The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 125 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 24 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.92% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.98% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £267 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £356 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2813 2244 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.69% 93.89% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1135 1418
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 237 360
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -27.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -18 10 £405 +15.71% 10
Essex - 5 £165 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 4 £331 +14.22%
Bedfordshire - 3 - - 2
Suffolk - 2 £301 - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (31.25%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (22.92%) Wireless
3 11 (22.92%) .NET
4 10 (20.83%) JUnit
5 9 (18.75%) Windows
5 9 (18.75%) Linux
5 9 (18.75%) Electronics
5 9 (18.75%) JIRA
6 8 (16.67%) Ruby
6 8 (16.67%) Firmware
6 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
7 7 (14.58%) NAS
7 7 (14.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (14.58%) QA
7 7 (14.58%) Use Case
7 7 (14.58%) Telnet
7 7 (14.58%) DHCP
7 7 (14.58%) FTP
7 7 (14.58%) HTTP
7 7 (14.58%) Broadband
7 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
7 7 (14.58%) Firewall
7 7 (14.58%) Bugzilla
7 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Perl
8 6 (12.50%) PHP
8 6 (12.50%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Wireless
2 7 (14.58%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) NAS
2 7 (14.58%) Broadband
2 7 (14.58%) DHCP
2 7 (14.58%) FTP
2 7 (14.58%) HTTP
2 7 (14.58%) Telnet
3 5 (10.42%) GSM
4 4 (8.33%) UMTS
4 4 (8.33%) LTE
4 4 (8.33%) ZigBee
5 3 (6.25%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.25%) GPRS
5 3 (6.25%) 3G
6 2 (4.17%) WCDMA
6 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.17%) VPN
6 2 (4.17%) LAN
6 2 (4.17%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) JUnit
3 9 (18.75%) JIRA
4 7 (14.58%) Bugzilla
4 7 (14.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (12.50%) Redmine
5 6 (12.50%) Trac
6 5 (10.42%) LabVIEW
6 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.33%) RSpec
8 3 (6.25%) NUnit
8 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.25%) MSTest
8 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.08%) Hudson
10 1 (2.08%) WATIR
General
1 9 (18.75%) Electronics
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) Flash
3 1 (2.08%) WAP
3 1 (2.08%) SyncML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Firmware
1 8 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) STB
3 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) IPTV
4 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) bada
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (14.58%) Use Case
2 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
3 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (10.42%) BDD
4 5 (10.42%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
4 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Ruby
2 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
3 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.50%) Perl
3 6 (12.50%) PHP
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 6 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (10.42%) C
5 4 (8.33%) Java
6 3 (6.25%) C#
7 1 (2.08%) Erlang
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) DO-160
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) HP
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) Agilent
5 2 (4.17%) Splunk
6 1 (2.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.08%) Huawei
6 1 (2.08%) Nokia
6 1 (2.08%) Siemens
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos
6 1 (2.08%) Symbian
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £22 - 32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago