The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 39 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.78% 1.33% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.37% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £338 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
484 582 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.46% 96.84% 97.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 344 351
Median daily rate £350 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 54
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.25 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
Cambridge +13 5 £338 +21.62% 11
Peterborough -1 3 £300 +4.34% 2
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Electronics
4 5 (25.00%) Perl
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) C
5 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) WLAN
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (15.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Java EE
7 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
1 3 (15.00%) WLAN
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (5.00%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
4 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) Appium
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Gerrit
5 1 (5.00%) JBehave
General
1 5 (25.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Code Coverage
5 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) Java
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Ruby
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.00%) GDPR
3 1 (5.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) BT
2 1 (5.00%) Samsung
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
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