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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 47 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.05% 2.36% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 2.46% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£310 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
444 244 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 92.89% 96.06% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 125 180
Average daily rate £375 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 45
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.21% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.20 £35.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
3 3 (23.08%) Electronics
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Military
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) DO-160
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) 4G
5 1 (7.69%) REST

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
3 1 (7.69%) 4G
3 1 (7.69%) Multicast
3 1 (7.69%) LTE
3 1 (7.69%) VSAT
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) DVB
3 1 (7.69%) RTP
3 1 (7.69%) Telnet
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Military
3 1 (7.69%) Avionics
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) WSDL
1 1 (7.69%) JMS
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Physics
1 1 (7.69%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) SysML
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Tcl
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Software AG
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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