The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Gloucestershire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 41 29 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.56% 1.63% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.73% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£306 £235 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.31% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £235 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
420 231 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.75% 94.29% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 122 269
Average daily rate £361 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 34
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -51.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
South West

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 28 July 2014. 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 2 £275 - 3
Cheltenham - - - -
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Military
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
3 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) DO-160
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) 4G
4 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Physics

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) LTE
2 1 (11.11%) VSAT
2 1 (11.11%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Military
3 1 (11.11%) Avionics
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
1 2 (22.22%) BDD
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
2 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Tcl
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss