The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 47 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.26% 0.79% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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
377 371 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.92% 97.38% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 273 147
Average daily rate £343 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.25 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.15 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) OpenText
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) OpenText
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago