The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff 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 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 31 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.21% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £365 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Test Engineer
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
267 439 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.52% 97.99% 98.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 361 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Cardiff region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) OO
4 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
5 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) JUnit
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (28.57%) Python
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) JBehave
6 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (14.29%) SDET

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) JBehave
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle