The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich 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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 26 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.28% 1.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich 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
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
149 199 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.51% 97.55% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 148 46
Average daily rate £400 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £8.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 3 (42.86%) J2EE
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (28.57%) Information Management
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Jython
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) JRuby
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Information Management
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA