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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 107 130 125
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 0.61% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.64% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
Median daily rate £413 £355 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% +38.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £284 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
2430 2965 2886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.33% 95.09% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1800 1692
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 248 237
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.60 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - - 17
Bedfordshire +7 8 £450 - 1
Suffolk -3 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Hertfordshire +12 2 - - 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.77%) Python
4 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
4 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 8 (20.51%) TDD
8 7 (17.95%) C
8 7 (17.95%) C#
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
8 7 (17.95%) JIRA
8 7 (17.95%) Defect Management
9 6 (15.38%) BDD
9 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 6 (15.38%) C++
9 6 (15.38%) Java
10 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.82%) OO
10 5 (12.82%) Bluetooth
10 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
10 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
10 5 (12.82%) Ruby
10 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Maven
11 4 (10.26%) LabWindows

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) LabWindows
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Bluetooth
2 3 (7.69%) RS-422
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) JIRA
4 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.26%) Ant
5 4 (10.26%) Maven
5 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.69%) Capybara
6 3 (7.69%) WATIR
6 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.13%) JBehave
7 2 (5.13%) JUnit
7 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.13%) TestNG
7 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
1 2 (5.13%) Automotive
1 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Avionics
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Military
2 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) XML
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) WSDL
4 1 (2.56%) Java RMI
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) XML-RPC
4 1 (2.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
3 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (20.51%) TDD
5 7 (17.95%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 6 (15.38%) BDD
6 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.82%) OO
8 4 (10.26%) Open Source
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
8 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Python
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) C
3 7 (17.95%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) C++
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) Perl
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.13%) Groovy
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SDET
3 1 (2.56%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Serena
3 2 (5.13%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.56%) EMC
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
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