The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / East Midlands
Rank 90 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.54% 0.34% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.35% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -0.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +21.21%

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
1419 1427 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.23% 95.84% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 818 752
Median daily rate £360 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 89
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +3 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SDET
6 2 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (16.67%) TestNG
6 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Finance

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) TestNG
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
1 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) SCADA
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) R
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (8.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Freescale
1 1 (8.33%) Intel
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle