The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Cambridge 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 46 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.85% 3.24% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 3.42% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£460 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
440 351 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.42% 94.86% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 150 201
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 102
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 30 July 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 7 (87.50%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (62.50%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) JMeter
6 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
6 1 (12.50%) MPEG
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) IPTV
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Product Management
6 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (12.50%) MPEG
2 1 (12.50%) IPTV
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) QA