The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 97 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.06% 1.39% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.49% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 7
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£281 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £28.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £34.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £33.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.84%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1933 1881 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.07% 93.40% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1069 875
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 113 175
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Hampshire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Hampshire region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - 3 £365 -
Hook -6 2 £339 -3.76%
Winchester -13 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 £438 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) Linux
5 10 (22.22%) Java
5 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.00%) Windows
7 8 (17.78%) Python
7 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
7 8 (17.78%) Validation
7 8 (17.78%) Migration
7 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Android
8 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
8 7 (15.56%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) C#
9 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.33%) QA
9 6 (13.33%) System Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Office 365
9 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
1 3 (6.67%) FTP
2 2 (4.44%) SNMP
2 2 (4.44%) LTE
2 2 (4.44%) FCoE
2 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.44%) VoLTE
2 2 (4.44%) UMTS
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) 3G
2 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) ATM
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) TestComplete
4 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 2 (4.44%) StarTeam
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (8.89%) Military
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (4.44%) XSL
4 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.22%) WinForms
5 1 (2.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Handset
2 2 (4.44%) AS400
2 2 (4.44%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) iSeries
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) PDA
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Windows
3 7 (15.56%) Android
4 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) UNIX
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Validation
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
3 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
4 6 (13.33%) System Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.89%) UML
6 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.89%) Requirements Management
7 3 (6.67%) Release Management
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) SysML
7 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) Python
3 7 (15.56%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.67%) C
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) VBScript
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.89%) ISEB
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.44%) MCITP
6 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP
6 2 (4.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.22%) MCSE
7 1 (2.22%) MCSA
7 1 (2.22%) MCTS
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) NFS
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.67%) Netcool
3 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) Veritas
4 3 (6.67%) McAfee
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Endeca
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) Coremetrics
6 1 (2.22%) Coverity
6 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix