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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 114 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.61% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.57% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
Median daily rate £305 £170 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.41% -29.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £254 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £44.40 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.88 £34.60 £26.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 £35.80 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Test Engineer
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 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
2371 2636 2788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.19% 95.54% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1477 1536
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 242 231
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £238 -13.63% 10
Bedfordshire +7 3 - - 4
Suffolk -4 2 - - 3
Hertfordshire +10 1 - - 1
Norfolk -1 1 £450 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
3 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (23.33%) JIRA
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) Selenium
5 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (16.67%) C
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) ISEB
6 4 (13.33%) Windows
6 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 4 (13.33%) Web Services
6 4 (13.33%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) LabWindows
6 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Groovy
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (10.00%) Maven
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Use Case

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) LabWindows
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) RS-422
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.00%) Ant
4 3 (10.00%) Capybara
4 3 (10.00%) Maven
4 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.00%) WATIR
5 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 2 (6.67%) Automotive
1 2 (6.67%) Electronics
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Avionics
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
1 4 (13.33%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) WSDL
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Scrum
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Kanban
7 2 (6.67%) System Testing
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) C++
3 5 (16.67%) C
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
4 3 (10.00%) Groovy
4 3 (10.00%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) EMC
3 1 (3.33%) Serena
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