The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.36% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Test Engineer
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
142 170 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 96.60% 88.54% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 52
Average daily rate £325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 43
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 7 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9001