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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 110 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.71% 0.98% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.01% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate £294 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £383 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £33.60 £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
2273 2472 2291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.38% 96.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1468 1252
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 229 245
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £39.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 9 £280 -20.00% 9
Essex +3 3 £338 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 21 (36.84%) Python
2 20 (35.09%) C++
3 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (28.07%) Software Testing
5 15 (26.32%) SQL
6 14 (24.56%) C
6 14 (24.56%) Web Services
7 13 (22.81%) SOAP
7 13 (22.81%) Windows
8 12 (21.05%) XML
8 12 (21.05%) Scrum
8 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
9 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
9 11 (19.30%) JIRA
9 11 (19.30%) Linux
9 11 (19.30%) ISEB
10 10 (17.54%) Electronics
10 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
10 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
10 10 (17.54%) Defect Management
11 9 (15.79%) Process Improvement
11 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 9 (15.79%) Groovy
11 9 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (15.79%) Maven
11 9 (15.79%) Ant
12 8 (14.04%) WSDL
13 7 (12.28%) PHP
13 7 (12.28%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
1 3 (5.26%) RS-422
2 2 (3.51%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) ADSL
3 1 (1.75%) Broadband
3 1 (1.75%) DHCP
3 1 (1.75%) DPNSS
3 1 (1.75%) DSLAM
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) FTP
3 1 (1.75%) H.323
3 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.75%) MGCP
3 1 (1.75%) PSTN
3 1 (1.75%) QSIG
3 1 (1.75%) SS7
3 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) Telnet
3 1 (1.75%) VDSL
3 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) GIS
2 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
1 11 (19.30%) JIRA
1 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
2 9 (15.79%) Ant
2 9 (15.79%) Maven
3 7 (12.28%) LabVIEW
4 4 (7.02%) Selenium
5 3 (5.26%) JUnit
5 3 (5.26%) Subversion
6 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.51%) CruiseControl
6 2 (3.51%) DbUnit
6 2 (3.51%) FxCop
6 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.51%) QADirector
6 2 (3.51%) ReSharper
6 2 (3.51%) StyleCop
6 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.75%) Redmine
7 1 (1.75%) Trac
General
1 10 (17.54%) Electronics
2 6 (10.53%) Games
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.75%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) Web Services
2 13 (22.81%) SOAP
3 12 (21.05%) XML
4 8 (14.04%) WSDL
5 6 (10.53%) Unreal Engine
6 5 (8.77%) Qt
7 4 (7.02%) .NET
7 4 (7.02%) REST
8 3 (5.26%) RESTful
9 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (3.51%) CSS
9 2 (3.51%) CSS3
9 2 (3.51%) D3.js
9 2 (3.51%) HTML
9 2 (3.51%) HTML5
9 2 (3.51%) J2EE
9 2 (3.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) STB
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
4 3 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Software Testing
3 12 (21.05%) Scrum
3 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Defect Management
4 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
5 9 (15.79%) Process Improvement
5 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.28%) Validation
7 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 6 (10.53%) TDD
8 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Information Management
9 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.26%) System Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.51%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Python
2 20 (35.09%) C++
3 15 (26.32%) SQL
4 14 (24.56%) C
5 9 (15.79%) Groovy
6 7 (12.28%) PHP
7 6 (10.53%) C#
8 5 (8.77%) Java
9 4 (7.02%) Embedded C
9 4 (7.02%) Embedded C++
10 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
10 3 (5.26%) Perl
11 2 (3.51%) Ruby
11 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.75%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) ISEB
2 9 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) Degree
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) IEC 61508
1 5 (8.77%) ISO 9001
1 5 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.26%) Serena
2 2 (3.51%) Coverity
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Alcatel-Lucent