The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 52 51 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.29% 0.25% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.27% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
434 377 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.53% 92.63% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 260 149
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 46
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) GIS
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) EMC