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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 97 108 92
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.98% 0.87% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.90% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 15
Median daily rate £300 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £280 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £446 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.41 £23.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +57.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
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
1791 2103 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.37% 95.81% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1283 1141
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 136 114
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.18 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.41 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Southampton - 5 £300 -
Basingstoke +9 4 £300 -17.80% 1
Winchester +5 3 £295 -17.59%
Fareham - 2 - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 14 (30.43%) Linux
2 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
2 13 (28.26%) Smart Meter
3 12 (26.09%) WLAN
4 11 (23.91%) Windows
4 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
5 10 (21.74%) JIRA
6 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
6 9 (19.57%) SQL
6 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.39%) LTE
8 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
8 7 (15.22%) NFC
8 7 (15.22%) Bluetooth
8 7 (15.22%) Electronics
8 7 (15.22%) Unix
9 6 (13.04%) 2G
9 6 (13.04%) Finance
9 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
9 6 (13.04%) 3G
9 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Perl
9 6 (13.04%) Requirements Management
10 5 (10.87%) VLAN
10 5 (10.87%) ZigBee
10 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared

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 4 (8.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) WLAN
2 8 (17.39%) LTE
3 7 (15.22%) Bluetooth
3 7 (15.22%) NFC
4 6 (13.04%) 2G
4 6 (13.04%) 3G
5 5 (10.87%) VLAN
5 5 (10.87%) ZigBee
6 4 (8.70%) 5G
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall
6 4 (8.70%) SNMP
7 2 (4.35%) 4G
7 2 (4.35%) FCoE
7 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.35%) SAN
7 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.17%) PuTTY
8 1 (2.17%) RFID
8 1 (2.17%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JIRA
2 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) LabVIEW
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) NUnit
4 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (15.22%) Electronics
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Smart Meter
2 4 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.35%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Windows
3 7 (15.22%) Unix
4 3 (6.52%) Android
5 2 (4.35%) AIX
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
3 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Requirements Management
5 5 (10.87%) Case Management
5 5 (10.87%) Scrum
5 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
5 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.87%) V-Model
5 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.70%) Functional Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.70%) SDLC
6 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.52%) System Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Perl
2 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.87%) C
3 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) ISEB
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) F5
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (2.17%) CA
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago