The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 67 49 69
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.14% 1.58% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 1.68% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -34.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £276 £290
% change year-on-year
+26.69% -4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% +3.07%
Test Engineer
East of England

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
683 536 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.34% 94.04% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 273 417
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 68
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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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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
Hitchin - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) UMTS
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) WATIR
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (50.00%) RSpec
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Hudson
1 2 (50.00%) Capybara
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) bada
2 1 (25.00%) Erlang
2 1 (25.00%) Agilent
2 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (25.00%) Billing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) UMTS
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (25.00%) INAP
2 1 (25.00%) GPRS
2 1 (25.00%) GSM
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) WATIR
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (50.00%) RSpec
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Hudson
1 2 (50.00%) Capybara
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WAP
1 1 (25.00%) SyncML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) bada
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Erlang
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Agilent
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Symbian