The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 88 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.18% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.54% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.91% +12.30%
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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 East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1512 1480 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 91.80% 93.08% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 796 619
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £80 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 114 152
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £36.50 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Leicestershire +10 1 £338 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £288 - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Calabash
3 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
3 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 3G
1 1 (7.14%) 2G
1 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
1 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Calabash
2 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows CE
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
1 2 (14.29%) C
1 2 (14.29%) C++
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001