The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England 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 of England
Rank 98 112 94
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.60% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.63% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 13
Median daily rate £445 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Median hourly rate £34.50 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £20.95 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.66 £49.50 £41.50
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 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
2072 2218 2453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.35% 95.36% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 1328 1479
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 223 204
Median hourly rate £34.56 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.48% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.50 £40.00
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 of England

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

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 24 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Bedfordshire +21 12 £450 +50.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £278 -21.83% 17
Hertfordshire -3 3 £350 - 2
Suffolk -8 3 £200 -
Test Engineer
England

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

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 of England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (53.70%) Python
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.74%) C#
4 21 (38.89%) QA
4 21 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 21 (38.89%) Cucumber
5 20 (37.04%) Ruby
6 18 (33.33%) BDD
7 17 (31.48%) Selenium
8 16 (29.63%) API Testing
9 15 (27.78%) SDET
9 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (27.78%) TDD
10 14 (25.93%) TeamCity
11 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
11 12 (22.22%) Java
11 12 (22.22%) Mobile App
12 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
12 11 (20.37%) ATDD
12 11 (20.37%) Feature Driven Development
13 10 (18.52%) JIRA
13 10 (18.52%) SpecFlow
14 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 9 (16.67%) Calabash
14 9 (16.67%) JUnit
14 9 (16.67%) Perl
15 8 (14.81%) JBehave
15 8 (14.81%) WebDriver
15 8 (14.81%) Windows

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (7.41%) Bluetooth
3 3 (5.56%) Network Security
3 3 (5.56%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) BGP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.70%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (3.70%) IPv4
4 2 (3.70%) IPv6
4 2 (3.70%) Multicast
4 2 (3.70%) OSPF
4 2 (3.70%) RS-422
4 2 (3.70%) SDH
4 2 (3.70%) SONET
4 2 (3.70%) VPLS
4 2 (3.70%) VRRP
5 1 (1.85%) 802.11
5 1 (1.85%) Broadband
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Cucumber
2 17 (31.48%) Selenium
3 14 (25.93%) TeamCity
4 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 10 (18.52%) JIRA
5 10 (18.52%) SpecFlow
6 9 (16.67%) Calabash
6 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 9 (16.67%) JUnit
7 8 (14.81%) JBehave
7 8 (14.81%) WebDriver
8 7 (12.96%) Appium
8 7 (12.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (12.96%) TestNG
9 5 (9.26%) Ant
9 5 (9.26%) LabVIEW
9 5 (9.26%) Maven
10 4 (7.41%) Capybara
10 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 5 (9.26%) Electronics
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Military
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.85%) Kafka
3 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Android
3 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 18 (33.33%) BDD
4 16 (29.63%) API Testing
5 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (27.78%) TDD
6 11 (20.37%) ATDD
6 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
6 11 (20.37%) Feature Driven Development
7 7 (12.96%) Defect Management
8 6 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Code Coverage
11 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) Python
2 22 (40.74%) C#
3 20 (37.04%) Ruby
4 12 (22.22%) Java
5 9 (16.67%) Perl
6 7 (12.96%) C
7 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.26%) C++
9 4 (7.41%) SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.89%) QA
2 15 (27.78%) SDET
3 2 (3.70%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Xamarin
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) Huawei
4 2 (3.70%) Juniper
4 2 (3.70%) Meraki
4 2 (3.70%) MikroTik
4 2 (3.70%) NetApp
4 2 (3.70%) Serena
4 2 (3.70%) Tellabs
5 1 (1.85%) BT
5 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Samsung
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