The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 29 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.18% 1.76% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.46% 1.82% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £475 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
426 494 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.63% 96.67% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 299 137
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +161.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £10.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £45.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 12 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
Cheltenham +14 13 £475 +53.22%
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (55.00%) DV Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (35.00%) DO-178B
4 7 (35.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) Validation
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (25.00%) Serena
6 5 (25.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
7 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) V-Model
7 4 (20.00%) SDLC
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Avionics
8 3 (15.00%) DevOps
8 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) UML
9 2 (10.00%) Perl

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (15.00%) Avionics
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Validation
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) V-Model
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Serena
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Wind River
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