The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 51 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.33% 0.51% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.54% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £49.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.75%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
567 552 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.82% 94.52% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 272 312
Median daily rate £425 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 47
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £20.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.23 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Stevenage -2 1 - -
Royston - 1 £350 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) LabWindows
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) RS-422
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Serena
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) RS-422
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Serena