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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 36 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.01% 3.39% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 3.59% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £423 £468 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +79.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £41.20 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +30.08%

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
344 446 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.99% 94.49% 97.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 251 274
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 38
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +84.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £56.53 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +1 4 - - 1
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 25 (73.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (70.59%) DV Cleared
3 21 (61.76%) Selenium
3 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (61.76%) Python
4 18 (52.94%) Linux
4 18 (52.94%) SDLC
5 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
6 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
6 13 (38.24%) Scrum
6 13 (38.24%) Cucumber
7 12 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (35.29%) Validation
7 12 (35.29%) Oracle
7 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
8 11 (32.35%) System Testing
8 11 (32.35%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (32.35%) Integration Testing
8 11 (32.35%) C
8 11 (32.35%) Waterfall
8 11 (32.35%) DevOps
8 11 (32.35%) V-Model
8 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
8 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
8 11 (32.35%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (29.41%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (29.41%) Java
9 10 (29.41%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 21 (61.76%) Selenium
2 13 (38.24%) Cucumber
3 6 (17.65%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) Ant
4 4 (11.76%) Maven
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
5 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) JMeter
5 2 (5.88%) JUnit
5 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (8.82%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.94%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) SDLC
3 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
4 13 (38.24%) Scrum
4 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
5 12 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
5 12 (35.29%) Validation
6 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
6 11 (32.35%) DevOps
6 11 (32.35%) Integration Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Risk Analysis
6 11 (32.35%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (32.35%) System Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
6 11 (32.35%) V-Model
6 11 (32.35%) Waterfall
7 10 (29.41%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (29.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) Python
2 11 (32.35%) C
3 10 (29.41%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) Perl
4 8 (23.53%) Ruby
5 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Scala
6 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) C#
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (70.59%) DV Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) ISEB
3 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) HNC
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.88%) Cloudera
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft