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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 91 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.11% 0.96% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 6
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£300 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £222 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £358 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
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 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £34.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -20.00%
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
1904 1806 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.80% 91.49% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1043 954
Average daily rate £375 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 106 166
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Hook -3 2 £325 -
Basingstoke - 2 £375 -
Fareham - 1 £300 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 £475 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (48.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) Linux
5 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
6 8 (18.60%) VMware
6 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (18.60%) Windows
6 8 (18.60%) Python
6 8 (18.60%) SQL
7 7 (16.28%) ISEB
7 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
7 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (13.95%) Android
8 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Java
8 6 (13.95%) .NET
8 6 (13.95%) Migration
8 6 (13.95%) Validation
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
9 5 (11.63%) HTML
9 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
9 5 (11.63%) System Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SAN
1 3 (6.98%) FTP
1 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.65%) FCoE
2 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.65%) SNMP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.33%) 3G
3 1 (2.33%) ATM
3 1 (2.33%) UMTS
3 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (2.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.65%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.65%) MSTest
3 2 (4.65%) StarTeam
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) WATIR
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.33%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (6.98%) Military
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.63%) HTML
3 4 (9.30%) JSP
4 3 (6.98%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) XSL
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (2.33%) WinForms
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
1 2 (4.65%) Handset
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) PDA
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) AS400
2 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) Android
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) UNIX
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) AIX
5 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.65%) CentOS
7 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
2 6 (13.95%) Validation
2 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
3 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
3 5 (11.63%) System Testing
4 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
4 4 (9.30%) UML
4 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
4 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) SysML
5 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.65%) BDD
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Python
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.30%) C#
4 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) C
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
6 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) VBA
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
4 7 (16.28%) ISEB
4 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (9.30%) MCITP
7 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) CCNP
8 2 (4.65%) CCNA
8 2 (4.65%) Degree
9 1 (2.33%) MCTS
9 1 (2.33%) HNC
9 1 (2.33%) MCSE
9 1 (2.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.33%) Firmware
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) NFS
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.30%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.98%) Netcool
4 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) McAfee
5 3 (6.98%) Veritas
5 3 (6.98%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Endeca
7 1 (2.33%) Google
7 1 (2.33%) Coremetrics
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Coverity