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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 39 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.20% 0.94% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.00% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £39.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +1.49%
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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
310 300 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.37% 93.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 145 209
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 56 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Python
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Subversion
4 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
4 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
4 7 (36.84%) OpenCL
5 6 (31.58%) C
6 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Perforce
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) TETRA
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) C++
8 2 (10.53%) HTML
8 2 (10.53%) XML
8 2 (10.53%) Internet
8 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
8 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.53%) Streaming Media
8 2 (10.53%) IPTV

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) TETRA
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) DECT
2 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Subversion
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) OpenCL
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Streaming Media
2 2 (10.53%) IPTV
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
3 6 (31.58%) C
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Tcl
5 1 (5.26%) TTCN
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Perforce
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft