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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 26 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.17% - 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% - 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£301 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
164 64 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.91% 95.52% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 43 89
Average daily rate £403 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 30
Average hourly rate £10.50 £16.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.35 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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
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 22 July 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Java

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) IPsec
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Splunk
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft