The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 Leicester 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 - 22 21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester - 0.83% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.90% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
Job Titles Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
195 111 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 93.75% 91.74% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 29 37
Average daily rate £288 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.80% +40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Engineer
Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Test Engineer
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) TickIT
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft