The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 121 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.73% 1.15% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.23% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 14
Average daily rate £313 £303 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
Average hourly rate £31.25 £38.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.83% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £25.90 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £47.90 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2938 2107 2938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.18% 93.56% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1639 1079 1416
Average daily rate £370 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 246 307
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Engineer
England

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -7 6 £325 +8.06% 4
Cambridgeshire -24 5 £200 -33.88% 21
Suffolk - 4 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £300 - 1
Essex - 3 £165 - 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) C
4 7 (17.95%) HTTP
4 7 (17.95%) QA
4 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.38%) Finance
5 6 (15.38%) ISEB
5 6 (15.38%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) Java
5 6 (15.38%) Windows
6 5 (12.82%) Solaris
6 5 (12.82%) Python
6 5 (12.82%) .NET
6 5 (12.82%) JUnit
6 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.82%) HP
6 5 (12.82%) Electronics
6 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Wireless
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.82%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) Embedded Systems

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) HTTP
2 5 (12.82%) Wireless
3 4 (10.26%) SMPP
4 2 (5.13%) NAS
4 2 (5.13%) LTE
4 2 (5.13%) TELNET
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) FTP
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) GSM
4 2 (5.13%) Broadband
4 2 (5.13%) UMTS
5 1 (2.56%) WCDMA
5 1 (2.56%) GPRS
5 1 (2.56%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) SMS
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) JUnit
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
3 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.26%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.26%) LabVIEW
4 3 (7.69%) ClearQuest
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
4 3 (7.69%) NUnit
4 3 (7.69%) MSTest
4 3 (7.69%) RSpec
5 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Trac
6 1 (2.56%) Redmine
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Electronics
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) XMPP
3 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Flash
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.69%) Firmware
3 2 (5.13%) STB
4 1 (2.56%) MPEG
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) IPTV
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Solaris
4 4 (10.26%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
1 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
1 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) TDD
4 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
4 5 (12.82%) BDD
5 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) Use Case
8 1 (2.56%) Code Coverage
8 1 (2.56%) CAD
8 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL
8 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) C
2 6 (15.38%) C#
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 4 (10.26%) Erlang
5 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (7.69%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) Tcl
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.82%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Cognos
4 1 (2.56%) Telelogic
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
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