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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 29 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.94% 0.41% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 0.42% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £265 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.66% -14.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
428 473 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 91.85% 96.93% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 270 240
Median daily rate £388 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 20
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +12 14 £400 - 1
Gloucester - 3 £450 - 2
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 25 (78.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 19 (59.38%) Python
4 18 (56.25%) Linux
4 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (56.25%) Selenium
5 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 12 (37.50%) Java
5 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
6 11 (34.38%) SDLC
6 11 (34.38%) Automated Testing
7 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
8 9 (28.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (28.13%) Oracle
9 8 (25.00%) Ruby
9 8 (25.00%) ISEB
10 7 (21.88%) Maven
10 7 (21.88%) JIRA
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) Ant
10 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
11 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
11 6 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Scrum
12 5 (15.63%) Validation
12 5 (15.63%) JMeter
12 5 (15.63%) JUnit

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 5 (15.63%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
1 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
1 5 (15.63%) OrientDB
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) Ant
2 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) JIRA
2 7 (21.88%) Maven
3 6 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (15.63%) ClearCase
4 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
4 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (15.63%) JMeter
4 5 (15.63%) JUnit
5 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) JSON
1 5 (15.63%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 11 (34.38%) Automated Testing
3 11 (34.38%) SDLC
4 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (28.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (15.63%) Validation
8 4 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Python
2 12 (37.50%) Java
3 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
4 8 (25.00%) Ruby
5 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) C
6 5 (15.63%) Perl
6 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
4 8 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.25%) Cloudera
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft