The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 55 54 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.48% 0.81% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.85% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£263 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -17.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
569 590 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 91.92% 95.93% 91.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 299 367
Average daily rate £360 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 46 91
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.80 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Test Engineer
East of England

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 11 July 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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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
Borehamwood - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
1 4 (44.44%) UMTS
1 4 (44.44%) LTE
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
3 2 (22.22%) GPRS
3 2 (22.22%) GSM
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Agilent
3 2 (22.22%) Billing
3 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Military
4 1 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (11.11%) Migration

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) UMTS
1 4 (44.44%) LTE
2 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
2 2 (22.22%) GPRS
2 2 (22.22%) GSM
2 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
3 1 (11.11%) INAP
3 1 (11.11%) SMS
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) GGSN
3 1 (11.11%) SGSN
3 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Calabash
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Military
3 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) Flash
1 1 (11.11%) WAP
1 1 (11.11%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) bada
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) SSADM
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) NCDA
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) Agilent
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Huawei
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia
2 1 (11.11%) Siemens
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Symbian
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft