The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Ipswich 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 28 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.19% - 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% - 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
174 87 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.08% 98.86% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 62 64
Average daily rate £388 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.38 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.65% -36.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.56 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £24.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) Tcl
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) LAN

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Tcl
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Splunk