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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 121 120 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.57% 0.58% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.63% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
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£170 £243 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.89% -19.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £26.75 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £33.75 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -16.66%
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
2631 2689 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.17% 92.03% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1489 1496 1035
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 224 245
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
Suffolk +10 5 - -
Essex +1 3 £170 +3.03% 1
Hertfordshire -1 3 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £275 - 10
Norfolk - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +4 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Firmware
3 7 (19.44%) .NET
4 6 (16.67%) Electronics
4 6 (16.67%) Wireless
4 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
5 5 (13.89%) Validation
5 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 5 (13.89%) HTML
5 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle
6 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET
6 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 4 (11.11%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
6 4 (11.11%) Python
6 4 (11.11%) UNIX
6 4 (11.11%) LabVIEW
6 4 (11.11%) 3G
6 4 (11.11%) WCF
6 4 (11.11%) WPF
6 4 (11.11%) Retail
6 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) HTML5
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle Retail

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (5.56%) MS Office
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Wireless
2 4 (11.11%) 3G
3 3 (8.33%) 2G
3 3 (8.33%) ZigBee
4 2 (5.56%) LTE
4 2 (5.56%) NAS
4 2 (5.56%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (5.56%) Telnet
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) Broadband
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) FTP
4 2 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (2.78%) GSM
5 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.78%) SS7
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) LabVIEW
3 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.56%) Redmine
3 2 (5.56%) Trac
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (16.67%) Electronics
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Avionics
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) HTML
3 4 (11.11%) HTML5
3 4 (11.11%) WCF
3 4 (11.11%) WPF
3 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) JRuby
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) GIS
3 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) UNIX
4 2 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.89%) Validation
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 3 (8.33%) Use Case
6 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) User Stories
6 2 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.56%) System Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) BDD
6 2 (5.56%) Information Management
6 2 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) C
2 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
3 2 (5.56%) Groovy
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.78%) Erlang
4 1 (2.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
1 4 (11.11%) EMC