11
Average daily rate £175 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £292 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2640 2271 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.23% 91.54% 90.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 899 1020
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 150 102
Average hourly rate £17.00 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Engineer
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 12 £213 -34.61% 3
Newbury -5 6 £175 -35.18% 1
Bracknell -4 3 £225 -10.00% 1
Slough - - - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (34.85%) Radio Access Network
3 19 (28.79%) Huawei
4 18 (27.27%) LTE
4 18 (27.27%) 3G
5 17 (25.76%) MPLS
5 17 (25.76%) Ethernet
6 15 (22.73%) C#
6 15 (22.73%) MS Excel
6 15 (22.73%) BGP
7 14 (21.21%) VRRP
7 14 (21.21%) SQL
7 14 (21.21%) VPN
8 13 (19.70%) ISEB
8 13 (19.70%) Windows
8 13 (19.70%) 2G
9 12 (18.18%) ATM
10 11 (16.67%) SDH
10 11 (16.67%) VB
10 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 11 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 10 (15.15%) Network Design
11 10 (15.15%) HSRP
11 10 (15.15%) RSVP
11 10 (15.15%) OSPF
11 10 (15.15%) Internet
12 9 (13.64%) .NET
12 9 (13.64%) MS Access
12 9 (13.64%) MS Office
12 9 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.52%) Node.js
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.64%) MS Office
3 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) Radio Access Network
2 18 (27.27%) LTE
2 18 (27.27%) 3G
3 17 (25.76%) MPLS
3 17 (25.76%) Ethernet
4 15 (22.73%) BGP
5 14 (21.21%) VRRP
5 14 (21.21%) VPN
6 13 (19.70%) 2G
7 12 (18.18%) ATM
8 11 (16.67%) SDH
9 10 (15.15%) RSVP
9 10 (15.15%) OSPF
9 10 (15.15%) Internet
9 10 (15.15%) HSRP
10 7 (10.61%) DWDM
10 7 (10.61%) Firewall
11 5 (7.58%) Broadband
11 5 (7.58%) GSM
11 5 (7.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) MS Access
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Selenium
2 4 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.55%) WinRunner
3 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.55%) Ranorex
4 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.03%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.52%) JMeter
5 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.52%) JIRA
5 1 (1.52%) MSTest
5 1 (1.52%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.52%) Robotium
5 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.52%) Calabash
5 1 (1.52%) QAComplete
General
1 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.61%) Games
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) JSON
2 5 (7.58%) REST
2 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (6.06%) Silverlight
4 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.52%) XML
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.52%) Ajax
6 1 (1.52%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) IPTV
2 4 (6.06%) Open Source
3 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) iSeries
4 1 (1.52%) Firmware
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) UNIX
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) Android
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Solaris
4 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.52%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (15.15%) Network Design
3 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
4 7 (10.61%) Capacity Management
5 6 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (9.09%) OOD
5 6 (9.09%) OO
6 5 (7.58%) Validation
7 4 (6.06%) Scrum
7 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Automation Testing
8 3 (4.55%) User Stories
8 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.03%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.03%) High Availability
9 2 (3.03%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.03%) Test Management
10 1 (1.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) C#
2 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) VB
4 8 (12.12%) C++
5 6 (9.09%) Java
5 6 (9.09%) C
6 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.03%) Perl
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.03%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Korn
8 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) ISEB
2 11 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CCIE
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Huawei
2 9 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) Nortel
4 7 (10.61%) Business Objects
4 7 (10.61%) BT
4 7 (10.61%) OPNET
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco
6 5 (7.58%) VMware
7 4 (6.06%) HP
7 4 (6.06%) Juniper
7 4 (6.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (6.06%) Ericsson
7 4 (6.06%) Oracle
8 3 (4.55%) IBM
9 1 (1.52%) Nokia
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.52%) NetCracker
9 1 (1.52%) Endeca
9 1 (1.52%) Google
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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