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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 103 106 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.84% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.94% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate £375 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £170.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -79.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
1806 1917 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.95% 91.85% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1054 887
Average daily rate £385 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 124 97
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.72 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -25.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Winchester -3 6 £250 - 1
Basingstoke -2 1 - -
Portsmouth -5 1 £425 +13.33%
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (29.03%) SQL
1 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
2 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
2 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
3 7 (22.58%) V-Model
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 6 (19.35%) VLAN
4 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
4 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
5 5 (16.13%) Smart Meter
5 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Banking
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) Linux
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
6 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
6 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (3.23%) JBoss
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) VLAN
2 3 (9.68%) LTE
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) WLAN
4 1 (3.23%) 3G
4 1 (3.23%) FCoE
4 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.23%) HSDPA
4 1 (3.23%) HSPA
4 1 (3.23%) HSUPA
4 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) UMTS
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
2 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.23%) MSI
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.23%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
4 3 (9.68%) Electronics
4 3 (9.68%) Retail
5 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.23%) Military
6 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Physics
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) Contactless
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) EMV
3 1 (3.23%) Handset
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) MPEG
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
2 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) V-Model
4 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
5 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Release Management
6 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
6 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) System Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Validation
7 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) HNC
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Agilent
3 1 (3.23%) Anite
3 1 (3.23%) AppSense
3 1 (3.23%) Coremetrics
3 1 (3.23%) Embarcadero
3 1 (3.23%) Endeca
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Progress
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas