The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leicestershire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 37 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.28% 1.87% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.94% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +40.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
223 258 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 95.30% 96.27% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 125 142
Median daily rate £313 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Leicestershire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SCADA
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle