The first table below looks at the demand for the Hardware Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hardware Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Test Engineer
Rank 553 521 569
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Test Engineer 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.002% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £170 £201 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Hardware Test Engineer
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Hardware Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Hardware Test Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Hardware Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Hardware Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Hardware Test Engineer across the England region.

Hardware Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Hardware Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hardware Test Engineer across the England region.

Hardware Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Hardware Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Hardware 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 Hardware Test Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) STB
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE
3 5 (62.50%) MS Project
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) MySQL
6 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (12.50%) Military
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing

Hardware Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Hardware 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 Hardware Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
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