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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 72 92 71
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 0.074% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.078% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £375 £200 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -36.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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 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
843 1290 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.88% 95.70% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 707 642
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 48
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.14 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% +34.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £30.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +16 2 £375 +87.50% 2
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) Jasmine

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 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Avaya
1 1 (33.33%) IBM