The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hampshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / Hampshire
Rank 81 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.40% 1.01% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.06% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
Median daily rate £280 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.79% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £248 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £428 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%

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
1649 1790 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.64% 94.86% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 1153 1056
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 82 112
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hampshire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 21 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Basingstoke +20 12 - - 1
Fareham - 2 £319 - 3
Southampton - 2 £285 - 2
Farnborough - 2 - -
Winchester -3 1 £260 +4.00%
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Hampshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
2 11 (22.45%) NFC
2 11 (22.45%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (22.45%) WLAN
2 11 (22.45%) Bluetooth
3 9 (18.37%) JIRA
4 8 (16.33%) Selenium
4 8 (16.33%) LTE
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.29%) Smart Meter
5 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.24%) RFID
6 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 6 (12.24%) Python
7 5 (10.20%) SQL
7 5 (10.20%) 3G
7 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.20%) QA
7 5 (10.20%) System Testing
7 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
8 4 (8.16%) Electronics
8 4 (8.16%) Validation
8 4 (8.16%) HP
8 4 (8.16%) C#
8 4 (8.16%) Java
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
9 3 (6.12%) 5G
9 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Bluetooth
1 11 (22.45%) NFC
1 11 (22.45%) WLAN
2 8 (16.33%) LTE
3 6 (12.24%) RFID
4 5 (10.20%) 3G
5 3 (6.12%) 2G
5 3 (6.12%) 4G
5 3 (6.12%) 5G
6 2 (4.08%) 3GPP
6 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.08%) Wireless
6 2 (4.08%) ZigBee
7 1 (2.04%) ATM
7 1 (2.04%) Firewall
7 1 (2.04%) SNMP
7 1 (2.04%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) JIRA
2 8 (16.33%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) LabVIEW
4 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
4 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
4 2 (4.08%) Trac
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.16%) Electronics
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Avionics
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Smartcard
3 2 (4.08%) STB
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
2 11 (22.45%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.20%) System Testing
5 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Validation
7 3 (6.12%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.12%) SDLC
7 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.08%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.08%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Information Assurance
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL
8 2 (4.08%) Network Design
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Python
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) HNC
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) ISEB
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) HP
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Telelogic
4 1 (2.04%) EMC
4 1 (2.04%) F5
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Remedy