The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 37 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.71% - 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Test Engineer
East Midlands

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
265 283 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 93.64% 91.59% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 125 102
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 55
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.83% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Engineer
East Midlands

Test Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001