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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 98 94 114
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.02% 1.50% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.58% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 18
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £35.00 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +40.35%
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
2150 2475 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.30% 94.94% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1436 1768
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 259 191
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 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 -7 12 £325 +7.43% 10
Bedfordshire - 8 £450 -
Hertfordshire -5 2 - - 2
Suffolk -5 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 29 (51.79%) Python
2 26 (46.43%) C#
3 23 (41.07%) Selenium
4 22 (39.29%) Test Automation
5 19 (33.93%) QA
5 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (33.93%) TDD
6 17 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 16 (28.57%) BDD
8 14 (25.00%) Ruby
9 13 (23.21%) TeamCity
9 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
10 12 (21.43%) Defect Management
10 12 (21.43%) SDET
10 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 12 (21.43%) Java
10 12 (21.43%) E-Commerce
11 11 (19.64%) C
11 11 (19.64%) Feature Driven Development
11 11 (19.64%) ATDD
11 11 (19.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (17.86%) SpecFlow
12 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
13 9 (16.07%) JBehave
13 9 (16.07%) SoapUI
13 9 (16.07%) Perl
14 8 (14.29%) JUnit
14 8 (14.29%) JIRA
14 8 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 (1.79%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 4 (7.14%) RS-422
2 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (7.14%) Wireless
3 3 (5.36%) Network Security
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) 802.11
5 1 (1.79%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) RS-232
5 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) Selenium
2 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 13 (23.21%) TeamCity
4 10 (17.86%) SpecFlow
4 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
5 9 (16.07%) JBehave
5 9 (16.07%) SoapUI
6 8 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (14.29%) JIRA
6 8 (14.29%) JUnit
6 8 (14.29%) TestNG
7 6 (10.71%) Ant
7 6 (10.71%) Maven
8 5 (8.93%) LabVIEW
9 4 (7.14%) Appium
9 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.57%) Calabash
11 1 (1.79%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (8.93%) Electronics
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Back Office
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Military
2 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
1 3 (5.36%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) Java RMI
2 1 (1.79%) Kafka
2 1 (1.79%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) WPF
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Android
4 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Test Automation
2 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) TDD
3 17 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (28.57%) BDD
5 12 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 12 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 11 (19.64%) ATDD
6 11 (19.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (19.64%) Feature Driven Development
7 7 (12.50%) API Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.93%) OO
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Python
2 26 (46.43%) C#
3 14 (25.00%) Ruby
4 12 (21.43%) Java
5 11 (19.64%) C
6 9 (16.07%) Perl
7 7 (12.50%) C++
8 5 (8.93%) SQL
9 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
2 12 (21.43%) SDET
3 2 (3.57%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Xamarin
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Serena
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco
3 2 (3.57%) Meraki
3 2 (3.57%) MikroTik
4 1 (1.79%) BT
4 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Samsung