The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 32 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.33% 2.11% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.20% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Median daily rate - £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire

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
323 501 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.17% 95.98% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 322 324
Median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 46
Median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £47.50
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 Cambridge

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridge region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) Bluetooth
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) Typography
5 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Buildbot
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Groovy
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Bluetooth
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Buildbot
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) WSDL
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Typography
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Groovy
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware