The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 18 April 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.67% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
332 156 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.48% 93.98% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 103 95
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.91 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Engineer
South Wales

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Calabash
3 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) JBehave

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Calabash
2 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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