The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 38 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 24 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.15% 1.32% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 1.40% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Test Engineer
East of England

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
712 712 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.56% 94.18% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 301 300
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 55 121
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 15 £363 +39.42% 13
Peterborough - 4 £350 - 1
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 12 (42.86%) Python
2 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Electronics
4 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) Subversion
4 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (25.00%) OpenCL
5 5 (17.86%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (17.86%) C
6 4 (14.29%) LabVIEW
6 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (10.71%) ZigBee
7 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Validation
7 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) GSM
8 2 (7.14%) 3G
8 2 (7.14%) GPRS
8 2 (7.14%) Bluetooth
8 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.14%) 2G
8 2 (7.14%) TETRA
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) GSM
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
1 3 (10.71%) ZigBee
2 2 (7.14%) 2G
2 2 (7.14%) TETRA
2 2 (7.14%) GPRS
2 2 (7.14%) 3G
2 2 (7.14%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.57%) DECT
3 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Subversion
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 8 (28.57%) Electronics
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) OpenCL
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
6 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.86%) C
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.57%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) EMC
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