The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Ipswich region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 24 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.65% 1.19% 4.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.27% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +30.08%

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
146 79 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 94.19% 94.05% 98.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 47 109
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Ipswich region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) VPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 1 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Tellabs
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) SDH
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 802.11
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) IPv4
1 1 (33.33%) IPv6
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) Multicast
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SDH
1 1 (33.33%) SONET
1 1 (33.33%) VPLS
1 1 (33.33%) VRRP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) Kafka
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Cloudera
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Tellabs