The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 111 108 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 35 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.75% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.81% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £260 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% -28.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Test Engineer
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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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2854 2228 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.73% 93.34% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1094 1453
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £199 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 218 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Cambridgeshire +12 24 £363 +42.15% 10
Hertfordshire -26 4 £400 +37.93% 3
Bedfordshire -17 3 £230 - 1
Essex - 3 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 14 (28.00%) Python
3 13 (26.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (20.00%) Selenium
5 9 (18.00%) Electronics
5 9 (18.00%) Wireless
5 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.00%) Ruby
6 8 (16.00%) Windows
6 8 (16.00%) .NET
7 7 (14.00%) Perl
7 7 (14.00%) Firewall
7 7 (14.00%) Telnet
7 7 (14.00%) DHCP
7 7 (14.00%) JIRA
7 7 (14.00%) Subversion
7 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.00%) OpenCL
8 6 (12.00%) Redmine
8 6 (12.00%) Trac
8 6 (12.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (12.00%) NAS
8 6 (12.00%) LabVIEW
8 6 (12.00%) Bugzilla
8 6 (12.00%) Telecoms

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Wireless
2 7 (14.00%) Firewall
2 7 (14.00%) Telnet
2 7 (14.00%) DHCP
3 6 (12.00%) NAS
3 6 (12.00%) FTP
3 6 (12.00%) HTTP
3 6 (12.00%) Broadband
4 4 (8.00%) GSM
5 3 (6.00%) GPRS
5 3 (6.00%) UMTS
5 3 (6.00%) 3G
5 3 (6.00%) ZigBee
5 3 (6.00%) LTE
6 2 (4.00%) TETRA
6 2 (4.00%) IPsec
6 2 (4.00%) 2G
6 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 7 (14.00%) Subversion
2 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.00%) Redmine
3 6 (12.00%) Trac
3 6 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (12.00%) LabVIEW
3 6 (12.00%) Bugzilla
3 6 (12.00%) JUnit
4 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.00%) RSpec
4 2 (4.00%) Hudson
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.00%) Capybara
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.00%) WATIR
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (18.00%) Electronics
2 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.00%) WAP
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Firmware
2 5 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.00%) STB
4 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.00%) bada
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Use Case
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.00%) Scrum
6 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Validation
7 3 (6.00%) TDD
8 2 (4.00%) Network Management
8 2 (4.00%) BDD
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Python
2 13 (26.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (16.00%) Ruby
4 7 (14.00%) Perl
5 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (12.00%) PHP
5 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.00%) C
5 6 (12.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.00%) Java
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.00%) Erlang
7 1 (2.00%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
1 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.00%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
1 3 (6.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) Splunk
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
2 2 (4.00%) Agilent
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) Cognos
3 1 (2.00%) Symbian
3 1 (2.00%) EMC
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Nokia
3 1 (2.00%) Siemens
3 1 (2.00%) Huawei
3 1 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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