The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Gloucestershire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 44 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.74% 1.25% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.29% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £475 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.74% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Test Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
447 465 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 96.96% 96.67% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 272 192
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £288 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £20.00 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Gloucestershire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
Cheltenham +10 2 £475 +23.37% 3
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Linux
1 14 (60.87%) DV Cleared
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) Validation
5 8 (34.78%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
6 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (30.43%) V-Model
6 7 (30.43%) System Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
6 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
6 7 (30.43%) SDLC
6 7 (30.43%) C
6 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
6 7 (30.43%) Selenium
6 7 (30.43%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) DO-178B
7 6 (26.09%) DevOps
8 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (21.74%) Serena
8 5 (21.74%) Perl
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (17.39%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.70%) Avionics
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Validation
4 7 (30.43%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) SDLC
4 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (30.43%) System Testing
4 7 (30.43%) V-Model
4 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) DevOps
5 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Python
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
3 7 (30.43%) C
4 5 (21.74%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) DV Cleared
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Serena
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Wind River
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