The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leicester region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester - - 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
140 139 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 93.96% 95.21% 98.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 71 68
Median daily rate £400 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leicester region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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