The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire 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 82 64 81
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate £350 £255 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -40.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £279 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1139 778 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.67% 91.42% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 414 492
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 76 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.07 £10.01 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.00 £36.50
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 Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire 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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Vacancies
Milton Keynes -15 3 £350 +22.80% 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) C
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Telematics
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) JMeter
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (20.00%) Windows CE
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) OOP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (40.00%) OO
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) OOP
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian