The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank - 69 86
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.61% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.65% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
837 929 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.69% 95.18% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 477 560
Median daily rate £390 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 45
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £24.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) SDET
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
5 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Server Building
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Docker
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
6 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 2 (18.18%) IVR
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 2 (18.18%) HTML

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
3 1 (9.09%) Appium
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) IVR
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
4 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
4 3 (27.27%) Server Building
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) ES6
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Avaya
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Xamarin