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 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 16 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.35% - 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£499 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £276 £290
% change year-on-year
+26.69% -4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% +3.07%
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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
159 94 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 98.76% 87.85% 98.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 55 115
Average daily rate £425 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £189 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 12
Average hourly rate £15.75 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.95% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.41 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.65 £16.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Release Management
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Jython
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) JRuby
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Splunk
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Network Management
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Information Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) VLAN
1 1 (11.11%) IPsec
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) JRuby
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Network Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Jython
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk
1 1 (11.11%) VMware
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) HP