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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 73 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.62% - 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£315 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1183 965 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 91.78% 93.24% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 486 409
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 72
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 1 August 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
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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
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 -
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) 3G
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) 2G
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) Automotive
6 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) 4G
6 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) JMeter
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) 3G
1 3 (20.00%) 2G
1 3 (20.00%) 4G
1 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (6.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Telematics
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) DO-160
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) HP
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