The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 11 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 13 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.68% 4.03% -
As % of the Job Titles category 14.29% 4.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £475 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
Test Engineer
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 140 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 95.79% 93.96% 98.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 87 26
Average daily rate £409 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £548 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 5 (35.71%) Serena
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
4 4 (28.57%) C
4 4 (28.57%) DO-178B
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) V-Model
6 1 (7.14%) Wind River

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) V-Model
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
1 6 (42.86%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Serena
2 1 (7.14%) Wind River